Tools for Farmers
Within the framework of PerformFISH, our partners from Sparos Lda. have developed FeedEST, a new tool that allows seabass and seabream farmers to estimate the feeding rates that allow reaching the maximum fish growth potential, while ensuring minimal feed waste.
FeedEST is a computational tool that allows the user to choose between three predefined commercial feeds and to upload a farm-specific temperature profile.
The FeedEST tool is free to be used by the industry and is available here: www.webtools.sparos.pt/feedest
The tool is ready to use but we would appreciate your feedback for further improvement. Please complete this survey to provide your feeback: https://bit.ly/2YFbuhc
Disclaimer: The results provided by FEEDEST simulations are only indicative and simply constitute a complement to assist in feeding planning and management decisions. Additional information, including data from fish experiments/trials and laboratory analytics, may be needed to validate these results before major decisions are taken. The PerformFISH Consortium and SPAROS Lda will not have liability for any direct or indirect consequential, punitive or other similar damages, including lost profits, lost sales or business interruption or any other loss incurred by FEEDEST users, their customers and suppliers.
Interesting News for the Mediterranean Aquaculture Industry
Javier Ojeda is the General secretary of the Spanish Aquaculture Association (APROMAR) and partner in the PerformFISH project. Javier is also Secretary of the Spanish Technology Platform for Fisheries and Aquaculture.
From these positions he promotes the sustainable development of Spanish aquaculture. Javier is a Biologist with an MSc in Oceanography and has been involved in aquaculture for 28 years.
Read the interview here.
More than 80 aquaculture industry and research representatives participated in the Industry Forum “Sustainable Solutions to Address Sea Bass and Sea Bream farming in the Mediterranean”, jointly organised by the PerformFISH and MedAID projects.
For more information about the event and to download the presentations, click here.