Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2023

April 18 - 21, 2023

Panama City, Panama


Jorge A Suarez*, Julio Camperio, Jorge Alarcon, Daniel Benetti.


University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, Florida 33149, U.S.A.



Aquaculture scientists and the industry concur that the long-term sustainability and profitability of the farming of cobia and other marine fish of high commercial value is conditioned on the successful development of practical, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable diets.

Development of practical and sustainable diets for new target species such as cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is at the top of the list of problems to resolve. A lack of knowledge about the nutritional requirements and digestibility of nutrient ingredients at the various life stages of most commercially important species being cultured has been identified as the major problem to be addressed and solved.

Researchers and the industry are tackling these major issues by focusing on identifying the nutritional requirements at different life stages of each species targeted, aiming at formulating and manufacturing economically viable and ecologically efficient aquafeeds. In this paper, we will summarize the current status of Cobia nutrition and provide an updated overview.