Microalgae Applications in Aquaculture


  • Tolga Göksan Academician




Microalgae are at the base of the aquatic food chain, even of the life on our planet, and able to accumulate unique molecules for all livings. These microorganisms, which are mostly photosynthetic, are rich source of essential and functional nutrients such as amino acids, polysaccharides, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), minerals, vitamins etc. In the last decades, the use of the whole microalgae biomass and microalgae-derived compounds as food supplements has increased. However, the role of microalgae in aquatic ecosystems, especially in aquaculture, is crucial and irreplaceable since they are the essential part of the system and the primary producers. This article aimed to review the favourable effects of using microalgae in aquaculture.



How to Cite

Tolga Göksan. (2024). Microalgae Applications in Aquaculture . AQUATIC ANIMAL REPORTS (AQAR), 2(1), 43–49. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10684121