Extensive production of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus)
Our comprehensive experience in turbot aquaculture, combined with the innovative engineering and nutrition know-how of a multidisciplinary team, allowed us to successfully carry out this ground breaking project.
Marine fish production in ponds is characterized by low stocking densities, the need for accurate water quality monitoring and the design of innovative feeding strategies. These must satisfy the nutritional requirements of the target species while remaining environmentally sustainable.
Our Aquaculture Division designed for this Project new containment elements ensuring high water exchange, within a thoroughly fine-tuned production process emphasizing good handling practices during the nursery and on-growing phases.
The project was undertaken with the support of our Nutrition Division, producing new diets specifically formulated for this application, incorporating local raw matters selected for growth and health enhancement, with texture and palatability tailored to this particular production process.
The outcome is a unique product for which extruded feed represents only 40% of natural food ingested (shrimp, fish, algae), with morphology, pigmentation and taste practically identical to those of wild turbot.