Tuesday, September 15, 2015

15/09/2015: Nutriad sponsors The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) 2015

Nutriad was a proud sponsor of 'The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) 2015,' held on September 19-20 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The central theme of this fifth edition of TARS was 'from farm to plate' and focused on new approaches to improve feeds and feeding in aquaculture. The event attracted around 200 participants representing major aquafeed mills, big farm owners and major suppliers of the Asian aquaculture industry.

From left: Hai Diep, Area Manager IndoChina; Gim Chong Ho, Commercial/Technical Manager Aquaculture SE Asia; Alexander van Halteren, Business Development Manager Aquaculture Asia-Pacific (AP) and Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA); Peter Coutteau, Business Unit Manager Aqua Additives; Allen Wu, Regional Aquaculture Manager, SE Asia
TARS includes a series of roundtable sessions where stakeholders from industry, academia, governments and NGOs convene to share ideas and identify strategies to ensure sustainable development of Asia’s aquaculture industry. This year, participants had fruitful discussions in breakout sessions covering 4 themes: Feeding Today's Shrimp; Freshwater Fish Feeds; Marine Fish Feeds; and the Aquafeed Industry.

Global Aquaculture BU manager Dr Peter Coutteau presented a talk titled 'Towards a paradigm shift in feed specifications,' comparing feed regulations for aquafeed in different Asian countries and those in force in the EU. Feed standards based on simple analytical features are not effective and risk limiting innovation which is badly needed to face current industry challenges. Up-to-date aquafeed includes nutrient quality and functional properties to improve feed utilisation and animal health but also requires adequate information (labelling) and continued education and support of the farmer. The aquaculture industry would benefit more from regulations targeting feed and food safety rather than feed specifications, and would further benefit from uniformity of regulations across the ASEAN region. Dr Coutteau received a lot of feedback from the feed mill industry, which has been limited by national regulations for many years.

From left: Gim Chong Ho, Peter Coutteau, Allen Wu, Alexander van Halteren
The Nutriad Gala Dinner, organised at the Marriott Hotel in Hanoi, was an excellent opportunity for visiting aquafeed professionals and Nutriad’s expert team to further discuss on important topics while enjoying good food in pleasant surroundings.

Nutriad delivers products and services to over 80 countries through a network of its own sales offices and distributors, supported by 4 application laboratories and 5 manufacturing facilities on 3 continents.

Find out more on their aquaculture expertise HERE.

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