This database was developed as part of the International Aquaculture Feed Formulation Database (IAFFD) project by a consortium comprised of Veridis Aquatic Technologies Inc. (Coboourg, ON, Canada), the Fish Nutrition Research Laboratory of the University of Guelph (Guelph, ON, Canada) and the Groupe de recherche en physiologie animale (Gripha) of Laval University (Quebec, Qc, Canada), thereafter identified as the "Consortium", with the support of the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development and Trade (MARKET)Project, an initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The nutritional specification contained in this database are guidelines. These are provided free of charge. They were developed based on a review of the scientic and technical literature, as well as, as factorial nutrient requirement models. These guidelines is to help International aquaculture feed manufacturers to make informed decisions about formulation of feeds for different species at different lifestages or different weight ranges. However, adherence to a nutritional specification / guideline does not guarantee a successful outcome. Ultimately, users (feed manufacturers, nutritionists, feed formulators, consultants, etc.) of this database must make their own treatment decisions about nutritional specifications on a case-bycase basis using their judgement, knowledge and expertise. A guideline is not intended to take the user's judgment when formulating feeds for particular species.

The Consortium makes no warranties concerning the content or efficacy or effectiveness of the nutritional specifications, guidelines and related materials presented in this database. Moreover, the views and opinions of developers of guidelines represented on this site do not necessarily state or reflect those of USSEC and USAID. The database may not be used for advertising or commercial endorsement purposes. The Consortium does not makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, and does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or value of any such information described or referenced in this database.