Monday, November 24, 2014

24/11/14: 14th Aquafeed technical short course - Only one week remaining!

Only one week remaining to join the 14th Aquafeed technical short course in Ghent, Belgium on 1 & 2 December 2014!


http://www.smartshortcourses.com/


Topics will include:
  • Market trends in feed ingredients
  • Practical considerations in feed formulation
  • Feed manufacturing technology
  • Quality assurance
  • Ingredients and processing
  • Extrusion technology
  • Post extrusion processes

Read more HERE.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Dinnissen - Company profile

http://www.aquafeed.co.uk/dinnissen


With over 150 permanent employees and an extensive network of agents all over the world, Dinnissen is a global player in the feed, food, pharma and chemical sectors. We are always looking for new and innovative solutions for complete processes, system integrations or standard products – many of which we develop, test and produce in-house!

Read more HERE.

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21/11/2014: Steward of the sea

With opportunities come responsibilities, especially for those working in the Antarctic’s fragile ecosystem. 

Companies that harvest krill there are entrusted to care for and handle responsibly this bountiful – but not unlimited – resource. This responsibility makes Antarctic fisheries, like Aker BioMarine, stewards of the sea.
 

http://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf1406_w1/1

Conventions limit the catch
When exploratory krill fishing began in the 1960s, catch levels were low compared with the 1980s when commercial fisheries caught more than half a million tonnes of krill. This raised concerns that fisheries would deplete local krill stock and threaten predators, such as fish and whales. 

 
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To protect the ecosystem, the Convention of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) was signed. This international treaty continues to oversee krill fishing with 25 members, including six countries that fish for krill. In advance of each season, CCAMLR requires vessels to annually notify their fishing area and potential catches.

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an international nonprofit organisation with an independent certifying body and a public assessment process, has developed sustainable fishing and seafood traceability standards. To be certified, MSC assesses the fishery management, its impact on the stock and on species dependent on the krill, while monitoring the wider ecosystem.

In 2010, MSC certified Aker BioMarine’s krill fishery as sustainable and 100% traceable, allowing the fishery to carry the distinct blue eco-label on its products. There are hundreds of million tonnes of Antarctic krill around Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. All of Aker BioMarine’s catch takes place in Area 48, where the majority of the krill industry primarily operates.
 

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In Area 48, the industry is allowed to harvest 1 per cent of the estimated 60 million tonnes of krill. Today, the catch level is around one third of this allowable level. In the spirit of fisheries’ stewardship, Aker BioMarine and Olympic Fisheries survey its fishing areas annually and update stock size for management organizations. Aker BioMarine’s fishery is currently undergoing the MSC re-certification process.

Commitment to research
Stewardship is a collective responsibility. There are few scientific research vessels operating around Antarctica, and they are only present in the region for short periods each year. The Association of Responsible Krill (ARK) Fishing Companies, an organization developed to promote research for the sustainable harvest of Antarctic krill, encourages krill fishing vessels to collect scientific data. 


This provides information on krill stocks, and more importantly expands the knowledge of stock dynamics. With this knowledge, all parties will have a better understanding of the Antarctic’s ecosystem. To reach this goal, Aker BioMarine has established procedures for monthly and haul-by-haul data from the fishery, and carries scientific international observers.
 

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Acting responsibly means going beyond general operating requirements and taking extra voluntary steps to responsibly use the valuable marine resources harvested. Collaboration extends beyond companies’ individual networks, to include environmental NGOs and contact with scientists. Aker BioMarine cooperates actively with NGO’s and leading scientist involved in Antarctic conservation and resarch.

A state of the art steward
Aker BioMarine's vessels, Antarctic Sea and Saga Sea, use Pelagic trawls with its Eco-Harvesting system, which harvests live krill on demand. The system’s hose (between the trawl and the vessel) allows the fishing net to stay underwater during the entire operation. 


This minimises interactions between the net and krill surface predators (especially seals and birds) as the net is not hauled and shot. At the opening of the net, a fine-mesh screen excludes unwanted by-catch (non-krill). This novel harvesting method, combined with independent observers catch reports and underwater cameras assure that that only 0.2 per cent of the catch composition is species other than krill.
 

http://www.aquafeed.co.uk/catalysis
Aker BioMarine takes its certification as seriously as its technology, not just fulfilling its current obligations but looking towards its future responsibility. The current assessment process does not include seasonal changes in stock size, natural fluctuations in krill abundance and the effect of climate change (e.g. warmer and more acidic oceans) on krill. Looking towards the future, the main challenge is a synoptic survey of Antarctic krill.

The last survey conducted was CCAMLR’s multi-ship acoustic survey of Area 48 in 2000. The Institute of Marine Research is together with its partners, developing a new methodology in order to survey Antarctic krill. The OG Sars research vessel will be bringing this new technology to survey the krill population in 2016. An honest steward of the sea has sustainability at the heart of its operations and continues to care for the krill at large.


Read more HERE.

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21/11/2014: Brisbane, July - International Conference on Aquaculture & Fisheries 2015

http://aquaculture-fisheries.conferenceseries.com/registration.php

Visit sunny Brisbane, Australia this coming July for the International Conference on Aquaculture & Fisheries 2015!

For registration click HERE.

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21/11/2014: December - EABA Conference with International Algae Congress

Two weeks from now, Florence will be the ‘Capital of Algae' as 200 experts gather for the 1st EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference and the 8th International Algae Congress.


The objective of this joint-Conference is to discuss, with all key EU algae stakeholders, the progress achieved over the past seven years since the inception of the 7th Framework Programme and to deliberate on the present status of Algal Biofuels and Products in an effort to benchmark the technological advances in view of deployment of algal biorefineries, commercialising algal biofuels and products and looking ahead to the Horizon 2020 Programme.

The conference is organised by The European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) and the Directorates General for Energy and Research & Innovation of the European Commission in collaboration with DLG Benelux.

Well-known contributors and scientists from almost 30 countries worldwide will be present at this International Conference. 

Presentations given by leading scientists, CEOs, and authorities from all over the world together with poster presentations will give you a clear insight into the latest technological innovations, the economic outlook and international developments in the algae industry. Also there will be ample time for networking: on December 2, 2014 in the evening, a social evening has been organised by the European Commission.

Read more HERE.

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21/11/2014: Fish tags create dinner bell effect!

According to research, acoustic tags placed on fish to study their behaviour and movement are causing them to be easily hunted and eaten by seals, the BBC reports.

St Andrews University scientists found grey seals were homing in on the pings from tags, which have been placed there to track the fish.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-30113076

They said the fish tags were creating a "dinner bell effect" for predators.

The new findings have been published in Royal Society journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Tests with captive grey seals showed they learned quickly to associate the sound made by the tags with the presence of an easy meal.

Read more HERE.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Andritz Feed Technologies - Company profile

http://www.aquafeed.co.uk/andritz

Easy-to-operate and maintainable plants and systems with short implementation time and excellent performance set us apart from the competition. Competence engineering leadership and worldwide co-operation business units in addition to staff commitment and dynamics distinguish us from other suppliers. Through outstanding performance, mastery of key-process technologies and engineering capabilities, ANDRITZ Feed Technologies has become a globally leading supplier of extrusion equipment and systems.

Experienced project managers and experts from specialized functions ensure that the expected performance will be achieved.

Being the worldwide largest supplier of equipment to the feed industry with more than century of experience, manufacturing facilities on three different continents, 14 sales and service companies plus a supplementary worldwide distribution network, we are confident to claim that ANDRITZ Feed Technologies is able to supply an optimum technology solution for any possible need for aquatic feed and petfood plants.

Read more HERE.

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