DARWIN develops an additive for the food of fisheries associated to aquaculture

DARWIN obtains its second CREATEC-CV project to develop an additive that improves the health of fish produced for human consumption, while minimizing the use of antibiotics. This project acquires special importance in the sustainability sector given the current and growing demand for fish. The project, finantially aided by IVACE and co-financed with ERDF funds, is a continuation of the previous project.

Currently, there are some probiotics that are used in fish farms in Europe. However, what differenciates our product apart is that it improves fish health by acting on different critical points in their production process:

  • It will have antimicrobial activity against pathogens that cause important economic losses in aquaculture.
  • It improves digestibility, hygiene and enhances the preservation of feed.
  • It improves water quality, as it naturally reduces the concentration of toxic compounds (nitrogenous compounds, hydrogen sulfide) and reduces the accumulation of organic matter through the production of enzymes (protease, amylase and cellulase).

It’s important to point out that the use of probiotics as a supplement in the diet of the fisheries used in aquaculture will reduce the use of antibiotics, which causes one of the biggest problems that humans will face in the upcoming years:  the resistance to antibiotics.


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