Improvement of feeds and feeding efficiency for seabass in cage farms in the Mediterranean.


This project is a joint effort between European aquaculture stakeholders targeting the accurate determination of the basic nutritional requirements of sea bass throughout the production cycle and best practices in feeding regimes and technology in order to achieve a significant reduction in production FCR values. Specifically, the optimum dietary protein and energy levels which are crucial parameters for effective feed formulation will be determined for European sea bass and evaluated on the farm using the latest demand feeding technology. These requirements will be studied in relation to the main influencing biotic and abiotic factors which are fish size, diet composition, feeding level and frequency, water temperature and oxygen levels.

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 October 2012
  • Project completed
  • 30 September 2015
sea bass aquaculture feeding