Fishmeal is a nutrient-rich feed ingredient used primarily in diets for domestic animals and sometimes used as a high-quality organic fertilizer. It is a high protein supplement made by either cooking, pressing, drying and grinding of fish or fish waste to which no other matter has been added.
It is a solid product from which most of the water is removed and some or all of the oil is removed.
Fishmeal can be made from almost any type of seafood but is generally manufactured from wild-caught, small marine fish that contain a high percentage of bones and oil, and is usually deemed not suitable for direct human consumption. The fish caught for Fishmeal purposes solely are termed “industrial”. Other sources of Fishmeal is from by-catch of other fisheries and by-products of trimmings made during processing (fish waste or offal) of various seafood products destined for direct human consumption.
Viewlance Inc is new in sea food business but still growing with the ideology which believes that fulfilling our customers' requirements with complete satisfaction is of paramount importance. With a vision to be a globally respected organization and the providers of best quality of fish products, the company has grown by expansions and up gradation and are well known in developing the value added business of refined fish soluble products. We target growth not merely in terms of sales and margin but more in terms of the quality of products and services we deliver to final customer and the satisfaction they derive out of it..
Fishmeal carries large quantities of energy per unit weight and is an excellent source of protein, lipids (oils), minerals, and vitamins; there is very little carbohydrate in fishmeal.
There are several ways of making Fishmeal from raw fish; the simplest way is to let the fish dry out in the sun. This method is still used in some parts of the world where processing plants are not available, nevertheless the end product is poor in comparison with ones made by modern methods. Nowadays all the fish meal is made
by the following processes:
Cooking -A commercial cooker is a long steam jacketed cylinder through which the fish are moved by a screw conveyor. This is a critical stage in preparing the Fishmeal, as incomplete cooking means that the liquor from the fish cannot be pressed out satisfactorily and overcooking makes the material too soft for pressing. No drying occurs in the cooking stage.
Pressing -A perforated tube with increasing pressure is used for this process. This stage involves removing some of the oil and water from the material and the solid is known as Press cake. The water content in pressing is reduced from 70% to about 50% and oil is reduced to 4%.
Drying- It is important to get this stage of the process right. If the meal is under-dried, moulds or bacteria may grow. If it is over-dried, scorching may occur and this reduces the nutritional value of the meal.
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Fishmeal in diets increases feed efficiency and growth through better feed palatability, and enhances nutrient uptake, digestion, and absorption
Fish meal is an excellent source of highly digestible protein, long chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and essential vitamins and minerals.Fish meal quality depends on the raw material used and on the processing method involved. Fish meal has been used as a feedstuff since the 19th century and is now used worldwide. Global production of fish meal has been stable for the past two decades at around 5 to 6 million tons.