Potential of three new krill products for seabream larval production


Betancor M, Nordrum S, Atalah E, Caballero MJ, Benitez-Santana T, Roo J, Robaina L & Izquierdo MS (2012) Potential of three new krill products for seabream larval production. Aquaculture Research, 43 (3), pp. 395-406.

The objective of this study was to evaluate three products derived from krill as sources of essential fatty acids, protein and, particularly, phospholipids in microdiets for larval gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Their effect on larval performance, biochemical composition and histological development was investigated. The addition of krill phospholipids, rich in highly unsaturated fatty acids, improved larval sea bream growth in terms of weight and length, enhanced hepatic utilization of dietary lipids and reduced the incidence of enterocyte injuries. These results confirm the higher nutritional value of marine phospholipids for the early development of marine fish larvae in comparison with soybean phospholipids.

krill; phospholipids; microdiets; seabream larvae

Aquaculture Research: Volume 43, Issue 3

Publication date29/02/2012