FAO Fisheries Department

Aquaculture Feed and Fertilizer Resources Information System



The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has just launched the Aquaculture Feed and Fertilizer Resources Information System (AFFRIS).

AFFRIS provides information on globally important aquaculture feed, feed ingredients, fertilizers and nutrient resources. Associated guidelines describe how to use this information in order to optimize on-farm feeding and feed management strategies, including nutritional profiles of commercially-important selected aquaculture species.

AFFRIS includes:

. Aquaculture feed resource database to include the nutrient composition, amino acid and fatty acid profile and mineral contents of globally important feed and feed ingredients; and information on toxicity and ant-nutritional factors inhibiting their use

. Aquaculture species profile including their nutritional requirements, food and feeding habits, feed formulation and production, common husbandry practices and their nutritional deficiency signs and syndromes

. Frequently Asked Questions about the feed and nutrition of commercially-important aquaculture species

. Images of aquaculture species with special reference to nutrition, feeding and feed management

. Related publications

. Useful links of aquaculture and feed related organizations, networks and similar information systems

The rich variety of information contained in AFFRIS can help countries maximize their use of locally available feed and fertilizer resources, thus reducing their dependence upon imported fertilizers, feed ingredient sources and ready-made compound aquafeeds.

For further information: Mohammad Hasan