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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 112-125

Use of Potential Plant Leaves as Ingredient in Fish Feed-A Review
M.S. Dorothy1*, Sudhanshu Raman1, Vipin Nautiyal1, Khushvir Singh2, T. Yogananda3 and Makamguang Kamei4
1National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad-500052, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Barnala, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004, India
3Assistant Director of Fisheries, Channapatna-562160, India
4Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai-400061, India
*Corresponding author

Fish feed plays an important role in the growth of the aquaculture industry. Use of plant protein source in the feed industry has been in practice for various advantages such as sustainability, availability, cost effectiveness etc. Terrestrial plant leaves of turi, drumstick, ipil-ipil, alfalfa, mulberry, sweet potato, cassava, cucumber, squash, broad bean, papaya, white cowpea, green mung-bean, jackfruit, mexican fire plant, cocoyam, black jack, banana, akee etc. and aquatic plant leaves of azolla, water hyacinth, duckweeds, water lettuce, Indian stargrass, white snow flake, duck lettuce, bur-reed, water fern etc. have been used in the fish feed industry. They are used in the form of fresh and raw, dried, powdered, cooked, fermented, concentrates etc. It is use as direct feed (in case of herbivorous fishes), supplementary or partial replacement to fish meal in formulation of fish feed. The paper is an attempt to make extensive review on potential use of various plant leaves as ingredient in fish feed industry.

Keywords: Aquaculture, Cost effectiveness, Fish feed, Plant protein, Sustainability

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Dorothy, M.S., Sudhanshu Raman, Vipin Nautiyal, Khushvir Singh, T. Yogananda and Makamguang Kamei. 2018. Use of Potential Plant Leaves as Ingredient in Fish Feed-A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 112-125. doi:
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