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CSIRO Scientists' Aquaculture Holy Grail: Fish-Free Prawn Food 116

An anonymous reader writes "A team of CSIRO scientists has discovered the holy grail of aquaculture by developing the world's first fish-free prawn food: Novaq. According to the article there is intense global interest in Novaq because it solves one of the farmed prawn industry's biggest problems — its reliance on wild fisheries as a core ingredient in prawn food. The Novaq formula is a closely guarded secret, but it is known that the product is based on microscopic marine organisms. Not only will the new feed introduce greater sustainability into a growth industry but prawns fed on the new diet grow 40% faster and are healthier and more robust."
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CSIRO Scientists' Aquaculture Holy Grail: Fish-Free Prawn Food

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  • by SuperKendall ( 25149 ) on Friday April 11, 2014 @11:44PM (#46731847)

    The Novaq formula is a closely guarded secret

    Whenever anyone says that the answer is always the same...

    Novaq is made out of PEOPLE!

  • by SuperKendall ( 25149 ) on Saturday April 12, 2014 @12:12AM (#46731927)

    Which really isn't that scandelous, since prawns are crustaceans

    Er, Novaq is made out of PRAWNS!

    Not quite as impactful though, probably not even to a prawn.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 12, 2014 @02:01AM (#46732165)

    See Detroit if you want to start understanding why Republicans are irrelevant to cuts happening.

    When you run out of other people's money, things get cut. That's just how life works. Republicans are just trying to ease the shock of a natural effect, but if you want to make it more painful later go right ahead - you aren't the ones prepared for the painful shock. While millions die in cities the Mormons for instance are sitting on a years supply of food for every family in Utah. So they will simply take over the remnants of what is left...

    So basically the Republicans are trying to save you from Mormon rule, but you seem to WANT to be ruled by Mormons. I mean they are nice and all but it just doesn't seem appealing to me.

  • by deek ( 22697 ) on Saturday April 12, 2014 @02:27AM (#46732227) Homepage Journal

    My kingdom for mod points!

    Whatever this Novaq thing is, it sure sounds tasty. I say we cut the middle-prawn out, and make Novaq a spreadable condiment for toast.

    Come to think of it, Australians already do consume something suspiciously similar. I believe it's called Vegemite.

  • by aevan ( 903814 ) on Saturday April 12, 2014 @02:29AM (#46732233)
    Dunno... nothing beats the taste of a succulent apple, still quivering on the branch...

    "How do you prefer your salad?"
    "Still photosynthesizing".

We cannot command nature except by obeying her. -- Sir Francis Bacon