Special Issue of "Animals" seeks contributions on innovative and sustainable nutritional formulas
Our researchers Sofia Engrola and Cláudia Aragão, in collaboration with researcher Benjamín Costas (CIIMAR-UP), will be editors of a special issue of the journal "Animals" (MDPI Group), entitled "Advances in Protein Research for Diets". In this issue, researchers are seeking contributions focused on innovative protein nutrition for a sustainable ocean in fish and shrimp, at all developmental stages.
Find out more in the following text:
“Aquaculture is facing the challenge to find alternative ingredients for innovative feed formulations that foster sustainable growth. Protein is the most expensive ingredient in feeds for fish and shrimp and research on alternative protein sources to fishmeal is being fruitful in the surge of sustainable feeds. Current knowledge indicates that the importance of protein and its constituents goes beyond growth. It is of utmost importance to gather information on how alternative proteins, hydrolysates and amino acids effects growth performance and impact the immune system and disease resistance, to develop innovative feeds for fish and shrimp that guarantee a sustainable ocean future.
In this Special Issue, we invite contributions focusing on protein nutrition in fish and shrimp, in all developmental stages, in the following research topics:
⦁ protein and amino acid requirements;
⦁ alternative dietary proteins;
⦁ inclusion of protein hydrolysates and amino acids as nutritional strategies to improve fish performance robustness;
⦁ effects of alternative proteins, hydrolysates and amino acids on stress and/or immune responses, and their impacts on health and welfare.”
You can submit your articles/contributions until 30 September 2021 HERE.