Wednesday, April 16, 2014

16/04/14: ACFFA launches its 3rd Annual Five Easy Pieces Challenge





Staffers at the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) will kick off their 3nd Annual Five Easy Pieces fashion challenge tomorrow to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

ACFFA staffers will pick only five pieces of clothing each to wear to work for the month of April. They’ll collect pledges to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

“Every seven minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke. Heart and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in Canada,” says Pamela Parker, Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association. “The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a cause near and dear to our hearts. We’ve all been touched in some manner by heart and stroke.”

Over the past two years, the ACFFA and its members have raised about $6,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The idea originated from the BC Salmon Farmers Association who created and launched this successful initiative in 2011. They invited the ACFFA to take up the challenge, help raise funds for Heart and Stroke and spread heart-healthy messages from coast to coast.

“Atlantic salmon is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. It’s one of the world’s best sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also high in protein, low in saturated fat and loaded with vitamin D and E,” says Parker. “This challenge is a terrific opportunity to educate people about the benefits of seafood, and particularly salmon, and to raise money for a good cause too.”

Parker says she and her staff choose their five clothing pieces wisely because they’ll have to make those items work for events ranging from farm tours to business meetings to receptions. Staffers will be able to spice up their chosen outfits with different shoes, scarves and jewelry, but they will stick to their basic five core pieces for the month.

“We’ll be doing a lot of laundry,” she says.

For more information or if you want to get involved by pledging a donation, please email:info@atlanticfishfarmers.com or call us at (506) 755-3526.

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) is an industry-funded association working on behalf of the salmon farming industry in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The ACFFA represents salmon producers in addition to a wide range of supporting companies and organizations. Salmon farming employs over 3,000 people in our region and generates over $330 million to our provincial economies. 


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Norel

Norel makes a range of products for aquaculture species including pellet binders, organic acids, organic minerals and flavours.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

15/04/14: World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014 - Visit us at Booth 48

World Aquaculture Adelaide is steaming ahead and has now successfully sold out on exhibitor space. Expanding the exhibitor hall in order to incorporate additional booths for associations supporting the event. This event will bring academia and industry together, with delegates from all around the world converging on it in order to showcase their wares, knowledge and experience to other industry professionals. Additionally the event will be receiving support from members of the Australian government. 

Perendale Publishers, responsible for publishing International Aquafeed is looking forward to seeing everyone at World Aquaculture Adelaide. Make sure you stop by booth 48 to learn more about our company and products - don't forget to pickup a copy of our magazine in the process!


















































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This blog is maintained by The Aquaculturists staff and is supported by the magazine International Aquafeed which is published by Perendale Publishers Ltd.

15/04/14: European Algae Biomass, 6-7th May 2014 - Four Weeks to Go!



Overview
Maximising Commercial Successes in Algae Biomass by Combining Focussed R&D With Business Strategy
ACI’s 4th annual European Algae Biomass Conference will once again bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire algae value chain.
The conference will have a heavy focus on case study examples of latest technologies in operation in the global algae industry and also includes an exclusive site visit on Monday 5th of May 2014. Discuss the technical challenges faced when optimising the cultivation of algae. Study the current and future commercial markets for algae products and the challenges faced during the commercialisation process including the views from different end markets.

Site Visit
Exclusive All-Gas Project Site Visit - Monday 5th May 2014
During the afternoon of 5th May 2014 up to 50 conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Aqualia's All-gas project "biofuels from algae" facility in Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.

Key Topics
  • Roadmap to Commercialisation of Algal Bioproducts
  • Recent Production Platforms for Algal Biomass
  • Microalgae Harvesting & Processing
  • Different Applications & Products from Algae: Nutricients, Animal Feed, Cosmetics, Pharma & Biochemicals
  • Investment Activity in Microalgae Technology
  • Project case studies: Biofuels from Algae
  • R&D updates and expected innovations in algae technologies
  • Algae as an Effective Tool in Waste Water Treatment
  • Application of Algae in Carbon Capture

To Register

Call: +44 (0) 20 3141 0627 



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15/04/14: Fluid Bed Technology for Better Feed



The contract manufacturer SternMaid offers interesting alternatives for processing animal feed ingredients

Wittenburg, April 2014 By introducing fluid bed technology, SternMaid, one of Europe’s leading contract manufacturers of powdered products, has gained access to new target groups in the feed industry. Its fluid bed processor permits a vast range of improvements in the processing of ingredients – from a longer shelf-life and better dosing properties through dust reduction to microencapsulation of active substances. In this way, it is possible to adjust product attributes optimally and standardize the distribution of the active ingredients in the feed. 

For manufacturers of feed ingredients, SternMaid offers ideal conditions for outsourcing production. For example, with its state-of-the-art processing equipment such as fluid bed technology the company is able to produce granulates that ensure optimum yield from the active substances; moreover, the granulates are very easy to use and resistant to heat and pressure – just as the customer needs or wishes. Since the drying temperature in the fluid bed can be selected freely, the product is usually subjected to only moderate heat between 30 and 50 °C. In this way, heat-sensitive ingredients such as enzymes or vitamins can be processed very gently. Coating makes it possible to upgrade the products by adding minerals or vitamins to ensure an adequate supply to the animals. Moreover, products dried in the fluid bed dissolve much more readily in liquids than the fine powders produced by spray drying. This also facilitates handling of the goods, because the agglomerates, with their compact form, have better flow properties, are easier to dose and contain much less dust. 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

14/04/14: Poultry hydrolysates enhance stress resistance and stress tolerance in Pacific white shrimp

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O&J Hojtryk

O&J HØJTRYK A/S endeavours to be a powerful, vigorous and energetic company. With our customers needs and the immediate environment as our point of departure, we want to be a trendsetter in our core area of business - mechanical engineering - re-working of dies and rollers for the manufacture of feedstuffs and biopellets, as well as the sale and delivery of wearing parts in connection with roller re-working - as well as to remain open to new initiatives and business opportunities. Click on the image to visit the company website.