Aller Aqua invited interested parties to partake in the Catfish Aquafeed Session at World Aquaculture 2017. The session took place earlier today, with Dr Hanno Slawski, Group R&D Director for Aller Aqua as a keynote speaker.
Dr Slawski explained the importance of both physical and nutritional quality of catfish feed, and the impact of the feed quality. He elaborated on the topic of what catfish are meant to eat, and explained why this is important to gain maximum output from a catfish farm.
Catfish farming is quickly gaining popularity on the African continent, not least due to the robustness of this specie.
“Due to the fast-growth of catfish, it can generally quickly be demonstrated, that high-performance feed of stable quality enables faster fish growth and gives fish ready for the market earlier than commonly observed. The feeds now gaining popularity in African markets could also be used for indoor RAS farming. Such a quality level would not be everyone’s first thought when considering the ideal product for catfish. However, given the popularity of this fish and its local price, farmers are adapting to better feed to keep this a constant in an otherwise often challenging environment,“ explains Dr Slawski.