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Monday, July 25, 2016

Liptosa company profile

http://www.liptosa.com/LípidosToledo SA began in 1996 as a family business and under the guidance of a group of professionals with extensive experience in the Animal Nutrition field. 

From the outset, the company's mission has been to provide its clients with personalised service and efficient, natural products that are able to meet the demands of the sector.

In 2000 Lípidos Toledo SA moved its facilities, building a modern manufacturing plant in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo, Spain). In 2012 it acquired a new industrial warehouse in the vicinity of the main facilities where the manufacturing of the powder additives takes place and a third storage warehouse.

With these new facilities Lípidos Toledo SA is able to have separate manufacturing lines for the different products they manufacture, avoiding the risk of cross contamination.

Furthermore, the new facilities enable the company to manufacture products with fishmeal derivatives, allowing the company further expansion, mainly in the aquaculture range.

The facilities allow the manufacture of nutritional products, liquid and powder based phytobiotic additives, nutraceutical products and nutritional and specialty products without any risk of the products becoming cross contaminated.

In 2010, Lípidos Toledo SA acquired a large office space at C/ San Romualdo 12-14 in Madrid, Spain where all logistics work is carried out. This enables Lípidos Toledo SA to fulfil its objective of manufacturing products of the highest quality and providing its clients the best service. 



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25/07/2016: Current brine shrimp egg harvesting practices could lead to economic and environmental concerns

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-current-brine-shrimp-egg-harvesting.html
Great Salt Lake, Utah (Image: Erin Pettigrew)
Brine shrimp are the half-inch-long crustacean colloquially known as sea monkeys and are one of the few organisms that can survive in Utah's Great Salt Lake (GSL), Brandi Klingerman writes for Phys.org.   
     
More than a low-maintenance pet, brine shrimp produce eggs, or cysts, that can be dormant, shipped around the world, hatched, and used as nutritious fish food in aquaculture. That seafood is then likely to end up at your local grocery store or favourite restaurant. Each year the GSL supplies up to 45 percent of the world's brine shrimp cyst needs and to collect them, harvesters skim the floating cysts off the top of the lake while sinking cysts remain.
      
New research completed at the University of Notre Dame's Environmental Research Centre (UNDERC) – West indicates that as sinking brine shrimp cysts remain while many floating cysts are removed, the brine shrimp population is shifting to contain more sinking cysts.   
      
Read the full article on Phys.org HERE.


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25/07/2016: Recipients announced for the MSC's global fisheries fund

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has awarded funding to six organisations to deliver projects that will help strengthen knowledge and build capacity for small scale and developing world fisheries to achieve sustainability.
  
Blue Ventures, Anchud Mudcrab Productivity Committee, WWF Japan, Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia Foundation, WWF Guianas, and WWF Coral Triangle Program will receive a total of UK£212,500.
  
The six projects will deliver critical scientific research addressing information, technology and management gaps and build capacity of personnel to assist small scale and developing world fisheries.
  
33 applications were received, out of which six were chosen to receive the funding.
  
Announcing the funding award, the MSC’s Science & Standards Director, David Agnew, said: "We had some excellent proposals for funding. The winning projects particularly fit in with the objective of the fund– to deliver critical scientific research that address information, technology and management gaps and barriers that fisheries encounter in achieving the MSC Standard.”
 
For many small scale and developing world fisheries, achieving the high standard required for MSC certification can be a significant challenge.
  
Recognising this challenge, two years ago (in March 2014), the MSC Board proposed the need for an official fund to support critical fisheries science and to assist small scale/ developing world fisheries. The Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund (GFSF) was launched in July 2015 with an initial UK£400,000, split over two years.
  
Momo Kochen Director of Programs and Science at Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia Foundation said: “Indonesia is one of the leading producers of wild capture fish in the world. We are passionate about sustainable fishing because we know that many people depend on it for their livelihoods. This money will make a real difference in assessing the risks associated with tuna supply chains in this country.”
 
Alasdair Harris, Executive Director of Blue ventures said: “I am delighted to receive this funding from the MSC. We’ve been working with the MSC to implement a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) in Madagascar. We hope this grant goes a long way to build the octopus fishery’s capacity to enter the MSC program.”
 
Geoffrey Muldoon, Senior Manager with WWF’s Coral Triangle Program said: “WWF in the Coral Triangle is committed to working with the MSC to make the program more accessible to fisheries in the developing world. With this funding from the MSC, we are excited to be able to build in-country expertise to deliver cost-effective and robustly designed fishery improvement projects to achieve that goal.”
       
https://www.msc.org/
Image: Ed Bierman
About the recipients
WWF Coral Triangle Program will use its grant for a capacity building programme to train in-country experts so they can carry out FIP assessments and MSC pre-assessments in Vietnam and Indonesia.
 
Masyarakat Dan Perikanan Indonesia Foundation will prepare a risk assessment of tuna supply chains in Indonesia which will provide much-needed information on supply chain structure in that region.
 
WWF Guianas will apply data limited assessment and management methodologies to the Suriname coastal artisanal fishery, and will contribute to the MSC’s wider initiative that will allow data limited fisheries to demonstrate that their sustainability meets the MSC requirements.
 
The Anchud mudcrab fishery will use its grant to understand the likely barriers to certification of this developing world artisanal fishery, in a region which has many such fisheries.
  
WWF Japan will implement a FIP of enhanced Manila clam fishery in the Yellow Sea Ecoregion, which could lead to major environmental benefits in the globally important mudflats as well as sustainable Manila clam production and consumption.
   
Blue Ventures will implement FIP improvement activities in the Madagascar octopus fishery, and explore application of data limited assessment and management methods to these types of fisheries.
  
Applications for 2017/18 will be announced later this year (2016). The fund is open to academic institutions, independent researchers, fisheries, governments and non-governmental organisations. The MSC would like to encourage contributions from other organisations to enhance the overall scale and reach of the fund.

Visit the MSC site HERE.    



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Friday, July 22, 2016

Biomin company profile

http://digestarom.biomin.net/

BIOMIN are dedicated to finding innovative, trend-setting solutions that empower their customers to master existing and future challenges in animal nutrition– the natural way. The application of their scientific know-how and expertise, based on an in-depth understanding of their customer’s needs and concerns, enables them to deliver solutions that support animal health, optimize performance and production efficiency.

Research and development is one of the cornerstones of BIOMIN. Their strong in-house research and development, and global cooperation with leading institutions and organisations form the basis by which innovative solutions are developed for their customers. Through joint projects with renowned universities and research institutes, BIOMIN is constantly in touch with the latest scientific know-how, from which novel feed additives are developed and produced. Their global network of collaborating institutions has grown to over 100.

One of the cornerstones of BIOMIN’s success is the ongoing improvement of their inhouse quality standards. In 1997, BIOMIN introduced the international ISO 9001 standard. The HACCP system, introduced subsequently at BIOMIN’s production sites, provides the quality assurance our customers seek from them. In addition, the feed quality standards QS and GMP+ guarantee the utmost degree of control and quality for their products – from raw material inputs right through to the final product.

Concerns over climate change and the role of greenhouse gases continue to rise. In September 2011, BIOMIN was internationally recognised through the award of ISO 14040 ‘Life Cycle Assessment’ certification. By optimizing feed use and improving animal performance, it is possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock operations.

Through innovative production technologies and advanced, scientific know-how, BIOMIN has pioneered several trend-setting solutions for a range of animal nutrition products, all of which utilise fully natural processes and ingredients. An in-depth understanding of what the customer’s needs and concerns are has enabled BIOMIN to create and deliver solutions in-line with performance and efficiency goals.

Read more HERE.

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Jefo company profile

http://jefo.com/

Jefo is a world leader in the field of non-medicated performance feed additives for the poultry, swine, ruminant and aquaculture sectors. Founded in Canada in 1982, today Jefo has offices on 5 continents, and specialises in the design, manufacturing, warehousing and JIT-distribution of an array of animal nutrition specialty products.

Jefo is a pioneer in the green revolution taking place in animal nutrition. Our commitment is to providing effective alternatives for optimal performances in animal nutrition.

The Europe / Africa division of Jefo was created in 1998 and is headquartered in Nantes, France. We market a line of original products including vitamins, enzymes, organic acids and essential oils.

Visit the website HERE.


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22/07/2016: US Professor digitalising every fish for online aquatic fauna database

http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2016/jul/3d-scanning-fish.cfm
Image: John Ward
An American professor of zoology has set out to digitalise all the world’s fish species in a unique attempt to create a 3D online database of aquatic fauna, Engineering & Technology Magazine reports.
   
The digital catalogue will be freely available for download by anyone, featuring high-resolution models for nature lovers and scientists to explore. The catalogue, to eventually comprise all 25,000 fish species known to live on the planet, could also be used to 3D-print life-sized replicas of the fish species.
   
Read the full article in Engineering & Technology Magazine HERE.

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22/07/2016: Seafood consumers put sustainability before price and brand

Independent global research reveals the importance of sustainability when buying fish and seafood, the Marine Stewardship Council reports
     
New independent research has found that sustainability is a key driver for seafood purchase. Across 21 countries overall, sustainability is rated more highly than price and brand, with nearly three-quarters (72%) of seafood consumers agreeing that in order to save the oceans, shoppers should only consume seafood from sustainable sources.
     
This is in contrast to purchasing motivations among shoppers of other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), where price and brand typically outrank sustainability in driving purchase decisions*.
 
The consumer perceptions survey is the largest ever global analysis of attitudes to seafood consumption and was carried by independent research and insights company GlobeScan, on behalf of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
  
Over 16,000 seafood consumers in 21 countries took part in the research, which ensured a statistically representative sample in each country.
       

https://www.msc.org/newsroom/news/seafood-consumers-put-sustainability-before-price-and-brand?fromsearch=1&isnewssearch=1

Sustainability influences actions of consumers of all ages
With over four in five (85%) households purchasing seafood regularly, concern about ocean sustainability is influencing shoppers’ actions. 68 percent said people should be prepared to switch to more sustainable seafood.
  
Older consumers demonstrate a greater concern for sustainability. 75 percent of seafood consumers aged 55 and over agreed with the need to eat seafood only from sustainable sources, compared with 67 percent of 18 to 34 year olds.
 
“These insights demonstrate that seafood consumers are attuned to the need for sustainability and that they are prepared to change shopping habits to protect the oceans. Citizens feel empowered to vote for sustainability with their wallets.” says MSC CEO, Rupert Howes.
  
Independent labelling increases brand trust
More than two-thirds (68%) of those surveyed said there is a need for brands and supermarkets to independently verify their claims about sustainability, with 62 percent agreeing that by buying ecolabelled seafood they are helping to ensure plenty more fish for future generations. The same number (62%) agreed that ecolabels on seafood products raise their trust and confidence in the brand.
  
While 10 percent of the world’s wild caught seafood comes from MSC-certified fisheries, 37 percent of all consumers said that they have seen the MSC ecolabel. Awareness varies across the 21 markets surveyed, from 13 percent in Canada up to 71 percent in Switzerland. Respondents aged 18 to 34 are more likely to recall seeing the MSC label (41%) compared to older respondents (30% of those 55+). Of those who have seen the blue MSC label more than six in ten (64%) are likely to recommend it to people they know.
   

https://www.msc.org/newsroom/news/seafood-consumers-put-sustainability-before-price-and-brand?fromsearch=1&isnewssearch=1

More than half (54%) of seafood consumers said they are prepared to pay more for a certified sustainable seafood product. Those who have seen the MSC label place the value of the MSC label at an average premium of 11 percent globally.
Positive perceptions of the MSC
 
When asked which institutions they believed were contributing the most to protecting the oceans, respondents ranked NGOs (41%) and scientific organisations (36%) highest, with governments and business ranked as least effective.
  
These results are consistent with consumers’ perception of the MSC, where 86 percent of consumers who have seen the label say they trust it and are positive about the organisation’s impact.
  
As the world’s most recognised seafood ecolabelling and certification program, consumers are positive that the MSC, and the fishers, retailers and brands committed to MSC certified seafood, are contributing to the health of the world’s oceans. More than eight in ten (81%) of those who have seen the label say that the MSC helps recognise and reward sustainable fishing. The same proportion (81%) say the MSC encourages people to shop more sustainably.
        
https://www.msc.org/newsroom/news/seafood-consumers-put-sustainability-before-price-and-brand?fromsearch=1&isnewssearch=1

Empowering consumers to make positive choices
“Collaboration between scientists, NGOs, retailers and industry is delivering positive impacts on the water, but unsustainable fishing is still a significant challenge. Consumers who recognise the blue MSC label, trust it. However there’s still more we can do to deliver on demand for sustainable seafood, and empower shoppers to make positive choices. The MSC is therefore increasingly focused on working with our partners and the wider industry to raise awareness of the blue MSC label” Mr Howes added.

Caroline Holme, Director at GlobeScan said: “This survey gives us a detailed insight into just how different the seafood category is compared to others. In a category with relatively few trusted brands, third party claims on sustainability and traceability can help consumers navigate their choices better. Ocean sustainability is proven to be a topic with real relevance in this category and consumers prioritise it more than we suspected in their seafood purchase decisions.”

These figures support findings of the 2015 Nielsen Global Corporate Sustainability Report which showed that, over the previous year, sales of consumer goods from brands with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability grew by more than 4 percent globally, while those without grew less than 1 percent**.

* Neilsen research shows that brand is a key purchase driver

**Consumer goods brands that demonstrate commitment to sustainability outperform those that don't


Read more about the survey and see the results as an infographic HERE.



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