Skretting debuts upgraded fish feed


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 3, 2009

Skretting on Tuesday announced it launched an upgraded version of its Gemma Wean marine larva feeds.

The Norwegian fish feed producer’s newest product features an enhanced nutritional balance, including marine micro algae, making the feed green.

The company’s aim was to mimic the natural diet of juvenile fish. Adding sources of marine algae delivers a positive probiotic effect that is healthy and promotes efficient digestion in the fish. The algae component stimulates digestive enzymes.

Gemma Wean’s protein content was also raised from 60 percent to 62 percent and the lipids were reduced from 15 percent to 14 percent.

The micro-pellet feed’s size range was also extended with the installation of micro-cutting equipment at Skretting’s Vervins, France, plant, which improved consistency and minimized dust. The feed line now includes Gemma Wean Diamond 0.5-millimeter pellet to cover the early post-weaning stage to where the pre-grower diets begin.

In addition, Skretting revised the Gemma pre-grower diets that follow Gemma Wean. The number of products was reduced from 11 to five and run from micro-pellets of 0.8 millimeters to 1.8 millimeters.

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