Thursday, October 22, 2020

5th Annual Aqua Feed Extrusion LIVE Online Conference will take place on March 10-11, 2021

The 5th Annual Aqua Feed Extrusion Conference co-organized by VIV, International Aquafeed and Fish Farming Technology magazine and Dr Mian Riaz of Texas A&M University is once again taking place on 10-11 March, 2021. The conference will be hosted as a LIVE online event over the course of two days.

This rendition of the conference will specialise in extrusion and the related equipment for aquatic feeds. The two-day conference will feature a variety of industry expert speakers delivering innovative presentations on how users can make the best use of their extrusion machinery and aqua feed systems.

There are few speaking slots still available. Interested companies can email to Dr Mian Riaz ( regarding the opportunity to speak at this conference. For sponsorship opportunities, companies can email Tuti Tan (

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Expert topic: Atlantic salmon

by Rebecca Sherratt, Features Editor, International Aquafeed

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is a species of fish synonymous with the aquaculture industry. Farmed throughout the world, the salmon industry only continues to expand year-on-year as the demand for sustainable protein grows. Salmon can be found across much of Europe, North America, Canada and Australia and are most widely farmed in Norway and Chile.

The species can be distinguished by its large mouth and silvery colour, which may contain distinct spots of green, brown or blue. Males and females can be easily distinguished, as male salmon develop a distinct kype (a hook on the lower jaw which can be displayed as a form of dominance).

Salmon farming first began in the UK in the 1800s, before being further popularised in Norway in the 1960s through sea cage farming, which was proven to increase salmon to a marketable size and ensure increased profitability. Following these developments, farmers soon began to establish salmon farming facilities in Canada, Northern America, Scotland, Australia and Chile.

The rapid increase in salmon farming has led to decreased prices, as production continues to outpace demand. Despite this, a shift is being exhibited towards a rising demand for sustainable protein, which can be readily provided by salmon. As salmon has proven challenging to sell at or above cost of production, many countries have implemented quality checks.

In 1990, 225,642 tonnes (t) of salmon were produced globally, which has seen a significant increase year-on-year. In 2015, 2,381,579t of salmon were produced, 90 percent of which is specifically Atlantic salmon. The primary market for Atlantic salmon imports is Europe, North America and Japan.

Read more, HERE.

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Zheng Chang company profile

, established in 1918, has made constant innovations in feed machinery industry and accumulated a wealth of experience in tackling the various challenges facing feed companies and, more importantly, is able to offer a range of comprehensive solutions.

Zhengchang has now evolved into China’s largest manufacture of feed machinery and has 16 branches in China with over 1300 staff and more than thirty offices all over the world. 

Zhengchang to date has successfully constructed more than 2000 turnkey projects world around the world, covering fields of poultry and livestock feed, aquatic feed, pet feed, premix feed, sawdust pellet, fertiliser, silo storage, pasture, electrical control and garbage treatment, etc.

Zhengchang projects are designed to deliver to the client higher feed quality, higher overall capacity and more profits. 
Zhengchang have conquered challenges one after another for the customers and accumulated rich experience over the past 90 years.

They are now making great endeavors to apply their latest achievements to feed, pasture, environment protection, fertilizer, sawdust shaping industries.

Zhengchang is more than a professional partner who can provide advanced machinery, technology and management ideas.

It is also a true problem solver who knows you well during your development. Zhengchang is with you every step of the way.

Visit the website HERE.

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