Thursday, September 20, 2018

Upcoming LACQUA18 event releases new details

The Latin American and Caribbean Aquaculture 2018 - LACQUA18 is close to take place in Bogotá, Colombia at the Agora International Convention Center from October 23 to 26, 2018

LACQUA18 will be a important aquaculture event taking place next month
Image Credit: Thomas Quine

This important event covers different areas of aquaculture, and LACQUA18 have recently revealed some of the companies and individuals who will be present for the event.

Dr. Albert G.J. Tacon, the Director of Aquatic Farms Ltd in Hawaii, will be delivering talks at the LACQUA18. He currently serves as Scientific Advisor on Aquatic Resources to the International Foundation for Science, Stockholm, Sweden (since 1998), is Editor in Chief of Reviews in Aquaculture, serves on the editorial board of Aquaculture Nutrition and Aquaculture Research, is on the board of directors of the World Aquaculture Society and the charity Aquaculture without Frontiers.

During the congress special sessions will also take place, among which will have "Technological advances in the intensive production of tilapia in South America - Genetics, market, vaccines and vaccination" (MSD - Merck); "Protease in aquafeed: A solution for better economy and environment" (JEFO Nutrition., Inc.); "Nutrition ingredients" (Darling Ingredients): "Hatchery" (Zeigler Bros., Inc) and "Health management" (Phibro Animal Health Corporation).

So far, more than 450 abstracts of research results have been submitted on subjects such as South American native fishes, shrimp culture, recirculation systems - RAS, fish nutritional needs, aquaculture in indigenous communities, biofloc, aquaponics and processing technologies, amongst others. These abstracts have been sent by academics from a variety institutions such as the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia and  Universidad del Magdalena.

In the last decade, fish production in Colombia has increased at an average annual rate of 8.54 percent, accompanying the global growth trend. The LACQUA18 is a vital business opportunity for the sector, having the commercial exhibit, with the presence of national and foreign companies who represent the whole aquaculture chain. 

LACQUA18 are pleased to confirm the participation of companies such as Ictyopharma, Xpertsea, Hipra, Flint Hill Resources, Cipa, Aqua Center, Agrarian Bank, Jefo, Faivre, Fisanet, Darling, TGV, Acqua & Co, Prilabsa, Haxada - Nutreco, Italcol , MSD, Andritz, Tecnoaqua, Proplantas, Xylem, Pharvet, Wenger, Kaeser Compressors, Artkom, USSEC, Aker Biomarine and Quimtia, and many more.

Read more about LACQUA18 HERE.

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A new start for fish larvae and fry

by Dr Robert Tillner, Product Manager, Aller Aqua Research

The reliable production of high quality offspring is paramount for successful aquaculture. This is true for both a shift from quantity to quality in established species as well as for closing the lifecycle of new candidate species.

High mortality rates can occur in hatcheries if abiotic and biotic conditions are not within tightly framed optima, which is a consequence of the reproductive strategy of many teleost fish species.
 


The cultivation of many species still relies on the provision of live feed in the early stages. In fact, the discovery and extensive use of rotifers and Artemia may have been the main driving force behind the tremendous growth in aquaculture production so far. Nevertheless, the tremendous efforts in research for manufactured diets in the recent years has substituted live feeds to a large extent.

Aller Aqua has increased its efforts to supply fish in the early life-stages with optimal and tailored feeds. Some fish species benefit from more energy-rich feeds such as fry of rainbow trout, whereas other fish species thrive on feeds with less energy. A series of trials at Aller Aqua Research in Buesum, Germany have shown significantly higher growth, lower FCR and improved nutrient retention in fry of rainbow trout when fed a more energy-rich feed.

Consequently, Aller Aqua relaunches its successful ALLER FUTURA EX GR with a higher fat and energy content, fully dedicated to the nutritional requirements of rainbow trout and other salmonids. At the same time, Aller Aqua launches ALLER THALASSA EX GR with a balanced protein to fat ratio, more suited to larvae and fry of marine species as well as species with lesser energy requirements.


Read the full article in the International Aquafeed magazine online, HERE.

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Liptosa company profile

  
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.


Visit the Liptoaqua website, HERE.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

VIV Asia 2019 towards the future of food engineering

The show fills up the whole BITEC in Bangkok with more than 1250 exhibitors representing all species and sectors of the value chain.
 
Mr Ruwan Berculo, Director VIV worldwide
Image credit: VIV

VIV Asia is back on 13-15 March 2019 as the leading Feed to Food international show in Asia. The grand show preview took place at the Nanjing InterContinental in China on the 16th September at the presence of the international and Chinese press, a selection of industry leaders and partners.


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.



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Seaweeds provide many ecosystem services beneficial to nature and humans

by Thierry Chopin, Professor of Marine Biology, University of New Brunswick

Seaweed cultivation is well established in Asia and needs little explanation or justification.

In the western world, a renewed interest in seaweed mari-culture has been triggered by their cultivation in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) systems, the emerging understanding of the ecosystem services they provide, and, the development of novel uses and applications.
 


Seaweeds are excellent nutrient scrubbers
An often forgotten function of seaweeds is that they are excellent nutrient scrubbers (especially of dissolved nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon). We should take advantage of the benefits of nutrients, which, in moderation (i.e. within the assimilative capacity of the ecosystem) are not waste or by-products, but co-products and food.

It is all about recycling, which we have no problem with on land (in your house, office, hotel room, garden, farm, etc.), but for which we experience a mental block when translated to the aquatic and marine environments. We should allocate a value to recapturing feed and energy, otherwise lost, and their conversion into other commercial crops.

Much has been said about carbon sequestration and the development of carbon trading taxes. In coastal environments, mechanisms for the recovery of nitrogen and phosphorus should also be highlighted and accounted for in the form of nutrient trading credits (NTCs, a much more positive approach than taxing).

If the composition of seaweeds can be averaged at around 0.35 percent nitrogen (N), 0.04 percent phosphorus (P) and 3percent carbon (C), and the NTCs valued at US$10-30/kg, US$4/kg and US$25/tonne for N, P and C, respectively, the ecosystem services for nutrient bio-mitigation provided by worldwide seaweed aquaculture (30.1 million tonnes) can be valued at between US$1.124 billion and US$3.231 billion, i.e. as much as 27.6 percent of their present commercial value (US$11.7 billion).

The value of this important service to the environment and, consequently, society has, however, never been accounted for in any budget sheets or business plans of seaweed farms and companies, as seaweeds are being valued only for their biomass and food trading values.

The above calculations are based on costs of recovering nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater treatment facilities and values often cited for carbon tax schemes. It is interesting to note that the value for carbon is per tonne, whereas those for nitrogen and phosphorus are per kilogram. Nobody seems to have picked up on that when looking at the sequestration of elements other than C. There is more money to be made with NTC (between US$1,124 and 3.231 billion for N and US$48.16 million for P) than with CTC (only US$22.58 million for C).

Moreover, having organisms able to accumulate P is becoming increasingly attractive when considering that, in the not too distant future, the next P peak will not be that of petroleum, but that of phosphorus.

The recognition and implementation of NTCs would give a fair price to seaweeds and other extractive aquaculture species. They could be used as financial incentive tools to encourage mono-aquaculturists to contemplate IMTA as a viable aquanomic option to their current practices.


Read the full article in the International Aquafeed magazine online, HERE.

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Jefo company profile


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.

According to their website: "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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Monday, September 17, 2018

Aquaculture New Zealand Conference one week out

New Zealand Aquaculture Conference will take place at the Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim, New Zealand.
 


International Aquafeed magazine staff will be in attendance at the event to keep you up to date on the New Zealand Aquaculture Industry. The conference and cocktail function are now sold out - but there are still limited places available for the Technical Day.


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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