Aquaculture research honoured

07 May 2012

Dr Giovanni Turchini wins new award.

Deakin University’s Dr Giovanni Turchini has been honoured at the Australian Aquaculture Awards.

Dr Turchini, who is based at Deakin’s Warrnambool campus, is part of a collaborative team involving researchers from the University of Tasmania, the CSIRO and the Australian Institute of Marine Science which has won the Aquaculture Science Research Award.

“This is excellent news, not just as recognition for Giovanni’s outstanding research but also highlighting a really significant collaboration with two of Australia’s main Commonwealth research organisations and another university,” said Professor Gerry Quinn who hold the Chair in Marine Biology in Deakin University's School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

The winning project is titled Fish Oil Replacement in Australian Aquafeed and is helping Australian aquaculturists plan for a more economically and environmentally secure future by reducing dependence on imported fish oil as an ingredient in aquafeed.

Australia's aquafeed industry quickly took up project findings and developed new, cost-effective and more sustainable diets for the Australasian market.

Current feeds have minimal fish oil content and utilise nationally produced alternative oils, but still deliver excellent fish performance and products with optimal nutritional and sensory qualities.

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Dr Giovanni Turchini Dr Giovanni Turchini and friend. Photo courtesy Warrnambool Standard.

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