Project Details

Potential of Black Soldier Fly as a Feed Ingredient to Support Hawaiian Aquaculture

August 1, 2014

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $87,585 Oceanic Institute Zhi Yong Ju, Ph.D.

Overall Project Goal

The overall objective of this proposal is to evaluate the potential application of BSF in aquatic feed based on economic analysis on ingredient processing, production efficiency and nutritional quality of fish or shrimp fed the BSF based feed.

Objectives

Year 1:
1. Compare the nutritional composition, processing efficiency, shelf life and physical quality of raw and process BSF larvae.
2. Determine the palatability and digestibility of BSF in fish or shrimp.

Year 2:
3. Establish optimal BSF-based feed formulations by investigating the growth performance and the quality of animals fed the BSF diets.
4. Transfer technology and publish findings.