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Monday, October 31, 2011

ISA detection re-ignites long standing debate

With the detection of infectious salmon anemia (ISA), that was found to be present in two juvenile sockeye salmon in British Columbia has re-ignited a long standing debate as to weather salmon farms should be moved inland. The long running debate has been about the sustainability of the aquaculture industry, particularly salmon farms and for a long time now people have been calling for farms to be moved inland, thus protecting the marine environment. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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20 Hectare finfish research lease in Port Stephen's

The Department of Primary Industries has unveiled its plans for a 20 hectare finfish research lease in Port Stephen's. This will allow Port Stephen's researchers to extend their ground breaking research into Yellowtail Kingfish and Southern Bluefin tuna. Ian Lyall aquaculture manager said "We had a couple of aquaculture projects in the region that haven't proceeded as we though they may have, that's true," he also said. "I guess for us to take that risk to do that proof of concept is probably important to show that we can undertake this activity sustainably". Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Fish health experts need to act over salmon virus

Due to the recent reports of the ISA virus found in wild salmon, there needs to be a plan of action to deal with this outbreak before its devastate the population. “We need an action plan immediately and we need to make sure that we are formulating a rapid response to what to do if we do detect that the virus is spreading,” US Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash, said in support of an amendment to a pending appropriations bill in Congress. The virus known as infectious salmon anemia (ISA) is well know and has killed tens of millions of farm-raised salmon in such far-flung places as Norway, Chile, New Brunswick, Canada and Scotland. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Marine Harvest warns oversupply this year and next

Marine Harvest ASA from Norway the worlds largest fish farmers, are warning that oversupply this year and next year would keep prices low for farmed salmon. Marine Harvest will cut cost to compensate. "We expect a continued strong increase in global supply for the rest of 2011 and 2012," Chief Executive Alf-Helge Aarskog said in a statement. "We must be prepared for a challenging market also in 2012." Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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FinFish aquaculture research Australia

New south wales (NSW) has announced that the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has lodged a planning application to establish a marine finfish aquaculture research lease. “The application seeks to establish a 20 hectare lease (370 metres x 530 metres) located 3.5 kilometres off Hawks Nest for a period of five years,”. “Key outcomes from the research would be proving species suitability, validating equipment and technology and to conduct environmental monitoring." Said Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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New sea louse vaccine being developed in Scotland

A new project  is under development funded by the Technology Strategy Board in a joint initiative between the Scottish government and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). To develop a novel sea louse vaccine, that will be a  environmentally friendly tool for increasing sustainability of protein production in UK salmon aquaculture. The project is led by Pfizer an industrial partner who has provided a substantial match to the funding and brings together expertise within Pfizer, the Institute of Aquaculture and the Moredun Research Institute. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Brunswick's Salmon farming industry opposed to GM fish

The opposition of the aquaculture industry to genetically modified salmon is continuing, New Brunswick's Salmon farming industry has come out and said "Our position is very clear, short and simple we do not support the commercial production of genetically modified salmon," said Nell Halse, chairwoman of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association. She went on to say "We wouldn't even entertain changing that position unless two things happen: The regulatory bodies would have to declare it a safe product we don't have that today and second is that there would have to be market demand, and we don't have that today, for sure." Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Floods in Vietnam has shut down 70% of catfish plants

In Vietnam the severe flooding has taken its toll on the catfish processing plants, as well as the catfish farmers. About 70 percent of the catfish processing plants in the Mekong Delta have been forced to shut down due to a severe raw material shortage, that has been caused by the flooding of the region. In the Dong Thap An Giang province which accounts for 60 percent of the total production of catfish, floods have prevented farmers feeding their fish while the ponds have become contaminated. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Marine Harvest to use anti predator nets

Marine Harvest one of Canada's largest producers of farmed salmon, has announced its intention to use anti-predator nets to protect its Canadian fish cages from seals and other predators that attack the salmon. Using anti predator nets will eliminate the need to shoot and kill the animals, this decision comes days after an international coalition of animal welfare and marine conservation groups, called for a ban on imports of salmon from countries that allow the shooting and killing of marine mammals. This ban also includes Scotland and Canada. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Irish shellfish aquaculture demands faster license turnaround

Flor Harrington leader of the Irish shellfish association has said that the licensing was a ‘make or break’ issue for his members. “There are almost 600 licenses backed up in the Department and, no matter what spin you want to put on it, this is holding up a key sector of the economy which provides 1,700 full and part-time jobs and over €40 million (US$55.778 million) in export income. The places we work in are peripheral, rural coastal areas with very little alternative opportunities for our young people.” Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Hawaii white spot outbreak on salt farm

An outbreak of white spot disease occurred at a salt farm in Hawaii, and was reported to World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in October. The outbreak occurred in Kauai and effected a defined zone within the country. Control measures were put into place immediately and included Movement control in the country, Quarantine, Vaccination prohibited ,No treatment of affected animals. The company has separate brood stock compartments of the operation that are located over two km away. These brood stock facilities continue to have strict biosecurity practices and disease testing procedures that include white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in place. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The welfare of farmed fish is Asia-Pacific ready?

In the production of any animal for food questions are asked, and one of the key questions always is are the animal treated humanely. Em Leano and CV Mohan from the Network of Aquaculture Centers in the Asia-Pacific  looked at the welfare of farmed fish, they also looked at the current legislation and the challenges faced as the attitude of the public changes. One question that farmers, processors and vendors will need to ask, is the handling/killing of farmed aquatic animals inhumane? Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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Youngstown Ohio get sustainable fish farm

The Idora neighbour hood of Youngstown of Ohio is to get its own sustainable fish farm, breeding tilapia, to help improve the communities access to nutritious food. The farm will be of neighborhood scale, with zero discharge recirculating aquaponics system. This system will allow the towns people to grow and harvest healthy and nutritious tilapia, but also fresh produce all year round. The majority of the  community are classed as low income (27 percent below the poverty level). This project will allow them to have a source of healthy protein pretty much all year round. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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USSEC launches website on benefits of soy fed fish

The US Soybean Export Council, have launched a revamped website for its global aquaculture program. The website www.soyaqua.org will allow them to communicate the benefits of soy in aquaculture feeds to both consumer and the global seafood industry.

"Most people don't know that the US soybean industry has one of the largest aquaculture programs in the world," says Michael Cremer, technical director of USSEC's aquaculture program. "We work with aquaculture-producing countries to develop sustainable production technologies and feeds, and on food safety issues. We have been successful in developing sustainable soy-based feeds for most of the major production species around the world." Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Replacing a fish based diet with plant based diet, what are the effects

For more than two decades an effort has been on going to replace fish meal diets in finfish with plant based diets. Research has yielded results that showed that the substitution of fish meal for plant based has resulted in impacts on growth performance and the immune system of fish. The key objective of this new study was to analyses the effects of plant based diets on the hepatic transcriptome of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Suspected ISA virus in British Columbia investigated

The suspected outbreak of infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) in wild sockeye salmon in British Columbia (BC) is to be investigated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and the Fisheries and Oceans Canada. In line with federal aquatic health standards, who will be working with the Atlantic Veterinary College which did the initial testing. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Skretting Aquaculture Research Center works joins EU funded project

A European Union (EU) funded project joined by Skretting Aquaculture Research Center to maximise the retention of marine omega-3 fatty acids in farmed fish given feeds with improved sustainability. One method of raising the sustainability of fish feed is to reduce the content is to reduce the marine raw material in fishmeal and fish oil.

Researcher Ingunn Stubhaug explains: “We will explore ways of producing fish on diets that, across the full growth phase, have a lower content of marine oils. This can be achieved by identifying suitable antioxidants to protect the highly unsaturated fatty acids from oxidation, and optimising their inclusion levels." This project is expected to run for four years and starts in January 2012. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.


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Friday, October 21, 2011

Bühler high-performance animal and aqua feed production systems


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This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Oregon company looking to establish new fish farm

Around Puget Sound fish farmers rear millions of Atlantic salmon in net pens, now an Oregon company Pacific Seafood wants to create a new fish farm, where they plan to rear 10 million pounds a year of steelhead and Atlantic salmon in cages in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This plan would double the farmed fish in saltwater in Washington. The proposal comes as long-simmering battles over the future of marine aquaculture heat up across the continent. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Chinese fish and shrimp feed company brought by Nutreco

Nutreco a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed has successfully purchased 100 per cent of the shares in Zhuhai Shihai Feed Co. Ltd, the acquisition is in line with Skretting development plans and provides Nutreco with a production base in China, the worlds number one aquaculture feed market. Shihai supplies a growing market and produced approximately 100,000 tonnes of fish and shrimp feed in 2010, a year in which it commissioned a new feed plant with a capacity of approximately 150,000 tonnes. Read more ...

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The humble maggot an alternative to high priced fish feeds

In South Africa, the humble maggot is being hailed as an alternative protein source for live stock and fish farming. An entrepreneur from South Africa has established a pilot plant near Stellenbosch in the Western cape, the plant will be up scaled next year into a trail plant converting millions of the grubs into one and a half tons of rich protein powder per day to supplement commercial livestock and fish diets. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Six Chiefs in Zambia Luapula Province look to aquaculture

In Zambia's Luapula Province, six Chiefs have formed a company called Bangweulu Investment Limited, the reason behind the formation of this company is fish farming. The Chief's are looking to develop aquaculture in their province for restocking the water bodies whose resources are fast running out. Chief Nsamba said that the investment is intended to train all the locals who would be involved. "As a way of promoting a sense of ownership we intend to contract people working in community groups to manage the fish which would be placed in cages," he said. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.





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Offshore project in aquaculture underway in Hawaii

 
                                                       Velella research project

Kampachi farms is embarking on one of its most ambitious projects in the United States. The project known as Velella research project involves unanchored cages of fish that are able to move freely with the currents and winds in water over two miles deep and up to 150 miles offshore. The key aim of this project is to farm fish as sustainably as possible by moving them offshore to reduce many of the environmental impacts of aquaculture. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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EU aquaculture facing challenges

Lara Barazi Yeroulanos CEO of Kefalonia Fisheries SA opening address to Aquaculture Europe she told the conference that well many challenges face aquaculture in Europe, a huge opportunity has presented itself which must be embraced. She said "that the demand for seafood is growing and the population is increasing, and with the effects of declining catches of fish and climate change, that aquaculture must fill the gap". Miss Barazi - Yeroulanos said that "aquaculture in EU was not recognised as an industry by many, and needed much more government support if it is to succeed". Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Catfish's future uncertain due to high feed cost

In the United States, catfish producers are struggling against high costs and they know that the strong market prices may not last much longer. Jimmy Avery, aquaculture leader with the Mississippi State University Extension Service said "years of pond acreage reductions are driving fish prices up. Unfortunately, the cost of producers’ biggest expense, feed, is also setting record highs. The end result could challenge consumers to afford this US farm-raised product. “Feed costs have gone up about 120 percent in the last 10 years. In 2000, producers were paying about US$192 (€138.583) per ton for feed. Read more ....

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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ISA has been confirmed in wild salmon in Canada

A lethal European virus known as Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA), deadly to salmon has been detected in two young wild salmon. The fish was taken from an inland lake on the central Pacific coast of British Columbia, were two from 48 caught. The virus which is commonly spread on commercial Atlantic Salmon eggs is thought to have originated in Europe and is the same virus that devastated the Chilean salmon industry in 2007. "If these results are valid, this could be a threat to our business and the communities that rely on our productive industry," Stewart Hawthorn, of salmon farm operator Grieg Seafood, said in a statement. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Anger over claims of possible fish farm ban

The Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation Scott Landsburgh, is angered at the media claims of potential bans on fish farm development, he is also angered about the claims that the salmon producing industry is damaging wild salmon stocks. Landsburgh said "I am very angry that this proposition has been put forward. It is ludicrous to suggest that fish farms could be banned. Salmon farming has always developed on the west coast and in the Northern and Western Isles where conditions are ideal and away from where 90 percent of all wild salmon in Scotland are caught." Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Aquaculture industry in Western Australia concerned over Vaccine and feed

A Department of Fisheries senior fish pathologist Dr Brian Jones has indicated that there are concerns over economical, environmental, nutritional and pollution issues that are ongoing concerns for the aquaculture’s future viability. Dr Jones said “We tend to think of aquaculture as things in ponds but there are farms that grow beta-carotene, which is actually our largest aquaculture producer in terms of value." Disease is another critical factor since 2002, white spot syndrome (WSS) virus cost the global aquaculture economy US$10 billion (€7.197 billion). Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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Wild fish stocks safety questioned if GE salmon egg hatchery gets go ahead

If the new GE salmon egg hatchery is approved by Environment Canada, they are unsure if wild stocks can be protected. This admission was outlined in internal records could stymie efforts by American company AquaBounty Technologies to produce and sell the first GE animal that people can eat. In the internal report that was released under the access to information law that was prepared last year, Environment Canada concluded that the narrower oversight option while “easily enforceable by inspecting shipments at the port of export” in Canada “falls short” of meeting Canada’s legal obligations under Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) “because it does not fully consider potential effects within Canada.” Read more ...

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South Africa set to get job boost from fish farming

The South African government is getting ready to start the second phase of a R25 million (€2.306 million) project developing a site on the wild coast to farm fish. This development program lead by the national department of fisheries aquaculture development zone (ADZ) strategy. This program will see the development of 10 of theses ADZ established around the country. Once the environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been carried out, if approved then the second phase begins. Read more ...

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Aquaculture Europe October 2011 we will be there

With less than four days to go and over 600 abstracts received, Aquaculture Europe 2011 is promising to attract even more participants than AE10 in Porto. Register now and start to organise your travel. Rhodos, an Island in Greece and close to Turkey will become the venue this October 18-21, for all Aquaculture professionals, academics and others interested in the Aquaculture Industry. Sea Bass, Sea Bream, Trout, Tilapia, Mollusks, Nutrition, Health, are just some topics that will be discussed during the conference. Our team from Perendale Publishers Ltd will be there, we will be at Stand 54 so if you want to meet Nicky or Sabby at the event, you can email us for an appointment or call by the stand or alternatively you can Skype Nicky at nicky.barnes4.

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Show dates are:
18th - 21st October 11
Aquaculture Europe 2011
Rhodos, Greece

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Aquafeeds new 2012 calendar now available



International Aquafeeds 2012 calendar is now available for your copy contact
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This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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New report highlights troubling issues with factory farming fish

The consumer advocacy group Food and Water Watch released its new report, the report highlights the issues and troubling implications of expanding factory fish farms off the US coast. The report indicates that the policy the government is pushing for to get more fish farms in the ocean will come at tremendous cost to both wild populations and the marine environment in general. Read more ...

The report is online at http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/fishy-farms/

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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AquaBounty stands its ground in the GM salmon fight

After two organisation released press statements, AquaBounty fights back, the statements were in reference to the fact that AquaBounty is planning on growing genetically modified salmon eggs. Both Sharon Labchuk of Earth Action P.E.I. and Leo Broderick of the Council of Canadians were raising their concerns over this venture well the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering approval of AquAdvantage® Atlantic salmon eggs.

Ronald L. Stotish, CEO and president of AquaBounty Technologies said "So where will the salmon be grown, where will the jobs be, and how will we meet the consumer demand for seafood protein in the future?''. Stotish went onto say that groups like Earth Action P.E.I. offer no solutions but oppose everything. Read more ...

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New Zealand King Salmon applies for eight farms

New Zealand company King Salmon has applied to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to set up eight new fish farming sites, the application was made days after new legislation come into force, Aquaculture Legislation Amendment Act (No 3). The site have been chosen after the company invested NZ$2 million (€1.155 million) in scientifically proving the eight sites were suitable for salmon farming. The proposed eight sites are Ruaomoko Point, Kaitapeha Bay and Ngamahau Bay, just off Arapawa Island; Richmond Bay, Taipipi, Wymens Bay and White Horse Rock in the Waitata Reach, and Papatua in Port Gore. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.



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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trout growers in the US feel the pinch of high feed prices

Trout growers in the United States are feeling the pinch, this is in part due to the increased demand of aquaculture products coupled with tighter supplies of key ingredients that have pushed up aquaculture feed  by 25 to 30 percent since 2008. "Most of the growth is happening in Asia, particularly China", said Ron Hardy, director of the University of Idaho's Aquaculture Research Institute at Hagerman. "Feed is what's driving aquaculture," Hardy said during the US Trout Farmers Association annual meeting held recently in Twin Falls. Read more ...

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Can salmon feed fish oils be replaced by micro-algae?


A question being ask is are fatty acids in certain microalgae suitable to replace fish oil in feed for salmonids. A Canadian Masters student from the University of Saskatchewan, Chuyuan Zhang is looking for the answer at Norway's Aquaculture Protein Center. Ms Zhang said “I am particularly interested in finding out how well the fatty acids of the algae are digested, and if they affect the fatty acid profile of the fish compared to salmon that is fed fish oil". Read more ...

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Workshop on making local fish feed

The American Samoa Community College/Center, is holding a workshop on "Making Tilapia Feeds with Local Ingredients" on October 22, this workshop is hosted by American Samoa Community College/Center for Natural Resources (ASCC/CNR). Ephraim Temple an extension agent in American Samoa said "The American Samoa Tilapia industry has struggled for years due to the lack of a consistent supply of feeds." Read more ...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hatcheries need algal concentrates

A study carried out by Meriden Animal Health of the UK showed that for a hatchery to be successful it needs to have a culture of  unicellular algae. The case study looked at the advantages of algae along with the disadvantages. Meriden animal health has developed a product range in response to the study they carried out known as PHYCONOMIX. Read more ...

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Using chemical free water with fiber filters, ultrasound and UV

A new method of treating algal blooms is the chemical-free water treatment system consisting of fiber filter, ultrasound and UV for fish farming has been studied by LG Sound. The study of this treatment using two ponds one treated and one untreated, the treated one showed the number of determined algal species was lower in the treated pond. The proportion of green algae and Cyanobacteria was higher in the non-treated pond, and diatoms were the predominant group of algae in the treated pond. Read more ...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Scottish aquaculture supplier completes largest freshwater project

Fusion Marine Fish Farm has recently completed its largest upgrade freshwater project at Migdale Smolt farm on Loch Ness. The project at Dores was the installation of new growing pens combined with central support pontoon and access raft. This project was the latest project between the two companies in an on going relationship that started 15 years ago. Migdale Smolt’s general manager Hugh Murray, said “We have an excellent relationship with Fusion Marine and first worked with the company in 1996 when they installed fish farm pens at our smolt site on Loch Shin,”. Read more ...

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UK aquaculture gets Boost from EFF

The UK aquaculture industry is getting investment from the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) to the tune of £245,000 (US$383,211.) which will be invested in education and training facilities. The grant is going to Sparsholt college in Winchester and will be put towards a new modern £490,000 (US$766,423.) fish hatchery, and will replace the existing hatchery that is over 35 years old. The learning manager at the college said "Such a significant grant recognises the importance of ensuring that the next generation looking to pursue a career in this sector do so with the appropriate qualifications acquired in facilities which mirror that of industry". Read more ...

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Researcher say aquaponics could play a vital role in food security

Researchers in American Samoa say aquaponics could play a vital role in the future of food security. The University of Hawaii and the American Samoa College will be jointly hosting a workshop on building aquaponics capacity. Aquaponics is producing both plants and fish together with out soil and in the same recirculating water. Read more ...

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Monday, October 10, 2011

IFIF elects new chairman

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has announced a new chairman Mario Sergio Cutait, Founder and President of Feed Latina, the current Chairman Dave Cieslak who has lead IFIF for the last three years formally handed over the Chairmanship at the IFIF Annual General Assembly in Rome on 6 October 2011 “IFIF is at a critical phase of renewal in the face of important global challenges in the food and feedindustry and Mario Cutait is well placed to lead the organisation to contribute to the growth of a sustainable feed industry worldwide,” says Mr. Cieslak. Read more ...
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Norway teams up with Indonesia to increase fish production by 2015

The Indonesian governments plan to increase fish production by 2015, which includes seaweed, shrimp has created a unlikely new partnership with Norway. The Minister Fadel Muhammad said "Norway was also chosen for its advanced technology, marking Indonesia’s seriousness about develop aquaculture technology, especially since he changed fishery orientation from fishing to aquaculture shortly after being inaugurated in October 2009". Read more ...

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Two fisheries giants locked in standoff on Canada's East coast

Cooke Aquaculture is looking to purchase Clearwater Seafood, but the current owner of Clearwater John Risley at 64 isn't ready to retire. Currently the bid offered by Cooke aquaculture only values Clearwater at Can$100 million (€71.816 million). The two firms know they would be stronger together but Clearwater board of Trustees rejected Cooke's bid, this has forced Cooke back to the drawing board, and Mr Cooke said that he understands both, its not just about the money for the shareholders, he went on to say “It is not a hate relationship. We understand their dream, we run a bigger dream.” Read more ...

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Funds needed to remove used water from aquaculture farms

In Vietnam there is a serious problem with the waste water from fish farms, due to the government failing to build adequate drainage to remove waste water the farmers and business are trying to build them themselves. The aquaculture industry has called upon the government to invest in drainage for 10 years, but has had no reply, the deputy chairman of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers has raised the issue many times to no avail even though fisheries exports is worth US$5 to 6 billion (€3.7 to 4.4 billion) a year. Read more ...

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Center for Sturgeon opens in Canada

The new International Center for Sturgeon Studies has opened at Vancouver Island University. Vice Chancellor and President, Ralph Nilson said “The International Centre for Sturgeon Studies provides students, faculty and staff with labs and equipment that will enable us to learn more about sturgeon and sustainable practices to ensure their long-term viability as a source of food. Our funding partners, combined with the support of individual donors, will keep VIU in the forefront of aquaculture research.” Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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