Monday, June 18, 2018

19/06/2018: Phileo kicks off aquatic summer in Las Palmas

Metabolomics strategy and recent animal trial data with plant based diets and yeast paraprobiotics presented at Phileo symposium paves the way for launching innovative solution for the aqua industry this summer.

Nothing is more precious than life, and that’s the philosophy that drives Phileo. As global population continues to increase, the world faces a growing demand for food and greater sustainability challenges.
 


Working at the crossroads of nutrition and health, Phileo is committed to delivering future evidence-based solutions that enhance farmed fish and shrimp health and performance, says Otavio Castro, Global Species Manager Aquaculture at Phileo. In each and every country, our team’s progress is led by the most advanced scientific outcomes as well as the field input of experienced farmers.

As active participant in oral presentations and poster presentations and as sponsor of 18th International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding, Phileo was pleased to invite all participants to the successful Phileo symposium entitled Applying yeast nutritional solutions for improved performance and health in trout and marine fish.

The incorporation levels of marine ingredients like fishmeal and fish oil are being drastically reduced in aquafeed formulas due to their decreasing availability worldwide and are being replaced by ingredients of more sustainable origin such as plant-based ingredients. Inclusion of high levels of plant ingredients is still challenging, due to negative impacts on feed intake, perturbations of metabolic and health status, and growth performance slowdown, stated Dr. Sandrine Skiba-Cassy, Research Director Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Saint Pée sur Nivelle (France).

The NINAqua project (New Ingredients for New Aquafeeds) aims to develop new diets devoid of fishmeal and fish oil by using vegetable biodiversity, processed animal proteins and new alternative ingredients as insects, yeast and microalgae. Funded by the French government and local authorities, the consortium co-ordinated by Le Gouessant a french feed production company is composed of academic research institutes (INRA, IFREMER and Institut Pasteur de Paris), private companies specialised in feed ingredient production (Lesaffre, Copalis, Algae Natural Food) and structures supporting producers of the French aquaculture sector (ITAVI, CIPA). The objectives of the partners of the NINAqua project are to determine the nutritional value of new diets for trout and seabass and investigate their impact of fish quality, resistance to pathogens, sustainability and social acceptance.

Among the different diets tested in rainbow trout, some of them were formulated on a vegetable basis and were supplemented with yeast protein sources. Results indicated that yeast protein supplementation may upgrade growth performance of trout fed plant-based diets totally devoid of fishmeal and fish oil. Surprisingly, it seems that yeast protein may also improve flesh quality by increasing DHA retention. Studies of cellular and molecular mechanisms are in progress to clarify the role of yeast protein on long chain highly unsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis.

For more information visit the Phileo Lesaffre website, HERE.
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19/06/2018: Focussing on the fishmeal factory

by Dr Neil Auchterlonie, Technical Director, IFFO.

Aquafeed International is focused on a specific segment of global protein supply, being the farming of aquatic animals, but sometimes it is interesting to take a step back and view the broader perspective within which aquaculture sits.

The growth and success of certification programmes is very apparent in all food sectors, and especially in aquaculture. A growing number of standard holders and certification auditors is testimony to the importance that these schemes have in quality and safety assurance.
 


Aquaculture is particularly well served, with standards encompassing production such as, for example, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)’s Best Aquaculture Practice, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Friend of the Sea, and even standards for farmed fish welfare such as the (UK) RSPCA Assured (Freedom Food) scheme. The raw material supply into fishmeal production is also served by schemes such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

The global fishmeal industry is no exception to this trend, where fishmeal occupies a small but very important niche in global protein production, and a critical point in the supply chain. The IFFO Responsible Supply scheme (IFFO RS) was developed in 2009 as a standard that focuses on the fishmeal factory as the unit of certification, thereby including another important element in the supply chain.

The scheme has grown in success since the first (third-party audited) certification was granted in 2010, to the extent that it now encompasses a significant proportion of annual global fishmeal supply. IFFO RS predicts a volume of 51 percent of this year’s production to be certified. It has been a great success story, much needed and well-recognised in the feed and aquaculture industries, and by retailers. In this regard, there was some important news towards the end of April for IFFO RS.

The IFFO RS team has been working very hard on an application for membership to the ISEAL Alliance. ISEAL, or the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance, has a mission “to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the environment”, and IFFO RS has now been accepted as Associate Members of ISEAL. ISEAL is of importance to certification standards because it acts as a global membership association for standards that allows members to demonstrate credibility and accessibility via a process of transparent robust systems and continuous improvement.


Read the full article, HERE.

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Bühler company profile




There are plenty of good reasons for Bühler’s success: Personal commitment, clever entrepreneurial decision-making, a high level of sensitivity to the changing needs of the market, and a core business that has become a byword for quality and consistency, founded on the distinct power to innovate.

Tackling the challenges of the period and of the market have always played a role in shaping the direction of the company. This is simply something that Buhler has always done, and when it comes to generating benefits and added value for our customers, we have always been a step ahead.

Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant and equipment and related services for processing basic foods and manufacturing high-grade materials. The Group is a global market leader in the supply of flour production plants, pasta and chocolate production lines, fish and animal feed manufacturing installations, and aluminium die casting systems.

The core technologies of the Group are in the field of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With its expertise and over 150 years of experience, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, helping them achieve success in the marketplace.

Over the decades Bühler has come to be acknowledged as a reliable partner thanks to its distinct commitment to quality and its global presence.

Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of 7860, and generated sales revenues of CHF1907 million in fiscal 2010.


Visit the website HERE.

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18/06/2018: Monaco Blue Initiative 2018 - Towards Blue Economy




Blue Growth refers to the current and potential development of activities in the maritime space, from aquaculture, fishing and marine biotechnology to seabed mining, ocean energy and coastal tourism.

While these activities contribute to national economies, Blue Growth raises many questions as to its environmental and social sustainability. With a focus on the North Sea and Arctic regions, this panel examined the challenges of ensuring Blue Growth was conducted responsibly, and explored the tools in place or in development to assist with this process.

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/MBIocean

MBI 2018 was held in Edinburgh on April 8-9, 2018. Read International Aquafeed's report HERE

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16/06/2018: Monaco Blue Initiative 2018 - Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change




Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have proven to be an effective tool to resist the growing threats to the marine environment and afford marine ecosystems greater resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Healthier oceans provide greater adaptive capacity to climate change for both ecosystems and the people that depend upon them. In addition, MPAs covering habitats like mangroves, seagrass beds and salt marshes can mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon.

While recent MPA growth has been impressive, it is insufficient both with regard to numbers and size to ensure effective conservation of ocean biodiversity and ecosystem services. The panel discussed how to make MPAs more effective by making them bigger and better connected, and to do so more quickly.

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/MBIocean

MBI 2018 was held in Edinburgh on April 8-9, 2018. Read International Aquafeed's report HERE.


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16/06/2018: Monaco Blue Initiative 2018 - Marine Protected Areas and Aquaculture




While Marine Protected Areas can be one of the most effective tools for ocean conservation and restoration, it is increasingly apparent that they will not fulfil their function if they fail to integrate human concerns such as food security, poverty alleviation and economic and coastal resilience.

Aquaculture is part of the solution to this equation, and its rapid growth makes it impossible to ignore, making it both a challenge and a potential opportunity for MPAs.

Building on the previous year’s Monaco Blue Initiative discussion, the panel further explored possible synergies, in particular drawing on Scotland’s experience, which illustrates both the difficulties and the promise of aquaculture in protected waters.

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/MBIocean

MBI 2018 was held in Edinburgh on April 8-9, 2018. Read International Aquafeed's report HERE.


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16/06/2018: Monaco Blue Initiative issues early warning



Launched in 2010 upon the initiative of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monaco Blue Initiative is a platform for discussion co-organized by the Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince of Monaco and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Its members meet annually to discuss the current and anticipate the future global challenges of ocean management and conservation. This event provides a valuable framework for fostering discussions between business, scientific representatives and policy makers and for analysing and highlighting the possible synergies between the protection of the marine environment and socio-economic development.

The Monaco Blue Initiative held its 9th edition in Edinburgh, Scotland from April 8th to 9th, 2018. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh under the patronage of HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University, MBI 2018 gathered some 100 participants from around the world. Attendees from government and policy circles, international organisations, civil society, science and the private sector exchanged views and experiences around three themes: Blue Growth; Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change; and MPAs and Aquaculture.

The Scottish venue provided the opportunity to look more closely at the North Sea and Arctic regions, which present specific challenges and opportunities in the context of climate change and growing food and energy needs. The day opened and closed with addresses by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and H.R.H. The Princess Royal respectively, and featured keynote speeches by UN Special Oceans Envoy Peter Thomson and Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc.

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/MBIocean

MBI 2018 was held in Edinburgh on April 8-9, 2018. Read International Aquafeed's report HERE.


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