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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Andritz company profile


ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors.

The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.


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22/03/2017: How to control moulds in aquaculture

by Dr Elisabeth Holl and Tilman Wilke, Dr Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co., Germany

One of the most critical factors in global feed and food production remains to be the prevention of post-harvest losses of raw materials

Efficient preservation methods for plant based components with organic acids are therefore of special interest also for the continually growing aquaculture sector and its requirement for industrially produced aquafeed.
 


Aquafeed traditionally relies on fishmeal as the predominant protein source. Limited volumes and high prices make it economically and environmentally necessary to look for other sustainable options for aquafeed formulation.

Therefore, plant components that are used as alternative protein sources in commercial fish feeds are soybean meal, rapeseed meal, sunflower meal and wheat.

However, these components are subject to deterioration caused by moulds and yeasts, especially in warm climates. There are multiple factors leading to spoilage in feed and food such as moisture content, temperature, storage conditions and the naturally occurring microbial contamination.

Nutrient losses
Moulds in feed are a serious economic problem because they consume the main nutrients and affect the palatability of the feed. Losses of nutrients caused by moulds can occur in magnitudes up to 10 percent.

Especially the crude fat content of grains is affected by mould growth during storage, even more so than proteins and carbohydrates. Losses in metabolisable energy from maize may even reach 25 percent.

The danger of mycotoxins
Apart from these nutrient losses, moulds also produce mycotoxins, threatening animal and human health. Aflatoxins for instance can be transferred into animal tissues and therefore pose a serious risk for the consumer (carry-through-effect).

The detrimental effects of mycotoxins, on animal health and performance, have been comprehensively studied in land animals but there are relatively few studies in aquaculture systems. There is however evidence, that fungi and mycotoxins have a negative impact on health and performance of fish.

The most important mycotoxicosis in fish and shrimp is caused by aflatoxins, primarily produced by aspergillus ssp. during storage of feed and raw materials.

For yellow catfish Gonçalves (2010) described growth depression and decreasing feed conversion ratio with increasing levels of Aflatoxins in the diet.

Trout, Tilapia and shrimp have also been shown to be susceptible to Aflatoxin contamination in the feed, reacting with weight loss, liver damage or increased mortalities (Tacon, 2002).


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22/03/2017: Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2017

PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 24-27, 2017 Organised by the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society Hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Agro-Based Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

WAS-APC Awards Announcement for APA17 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24th -27th July 2017

WAS-APC is excited to announce the Awards for this year’s major Conference in Malaysia.
 

The theme for this year Asia Pacific Aquaculture (APA17) is ‘Transforming for Market Needs’.

The student award structure has partly been brought into line with the WAS globally to ensure consistency.

Additionally, WAS-APC will continue financing and awarding exceptional women within the field of aquaculture.

The three categories for Awards are:

• Pre-conference Student Travel Awards (judged on abstract) - Abstract/travel award 1st - $400 USD Abstract/travel award 2nd - $400 USD Abstract/travel award 3rd - $400 USD. The selection will be done based on the submitted abstract against the following criteria: format for submission, abstract tittle, abstract content, scientific and research value, application potential, scope, clarity.

• Presentation/poster awards for Students (judged during the conference) - Presentation 1st - $600 USD Presentation 2nd - $400 USD. Poster 1st - $600 USD Poster 2nd - $400 USD. The selection will be done against the following criteria: Scientific and research value, Management value and application potential, scope, verbal/audio-visual presentation, clarity and conciseness, stimulated intelligent discussion, abstract and tittle.

• Travel Award for Women’s Participation: 600$ for 2 women. The criteria and application process for the selection of the women awardee has been developed by Aquaculture without frontier and is communicated on another announcement specifically for this award.

The Student Awards proposed by WAS-APC are important matters to the whole aquaculture community because students are building not only the future of our organisation but also the future of our industry globally.

The number of WAS-APC members is increasing every year at a fast rate and therefore the Award Committee of the WAS-APC is taking this task of picking up young talents with great enthusiasm.

All students submitting an abstract and presenting a poster or an oral presentation will be evaluated. This year again, for the APA17, WAS-APC has arranged for Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) to facilitate the Travel Award for Women’s in return for a donation of USD 500.

Here again WAS-APC is putting emphasis in supporting the development of the roles of women in aquaculture where, without a doubt women can strive and support the transformation of our industry.

Any general enquiries and questions about the Student Awards should be referred to Dr Guillaume Drillet, PresidentElect of the WAS-APC and Chair of the Award committee,  email - gdr@dhigroup.com

For inquiries about the Travel Award for Women, contact Dr Bibha Kumari, Student Director of the WAS-APC, email - bibhak136@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur!

Yours faithfully,

John Cooksey
WAS Director of conferences, email - worldaqua@aol.com


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

22/03/2017: Unga Holdings celebrates opening new aquafeed factory in Eastern Africa

On the 16th of March 2017, Kenyan Cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Mr Willy K. Bett and Dutch Ambassador Mr Frans Makken officially opened the new Aqua feed factory of Unga Holdings Ltd in Nairobi, Kenya

The new feed plant is designed to produce 5,000 tons per year of high quality floating fish feed for the East African Market.

 
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It is the first establishment of this size in East Africa, that will responds to the high demand for fish feed.

With the new plant Unga Farms Ltd. creates the opportunity for local fish farmers to increase their output and lower their productions costs per kg.

Unga Holdings Limited Board Chair, Ms Isabella Ochola Wilson said, “In line with our Vision of “Nutrition for Life”, Unga has taken a bold step – investing, with the support of funding from the Dutch Government – Kshs. 225,000,000 in a state-of-the-art fish feed production facility to serve an aquaculture industry still in its infancy.”

For the design of the plant Unga Holdings ltd. cooperated intensively with the dutch companies Ottevanger Milling Engineers, Almex – Extrusion, Nutreco/Skretting and Larive International.

The companies work together in the Dutch Public-Private partnership program, FoodTechAfrica(FTA).


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IDAH company profile



IDAH’s ultimate goal is to be world’s number one with customer satisfaction.
IDAH’s vision is to build on our solid traditional manufacturing roots and expand out to be a full-service solutions provider: offering value-added system designs and turnkey project consultation services.

Through this expansion, we hope to create an international platform where technology could be shared and integrated for the benefit of our customers.

By upholding the IDAH Spirit, the passionate team members of IDAH are committed to achieve this vision.

The IDAH Spirit
"Creativity, Honesty & Quality "

Creativity is what gave birth to IDAH in 1974 and consequently the birth of the feeds manufacturing industry in Asia.

Innovation through creativity is what has enabled us to be the industry driver from our inception until now. IDAH is committed and well positioned to lead the industry of tomorrow.

If creativity is the engine that has rapidly pushed IDAH forward; Honesty is what keeps us moving in the right direction.

 IDAH has been firmly grounded on the virtues of quality, honour, and accountability. Our main business is to safeguard the trust that customers have given us and be a dedicated upholder of the highest quality standard.

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21/03/2017: AwF – UK unique

by Clifford Spencer

There are several national AwF organisations, so you may be pondering what makes this one special


Clifford Spencer
In this column I’m going to discuss what AwF UK’s USP’s are and what really is going to make it stand out from the crowd.

The UK organisation will carry out all of the original aims and objectives of the founding versions plus a few more. We will promote responsible aquaculture and techniques, pay special attention to alleviating poverty, provide technical and managerial expertise of our profession from students to retirees.

We will demonstrate simple techniques for facility construction, resource use, farm operation and management, and for product consumption and sale, not to mention training others.

We will also cooperate with existing NGO’s, work at both the grass roots and industry level, seek integration of aquaculture with other income and food generating activities, go for long-term, well designed, operated and monitored projects that are assessed for efficiency and be transparent and accountable.

We have close ties with the African continent and plan to be heavily involved in developing and encouraging the varying forms of aquaculture there. Indeed our next activity is to work with the World Aquaculture Society in its inaugural conference in Cape Town in June this year.

An initial meeting has already taken place in South Africa with the event organisers and a further meeting will take place this month in Texas at Aquaculture America in particular, to work with those setting up an African chapter of the World Aquaculture Society.

We are also hosting an event there and providing speakers to promote Aquaculture America, as well as speakers aiming to promote African aquaculture, one of who will be representative of the African Union.

Read the full article HERE.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

21/03/2017: GAA teams up with JD.com to provide certified fresh food to Chinese consumers

The Global Aquaculture Alliance recognised China’s largest e-commerce company by revenue, JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), at Seafood Expo North America (SENA) on March 19 for raising awareness of responsible aquaculture and food safety to Chinese consumers through its perishable foods division, JD Fresh Food

Through its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division, GAA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JD.com to promote sales of farmed seafood products originating from BAP-certified facilities during a special fresh food promotional week on JD.com beginning March 24.

 
Image: James Pallnsad
BAP is the world’s leading third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards encompassing food safety, environmental responsibility, social responsibility, animal health and welfare, and traceability.

“E-commerce is an exciting, new market for global seafood trade, and JD.com is a pioneer in these efforts with their fresh food platform for the China market,” said Steven Hart, Vice President of GAA.

“The strength of JD.com, which allows users to purchase fresh or frozen seafood and have it delivered that same day, allows us the unique opportunity to build the BAP brand directly with the Chinese consumer.”

Through its BAP program, GAA is working with JD.com to identify companies that are producing farmed seafood in a responsible, safe manner.

By working with JD.com, these companies can access its 226.6 million active customers more directly through a platform that allows them to better brand themselves, tell their story of responsible, safe aquaculture production, and better market the health benefits of seafood consumption.

Representing JD.com at the MoU signing, which took place at GAA’s SENA exhibit, was Xiaosong Wang, President of JD Fresh Food.

“As China’s largest online retailer, we believe it is our duty and obligation to provide JD’s hundreds of millions of customers direct access to the world’s freshest and best seafood,” said Mr. Wang,

“Through the cooperation with GAA, we will be able to vastly expand our offering in the Chinese market.”


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