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Friday, February 2, 2024

Filamentous fungi for fish feed?

 Almost half of the fish we eat are farmed in aquaculture, and to grow the fish we consume more than 100 million tons fish feed. Fish meal is a major protein source of the fish feed, and they capture more than 20 million tons fish for seas and oceans, just to produce fish feed.

Sajjad Karimi worked on his PhD thesis to grow filamentous fungi to produce fish feed with very interesting results. He nailed his thesis today and is defending on 23 Feb. 2023. His PhD thesis is about Filamentous Fungi as a Sustainable Ingredient for Fish Feed, and contains these articles:

1- Evaluation of Nutritional Composition of Pure Filamentous Fungal Biomass as a Novel Ingredient for Fish Feed, Fermentation

2- Dietary Filamentous Fungi and Duration of Feeding Modulates Gut Microbial Composition in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

3- Evaluating the potential of three fungal biomass grown on diluted thin stillage as potential fish feed ingredients

4- Digestibility of the filamentous fungal biomass, Neurospora intermedia, in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

We wish him good luck during the defense.

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