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  1. The effect of low-level kelp supplementation on digestive enzyme activity levels in cultured abalone <em>Haliotis midae</em> fed formulated feeds

    The effect of low-level kelp supplementation on digestive enzyme activity levels in cultured abalone <em>Haliotis midae</em> fed formulated feeds

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    Previous studies have found that macroalgal inclusion in formulated diets for cultured abalone improves feed utilisation, and it was suggested that seaweed-associated bacteria supply enzymes that aid in the animal's digestion. In the present study, we hypothesised that kelp supplementation...
  2. Effects of kelp <em>Ecklonia maxima</em> inclusion in formulated feed on the growth, feed utilisation and gut microbiota of South African abalone <em>Haliotis midae</em>

    Effects of kelp <em>Ecklonia maxima</em> inclusion in formulated feed on the growth, feed utilisation and gut microbiota of South African abalone <em>Haliotis midae</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    The effect of kelp Ecklonia maxima inclusion in formulated feeds on abalone growth and gut bacterial communities has not been previously investigated in South Africa. An eight-month on-farm growth trial was conducted with sub-adult Haliotis midae (∼43 mm shell length)...