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open-access-imgOpen AccessFillet Quality and Processing Attributes of Postsmolt Atlantic Salmon, Salmo salar , Fed a Fishmeal‐free Diet and a Fishmeal‐based Diet in Recirculation Aquaculture Systems
Davidson John,
Kenney P. Brett,
Barrows Frederic T.,
Good Christopher,
Summerfelt Steven T.
Publication year2018
Publication title
journal of the world aquaculture society
Resource typeJournals
PublisherWiley Subscription Services
Abstract Many studies have evaluated the adequacy of alternate ingredient diets for Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar , mainly with focus on fish performance and health; however, comprehensive analysis of fillet quality is lacking, particularly for salmon fed these diets in recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS). To this end, a study was conducted comparing fillet quality and processing attributes of postsmolt Atlantic salmon fed a fishmeal‐free diet (FMF) versus a standard fishmeal‐based diet, in replicate RAS. Mean weight of Atlantic salmon fed both diets was 1.72 kg following the 6‐mo trial and survival was >99%. Diet did not affect ( P > 0.05) processing and fillet yields, whole‐body proximate composition(fat, moisture, protein), fillet proximate composition, cook yield, fillet texture, color, or omega‐3 fatty acid fillet content, including eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid levels. Whole‐body ash content was greater in salmon fed the FMF diet. The FMF diet resulted in a wild fish‐in to farmed fish‐out ratio of 0:1 per Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch criteria due to its fishmeal‐free status and use of lipids from fishery byproduct. Overall, fillet quality and processing attributes were generally unaffected when feeding a diet devoid of fishmeal to postsmolt Atlantic salmon cultured in RAS. [Correction added on 7 September 2017, after first online publication: the P value in Abstract has been changed from “ P < 0.05” to “ P > 0.05”.].
Subject(s)aquaculture , biology , engineering , fillet (mechanics) , fish <actinopterygii> , fish meal , fishery , food science , mechanical engineering , salmo
SCImago Journal Rank0.655

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