Nematodes as live food in aquaculture

Nematodes in use

Our project NEMAQUA has long been concerned with nematodes as live food in aquaculture.

Many aquaculture species can not be reared without live food. Difficulties with previous solutions have led to a global demand for an industrially produced and regularly available live food without pathogenic load.

Our nematodes that are produced in bioreactors could be used as the world's first, pathogen-free, sustainable and easy-to-use industrially-produced food source for larval aquaculture breeding.

Currently we are developing a process for anhydrobiosis, a method that allows the living nematodes to survive without water and to be used as a revitalizable fish food. This subproject of NEMAQUA is funded by an innovation program for SMEs from the german federal ministry of economics and energy.

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