A review:Spirulina platensis as alternative fish feed ingredients
Dian Yuni Pratiwi, Aulia Andhikawati
Fisheries is one of the sectors that contributes to the global economy three times larger than the landed sector. Global Fish production is increasing 2.1% from 175.1 million tones in 2017 to 178.8 million tones in 2018. The aquaculture production increased 4% in 2018 from 83.6 million tones to 87 million tones. Production from capture fisheries are larger than aquaculture, but it only increased about 0.3% in 2018. So that, aquaculture is of importance as a source for food and nutrition. The increasing activity of aquaculture causes the increasing feed demand. Therefore, quality alternative fish feed ingredients need to be developed. Spirulina platensis is known to contain many nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and others. Spirulina platensis has also been shown to increase the growth rate and survival rate of some fish larvae.
Dian Yuni Pratiwi, Aulia Andhikawati. A review:Spirulina platensis as alternative fish feed ingredients. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 7, Issue 8, 2020, Pages 09-11