The FIN network shares experimental protocols so that ingredient performance on fish physiology and health can be truly compared. True comparability accelerates identification and adoption of promising ingredients for substituting wild-caught fish in aquafeeds. Our Ingredient Evaluation Workflow is below.
Hover over the boxes for a short description of each process. Click the underlined boxes to obtain detailed protocol information (PDF).
Do you have an ingredient that you would like to enter into FIN’s feed ingredient database?
Ingredient suppliers can follow the steps below to test their ingredients. Once test results are available, the ingredient and results can be entered into the FIN ingredient database under construction.
Researchers in Feed Companies, Academia, and Government
Do you have suggestions for enhancing the protocols?
Feel free to make suggestions, as they are in a process of continuous improvement, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you testing new ingredients or new feeds?
Researchers who are testing new ingredients can follow the steps below to test their new ingredients. Once test results are available, the ingredient and results can be entered into the FIN ingredient database under construction.
Do you want to understand how to trial new feeds on your farm?
The Complete Diet testing protocols will give you information on how to test new feeds on your farm, so that you understand the effect of the new feed or feed ingredient on fish performance.