Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 10

Nutritional Significance of Amino Acids on Enhancing Production and Health Status of Tilapia Species

E Prabu*, N Felix, Mir Ishfaq Nazir, K Manikandan, G Sathishkumar, T Thiruvasagam, A Monishkumar and K Rajalakshmi

Directorate of Incubation and Vocational Training in Aquaculture, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Muttukadu, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author:E Prabu, Directorate of Incubation and Vocational Training in Aquaculture, Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Muttukadu, Chennai, India.

Received: August 25, 2022; Published: September 22, 2022


Aquaculture production of finfish has seen rapid growth in production volume and economic impact in the world. By 2030, aquaculture is expected to be the main source of fish, providing 50% of all fish consumed globally now. This is primarily due to consumer demand and furthermore to the diminishing wild catch fisheries. Tilapia is one of the most important fish species cultured more than 120 countries and territories around the world and contributes more than 10% of worldwide fish production. A balanced feed for fish must include satisfactory amount of all essential amino acids, fats, minerals and vitamins. Amino acids are essential for normal growth, reproduction, health and sustainable maintenance of fish metabolism. Due to high protein content, great amino acid profile, high nutrient digestibility, and absence of antinutrients, fish meal is a crucial protein source utilised to create nourishing fish feed. Replacing fishmeal is a major challenge in growing aquaculture industry to produce cost efficient feeds. Plant based ingredients are regarded as economical and nutritious protein source to replace fishmeal in aquafeed. However, concentrations of the essential amino acids are generally limited in plant based protein sources than in fish meal. Hence, providing well-balanced dietary essential amino acids in aquafeed is essential to regulate growth, health, reproduction and survival of fish.

Keywords: Amino Acids; Tilapia; Growth Performances; Health Status; Fish Meal; Requirement


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Citation: E Prabu., et al. “Nutritional Significance of Amino Acids on Enhancing Production and Health Status of Tilapia Species". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.10 (2022): 74-83.


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