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Demonstrating that novel diets work for specially selected African catfish in RAS

Feed ingredients Breeding & genetics Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) +11 more

An event to demonstrate the progress being made by a project that evaluates the replacement of fishmeal with Candida yeast meal as a diet for African catfish has been scheduled for 5 December.

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The webinar will highlight progress made by the iFishIENCi project

Organised by AquaBioTech Group (ABT) the online webinar will:

  • Demonstrate that African catfish from MATE's selective breeding programme in Hungary can be grown in RAS using novel feeds containing Candida meal - which have been produced as a fishmeal replacement protein source by NORCE.
  • Demonstrate that the same specifically selected catfish can be grown using iFishIENCi’s SmartRAS production technology.
  • Demonstrate the capacity of the SmartRAS production technology to manage stocking densities relevant to the production of African catfish with regards to water quality.

These topics will be exhibited through a virtual site tour and a Q&A panel with experts involved in the project from ABT and MATE. Participants will be able to interact with the study coordinator Dr Giovanni Marco Cusimano and the technical team as they explain how their demonstration trials are helping to advance SmartRAS, and the new feeds and breeding program of the project.

Click here to register for the free event.


This event will be organised under the Horizon 2020 project iFishIENCi, which brings together 16 partners coordinated by AquaBioTech Group in a trans-disciplinary effort towards making genuine improvements to fish farming worldwide.

The ambition of iFishIENCi is developing and demonstrating disruptive IoT/AI based innovations, considering the feeding value chain as a whole, and addressing commercially important species, with fish quality as focus.

Finishing in July 2023, the current project phase integrates the developed technologies: including sensors, automated feeders, artificial intelligence and novel feed formulations for testing in commercial environments with species such as seabass, African catfish, Atlantic salmon and tilapia, grown in diverse production systems.

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