Replacing fishmeal with single cell proteins in tilapia Oreochromis niloticus diets in Zambia

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This project investigates the effect of partially or totally replacing fishmeal by single-cell protein (SCP) ingredients in a tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) commercial feed. Project activities include studying the effect of partial or total replacement of fishmeal by SCPs on the growth, survival, nutrient utilization, condition factor, and gut health in tilapia; estimating the optimum level of substituting fishmeal with single cell proteins in tilapia diets; and determining which of the two SCPs tested is more appropriate for tilapia nutrition. Replacement of fishmeal has the potential to increase profitability and sustainability of tilapia aquaculture in Zambia. This project will also provide institutional capacity development for Natural Resources Development College (NRDC) in Lusaka by improving facilities and building faculty expertise, and it will provide individual capacity development for NRDC faculty and students participating.

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