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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Issues surrounding fish as a source of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids
Author(s): Tocher, Douglas R
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Keywords: aquaculture
fish oil
fish meal
marine resources
long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids
omega-3 fatty acids
vegetable oils
Fishes Feeding and feeds
Fishes Health
Fishes Quality
Lipoproteins Fish
Dietary supplements
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Date Deposited: 23-Oct-2009
Citation: Tocher DR (2009) Issues surrounding fish as a source of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Lipid Technology, 21 (1), pp. 13-16.;
Abstract: Fish are a virtually unique, rich source of ω3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) in the human diet. This article describes the origins of ω3 LC-PUFA in fish and the increasingly important role of aquaculture in the provision of fish for human consumption. It also highlights the major issues currently facing aquaculture, focusing on sustainability, driven by the urgent need to replace traditional fish oil and meal in formulated diets, and safety, driven by the requirement to reduce feed-derived contaminants.
DOI Link: 10.1002/lite.200800079
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