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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Andritz company profile

http://andritz.com/


ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.
 
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GePro company profile

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GePro Gefluegel-Protein Vertriebs-gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG is a member company of the PHW Group, one of the largest producers of poultry products in Europe. As a member of the PHW Group, GePro is part of a completely integrated poultry production network.

GePro headquarters are in Diepholz (Germany) with global sales offices located in Bangkok (Kingdom of Thailand) and Moscow (Russian Federation).

GePro transforms poultry by-products from the slaughterhouse into valuable ingredients for animal nutrition and biofuel (SP-Power).

With the state-of-the-art production systems, our products are of extremely high quality and are regarded as benchmarks in the industry. The entire process is under strict veterinarian control leading to consistent, flawless quality and a great value proposition for our customers.

Visit the website HERE.

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30/09/2015: Xelect at AquaNor 2015


Xelect Ltd, a Scotland-based aquaculture genetics company, had a busy and productive visit to Trondheim, Norway, for AquaNor 2015, where they hosted a stand for the second time. There was a real sense of energy and exciting business opportunity across the aquaculture industry.
      
Image: Andy Leppard
Xelect attracted considerable interest in their groundbreaking new markers for increased muscle fibre number in Atlantic salmon. Following some very successful evaluations this year they are now in discussions with several major breeding companies with a view to bringing selected lines into production in the near future.

Xelect had an encouraging number of inquiries for their gene expression service, mostly from large feed companies who use qPCR to evaluate the biological effects of diet formulations.

There can be no doubt that genetic analysis is becoming a routine part of the aquaculture cycle across a wide range of species, and is no longer the preserve of large companies and high value species. Having spoken with several new-start hatchery operations and various smaller producers it is clear that Xelect will be able to provide valuable assistance with breeding programme management and stock selection to a wide range of businesses across the industry.

Visit the Xelect site HERE.

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30/09/2015: Dutch retailers promote certified seafood for Think Fish Week

The Think Fish campaign in the Netherlands took place all last week. Many events happened across the country to help Dutch consumers understand the importance of sustainably caught or responsibly farmed seafood.

Certified seafood is becoming increasingly popular across the Netherlands. The share of fish that carries the MSC (sustainably caught) or ASC (responsibly farmed) logo bought by households is growing. Researchers GFK found that families with children and pensioners together eat 35 per cent of all sustainably or responsibly produced fish that is sold. Most of their certified purchases come from Albert Heijn, Lidl and Aldi.
    
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The most popular fish species chosen are herring, salmon, pollock, pangasius and tilapia. Herring, with a 25 percent share of consumption, is the most popular sustainably caught fish, with fish fingers accounting for a 17 percent share. Pangasius and tilapia are the most popular responsibly farmed fish bought, with salmon and shrimp catching up rapidly. Sustainable fish is most commonly eaten in South-Holland, North-Brabant and North-Holland. In Flevoland, proportionately, the lowest amount of sustainable fish is eaten. Supermarkets in the Netherlands aim to only sell certified fish from 2016 onward.

Think Fish Week
Think Fish Week was set up by the World Wildlife Fund, Marine Stewardship Council and Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Supermarket chains, fishmongers, caterers, fish suppliers and well-known fish product brands joined these three organisations to support the initiative.  

The campaign aims to help consumers understand the importance of eating sustainably caught or responsibly farmed fish to help maintain healthy fish stocks, protect vulnerable coastal areas and ensure there is a responsible supply of fish for future generations.

During Think Fish Week consumers can easily discover the wide range of MSC and ASC certified seafood, where they can buy it and how to prepare delicious meals with it.


Visit the ASC site HERE.

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30/09/2015: Scotland to host Aquaculture Europe 2016

The Board of Directors of the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) are pleased to announce that Aquaculture Europe 2016 will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland.

AE2016 will feature a scientific conference, an international trade event, special sessions for aquaculture producers and satellite workshops and events.

The EAS 2012-2014 President, Kjell Maroni expressed the satisfaction of the Board of Directors, with “…a very strong proposal that mixed well the attributes of Edinburgh, the status and potential of aquaculture and blue biotechnology in Scotland and the strong support of the Scottish Government for this event”.
    

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He also commented that bids for AE events organised by EAS come from members that mobilise the main stakeholders in that country to host it.

“This is the first Aquaculture Europe event ever to take place in the UK and in Scotland in particular and we are very happy with the proposed theme on blue biotechnology, coming 10 years after a very successful AE event in Barcelona on the same theme. Our partners in Scotland will be able to mobilise the sector there and beyond and we are sure that AE2016 will be very well attended – both for its content and for its location”.

Scotland’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse added: “Scotland is world renowned for high quality and healthy farmed fish and shellfish products – and highly recognised for best practice in aquaculture, and our innovation and development of new technologies.”

“The Scottish Government fully supports the sustainable growth of the sector with due regard to the marine environment – and I am delighted that Scotland will be able to welcome the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) Conference and Trade Show to Edinburgh in 2016.”

Aquaculture Europe 2016 will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) at the end of September.  

Download the AE2016 information flyer HERE

Visit the EAS site HERE

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

29/09/2015: Tilapia: adaptable from fingerling to fillet

http://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf1504_w1/50

First published in International Aquafeed, July-August 2015

Originating from the lakes of Eastern, Central and Western Africa, the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) was first introduced to developing countries as a cheap, easy way for subsistence farmers to provide their families with enough protein. With improved production techniques and methods of controlling its flavour, the fish became more of a mainstream product. Communities of migrants from these countries then created a market for tilapia in the developed nations they had moved to, and finally a taste for the fish spread amongst the locals.
   
With a mild, unintrusive flavour, Nile tilapia lends itself readily to a wide range of dishes and cuisines. It’s pretty adaptable from the farmer’s point of view, too. Omnivorous yet predominantly vegetarian, tilapia grow quickly on a diet lower in protein and higher in carbohydrates than that required by many carnivorous farmed species. They are also relatively resistant to disease and poor water quality, and they breed easily.

Keeping mixed-gender groups in ponds can result in lots of stunted offspring competing for food and space. There are two main ways to fix this. You could try sex-reversal. Administering hormones in their feed at an early stage ensures the fish all grow up as males. This has an added benefit, owing to the fact that males of this species grow twice as fast as females.

Alternatively, you could continue to raise them in mixed-gender groups, but in cages. Nile tilapia need a bowl-like depression in a sandy substrate in which to fertilise their eggs and from which to gather them up in their mouths to brood them. In a cage, even if any eggs do get fertilised, they will simply fall through the mesh and be lost. Being both easier and cheaper than sex-reversal, the cage method is employed across China, Indonesia and much of Central and South America.

Source: FAO       


Read the magazine HERE.

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Ferraz Machinery and Engineering Ltda company profile

http://www.ferrazmaquinas.com.br/home/

Based in the city of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo state, Brazil, on the Via Ananhguera, one of the main highways of the country, Ferraz now occupies premises of approximately 13,000 m2, built on a land area of 32,000 m2. All the products that the company sells are manufactured entirely on the premises of Ferraz by the most qualified professionals in the areas of machining, boilers, bodyshop, welding, lasers, shipping, services and spares.

Ferraz projects are in accordance with the standards of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) required by the Ministry of Agriculture, and bear the ANFAL quality seal PIQ-PET (National Association of Balanced Food Manufacturers).

We design and install complete lines for animal feed production processes - for branny, pelleting and extruded feeds. From start to finish of every factory installation project, we present and follow all the steps of its construction. We also provide aftercare, always bringing innovations and improvements to equipment as well as effective and constant technical assistance.


Visit the website HERE.

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29/09/2015: North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation enhances the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems

The European Commission welcomes the decisions during the 37th annual meeting of NAFO (North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation, 21-25 September 2015, Halifax, Canada), which contain a strong commitment of its Contracting Parties to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems, by adopting Total Allowable Catches (TACs) for a number of stocks taking due account of scientific advice and by taking further measures to improve the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems.

NAFO has also decided to continue working towards the improvement of the data base for stock assessments, the development and review of risk based management strategies, and the implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management. In regard to control and compliance, NAFO adopted measures based on EU proposals that will favour transparency in fishing activities.
    
http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/index_en.htm
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Important progress has also been achieved as regards the information exchange between Canadian authorities and the NAFO Secretariat to ensure smooth co-existence between hydrocarbon and fishing activities, notably in view of the increasing oil and gas exploratory activities in the NAFO Regulatory Area.

However, despite overwhelming support by many Contracting Parties there was no progress in the attempt to align NAFO port inspection rules with the FAO Port State Measures Agreement, a crucial tool in fighting IUU fishing.

The EU has also presented a proposal to update the existing shark management rules in line with the EU ban on shark finning. Whereas only few sharks are caught in the NAFO area, the EU continuously supports initiatives across Regional Fisheries Management Organisations to end this practice worldwide. The proposal was supported by many delegations, including the US; however NAFO did not manage to adopt the fins-naturally-attached policy this year.

The 38th NAFO Annual Meeting will be held in Varadero, Cuba, from 19 –23 September 2016.

Background
NAFO is an intergovernmental fisheries science and management body which seeks to contribute to the rational management and conservation of the fishery resources of its Convention Area. Currently NAFO has 12 Members from North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean, including the EU, France (with respect to St. Pierre et Miquelon), Denmark (with respect to the Faroe Islands and Greenland), the USA, and Canada.


See map of NAFO's regulatory area HERE.  


Visit the European Commission Fisheries site HERE.

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29/09/2015: Could we soon be wearing sustainable pearls?

In a world first, the Australian Pearl Producers Association (PPA) has entered the Australia pearl oyster fishery to be assessed against the MSC's standard for sustainable fishing. If the fishery achieves certification it could influence the global pearl industry, feeding a growing demand for sustainable options that go beyond just what we eat.

The fishery turns around AUS$60 - 80 million per year and is the second most valuable fishery in Western Australia, contributing a significant amount to the country’s economy.
      
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Executive Officer of PPA, Aaron Irving is delighted with this game-changing move.
        
"People care about sustainability and healthy bountiful oceans and hopefully, if we achieve certification, they’ll be able to wear that sustainability with the world’s first MSC certified pearls," he says.

The entrance of the pearl fishery comes as a result of growing market demand for certified sustainable jewellery. The pearl fishery, located in the waters of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, produces pearls, pearl oyster meat and mother of pearl shell products.

MSC Asia Pacific Director, Patrick Caleo, welcomes the fishery’s decision to enter assessment against the MSC Fisheries Standard:

"We always think of seafood when we think of fishing, but here we have a fishery that could change how we think of fishing, sustainability and the different ways we can look after our ocean,"

"There’s a growing number of people who want do good by their oceans but also want to look good. If certified, the pearl fishery will allow that discerning customer to not only eat sustainable seafood but also wear jewellery that has positive impacts on our oceans."

Independent certification body SCS Global Services will carry out this assessment over a 12-18 month period. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide input throughout the process. To comment on the assessment of this fishery, please contact: SDaume@scsglobalservices.com


Visit the MSC site HERE.

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29/09/2015: Bill Herzig honoured with GAA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that Bill Herzig is the recipient of this year’s GAA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr Herzig will accept the award during GAA’s GOAL 2015 conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Thursday, October 29.

A champion of seafood sustainability, Mr Herzig’s career in seafood spans more than four decades. After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Mr Herzig took a job with Rich-SeaPak, working his way up to senior vice president of operations, procurement, quality assurance and commodity sales over his 23-year career at the St Simons, Georgia, seafood company.

Mr Herzig joined Orlando, Florida-based Darden Restaurants, the world’s largest casual dining company, as director of seafood purchasing in 1997, graduating to VP of seafood purchasing two years later. He worked his way up to senior VP of purchasing and supply-chain innovation, responsible for all purchasing across the 2000-restaurant chain, before transitioning over to president of Darden Aquafarms, an integrated lobster aquaculture facility in Malaysia.
     

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Along with GAA President George Chamberlain, Mr Herzig was instrumental in the formation of GAA in 1997. At the time, aquaculture, particularly shrimp farming, was under attack from environmental interests, spreading misinformation on mangrove deforestation. As a result, stakeholders from 12 countries established GAA as a non-profit organisation, based upon a shared vision that aquaculture is vital to feed the world, but that it must grow in a coordinated and responsible fashion. That vision led to the creation of the Global Aquaculture Advocate magazine, the GOAL (Global Outlook on Aquaculture Leadership) conference and the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program.

“This is the most satisfying thing that I have ever been involved in. We did it because it was the right thing to do, and so many have joined the cause,” said Mr Herzig. 


“As a result, the aquaculture industry now has the fundamentals in place to achieve the vision laid out three decades ago in the Blue Revolution.”

“From the very beginning, Bill Herzig has passionately and unselfishly devoted himself to GAA. The organisation would not exist today were it not for him,” said Chamberlain.

“With his astute judgment, broad influence, business skills and leadership by example, he pulled us back from the brink of bankruptcy, guided us decisively through contentious issues, and marshalled a strong network of long-term supporters. Bill never asked for, nor allowed, proper recognition for his efforts. He worked his miracles quietly and unselfishly, like the silent hand of an angel.”

“Bill Herzig and I have worked together in the seafood industry for more than 40 years, principally at the business operations level. His forward thinking has led to innovation within every company, and his involvement in pre-competitive activities at GAA and NFI has benefited the entire global seafood community,” said GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens.

“Bill is known as a change-management leader, which is again exemplified by his current role with the development of lobster aquaculture in Malaysia.”

Currently, Mr Herzig is president of Sustainable Strategies and Initiatives. In addition to GAA, he has been involved with the National Fisheries Institute.

About GAA
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organisation for aquaculture seafood.



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Monday, September 28, 2015

SPAROS company profile

http://www.sparos.pt/

SPAROS is a spin-off company of the Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) / University of Algarve, devoted to the development of new products and processes for fish feeding and nutrition.

We offer the aquaculture sector the combination of a strong scientific background in fish nutrition with a flexible pilot-scale feed technology platform.

SPAROS is located in the South of Portugal (Algarve region) but aims to serve the whole European market.

Visit the company website HERE.

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Tyson company profile

http://www.tysonanimalnutrition.com/

Tyson Animal Nutrition Group is a leading producer of 100 percent chicken-based protein meals, chicken fats and wet pet ingredients. Our experience, knowledge, commitment to quality and strong customer relationships have made us one of the most respected names in animal nutrition.

Tyson's vertically-integrated structure gives us control over all stages of the life cycle of our chickens, from hatching-egg production to distributing the finished product. And because all of our raw materials come from USDA-inspected processing plants, our ingredients are consistent, traceable and to your specifications.

Our sales and support Team Members welcome the opportunity to partner with you and meet your needs for high-quality ingredients. Learn more about our products or speak to one of our sales managers today.


Visit the website HERE.

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28/09/2015: Farming giant catfish in Kenya

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Nairobi is warm as we drive through Westlands, into the City Centre and then down to Thika Superhighway, Rachel Kibui writes in Kenya's Daily Nation.

The day before making the trip last week, we had been informed that the weather would be cold, but as we drove, we realised how tough the job of the weatherman is.

The weather has become extremely fickle, and many farmers are on the receiving end.

About 20km down the superhighway, we branch off to the Eastern bypass and then later onto Kangundo Road to Ruai, a sprawling suburb that has become a real estate hub.

Ruai is dry and dusty, perhaps why real estate is taking precedence in the area. We are in the fast-growing district to meet Domiciano Maingi, a fish farmer.

Dressed in a white shirt emblazoned with tilapia and catfish, one may not immediately notice how symbolic the shirt is to him, until they reach his Fish Paradise Farm.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

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28/09/2015: Aqua Fisheries Cambodia Expo 2016


4 - 5 August 2016, Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia is home to some of the world’s most intensive freshwater fisheries. The 2.6 million tonnes of fish caught annually in the Mekong basin represent seven times more than the catch of North American inland fisheries and more than 10 times the entire fish catch in Australia.
     

Fish production in Cambodia is three times as big as the country’s pig production and 20 times bigger than its chicken production. Most Cambodians rely on fish as a source of affordable protein.

Exhibitor Profile

Seafood
Frozen, salted, smoked, dried, surimi, sea vegetables, processed products (sea salt, sushi, fried, canned food, natural seasoning)
    

Fisheries Equipment
Seafood processing machinery, fishing gear, fishing nets, fishing vessel equipment, Aquaculture facilities, HACCP facilities

Marine Biotechnology
Marine bio new materials, high functional materials made with marine life, cosmetics, health functional products, feed for aquaculture, fish medication, research achievements, marine resource application products
      
http://www.veas.com.vn/index/articles/lang/en/cid/278/id/756

Fishing Articles
Poles, lines, reels, hooks, floats, bait fishing items, paste baits, stands, fishing clothes, etc.

Other business lines including serving the seafood industry, institutes, quality control

Visitor Profile
• Traders
• Exporters
• Wholesalers
• Retailers
• Brokers       
http://www.veas.com.vn/index/articles/lang/en/cid/278/id/756

• Progressive farmers, farm managers and breeders
• Aquaculture entrepreneurs and fish farmers
• Technologist and technology providers                 
• Professionals in aquaculture and fishing industry
• Industry executives and cooperate heads
• Veterinary and animal health specialists
• Agriculture
• Catering service and restaurant
• Development agencies
• Governments officials, association, institute, university
• Other industries in association with aquaculture and fisheries
• Media

       
http://www.veas.com.vn/index/articles/lang/en/cid/278/id/756

Contact us
Ms Sabrina Hoang
Mobile: +84 986 894 830
Email: sabrina.hoang@veas.com.vn




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28/09/2015: E-conference: ‘Utilisation of Food Loss and Waste as well as Non-Food Parts as Livestock Feed’ 1-30 October 2015

Approximately 1.3-1.6 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted globally every year, which is estimated to have enormous environmental (about 3.3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent greenhouse gas emission/year, 305 cubic km water/year, 1.5 billion ha land to grow food that is wasted), social (US$936 billion) and economic (US$1055 billion) costs.

Also such food loss and waste has an impact on food security, natural resource availability, and local and national economies. FAO through the 'Save Food' initiative is working with partners to develop, plan and implement initiatives for efficient use of resources and harmonisation of methodologies, strategies and approaches.
      

http://www.fao.org/home/en/
Image: US Department of Agriculture
Globally many plant resources are being used either as food or as animal feed. This dual-purpose use raises questions how to consider a change of utilisation of plant resources from food to animal feed within the context of food losses and waste. Similarly if food gets lost or wasted a part of these losses can be converted to animal feed.

FAO is in the process of developing a framework and an action plan on ‘Food Loss and Waste plus Non-Food Parts to Livestock Feed’ with the objective to develop criteria for setting the boundaries between dual purpose use and food loss, and to enhance animal feed availability without compromising animal health and welfare and animal product safety and quality, and meeting legislative requirements.

The aim of the e-conference is to seek guidance on:
a) the aims, scope and boundaries of the framework;
b) implementation of the framework, and
c) role of different stakeholders, from academia, feed and food industries, civil societies, policy makers, extension workers to farmers in the implementation.

How to join
The e-conference is open to all persons interested in the topic, is free (there is no registration fee) and will be moderated.

To join the e-mail conference, send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.fao.org leaving the subject blank and entering the following text: 


subscribe FAO-FoodLoss2AnimalFeed-L

After you have sent the email, you will get an email containing a link. You need to click on the link to complete your subscription.

What next
On 15th September 2015 a ‘Background Document’ was posted containing a draft framework and an action plan on ‘Food Loss and Waste plus Non-Food Parts to Livestock Feed’. It will set the scene for this e-conference. It will also provide information on how the conference will be run and how you can send your contribution.

It may please be noted that the Background Document and contributions from participants will be available only to those who have joined the e-conference by subscribing to the FAO-FoodLoss2AnimalFeed-L list by following the procedure given above. Also you will be able to contribute to the e-conference only if you have joined the e-conference.
 


Visit the FAO site HERE.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

25/09/2015: The International Aquafeed team visits Dr Eckel

http://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf1504_w1/48
First published in International Aquafeed, July-August 2015  

International Aquafeed magazine visited Dr Eckel GmbH on-site on Friday 12th June. Founder and Managing Director of the feed additive company, Dr Antje Eckel welcomed the team and gave a guided tour of the Dr Eckel site.

Dr Antje founded Dr Eckel GmbH in 1994 from humble beginnings in her own home. She has built up the business ever since then, remaining as the sole shareholder. In 2003 the offices were built, then in 2005 a warehouse was erected for stocking products. In 2009 production began and in 2014 the offices were expanded with an additional floor and outhouse on the current site in Niederzissen.

All Dr Eckel’s own-brand products are produced on this single site and exported to customers all around the world. By the offices there is a pond with much plant life and bird life too – even ducks visit. A legacy of the development is a former wooden prefabricated office. It now fulfils a great role for on-site seminars and meetings with customers, distributors and Dr Eckel staff.

Read the full article in International Aquafeed HERE.   
    

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Jefo company profile

http://jefo.com/

Jefo is a world leader in the field of non-medicated performance feed additives for the poultry, swine, ruminant and aquaculture sectors. Founded in Canada in 1982, today Jefo has offices on 5 continents, and specialises in the design, manufacturing, warehousing and JIT-distribution of an array of animal nutrition specialty products.

Jefo is a pioneer in the green revolution taking place in animal nutrition. Our commitment is to providing effective alternatives for optimal performances in animal nutrition.

The Europe / Africa division of Jefo was created in 1998 and is headquartered in Nantes, France. We market a line of original products including vitamins, enzymes, organic acids and essential oils.

Visit the website HERE.


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25/09/2015: Nor-fishing Exhibition in Trondheim 16-19 August 2016

http://nor-fishing.cmail2.com/t/r-l-fuygjy-dyjuukae-m/

Registration for Nor-Fishing 2016 has opened.
     
Registrations are recorded in the order we receive them, and exhibitors with option will have priority until 30 October regarding locations.

Floor plans will be made available in January.


Register HERE

    

http://www.nor-fishing.no/?lang=en

Nor-fishing.no has been renewed!

We've designed a completely new website so that you'll find everything you need with greater ease.

You'll find the new website at the same place as before: HERE.

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25/09/2015: Corporate ocean responsibility leaders support Sustainable Ocean Summit

http://www.oceancouncil.org/site/index.php
Image: Paolo Gamba
A growing number of sponsors from around the world and across the sectors are supporting the World Ocean Council's Sustainable Ocean Summit (Singapore, 9-11 November 2015): 
  • TCC Group, Keppel Corporation, Nautilus Minerals
  • IHC Mining, Liquid Robotics, Marine Assets Corporation, Oceaneering, Oldendorff Carriers, Rightship, Sembcorp
  • Planet OS, Baird Maritime, exactEarth, International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC)
  • Windward, Louisbourg Seafoods, Olrac SPS, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
You are invited to join these leadership organisations with your support for SOS 2015 - the unique global ocean business community gathering on 'Corporate Ocean Responsibility'.
 

    
http://www.oceancouncil.org/site/index.php
Select SOS 2015 Sponsoring opportunities remain available at a variety of levels. For more information on sponsorships, click here.

The limited space at SOS 2015 is filling with senior industry representatives from shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy, mining, ports, dredging, marine science/technology, maritime legal, finance, insurance, and other ocean industries.

Don’t miss this opportunity to work with industry leaders at the only regular gathering of the global ocean business community that is:

  • Focused on ocean sustainability, stewardship and science
  • Organised by the World Ocean Council (WOC) - the world’s non-profit, global, multi-sectoral industry leadership alliance for ocean sustainable development
  • A 'working conference' - with the WOC committed to implementing the discussions and outputs in the ongoing efforts of WOC Members and the broader ocean business community to advance responsible ocean use
Visit the World Ocean Council site HERE.

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25/09/2015: Aller Aqua A/S strengthens its management team

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Aller Aqua A/S has appointed Lars Rahbæk as Group Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing, effective 15 November 2015.

Lars will strengthen and develop global commercial strategy, both in cooperation with the existing management team, but also in close collaboration with Aller Aqua Group's global network of sales and marketing employees. Lars will also be involved in product development.

Lars Rahbæk has 25 years of experience in aquaculture; he spent many years as market manager and CEO for fish feed company Biomar A/S, and subsequently as CEO for fish farms FREA A/S and Kærhede Dambrug  ApS, as well as the aquaculture- and equipment business FREA Aquaculture Solutions ApS. Concurrently, Lars also held a number of business-related honorary posts.

Lars Rahbæk is 47 years old, married to Karen and together they have 4 children aged between 8 and 19. Recently he achieved a Certificate in Business and Leadership (CBL) at Henley Management College.

Visit the Aller Aqua site HERE.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

24/09/2015: Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2015 and other coming events

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Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2015 – Fortaleza, Brazil – November 16-19

Organised by the World Aquaculture Society in conjunction with FENACAM15 and SARA15 (South America Regional Aquaculture 2015).

Within the context of FENACAM & LACQUA / SARA (WAS) '15, the XII International Shrimp Farming Symposium will feature 15 presentations by world-renowned speakers from 11 countries, addressing the most important issues related to the farmed shrimp industry, such as production, nutrition, use of intensive nurseries and raceways, animal health, new additives and new management techniques, biosecurity, best management practices and national and international markets etc. 


In addition, the IX International Aquaculture Symposium - which will take place simultaneously - will also feature 15 presentations from world-renowned speakers during a three day period. The themes of the IX International Aquaculture Symposium Aquaculture are similar to the XII International Shrimp Farming Symposium, with emphasis on fish farming (tilapia, Amazonian fishes, salmon) mollusc culture etc. There will be simultaneous translation of English / Portuguese / Spanish for the 30 presentations in both symposia.

As part of FENACAM & LACQUA / SARA (WAS) '15, the Technical Sessions will address 27 themes covering recent advances on aquaculture research on all fields of aquaculture, as stress and welfare, nutrition and health of freshwater and marine species in different productions systems as bioflocs, integrated multi-trophic, RAS, AQUAPONICS, ornamentals, water quality and environment, aquafeed processing and policies. 


During the Technical Sessions, researchers, technicians, students and aquaculture industry members from 21 countries of all continents will present the latest technologies in 640 oral and poster presentations, including 20 presentations by renowned speakers. The sessions will take place November 17-19 2015. 

Information: www.was.org

Find all details in the LACQUA15 brochure

Presentations will be given in English, Portuguese or Spanish at this event. This event covers many topics on Native Fish, Shrimp, etc. Several farm tours are organised. Visit Tilapia and shrimp farms just after the event. This event includes several symposia and forums. There are still booths available. 

See floorplan HERE.  

Contact mario@marevent.com  
     
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Other events: 

Aquaculture Europe 15 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – October 20-23
Get ready for Aquaculture Europe 2015.Time to register now. Updated info on www.easonline.org. Just click the AE15 logo.

Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture 2015 – Tehran, Iran – December 14-16
The First Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture Conference and Exhibition will include several renowned aquaculture meetings and provide a truly international platform for academics, aquaculture experts and industry alike, to share knowledge, have peer engagements, meet with potential business partners and tap new markets in aquaculture.

Hosted by Iran Fisheries Scientific Research Institute and organised by the World Aquaculture Society, Asia Pacific Chapter. More on www.meaf.ae or registrations@meaf.ae.

Aquaculture 2016 – Las Vegas, USA – February 22-26
The triennial in Las Vegas! Aquaculture 2016 brochure and exhibition information online now. Time to submit your abstract. Organised by the World Aquaculture Society.

Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture 2015 – Dubai, UAE – March 13-15
The Second Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture Conference and Exhibition will include several renowned aquaculture meetings and provide a truly international platform for academics, aquaculture experts and industry alike, to share knowledge, have peer engagements, meet with potential business partners and tap new markets in aquaculture. More info soon.
       
Aquaculture Asia-Pacific 16 – Surabaya, Indonesia – April 26-29
Now online! Brochure and Abstract submission for APA16. This event is in conjunction with IndoAqua16, FITA16 and ISTA16 and hosted by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. 


Book your booth early as there is limited space - contact mario@marevent.com

This will probably be the biggest aquaculture event in Asia in 2016. Organised by the World Aquaculture Society, Asia Pacific Chapter.

Middle East Aquaculture Forum 2016 in Izmir, Turkey during Future Fish Eurasia – June 2-4, 2016

 
More on www.meaf.ae


Interested in exhibiting at this event or give an industry presentation? Contact us on info@meaf.ae

Interested in giving a talk? Please visit www.meaf.ae to submit your abstract. Do you want a booth at Future Fish Eurasia? Let us know !
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