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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Press Release :Alltech Appoints New Vice President for Europe

Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech has announced the promotion of Patrick Charlton to the position of Vice President Europe. Charlton has been with the company for 21 years, most recently serving as European Regional Director. He will take the reins from Marc Larousse who has been promoted to the position of Vice President Business Development.

Commenting on the appointment, Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons said, "Alltech is experiencing tremendous progress in Europe. This region has been a vital part of Alltech’s core strategy for many years and now it is time for us to expand. With Patrick’s considerable experience and leadership we are anticipating strong growth and development throughout the Europe region.” Charlton has worked extensively in Africa, Canada and the Middle East, and was also Global Bioplex Manager responsible for the Bioplex series of organic minerals.

“European agriculture is changing rapidly in response to a growing export market and increased internal regulation and Alltech Europe must grow and expand to keep up with these developments,”  said Charlton. “We have a fantastic team in place with a firm devotion to the future of European agriculture, with un-paralleled knowledge and experience in the agriculture industry. Together we will further the development of new technologies, while continuing to meet the needs of local customers.”

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The Ninth International Sea Lice Conference to be held in Bergen

Aim and scope:
Sea lice continue to be a topic of interest to scientific researchers in all the leading salmon producing countries and indeed to tc she community as a whole. The status of L. salmonis as a major health threat to farmed salmon in many northern hemisphere locations may have receded over the past decade with the availability of more effective treatment options but the emergence of possible resistance to even the newer treatment options give cause for concern. In the southern hemisphere the problems with C. rogercresseyi are still unresolved.



There are also still many unresolved questions, poorly understood interaction mechanisms and new problems. The on-going controversy surrounding the impact of farmed salmon on wild stocks and general farmed-wild interaction are of great interest. There is also a growing awareness of the importance of understanding the biology of all the sea lice species of concern. The goal of this international conference is to bring together leading researchers from across the globe with interests in a range of sea lice species to advance our understanding of the key biological, environmental and management factors associated with sea lice in both wild and farmed settings.

As was the case with a number of the previous international sea lice conferences in this series presenters will be invited to submit full papers which will be published in Diseases of Aquatic Organisms as a special edition.

 Preliminary Program:













ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 February
Early Registration Fee (before April 1, 2012): NOK 3500 (US$603.701) (Students NOK 2000) (US$344.972)

Late Registration Fee (after April 1, 2012): NOK 4000 (US$689.944) (Students NOK 2000) (US$344.972)

For more information, registration and abstract submission, go to www.imr.no/sealice2012 or contact Sealice2012@imr.no

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New probiotic bacteria show promise for shellfish aquaculture

The use of probiotic bacteria, isolated from naturally-occurring bacterial communities, is gaining in popularity in the aquaculture industry as the preferred, environmentally-friendly management alternative to the use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials for disease prevention.

Known to the public for their use in yogurt and other foods to improve human digestion and health, probiotic bacteria isolated from other sources can also be used to improve survival, nutrition and disease prevention in larvae grown in shellfish hatcheries.

Now researchers at NOAA's Milford Laboratory has shown that naturally occurring bacteria that have been isolated from the the digestive glands of adult eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and northern bay scallops (Argopecten irradians irradians) may be used as potential probiotic candidates in oyster larviculture. Read more ...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Aquaculture is seen as key to the South Jersey seafood industry

Aquaculture development in South Jersey is seen to be the key to expansion and sustainability of New Jersey's US$147 million (€111.962 million), wholesale seafood industry, suggest a report by the state Department of Agriculture. According to Associate Director of the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, and co-author of the report, John Kraeuter, true aquaculture production uses various types of laboratory grown seed oysters that have been hybridised to be largely sterile.

This allows for a year-round harvest that isn’t interrupted by the breeding season of wild shellfish stocks. “There is certainly potential, but it is so involved with regulatory issues and various aspects of state government that it is hard to say,” Kraeuter noted. “We currently have a fledgling rack-and-bag industry along the Cape Shore Flats, and the state has requested that people be allowed to bid on additional leases.” Read more ...

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A new unprecedented study in reusing waste water for aquaculture in Brazil

The federal University of Piauí (UFPI), has started a study in to the reuse of domestic waste water in aquaculture, The “Experimental Unit for the Reuse of Domestic Wastewater in Stabilisation Ponds Applied to Fish Farming” project is led by engineer Cleto Augusto Baratta Monteiro, Department of Water Resources, Civil Engineering Course of UFPI professor. This type of scientific experiment has already been tested in other states in the country such as Ceará and Santa Catarina, and in other countries like Peru. Read more ...

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Escaped salmon fewer than expected after Hurricane Dagmar

At the Marine Harvest plant in "Juvik" in Nordfjord Norway fewer than 2000 salmon escaped, after the hurricane over the Christmas period cause two tears in the net. The damage to the nets were discovered during an extraordinary and thorough inspection in the wake of Hurricane Dagmar. The farm had around 139,000 fish with an average weight of 4 kg. It was previously unknown how many of the fish escaped but now it is thought that only around 2,000 escaped of which 547 have been recaptured.

In 2011 Marine Harvest registered three major escape events before this event in the Nordfjord. This marks a clear break with previous years' results. Marine Harvest will make a new evaluation of the events of 2011 to ensure that the company can reach its goal of zero escapes. Read more ...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Exogenous enzymes in feed for trout

Scientists from Technical University of Denmark, Aquaculture Research Group, CRNA of DSM Nutritional Products, BioMar, Denmark and Novozymes investigated the effects of exogenous enzymes on apparent nutrient digestibility in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed diets with high inclusion of plant-based protein.

Plant-based protein ingredients are increasingly used in feed for carnivorous fish as replacement for fish meal. This study investigated if supplementing diets with high inclusion levels of plant-based protein with three different enzymes could improve the apparent nutrient digestibility in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Read more ...

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Arcadia Sea Farms get approval for large oyster farm at Goose Cove

Arcadia Sea Farms Inc, got their application granted for a 50-acre aquaculture lease to raise oysters in floating cages on the water of Goose Cove. The 39-page decision came more than a year after the conclusion of a public hearing on Acadia’s application that stretched out over four lengthy sessions during September and December 2010. It appears to be substantially identical to the proposed decision the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) submitted last December 22, to Acadia and several parties who objected to the company’s lease application. Read more ...

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Scottish company planning Nova Scotia fish farm

Loch Duart Ltd a Scottish aquaculture company, is planning to open a fish farm in Nova Scotia, Nick Joy wants to prove the farmed salmon naysayers wrong. A Canadian subsidiary, Snow Island Salmon Inc., has applied to the provincial government for finfish leases on three sites in Shoal Bay, Spry Bay and Beaver Harbour on the Eastern Shore.

Joy, who plans to attend an open house and public meeting at Branch 58 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Sheet Harbour on Feb. 6, said the development could accommodate up to 500,000 fish in 20 pens. The plan has raised the hackles of a blog site called Save the Eastern Shore that argues that large-scale salmon farms threaten the marine environment. Read more ...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

New feeding program launched by Dibaq Aquaculture

Zenit is the name of the new feeding program that Dibaq Aquaculture launches to the market in 2012. Based on the inclusion of functional additives of natural origin with probiotic and antioxidant activity and optimal amino acids, vitamins and minerals balance for each species, size and period of year, Zenit is a new concept and philosophy in the Mediterranean fish nutrition.

This new program links directly to the philosophy of Dibaq’s Evolution ® and with the inclusion of high digestibility plants and vegetables, thanks to its origin, pre-treatment and a novel and innovative manufacturing process in Dibaq factory. Read more ...

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First salmon plant gets Best Aquaculture Practices certification

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program has awarded its first certification of a salmon-processing facility to Multiexport Foods SA. The vertically integrated salmon-farming company's plant in Puerto Montt, Chile, received the certification January 16.

"We congratulate Multiexport Foods for this industry-leading achievement," George Chamberlain, president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance said. "With the first BAP-certified salmon farms and now processing plants coming on line, BAP is continuing to make a difference in helping to supply wholesome, responsible seafood for the world's growing food needs." Read more ...

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New Zealand's King Salmon seeks Production Manager

New Zealand King Salmon New Zealand (Picton)
Turn a higher quality of fish into a higher caliber career.

Our fish performance is something we can pride ourselves on. That said we’re always striving for better, to produce the highest quality salmon possible. Our customers demand the best - as we demand it of ourselves - so naturally, optimising fish performance is of huge importance to our business. That’s why we’d like you to step up to the challenge of driving this vital aquaculture function.

Calling on your BSc, strong biological knowledge of King Salmon’s grow out strategies and excellent understanding of customer needs you will ensure the traits we aim to achieve come through in our fish. From reviewing feeding trends and monitoring growth and survival rates within acceptable level, to matching harvest planning to production requirements, you’ll play a key role in optimising fish performance across the board.

You can look forward to the support of the small team you’ll manage, and to working closely with the wider aquaculture team on the enhancement of our breeding program.

This role represents an excellent career development opportunity and will be based in Picton. Not only that, you’ll become a key player in an area that’s fundamentally important to our overall business.

TO APPLY
To find out more about this opportunity, and to apply, please contact Mark Preece, General Manager Aquaculture on 0292489440 or by email: Mark.Preece@kingsalmon.co.nz

Applications close 14 February 2012.

“New Zealand King Salmon is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace and has a pre-employment, post incident and reasonable cause drug testing program in place."

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The world's largest producer of marine microalgae concentrates

Who We Are
Reed Mariculture is the world's largest producer of marine microalgae concentrates. Our Instant Algae® larviculture feeds are used by over 500 hatcheries, universities, and marine ornamental operations in more than 80 countries around the world. We also produce rotifers and copepods, and are distributors for Otohime®, the premier Japanese larval and weaning feeds, and ClorAm-X® ammonia and chlorine neutraliser.
Our Products
Reed Mariculture's Instant Algae products are closer to nature than any other feed on the market. We produce whole-cell, whole-food microalgae feeds and enrichments from marine algae using proprietary processes. We offer both single-species and multi-species blended formulations to provide the optimal nutritional profiles and particle sizes for our customers’ particular applications. Our products serve a broad spectrum of customers, including university  research laboratories, aquarium hobbyists, ornamental fish breeders, and fish, bivalve and shrimp hatcheries.

We provide clean, convenient, long shelf-life feeds that are superior choices to supplement or entirely replace live microalgae, eliminating the need for phytoplankton production with its high infrastructure, and labor costs, and the risk of culture failures. Our RotiGrow® feeds ensure stable and rapidly-reproducing rotifer cultures that provide optimal nutritional value, and our RotiGreen® feeds maintain the rotifers’ nutitional value in the larval tank while providing the additional benefits of greenwater.

Our Services
We pride ourselves on our customer service and technical support. In addition to our expertise in microalgae feeding protocols, we provide rotifer starter cultures (10 million to over 1 billion rotifers) and all the support necessary for customers growing their own cultures. We are working with innovators who are developing mass-culture protocols  for neglected foodfish species, sea cucumbers, pearl oysters, and laboratory zebrafish. We are also experts in shipping logistics, however remote your location. Our commitment to excellence will keep you coming back to Reed Mariculture.

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Fusion Marine supplies fish farm system for innovative new aquaculture project in Tahiti

Following a successful pilot project, Fusion Marine Ltd has supplied and is helping to install a small fish farm system in Tahiti that forms the important first steps in creating a flourishing and sustainable aquaculture sector for the Polynesian island.



In 2011, global aquaculture equipment supplier Fusion Marine was approached by Tahiti Fish Aquaculture to manufacture and supply a small 12m diameter polyethylene fish pen based on the company’s highly successful Oceanflex design. Fusion Marine also provided expert onsite help, advice and training on how to assemble the system, as well as installing the holding net and secure the moorings.

The pilot trial proved successful, and Tahiti Fish Aquaculture (TFA) has now ordered four more pens so as to complete the fish farm system. TFA is a new company and the species’ being farmed, the Orbicular Batfish (Platax orbicularis,) is also new to aquaculture. The Fisheries Service in Tahiti has been working to develop the farming of this species since 2006, which provided TFA with a good grounding on how to effectively rear the fish.

However, as Thomas Launay of TFA points out, it is still very much a learning process. “As a private farm we have to find ways based on the original techniques developed by the Fisheries Service to be more effective so as to ensure the production process is economically viable,” he says.
“We have already pioneered a few new techniques, including in the way that we feed the fish and the number of feeds per day. The techniques we use are sustainable, with no medicines or other treatments used at any stage of the rearing. We also only use non-GMO feed.”

The farm is situated on a peninsula seven kilometres from the village of Tautira in the Fenua Aihere region of Tahiti (Fenua Aihere means ‘wild land’ in Tahitian). The farm is in an area where there is no road access, which created its own very difficult problems to overcome.

Launay explains: “The main challenge is the lack of road access, particularly since we don’t have a big boat, which meant that transporting the equipment to the farm site was difficult. All the assembling of the fish farm pen components had to be done by hand, as well as the final installation in the sea. The weather was also very bad when assembling the first pen so we spent a lot of the time in mud under the continual rain. However, we had a lot of fun and enjoyed the challenge!”

TFA is planning to produce approximately 40 tonnes of Orbicular batfish per year, but is hoping to eventually double this output if suitable export markets are found.

Stephen Divers, managing director of Fusion Marine, said: “We are delighted to have helped this pioneering fish farm project in Tahiti get off the ground. Over the years, we have specialised in the setting up of successful farming operations in many remote sites in parts of the world that are new to aquaculture, including Ghana, Guatemala and Martinique.

“A key part of this lies in our ability to provide cost effective and bespoke fish farm pens for commercial operations that meet the special requirements of each location. This latest installation in Tahiti is our furthest away project at over 10,000 miles, so it is important that we also provide comprehensive onsite help, training and advice on assembling, installing and maintaining the systems.”

Fusion Marine engineering consultant, Manuel Borg of Divemed in Malta provided crucial support to the project, in particular by utilising his vast experience in fish farm mooring installation.

Based near Oban in Scotland, Fusion Marine is a leading manufacturer of bespoke high quality equipment, particularly in the fish farming, leisure and utility industries.
More information,
www.fusionmarine.com

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Allaince Select Foods increases profits following expansion

Alliance Select Foods International Inc, a company from the Philippines recently brought a salmon business in the United States and commissioned a local facility. They expect salmon products to contribute twenty five percent of its sales this year following the expansion.

"Last year is much less than that because we only acquired the US processing plant in August. Plus the plant in GenSan started in August," said Rajat Balain, Alliance Select corporate information officer.

"There are a couple of salmon producers in Thailand, and there is one in Indonesia. But our combined capacity in New Zealand, the US, and General Santos City of about four metric tons per day could make it the biggest," said Mr Balain. Read more ...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Shrimp market on the rise despite global troubles

Despite the global economic problems, the shrimp market has been growing, During the first half of 2011 the global shrimp market remained positive despite lower supply and strong prices worldwide. In Japan, demand for processed shrimp has been higher after the earthquake and tsunami, while demand for raw frozen shrimp dipped.

Processed shrimp imports were also higher in other markets such as the EU and USA, confirming the positive trend for value added-shrimp. In Thailand, the seasonal harvest of vannamei has been delayed as result of the severe floods, while in Vietnam’s Mekong delta black tiger production was almost wiped out by disease leading to a shortage of raw material and pushing prices up. Read more ...

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Fishmeal production and consumption

Many in the aquaculture industry are dependent on fishmeal, according to the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Production of fishmeal, the process and value chain

Fishmeal is a brown powder obtained after cooking, press drying and squeezing fresh raw fish or trimmings from food fish. The International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Oraganisation (IFFO) has estimated that in 2009 pelagic fish was used in 75 percent of all fishmeal production, while the remaining 25 percent came from trimmings.

Pelagic species are ocean fish that swim in schools and live in the upper sea levels. Their source of food is mainly plankton and most pelagic species are considerably fattier than other fish species. Historically, landings of fish have been around 90 million tons p.a. and about 1/3 of this has been converted into fishmeal and fish oil4, while the remaining 60 million tons are marketed as fresh, frozen and canned fish. Read more ...

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Monday, January 23, 2012

AKVA to install complete cage farm to Murmansk region

AKVA group ASA and OJSC (Russian sea group) have announced the signing of a contract to install a complete cage farm in the operations of Russian Sea-Aquaculture LLC in the Murmansk region. The farm will have an annual production capacity up to 5,000 tons of salmon. The contract total value stands at NOK25.4 Million (US$4.104 million) and is to be delivered in the two first quarters of 2012.

“Russia is a very promising region for expansion of the salmon industry and a focus area for AKVA going forward. We are proud to work with a leading player such as Russian Sea-Aquaculture LLC in the development of the industry in Russia and the contract is a milestone for AKVA group ASA”, states Trond Williksen, CEO of AKVA group ASA. Read more ...

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Milkfish market to expand in Xiamen

After testing the market in Xiamen the Alsons Aquaculture Corp (AAC) expects to break into the market this year. Gabriel H Alcantara, assistant vice president of the processed food division, said "AAC would be the first company to test the potential of bangus exports in China".

Being the first to set up a commercial hatchery and having been in the business for longer than 20 years, Finfish Hatcheries Inc. and AAC, both owned by the Alcantara group of companies, own the only fully integrated fish culture operations in the Philippines. Read more ...

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Tasmania aquaculture skills shortage

Tasmania's multimillion-dollar aquaculture industry is under threat, due to a shortage of skilled staff. A number of reasons are cited for the lack of skilled workers availability, such as competition from the mining sector and skilled workers being reluctant to relocate which is causing a major concern for Tasmania aquaculture industry according to a new report released by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

"In this labour market environment, the industry faces a number of challenges, including less skilled people applying for positions, a high turnover of staff and adapting to the ageing Australian workforce,'' the report said. Read more ...

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Fish farm gets grant that save jobs and fish

A fish farm on Anglesey North Wales, has been saved by a government grant of UK£40,000 (US$61,824.375). Edwina Hart Enterprise Minister said "the cash paid for oxygen to be pumped to seabass being raised at the former Selonda (UK) plant at Penmon". Mrs Hart said the payment last month kept the fish alive while the firm was bought by Anglesey Aquaculture. The fish farm, established in 2002, produces 1,000 tonnes of sea bass every year.

"The Welsh government made a one off payment of £40k to the suppliers of air products for the site in December 2011. "This enabled the company to keep the current stock of fish alive in the short term whilst alternative arrangements for ownership of the site were explored with administration Pricewaterhouse". Read more ...

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Is tilapia king of the eco farms at Hardap dam

In Namibia at the Hardap dam, am eco fish farm is being run, after testing several freshwater species, including catfish, the Mariental has settled on tilapia. However, tilapia is not being fully exploited due to bureaucratic red tape restrictions. During the set up phase the eco fish farm came to help the government. However some sources have said that a formal contract between Government, through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, and Eco Fish Farm has not been clinched yet. The sources said the owner of the Eco Fish Farm, Ivo de Gouveia, has reportedly invested N$18 million (€1,747,944.47 million) into the project so far. Read more ...

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Alaska salmon industry quits MSC program

In a shocked move the Alaska salmon industry has pulled out of the MSC program, this move will take effect at the end of October. This decision is a setback for the council which was founded 14 years ago and has grown into a high-profile effort that uses independent contractors to certify 133 global fisheries as sustainable.

In a statement, the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, which represents the state's salmon industry in MSC certification, said the majority of processors "now feel it is time to redirect their resources toward a broader marketing message." It also said swift action was necessary "to resolve the issue and quell speculation and confusion in the salmon market." Read more ...

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Research shows tobacco dust good for aquaculture

Research carried out by the National Tobacco Administration (NTA), showed that tobacco dust not only does battle with head lice but also decimates the snails that inhabit fishponds and fish cages. Chief Edgardo D Zaragoza said "as a molluscicide, tobacco dust acts swiftly to protect milkfish and its eggs from predatory snails and other creatures that exist in ponds and fish pens".

"Its efficacy has been proven by studies conducted by a team from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (Seafdec) in Tigbauan, Iloilo under Dr Joebert D Toledo, the NTA chief added. Read more ...

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Shrimp production on the rise

Despite the global economic situation, the shrimp market is on the increase. During 2011 the global shrimp market remained positive, even with lower supply and strong prices worldwide. In Japan even after the tsunami the demand for processed shrimp increased, well in other markets such as the EU and the US processed shrimp imports increased confirming the positive trend within the shrimp industry.

In Thailand the harvesting of vannamei has been delayed due to the natural disaster there, the sever floods, and in the Mekong Delta, disease almost wiped out the black tiger production leading to a shortage of raw material and pushing up prices. Read more ...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Versatile, fast, homogenous and energy-efficient mixing of aquafeed

The Pegasus® mixer from Dinnissen can produce a wide range of aquafeed quickly, homogenously and energy efficiently and supply them entirely according to the wishes of the individual customer. A mixer which offers convenience, flexibility and versatility. An unique twin-shaft mixing mechanism, which uses the flow of air to swirl around powders, pellets and granules in order to mix them quickly (in 25-30 seconds) and extremely homogenously with low energy use.

Thanks to the special dosing unit, exactly the right amount of fluid is sprayed into the mixer during this mixing process so as to create the right ingredients for the aquafeed, required by the individual customer. Precisely at the moment that powders, pellets or granules are thrown up by the airflow, up to 18 functional fluids such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats and oils in large quantities if required are sprayed onto the ingredient particles and mixed. Each product particle is completely coated. 

Thanks to the versatility and completely optional automatic operation of the Pegasus®, this allows a wide range of recipes to be automatically processed. With the modernized Pegasus® Vacuum Coater, each pellet can be sprayed with exactly the right quantity of powder or fluid, which is then absorbed deep into the pellet. This phase in the production process is designed to homogeneously add even higher percentages or extremely small quantities. 

The Pegasus® Vacuum Coater offers that possibility by quickly and flexibly applying multiple layers in pelleted and extruded products in a vacuum environment. The Pegasus® Vacuum C-oater enables a robust protective coating to be applied around each pellet to prevent breaking, crumbling and loss of valuable ingredients.This also means users save on the costs of cleaning transport systems. Each pellet retains its original shape and can be finished with an attractive colour or shiny coating.

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The FAO publishes guidelines on use of wild fish in feed

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has just published its guidelines on the use of wild fish as feeds in aquaculture to support sections of FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF). The guidelines are based on 10 principles and encompass five key issues:

a) fisheries management considerations,
b) ecosystem and environmental impacts,
c) ethical issues and responsible use,
d) aquaculture technology and development, and
e) statistics and information needs for management.

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New findings on Saprolegnia infection in Norway

New knowledge has been uncovered about Saprolegnia in Norway by Even Thoen's doctoral research. This new research will make it possible to provide the industry with new advice on measures to prevent and combat the problem.

The aim of the project was to gain an overview of the prevalence and composition of species of Saprolegnia in Norwegian salmon hatcheries, identify risk factors and propose measures for preventing and combating infection. Saprolegnia reproduces, spreads and infects by means of spores. Estimating the concentration of spores in the water systems of hatcheries was therefore necessary before further work could be undertaken. Read more ...

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Prized fish killed in aquaculture centre

Seven barramundi and 20 other fish were killed and wounded at the Ardyaloon Hatchery, Dampier Peninsula in North West Australia. The aquaculture centre a community owned facility was broken into on Monday night, Senior Sergeant Neville Ripp says "the community is incredibly upset". "Everyone's very distraught about it because it is their centre," he said. "It's owned by the community, it does raise money for the community and for tourism, so people are pretty angry and we just want the people responsible to be dealt with. Read more ...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Empyreal® 75 is the first and only protein concentrate made from corn

Empyreal® 75 is the first and only protein concentrate made from corn. This high energy, naturally pure protein source, provides the nutrition fish need in a highly digestible ingredient. With superior functionality,

Empyreal 75 provides even, consistent expansion in extruded feeds and extraordinary binding capacity in pelleted diet applications. The new generation, high-energy corn protein concentrate (CPC) provides manufacturers with a consistent, functional, renewable, and cost effective source of naturally pure protein. Empyreal®75 promotes superior texture, binding and physical characteristics when used as an ingredient in your products.

Empyreal®75 is manufactured in the US under strict quality control standards and provides superior supply assurance beyond any specialised protein ingredient available to the industry.

To learn more, visit e75aqua.com and be prepared for a whole new perspective on protein. Changing the way fish, and the industry, view protein.

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.

The Mekong Delta suffering from repeated disasters

The Mekong Delta known as Vietnams rice basket, has been at the forefront of Vietnam's amazing agricultural transformation. As well as being key to the rice industry of Vietnam the Delta is also very important to the fish farming industry. But during the last few year the Mekong Delta has changed, with the constant effects of natural disasters hitting the region, less rainfall and serious salt water intrusion and more landslides are becoming a fact of life.

Huynh Minh E, who has spent all his life in An Binh Hamlet on Dat Islet in Ben Tre Province, said things have changed drastically over the last few years. "In the past, we suffered six months of salt-water intrusion, but now, this has expanded to seven months because of reduced rainfall," he said. Read more ..

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.

BioNutrition and Centrovet sign global agreement

Advanced BioNutrition Corp. (ABN), and Centrovet have signed a global agreement to expand delivery of oral vaccine to help prevent the Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus (ISAV) and potentially other diseases in salmonoid species. The vaccine is delivered by a patented delivery system from ABN. “This is a significant agreement for both ABN and Centrovet,” said Larry Loehr, president of ABN delivery technologies. “This is the first global expansion of ABN’s technologies, and this is Centrovet’s first venture outside of Chile.” Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Brewers‘yeast the decisive added value for any animal feed

 To judge the biological value of an animal feed, we should not limit ourselves to the parameters “Energy”, “Protein”, “Amino Acids” and “Vitamins” alone. What is crucial for the absorption and conversion of the individual nutrients and active ingredients in the feed, and thus also for animal performance, is the bioavailability of these ingredients.

Brewers’ Yeast is one of the most valuable natural products. It serves as a carrier of both active ingredients and nutrients. The effect of the many ingredients such as enzymes, B-vitamins, amino acids and minerals depends on the interaction of all the ingredients in their natural chemical combination. It is only this unique combination of active ingredients, bioavailability and the morphology of the yeast cell which allow the various synergetic effects the multibiotic power®.

Additionally only brewers’ yeast products contain α- and β-acids also known as “Humulones” and “Lupulones” coming from the hops, added with the yeast in the beer brewing process. The main values of those α- and β-acids are their capacity to develop calming, antioxidant, astringent and bacteriostatic effects.

The company Leiber in Europe the leading company for processing high valued brewing by-products have developed various special products made of brewers’ yeast for special requirements. For these products, certain components are released and isolated from the cell and cell walls in a complex process of autolysis.

Because of their high concentration of 1,3-1,6-β-D-glucan molecules, mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) or RNA components (Nucleotides, nucleosides), the Leiber brewers’ yeast special products can bind and inactivate undesirable substances (such as mycotoxins) and pathogens (e.g. Salmonella, E.coli).

They sustainably boost and stimulate the animals’ own defences. The result is a stronger immune system and greater resilience.

For more information please visit the Leiber website www.leibergmbh.de  and/or send a request to the Technical Service Team info@leibergmbh.de



This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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Aquaculture expert is new chief executive officer of Clean Seas Tuna

New CEO Dr Foster
Clean Seas Tuna Limited an Australian aquaculture company has appointed an aquaculture expert Dr Craig Foster as its new Chief Executive Officer. Clean Seas said "that Dr Fosters appointment came after an extensive global search to find a new CEO to lead Clean Seas in to the next phase of its Southern Bluefin Tuna and Kingfish breeding operations". He has extensive experience and is well known to the international aquaculture industry. Read more ...

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AUT and Wakatu Corporation work together

At Auckland's University of Technology, Undaria pinnatifida is being touted as the next big thing in aquaculture. Undaria has been classified as one of the top 100 global invasive species. Due to its invasive nature up until 2010 there was restrictions that precluded Undaria from being farmed or harvested. Now AUT in partnership with Wakatu Corporation is researching the commercial and neutraceutical applications of Undaria. Seaweed biologist Dr Lindsey White and colleagues are also exploring new market opportunities for New Zealand’s aquaculture industry. Read more ...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

YSI develops water monitoring solutions for our planet’s natural resources

YSI manufactures instruments, sensors, software, systems, and data collection platforms for water quality monitoring and testing, and water velocity, or flow, data. Our multiparameter instruments, aquaculture monitoring systems, handheld sampling instruments, and complete line of SonTek (velocity) products can be incorporated into any of your monitoring or sampling applications.

They can be used in the field, lab, and in unattended settings throughout an aquaculture production facility, research setting, or along a series of sea cages.
 
YSI provides reliable, cost-effective monitoring and sampling solutions to meet the challenges of tighter government restrictions, higher quality standards, scarce water supplies, higher production costs, and mounting environmental pressure. Our many advantages result in real savings.

Whether you need a handheld instrument for spot sampling, a web-based early warning system for sea cages, or a land-based pond monitoring and control system, YSI delivers high quality data, less down time, and low maintenance costs.

A clear advantage in working with YSI is your direct access to our employees knowledgeable technical advisers who are committed to helping you find new and better ways to do your job. We have a strong focus on customer service, including technical applications and service support by field-tested experts. And we employ environmentally responsible business practices.

YSI develops water monitoring solutions for our planet’s natural resources, including aquaculture and its growing demand world-wide. Whether you need solutions to raise healthy livestock, improve FCRs, research the affect of high nitrate levels, or develop systems to stock higher amounts of shrimp, we want to be your trusted partner.

You work hard for your livestock. So do we. 

Here are some of the parameters in which YSI provides innovative, industry-leading solutions: Ammonia/Ammonium, Nitrate, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, ORP/Redox, 
pH, Salinity, Temperature, Turbidity, and more. 



Learn more at 800 897 4151 (US), +1 937 767 7241,

or www.YSI.com

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Cefas based in Lowersoft seals alliance with Exeter University

Exeter University has been working with the Centre for Environment, Aquaculture and Fisheries Science (Cefas) in a wide range of area's from teaching on MSc courses and student participation on scientific marine cruises as well as joint research projects on ocean acidification, aquatic toxicology and marine organism diseases.

Dr Richard Judge, Cefas chief executive, said: “We’re already seeing excellent collaboration between Exeter and Cefas. I’m delighted to be reinforcing this through a longer-term commitment. Bringing our respective strengths together helps us to get even more value from our research capabilities, bringing value to wider society and our scientists alike.” Read more ...

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Skuna Bay Salmon received BAP certification

The worlds first salmon producer, that sources its fish from several farms have received Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. According to the Global Aquaculture Alliance website, Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved global performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. Skuna Bay Salmon are excited by the award. Read more ...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rubinum SA

Rubinum SA is a Spanish based company dedicated to the manufacturing and commercialising of feed additive TOYOCERIN® for use in the main livestock species (swine, poultry, ruminants, rabbits and aquaculture). It is the first EU probiotic authorised as feed additive in the EU 4b-1701 and today it is also registered in many other countries all over the world.

TOYOCERIN® is a natural sporulated micro-organism (B. toyoi) that was isolated in the Japanese soil more than 30 years ago. It acts as a bioregulator, helping to maintain a healthy balance within the ecosystem of the gut and exerting a positive influence on all its components: the microflora (composition and cross-communication), mucosa, gut-associated lymphoid tissue and endocrine system, resulting in improved gut health and better performance. Many scientific and field trials corroborate the effectiveness of TOYOCERIN®.

Since long time ago TOYOCERIN® has been used to improve not only health and performance of different cultured fish but also water quality, being research continuously run in order to go deeper on its aquaculture effects. In this regard, a recent trial run in IRTA with trout fingerlings has demonstrated its effect improving growth as well as modifying gut microflora (Gisbert and Castillo, 2011). Also, an increased performance, an immune stimulatory effect and reduction of Vibrio spp in tanks has been recently shown in nursery rearing of pink shrimps (Souza et al., 2011).

Nowadays, Rubinum SA is represented in 48 countries worldwide through distributors and agents. Our aim is to develop more biotechnological products and to register these in more species and categories and also in more Countries.

Rubinum SA is FAMI-QS certified and also has achieved the “Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) Status by the GRAS Expert Panel the USA.



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Two decades of collaboration on catfish feed cost

The Delta Western Research Centre (DWRC) and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) have been collaborating on catfish nutrition research for two decades. The key aim of the collaboration was to reduce catfish production cost by developing cost-efficiant feeds and by improving feeding strategies.

The two organisations have been looking at ways to reduce overall costs, one way they have looked at is the possibility of replacing a major portion of soybean meal in catfish diets with less expensive feedstuffs. Or part of the corn with other less expensive energy feedstuffs. Also, research on feeding catfish using high-protein finishing feeds to improve body composition and reduce feed cost has been conducted. Read more ...

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Closed containment pilot project gets federal boost

A closed containment aquaculture pilot project due to be constructed for the 'Namgis First Nation' has received CAN$800,000 (€617,000) boost from the Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program (AIMAP). The funding was announced by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Keith Ashfield, the K'udas closed containment project, which is 100 percent 'Namgis owned was one of four aquaculture projects to receive funding , and netted the bulk of the CAN$925,000 (€713,406.307) total.

"The 'Namgis are people of the salmon, having fished the waters of Northern Vancouver Island for thousands of years," said Chief Bill Cranmer. "We believe First Nations are particularly well-positioned to embrace this economic opportunity." Read more ...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

NK Chemicals Pte Ltd

Established in 1994, NK Chemicals Pte Ltd, Singapore is a global leading manufacturer of lanolin, lanolin derivatives and Cholesterol. The plant in Jurong, Singapore has an area of 53,500 square metres and is capable of refining 10,000 tonnes of woolgrease, the raw material for all lanolin products, including Cholesterol. Its strategic location in Singapore is excellent for the supply of raw material as well as export of its products world-wide.

Our plant has the most modern integrated lanolin, lanolin derivative and Cholesterol production facility in the world. The entire manufacturing facility is fully automated and coordinated by a state of the art computerised control system.

NK Chemicals Pte Ltd, Singapore supplies high quality Cholesterol Feed grade which is strongly recommended to be used as an additive in shrimp feed to enhance the growth and survival of artificially reared shrimps. Cholesterol Feed grade fully meets the requirements of the British Pharmacopoeia at a minimum 91 percent purity.

NK Chemicals Pte Ltd, Singapore sells its products all over the world using our own sales and distribution centres supported by a network of selected and professional representatives. Together with quality products, we are committed to excellent service, on-time delivery, after sales and technical service.

For any enquiries, please contact us at:

One Natural Material. Countless Possibilities
NK Chemicals Pte Ltd, SINGAPORE
2 Pioneer Sector 1
Singapore 628414
Tel: (+65) 6861 0977
Fax: (+65) 6863 2769
Email: sales@nkchemicals.com.sg
Website: www.nkchemicals.com.sg
 



This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.

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