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Friday, March 30, 2012

Perendale Publishers appoints new international sales manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS STATEMENT

Cheltenham, UK (March 2, 2012): Perendale Publishers Limited (PPL) goes from strength-to-strength as the grain and milling industries leading magazine ‘Grain & Feed Milling Technology’ is once again leading the way in innovative marketing.

PPL has seen rapid development in its operations over the past two years in particular and has re-invested heavily in digital distribution systems to complement is print subscription and controlled circulation base.
Perendale Publishers Limited Managing Director; Roger Gilbert
Being the industries oldest publication still in print - first published in 1891 - and in its 121st year Managing Director; Roger Gilbert commented, “We are extremely lucky at Perendale as our brand heritage is second-to-non with an extremely loyal readership base which is highly recognised by our leading industry customers that use our magazine, website, smart phone app, newsletters, blogs and our incredible network of social media to communicate their products, news and branding.”

In 2011, Perendale launched its new smart phone application, called PPLAPP, and Mr Gilbert further commented, “Maintaining the industries leading directory is always a challenge, however, as well as the obvious printed and online versions of the Directory we are once again leading the way with our smart phone application, free-to-download when you log on to www.internationalmillingdirectory.com on your phone and by following the instructions.”

New staff
As well as improving our technology, PPL is investing in new staff with the required skill sets to complement the company’s leading innovations in online and digital marketing solutions. Darren Parris ( http://tinyurl.com/d3pk8jz ) replaces Caroline Wearn and Sabby Major who both moved on in recent months to further their careers. Darren Parris, who started work this week in PPL’s Cheltenham office, comes from the travel industry where he was most recently head of business development for a major UK tour operator.
MR Darren Parris
“I have worked with every regional newspaper and many magazines in the UK and have not seen anything like the print-digital distribution model that PPL has developed over recent years. Theirs is a unique package that is at the cutting edge of publishing and can achieve reach for clients that others cannot,” says Mr Parris.

“I’m very excited about the future of PPL and look forward to getting the best from its publishing model for the clients I serve,” he adds.

Mr Parris will take charge of the company’s sales team, which includes three UK-based staff, a team of two staff in Latin America and an agent in China.

Mr Gilbert says that with the appointment of Mr Parris the company is furthering its commitment to driving its publications forward.

“We see Grain & Feed Milling Technology maintaining its rightful place as the global reference publication for technical innovation in milling, that International Aquafeed will continue to be the must-have nutritional reference publication for the feed nutritionist and fish farm manager alike and that the International Milling Directory (complimented with the PPLAPP) will continue to be the most authoritative source of information pertaining to companies serving the milling industry globally.”

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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Chemoforma: We have your performance in mind


Founded in 1961 with the aim to utilise and transform new 'natural' substances for innovative and practical application in agricultural and aquacultural livestock. Chemoforma first major product breakthrough resulted in a product we named ASCOGEN, a yeast based feed additive rich in PSB-Complexes and with strong performance enhancing activity in animals. Then in 1988 Chemoforma  acquired BMA Biomedical Ltd a group of immunologists, biochemists and biologists. Today Chemoforma sells its products, in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America and Australia. More than 90 percent of its total production of feed additives are exported.

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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Surveying natural resources for their potential use in fish feeds

Algae attached to a rock
Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have join in cooperating on a survey looking at natural resources such as mussels, seaweed, microalgae; unexploited marine resources that they hope can be used as raw material for fish feed. “I believe that this has great potential,” says NIFES scientist Ann Cecilie Hansen, who will be studying the nutrient content and possible traces of environmental toxins in these raw materials, which will be the first and a decisive stage of the research project. 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.
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More cases of salmon virus found at Nova Scotia fish farm

Cooke Aquaculture
Inspectors from The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has said it could take months before the farm at the center of the salmon virus outbreak is removed from quarantine. Inspectors have confirmed more cases of infectious salmon anemia at a commercial aquaculture operation in the province. It does not name the facility, but New Brunswick-based Cooke Aquaculture has said the virus was discovered at the company's operation in Shelburne Harbour. Cooke Aquaculture first detected the virus during routine testing in February. 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.
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The “One Percenters”

Good farming is about doing everything right, day in and day out. Otherwise all those “one percenters”, or small variances in kpi’s, can conspire to hit the bottom line in a big way. Using a simple fish farm model and some common assumptions for every 1000mt produced, being off your survival target by one percent can impact margin by Aus$59,000 (€45,937.83) (less biomass to spread costs over, less biomass to sell). Harvest weight is down by 50g on a 4,000g target reduces margin by Aus$66,000 (€51,388.081). FCR increases from 1.3 to 1.35 costs $76,000 (€59,174.154). So on just three parameters we have reduced our margin by Aus$201,000 (€156,500.066) or $0.20/kg. On a 10,000mt farm it would be a Aus$2m (€1.557 million) hit!

We have not touched other variables such as feed price, labor and overhead cost, yield, selling price, etc. Hopefully all the parameters do not conspire in the same direction; hopefully some are positive variances and balance out the negative. But this is a common problem, “the overly optimistic budget”. For some reason we often put in “best case scenario” assumptions in our budgets across a wide range of variables and then spend the rest of the year explaining why they were not achieved. While it is important to strive for best performance, being too optimistic can be misleading and take the focus away from the real issues. More on this later.

Back to the opening sentence. For some reason we are more relaxed about issues on the farm than, say, the issues in the processing plant. The feeding equipment breaks down on the farm and we lose a few days feeding. The results of this breakdown may not be apparent for several months when the fish are harvested, so we are not in a panic. Compare this to your filleting machine breaking down in the processing plant, you are not able to supply your customers, and everyone will be jumping around to solve the problem right now. Then reflecting on how it happened, what is wrong with the maintenance program, etc. Both scenarios affect your bottom line in a significant way, but one is screaming at you and the other is not.

We have “big dollars” in our business and small variances can have a large impact. Knowing what to do and having a culture of doing everything right day in and day out can be the difference between profit and loss.

Article from Smartaqua

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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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Preventing farmed finfish from reproductive development

Diploid (above) and triploid (below) Atlantic salmon
At the Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling, Scotland, they have carried out research to tackle common issues and problems relating to sexual reproduction of finfish the research that included sexual maturation impacts on health and welfare and the impact of escaping fish interbreeding with wild stocks. Sexual maturation can have adverse impacts on the health, welfare and productivity of farmed stocks due to associated changes in physiology and behaviour. Secondly, if farmed fish escape, there may be a potential impact on the genetics of wild stocks through interbreeding. 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.
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Wenger Manufacturing Inventing the new original since 1935

Wenger Manufacturing is the premier world leader in production of high capacity extrusion equipment for many different styles of aquatic feeds. Floating, sinking, slow sinking, long water stability shrimp feeds and many unusual products such as sea urchin and abalone feeds are quite easily produced on Wenger single and twin screw extruders. Recent work has greatly increased hourly capacity on aquatic feeds of 3mm and down to 0.8mm in diameter. 

Three times our original capacity on both floating and sinking products. This technology has been well received in shrimp feed production due to the advantages of extrusion cooking for these products. The greatest advantage is in formulation and the wider range of ingredients including vegetable proteins allowing for overall cost reduction on a ton basis. The additional costs of production are easily covered with formulation changes with exceptional feed conversion ratios.
In addition to the benefits of extrusion of aquatic feeds work has proven that vegetable protein sued for replacement for fishmeal can be fortified by binding essential amino acids to soybean meal as an example improving the nutrient profile of this ingredient and these feeds. Additional work has proven that Wenger’s newest line of extruders, Thermal Twin Extruders” are quite capable of incorporation of high levels of raw fish products allowing unusual semi moist pellets to be produced for the species requiring high levels of raw fish.

An example would be for tuna which typically are fed fresh or frozen pilchards. The technology now exists to incorporate up to 50 percent or ½ of the formula in scrap raw fish to make a highly attractable feed for these animals. The balance of the formula is typical feed ingredients. Making a prepared feed will allow scientific research to gradually reduce the fish level and increase traditional ingredients to least cost and improve the feeds for this industry.  If you have a challenging project for aquatic feeds let us know we are ready to assist.

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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Feeds and fertilisers for Aqua development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Research carried out by Thomas Hecht from Rhodes University, South Africa reviews feeds and fertilisers for sustainable aquaculture development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The study shows the lack of capacity and knowledge to do with feed technology, a need for more research and development and greater regulation and support for animal feed development. 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.

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First salmon harvest from Canadian demonstration site announced by AgriMarine

AgriMarine have announced that they are harvesting the first commercial harvest from their demonstration facility at Middle Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Management feels that harvest results prove the commercial value of AgriMarine's unique technology for sustainable aquaculture. The Company has made the following early findings:
 
"We are extremely proud of our team and how they managed the facilities and harvest procedures during the windstorm," said Richard Buchanan, President and CEO. "Although final harvest numbers are not complete, we have so far harvested and sold over 95 percent of the original stocking numbers." Mr. Buchanan added, "We have taken the lessons learned into our new tank deliveries and continuing farm research at the site." 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.
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New research shows that salmon jump to remove sea lice

Salmon Jumping
A research study published in the Journal of Animal Science shows that sea lice is still a problem for salmon farms in Norway, but this study shows that salmon jump to remove sea lice. The study from Researchers from the Center for Research-Based Innovation in Aquaculture Technology at SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Fish Welfare Group of the Institute of Marine Research opens new possibilities for effectively treating sea lice and re-collecting the treatment chemicals after their use. 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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Investors meet with developers at the Algae Technology Platform in San Diego

"Algae based technologies have become one of the most successful production systems for an unlimited range of high value products, as well as for biomass used for making biofuels, chemicals and aquaculture feed. Algae technology can deliver pure compounds such as antioxidants and omega-3s, the healthy ingredients to be utilised in functional foods. Algae biomass production is also creating huge potential to produce quality biofuels, and aquaculture feed. In Aquafeed, algae could replace fish protein, and act as precursor for omega-3 rich oil synthesis," said Dr. Koen Vanhoutte of Navicula.

The Algae Technology Platform Americas targets companies and decision makers such as entrepreneurs, business executives, technicians, product formulators, plant engineers, processors, chemists, sales and marketing specialists, new business development, R&D, and producers making novel products based on Algae.

On day 1, Investors will meet Developers, in a session reviewing Market potential and Capital requirements, followed by Strategies to develop successful Algae investments and business. This session will give developers an exclusive opportunity to present their projects and market ideas and confront these with investor’s ideas on successful business development.

On day 2 and 3, the technical short course will have over twenty experts from the industry reviewing Market Trends and Challenges, and Algae application areas. Technical requirements for Algae Growing for Cell Harvesting, will be followed by the main session bringing the latest Downstream Processing Technologies.

According to Dr S Sefa Koseoglu of Filtration and Membrane World, who has trained over 3,500 engineers, technicians, chemists, technologists and entrepreneurs through his practical short courses in the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia, “Most of the practical Algae Processing, Application and Product information is NOT available through open literature. The equipment companies and OEMs are a great resource for algae processors who are looking for new methods to eliminate process bottlenecks, enhance overall downstream processing efficiency, and offer new products to increase their profitability”

Algae Technology Platform USA to be held at the Kona Kai Spa & Resort in San Diego, California. Day 1, April 11, 2012 Investors Meet Developers. Day 2 & 3 April 12-13, 2012: practical short course on Algae Harvesting and Processing for Value Added Applications.

To register, view the program brochure or obtain more information, please visit

www.smartshortcourses.com
or
www.algaecourse.com

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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BENEO Active ingredients for healthy animals



BENEO-Animal Nutrition is a dedicated animal nutrition sales and marketing organisation of the BENEO group, they have a worldwide presence and specialises in food & feed ingredients with nutritional and technical benefits. From improved feed efficiency, through higher resistance to bacterial diseases, to an optimal digestion, prebiotics are a natural aid for good intestinal health resulting in best performances.

With worldwide limited resources of fish meal and fish oil and growing general demand for feed, the rapidly growing aquafeed industry in particular soon realised that the challenge was to come up with alternative sources of protein for feeding their fish.

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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In the Philippines tobacco dust is good organic pesticide

Tobacco dust used as molluscicide in milkfish farming.
Tobacco has many uses, aside from the smoking part, in the Philippines according to Administrator Edgardo Zaragoza of the National Tobacco Administration (NTA), tobacco dust is a very effective organic pesticide that does not harm the environment. Zaragoza said that not only will it boost the aquaculture program of the government but it will enhance the growth of the "lablab" a pond fish-food. The tobacco dust was shown to be a very effective "molluscide" against snails and other fish pond pest, without any residue being found in the harvested fish. Read more ...

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Cooperatives in fish farming produce successful results

Across Rwanda women outnumber their male counterparts in the fish farming industry, and these women have formed over 155 cooperatives, according to Dr Wilson Rutaganira Coordinator of Integrated Installation and Interior Lakes Management Support Project (PAIGELAC) in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources. He went on to say that "These groups have been successfully raising tilapia for harvest".
Fish-farming in Rwanda
"The total number of members involved in the project is 57,652 and 37,100 of that number are women, while 27,031 are men. The biggest number of men is practicing fishing at the lakes. The women are more involved in fish farming," Rutaganira elaborated. "It is through these cooperatives that resources are directly delivered by the coordinating office, thus making the work of the fish farming project easier," he added, 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.
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Controversial plans to fine salmon farmers could lead to job losses

Plans to impose on the spot fines for minor infringements could lead to job losses in the industry. The Scottish Government wants to impose “draconian” fines of up to UK£10,000 (US$15,950.49) on salmon farmer who flout regulations on failing to keeping records or allowing small numbers of fish to escape according to critics of the proposals. The fear is that heavy on the spot fines could damage the industry leading to job losses and financial losses. 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.

Malta Join calls for EU to increase fish farm funding

Malta joins 16 other European member states in calls for the EU to increase its funding for aquaculture. The call cites “a need to continue to give priority and support for investments aiming to fulfill market demand through increased aquaculture production, pointing out that the elimination of the traditional investment supports would have a serious adverse effect primarily on small and medium-sized enterprises”.
Aquaculture in Malta
The member states are calling for the European Union commission to reinstate the support for “sustainable productive investments in aquaculture such as fish farms and fish culture facilities (ponds, hatcheries, re-circulation systems) through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund”. 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.
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Monday, March 26, 2012

AEROX your partner for fresh air

AEROX BV was formed after collaboration Cargill on developing the Aerox®-Injector. Aerox being the acronym of Advanced Electron Ray OXidator, describing the basics of the technology behind the odour abatement system. The company has since concentrated solely on odour control and the further development of its revolutionary cold-plasma injector technology. Aerox BV actively participates in various international platforms and initiatives focused on odour abatement and is recognised by both governments and non-governmental organisations across the globe for supplying the Best Available Technology in the marketplace.

Aerox provides long-term, total odour control solutions across industries, across the globe. The Aerox®-Injector is regarded as the ‘Best Available Technology’ by governments and companies alike. Up to 98 percent odour reduction and a unique ability to remove odours from wet process air have made the choice easy for several world market leaders. Tate & Lyle, Mitas, Cargill, Dairygold, Bayer Cropscience  and Frutarom to name but a few.

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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Fish farm gets go ahead in Loch Torridon

The Scottish Salmon Company has been given the go ahead from the Highland Council to build 14 cages at Sgeir Dughall in Loch Torridon. The farm had been opposed by the Torridon and Kinlochewe and Shieldaig community councils which claimed local wild trout and salmon could be infected by sea lice, spread from the influx of farmed fish into the waters. They claimed siting the farm was a contravention of the Loch Torridon aquaculture framework because Sgeir Dughall was a sensitive area but the move was defeated by seven votes to five.
"Looking across Upper Loch Torridon to Beinn alligan and Sgorr a'Chadail
Councillor Sinclair criticised the scientists’ response to the fish farm which secured planning consent for 10 years. “My big disappointment is in Marine Scotland Science,” said Councillor Sinclair, who noted the sea lice problems were highlighted after the second year of farmed fish production in Loch Shieldaig. “The idea of letting it run for 10 years, it is a bit like letting the genie out of the bottle. The communities are not against fish farms per se, they have been in the area for a long time and the jobs are welcomed. But what they have been saying is enough is enough.” 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.
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Deepwater aquaculture can it be sustainable

Deep-water aquaculture has been trailed off sure Hawaii since July 2011, large unanchored pen stocked with 2000 hatchery-born fish known as kampachi, has been monitored by a team of marine biologist from the aquaculture company Kampachi Farms. The project known as Velella Project led by industry pioneer Neil Sims is the first attempt at commercialising offshore aquaculture in the United States.
                                                    The Velella mariculture project

To hold the fish, Sims used a specially designed structure called the Aquapod. Its unusual sphere-shaped design helps reduce fish escapes called “leakage” by the industry and can withstand tough ocean conditions. The kampachi are native to Hawaiian waters, and travel in schools by nature. If fish escape, they tend to cluster near the pen, and avoid the open blue water. A native species also eliminates the risk of cross-breeding. “The Velella beta test showed us that the biological performance of fish in a drifter cage system is astonishing,” says Sims. 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.
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Efficient and environmental friendly fish farming technology

Arvotec is targeting global markets with an adjustable multi-purpose feeding system for fish farming. The company has many years' experience in feeding automation and practical fish farming and  for several years we have developed a computer-based control system for fish farming.  It has resulted in our product which simultaneously controls feeding, takes the necessary measurements and warns of unexpected changes.

We have given top priority to the adaptability of the system which consists of a network of control units, PC connection, measurements, feeders, feeding robot, and a centralised pipe feeding system. We have established a marketing organisation to important aquaculture areas including Norway, Scotland, Chile and the Mediterranean countries and we are expanding this this network all the time.

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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Health Claims Europe presents: GLOBAL OMEGA-3 SUMMIT 2012

Optimal Omega-3 Intake from Sustainable Sources
Ghent Marriott Hotel, Ghent, Belgium

Monday, April 23, 2012
The Global Omega-3 Summit 2012 is the follow-up of the successful policy summit of 2011, where six consensus statements were signed by all participants.

The Omega- Summit 2012 will build on these consensus statements and look at three themes:
1.    How can optimised levels of Omega-3s be reached and for what specific health and mental health objectives? What are safe levels of use?

2.    What is the difference of consuming sc- and lc-Omega-3s? How can all Omega-3s be made beneficial in healthy food and supplement products?

3.    How can the supply of lc-Omega-3s such as obtained from fish and fish oil, or other new sources such as algae or vegetable sources be made more sustainable ad guarantee sufficient supply as needed to obtain the targets set in the consensus positions?

We welcome all stakeholders of the food, food ingredient, and supplement industry, as well as scientists and researchers, and legislators and industry associations to join in the three debates at the Omega-3 Summit 2012.

Info: www.omega3summit.org
info@omega3summit.org

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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Production of Tilapia in Sinaloa Mexico is soaring

In Sinaloa Mexico the production of tilapia is growing at a rapid pace, with production of 240 tons of tilapia per year and a large market, the Farm "Reunion" is the first of its kind nationally, developing systems of intensive and innovative management of tilapia aquaculture. The farm operates six ponds of 330 cubic meters each. Every eight weeks 80,000 to 100,000 fingerlings are added, for sale to companies such as Walmart, Market Beam and soon Lake.
The producer and representative of the company, Marco Antonio Peña Villa said that aquaculture in the state is gaining wide acceptance in response to the demand for low cost healthy food in the state and the demand of international markets. The goal, he said, is to reach the production of 720 tons per year. He also hopes there will be construction of a further 48 ponds of 330 cubic meters each, which will be sufficient enough to cover the increased demand for exports to the US.  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.
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Call to the Malaysian government to halt aquaculture project

The organisation called Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM), has called on the Malaysian government to halt a project to set up a 1000 ha Integrated Shrimp Aquaculture Park. SM Mohamed Idris said that the aquaculture project will have negative impact on the fish and the environment. He said the developer has not complied with the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) of the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) report for the project. He urged Department of the Environment to investigate and take immediate action on the project developer for failing to comply with the stipulated conditions. SAM has also received information that the underground pipeline system used for sea water intake and channeled to the ponds, was facing technical problems.
Integrated Shrimp Aquaculture Park
Idris said it was impossible to supply sea water to other ponds that have been planned without a proper water intake system as stated in the DEIA report. According to the website of the project developer, Blue Archipelago Bhd, phase one of the project covering 432ha with 264 ponds was to be fully operational by the end of last year. However, Idris claimed only 48 ponds were operating now.The website stated that phases one and two covering another 568ha with 352 ponds will be fully operational in 2014. 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.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Our Natural Material Countless Possibilities NK Chemicals PTE Ltd

NK Chemicals Pte Ltd was established in 1994 to manufacture Lanolin and its derivatives. Today we operate the largest, most modern, integrated lanolin manufacturing operation in the world. With an area of 53,500 square meters, our Jurong plant is capable of converting 10,000 tons of woolgrease into lanolin, lanolin derivatives and cholesterol. The entire manufacturing is fully automated and coordinated by a state of the art computerised control system. A world supplier of Cholesterol BP (Feed Grade) that is widely used as an additive to prawn feed.
Cholesterol BP (Feed Grade) is produced from woolgrease using multi-stage extraction and refining processes. The material produced is minimum 91percent cholesterol with minimum 97 percent total sterols.

Prawns are unable to produce the cholesterol that is required for the synthesis of molting hormones, steroid hormones and vitamin D. The lack of these sterols results in reduced growth and high mortality particularly of the larvae prawn.

Together with quality products, we are committed to excellent service, delivery, after sales and technical service.

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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Concerns over ecological effects of geoduck aquaculture operations in Southern Puget Sound

Geoduck clams are the largest of the worlds burrowing clams and are sought after for the domestic and Asian market. In the 1970's commercial harvesting began, with divers taking clams from wild populations at depths of 18 to 70 feet. The method used today is to culture the clams in the sands of the intertidal zone. Cultured geoduck is a growing sector within the industry and is worth more than Can$50 million (€38.17 million) per year.

Geoduck farm on Harstine Island west of Seattle on Puget Sound.
However despite the value of the geoduck industry many are concerned about possible negative effects of growing clam production. Concerns include the possibility of ecological damage to Puget Sound ecosystems, displacement of traditional shellfish growing activities, perceived incursions on private property, and disruption of scenic views from shoreline residences.  The concerns fuel political controversy and tensions between shell fishery interests and those focused on other values. Read more ...

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Federal Government of Newfoundland and Labrador award funding for aquaculture

Aquaculture in Newfoundland and Labrador
The Federal Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have announced a Can$4 million (€3.054 million) funding award for aquaculture in the province. Senator Elizabeth Marshall made the announcement on behalf of Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield and the Minister responsible for ACOA, Bernard Valcourt. The announcement came after she toured the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Center on East White Hills Road in St John's to hear about some relevant study and research at that site. Five companies involved in aquaculture are to be the beneficiaries,

Allen's Fisheries Ltd will get Can$596,000
Newfoundland Aqua Services Ltd — $595,500
Gray Aqua Group — $500,000
Northern Harvest group of companies — $2.3 million 
Notre Dame Bay Mussel Farms Inc — $50,000

Read more ...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Do you consider yourself an extrusion expert?

An international company is seeking an extrusion expert who is keenly interested in the global tech and marketing /sales area within this field. Someone dedicated and hardworking. You can be from anywhere in Europe. If you're interested then please feel free to contact us. We're told this job has good career prospects and comes with excellent rates of pay. If your an expert in this field and looking for a career opportunity we look forward to hearing from you

Apply via The Global Miller in the first instance.

Click here The Global Miller 

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Just to say sorry for my recent absence

Just to say I am sorry there was no blogging carried out from the March 13 to 16, as i was away with an infection, but all is well now and i hope you are enjoying the blogs we have for you.

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