Aquaculture Nutrition Research at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation: Maintaining Productivity and Competitiveness in Challenging Times


  • Artur Rombenso Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, CSIRO
  • Ha Truong Bribie Island Research Centre
  • Cedric Simon Queensland Bioscience Precinct

Palabras clave:

research opportunities, strategy, CSIRO, aquaculture nutrition


The Australian aquaculture industry has faced new challenges brought about by the global pandemic and the consequences of which are only beginning to be fully recognised. In regards to the R&D sector, shifts in strategies for undertaking research are becoming apparent.  In light of these new challenges, we aim to share our recent research and insights on maintaining productivity and competitiveness within the shrimp and fish nutrition research context.


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Bell, L.W., James, A.T., Augustin, M.A., Rombenso, A., Blyth, D., Simon, C., Higgins, T.J.V., & Barrero, J.M. (2021). A niche for cowpea in sub-tropical Australia? Agronomy, 11, 1654.

Ruyter, B., Sissener, N.H., Ostbye, T-K., Simon, C.J., Krasnov, A., Bou, M., Sanden, M., Nichols, P.D., Lutfi, E., & Berge, G.M. (2019). n-3 canola oil effectively replaces fish oil as a new safe dietary source of DHA in feed for juvenile Atlantic salmon. British Journal of Nutrition, 122(12)- 1329-1245.

Bourne, N., Blyth, D., & Simon, C. (2021). Rapid prediction of chemical composition and degree of starch cook of multi-species aquafeeds by near infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 29(4), 216-225.

Chang, K.J.L., Parrish, C.C., Simon, C.J., Revill, A.T., & Nichols, P.D. (2020). Feeding whole thraustochytrid biomass to cultured Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fingerlings: culture performance and fatty acid incorporation. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8, 207.

Courtot, E., Musson, D., Stratford, C., Blyth, D., Bourne, N.A., Rombenso, A.N., Simon, C.J., Wu, X., & Wade, N.M. (2022). Dietary fatty acid composition affects the apparent digestibility of algal carotenoids in diets for Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Aquaculture Research. Doi: 10.1111/are.15753.

Emerenciano, M.G.C., Rombenso, A.N., Vieira, F.d.N., Martins, M.A., Coman, G.J., Truong, H.H., Noble, T.H., & Simon, C.J. (2022). Intensification of Penaeid shrimp culture: an Applied review of advances in production systems, nutrition and breeding. Animals, 12(3), 236.

Noble, R.H., Rao, M., Briggs, M., Shinn, A.P., Simon, C., & Wynne, J.W. (2021). Novacq™ improves survival of Penaeus vannamei when challenged with pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus causing acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease. Aquaculture, 545, 737235.

Noble, T.H., Truong, H.H., Rombenso, A., Simon, C.J., Wade, N.W., & Wynne, J.W. (2021). Effect of sample type and the use of high or low fishmeal diets on bacterial communities in the gastrointestinal tract of Penaeus monodon. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 105, 1301-1313.

Rombenso, A., Irvin, S., Truong, H., Musson, D., Perrin, T., Blyth, D., Emerenciano, M., Briggs, M., & Simon, C. (2020). Commercial microbial biomass additive evaluated in black tiger shrimp diets. Global advocate aquaculture magazine, 13 July 2020.

Emerenciano, M.G.C., Fitzsimmons, K., Rombenso, A.N., Miranda-Baeza, A., Martins, G.B., Lazzari, R., Fimbres-Acedo, Y.E., & Pinho, S.M. (2021). Biofloc Technology (BFT) in tilapia culture. In book: Biology and Aquaculture of Tilapia. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group 258-293.

Freccia, A., Tubin, J.S.B., Rombenso, A.N., & Emerenciano, M.G.C. (2020). Insects in Aquaculture Nutrition: an emerging eco-friendly approach or commercial reality? InTech Open Doi: 10.5772/intechopen.90489.

Rombenso, A.N., Truong, H., & Simon, C. (2019). Insights on hatchery feed for Penaeus monodon postlarvae: custard diets supplemented with microbial biomass Novacq™ improve survival and enhance growth of larger animals. Hatchery Feeds, 7(3), 27-30.

Rombenso, A.N., Truong, H., & Simon, C. (2020). Dietary butyrate alone or in combination with succinate and fumarate improved survival, feed intake, growth and nutrient retention efficiency of juvenile Penaeus monodon. Aquaculture, 528, 735492.

Rombenso, A.N., Esmaeili, M., Araujo, B., Emerenciano, M., Truong, H., Viana, M.T., Li, E., & Simon, C. (2021). Macronutrient Research in Aquaculture Nutrition. Global Aquaculture Advocate 8 February 2021.

Rombenso, A.N., Blyth, D., James, A.T., Nikalaou, T., & Simon, C.J. (2021). Lipoxygenase enzymes, oligosaccharides (raffinose and stachyose) and 11sA4 and A5 globulins og glyvinin present in soybean meal are not drivers of enteritis in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Applied Sciences, 11(19), 9327.

Rombenso, A.N., Turchini, G.M., & Trushenski, J.T. (2021). The omega-3 sparing effect of saturated fatty acids: a reason to reconsider common knowledge of fish oil replacement. Reviews in aquaculture, 14(1), 213-217.

Rombenso, A.N., Duong, M.H., Hines, B.M., Ma, T., & Simon, C.J. (2021). The marine microbial biomass, Novacq™, a useful feed additive for postlarvae and juvenile Litopenaeus vannamei. Aquaculture, 530, 735959.

Simon, C., Rombenso, A., Truong, H., Noble, T., Wynne, J., Porras, O., Wade, N., & Briggs, M. (2019). Benefits of feeding microbial biomass on growth performance, feed efficiency, immunocompetence and gut microbiome of prawns. AquaExpo 2019 Guayaquil. Book of abstracts.

Simon, C.J., Truong, H.H., Noble, T.H., Osborne, S.A., Wynne, J.W., & Wade, N.M. (2020). Microbial biomass, marine invertebrate meals and feed restriction influence the biological and gut microbiota response of shrimp Penaeus monodon. Aquaculture, 520, 734679.

Simon, C.J., Truong, H., Habilay, N., & Hines, B. (2021). Feeding behaviour and bioavailability of essential amino acids in shrimp Penaeus monodon fed fresh and leached fishmeal and fishmeal-free diets. Animals, 11(3), 847.

Simon, C.J., Bourne, N., Hines, B.M., Pirozzi, I., & Booth, M. (2022). Estimation of apparent dietary nutrient digestibility in yellowtail kingfish Seriola lalandi by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Aquaculture, 548, part 1, 737624.

Truong, H.H., Moss, A.F., Bourne, N.A., & Simon, C.J. (2020). Determining the importance of macro and trace dietary minerals on growth and nutrient retention in juvenile Penaeus monodon. Animals, 10(11), 2086.

Truong, H., Hines, B.H., Rombenso, A.N., & Simon, C.J. (2021). Feed intake, gastro-intestinal transit and haemolymph free amino acids in the shrimp Penaeus monodon are influenced by marine meal supplementation. Aquaculture, 533, 736171.

Truong, H., Blyth, D., Habilay, N., Bourne, N., Wade, N., Hines, B., Rombenso, A., & Simon, C. (2022). Faecal collection methods result in different estimates of nutrient apparent digestibility in Penaeus monodon. Aquaculture, 551, 737957.

Wade, N.M., Trenkner, L.H., Viegas, I., Tavares, L.C., Palma, M., Skiba-Cassy, S., Dias, K., Vachot, C., Araujo, B.C., Bourne, N., Blyth, D., Irvin, S., & Glencross, B.D. (2020). Dietary starch promotes hepatic lipogenesis in barramundi (Lates calcarifer). British Journal of Nutrition, 124, 363-373.




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Rombenso, A., Truong, H., & Simon, C. (2022). Aquaculture Nutrition Research at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation: Maintaining Productivity and Competitiveness in Challenging Times. Avances En Nutrición Acuicola, 1(1), 361–393. Recuperado a partir de