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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

01/10/2014: Publishing IAF and visiting China in the same week

I have just returned from participating in the Aquatic China 2014 and VIV Exposition in Beijing, China. I wrote this editorial for the latest edition of International Aquafeed which co-incided with my flight to China. In the next issue of IAF we will report this event in detail and the range of topics in aquaculture nutrition from experts around the world and China in particular.
 
http://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/current_issue/1
I'm with VIV host Vincent Veelbehr (on my left) and Roger Gilbert on the podium of the Aquatic China 2014 in Beijing last week - Professor Simon Davies

This was my second visit to this great nation and I was looking forward to the week in Beijing with my colleagues from the magazine, publishers Roger Gilbert and subscriptions manager Tuti Tan.

We have as usual, a most exciting issue for the autumn with a variety of interesting news items and reports from the industry at large and our continuing inclusion of related technology features that link with feed delivery and management issues as well as novel engineering systems bringing new opportunities for aquaculture. This is pertinent for the RAS technology for aquaculture that we discuss.

Given major problems of disease in the global shrimp industry, we report on new strategies to curb such problems by novel feed additives in a controlled scientific challenge study.
Mycotoxins are the stealthy enemy of the animal feed industry with aquafeed being no exception and so opportunities to utilise natural fee based additives as solutions is welcome and we feature the use of seaweed extracts as such agents.

Live feed revolutions in the early hatchery phases are making tremendous progress and a feature illustrates these approaches. Yeast is nature’s word food and a very topical feature reporting on applications of yeast and yeast derived fractions as potent immune modulators in aqua feeds offers a sound perspective for current and future use.

With China in mind it is appropriate that carp is our main fish focus in this issue and the Chinese freshwater fish culture scene. No doubt I will enjoy sampling the delights of China on my latest mission and so I must be catching my flight.

See you in the next edition and good reading till next time!
 

Simon Davies
Professor Simon Davies
 

Read the edition HERE.

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