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Commentary: Comparing efficiency in aquatic and terrestrial animal production systems
University of Massachusetts, USA.
Dalhousie University, Canada.
RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, Bioscience and Materials, Agrifood and Bioscience.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1995-2338
Stockholm University, Sweden.
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2018 (English)In: Environmental Research Letters, ISSN 1748-9318, Vol. 13, no 12, article id 128001Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aquaculture is receiving increased attention from a variety of stakeholders. This is largely due to its current role in the global food system of supplying more than half of the seafood consumed, and also because the industry continues to steadily expand (UN Food and Agriculture Organization 2018). A recent article in Environmental Research Letters, 'Feed conversion efficiency in aquaculture: Do we measure it correctly?', by Fry et al (2018a) found that measuring feed conversion efficiency of selected aquatic and terrestrial farmed animals using protein and calorie retention resulted in species comparisons (least to most efficient) and overlap among species dissimilar from comparisons based on widely used weight-based feed conversion ratio (FCR) values. The study prompted spirited discussions among researchers, industry representatives, and others. A group assembled to write a standard rebuttal, but during this process, decided it was best to engage the study's original authors to join the discourse. Through this collaboration, we provide the resultant additional context relevant to the study in order to advance conversations and research on the use of efficiency measures in aquatic and terrestrial animal production systems.

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Institute of Physics Publishing , 2018. Vol. 13, no 12, article id 128001
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Animals, Aquaculture, Conversion efficiency, Efficiency measure, Environmental researches, Farmed animals, Feed conversion ratios, Food and agriculture organizations, Industry representatives, Species comparisons, Terrestrial animals, Efficiency, Animalia
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-37952DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aae945Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85060130448OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-37952DiVA, id: diva2:1306361
Available from: 2019-04-23 Created: 2019-04-23 Last updated: 2019-05-03Bibliographically approved

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