The supply of fishmeal protein has decreased dramatically in the recent years. As a consequence, the price of fishmeal has risen significantly, making it impossible for aqua producers to sustain economically viable aquacultures. To avert ecological harm and high costs, fishmeal has been largely replaced by vegetable and animal protein.
Plant based materials (soybeans, sunflower, tapioca etc.) are currently used extensively as fishmeal replacements, however fish and crustaceans are lacking the necessary precursors in their system to adequately digest vegetable proteins and other the essential nutrients.
Novigest is an excellent aid for optimal nutrient digestion of alternative proteins thanks to its functional ingredients. Novigest is supplementing cholic acid and other bile salts which are physiologically absent in aqua species. Novigest can thus effectively address the supply of essential amino acids such as taurine and inositol in vegetable protein sources used in modern aquacultures.