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Friday, October 30, 2015

30/10/2015: Get involved in European Maritime Day 2016! Info session in Brussels, 18 November 2015

http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/index_en.htm
Turku (Image: Joni-Pekka Luomala)
European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual get together for Europe’s maritime policy community. The 9th annual European Maritime Day Conference will be held in Turku, Finland, on 18 and 19 May 2016.

To make EMD 2016 a success, we want the active involvement of the maritime community. Therefore, the European Commission (DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) in partnership with the City of Turku and the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU is organising an information session in Brussels, on 18 November 2015 (9.00-12.00). A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.00-13.00.

The EMD 2016 conference will identify positive steps to develop the integrated maritime agenda. Blue Growth, the sustainable use of resources and ocean governance and the transition to a decarbonised energy system,  can all have advanced by practical measures that the maritime community can identify. We will emphasise the skills and qualifications needed for future blue careers, informed by this communities expertise.

EMD workshops will reflect the input of the maritime community. And members can applying for an exhibition booth to present their organisations, projects, products or services.

To register for this information session please confirm your participation by 13 November via email to: krista.taipale@turku.fi

The meeting will take place at the premises of Finland´s Permanent Representation to the European Union, Avenue de Cortenbergh 80, B-1000 Bruxelles.

For more information contact the EMD team HERE.

 

Visit the EC Fisheries page HERE.

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Phileo - Lesaffre company profile

http://www.phileo-lesaffre.com/

Nothing is more precious than life, and that’s the philosophy that drives Phileo.

As global population continues to increase, the world faces a growing demand for food and greater sustainability challenges.

Working at the crossroads of nutrition and health, we are committed to delivering future evidence-based solutions that enhance animal health and performance.

In each and every country, our team’s progress is led by the most advanced scientific outcomes as well as the field input of experienced farmers.


Visit the website HERE.

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Reed Mariculture Inc company profile

http://reedmariculture.com/

Reed Mariculture is the world's largest producer of marine microalgae concentrates for larval fish, bivalves, crustaceans and other filter feeders. Their Instant Algae® larviculture feeds are used by over 500 hatcheries, universities, and marine ornamental operations in more than 80 countries around the world. They also produce and distribute pathogen and ciliate free rotifers, Parvocalanus copepods, and Otohime and TDO weaning feeds.


Reed Mariculture's Instant Algae products are closer to nature than any other feed on the market. They produce whole-cell, whole-food microalgae feeds and enrichments from marine algae using proprietary processes. Their products provide fish, bivalve and shrimp hatcheries with clean, convenient, long shelf-life feeds that are superior choices to replace or supplement live microalgae. Their feeds ensure stable and rapidly-reproducing rotifer populations with superior rich nutritional value.




Visit the website HERE.

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30/10/2015: Secret fish that no one's heard of "most sustainable and tasty"

http://www.cornishman.co.uk/Secret-fish-s-heard-sustainable-tasty/story-28079332-detail/story.html
Image: Herry Lawford
Britain's "most sustainable and tasty fish" is currently one of the South West's most important catches - but no one in the UK has heard of it, The Cornishman reports.

Megrim, the flat fish said to be similar in flavour to the highly-regarded Dover sole and a third of the price, is the latest fish that has seen a dramatic improvement in sustainability levels, according to the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO).

Heralded by the NFFO as one of the most sustainable and tasty fish currently being caught by the UK fleet, fishermen can't understand why no one's heard of it.

Read the full article HERE.

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30/10/2015: Aqua Fisheries Expo 2016 - Exhibitions & Conferences in Myanmar and Cambodia

Myanmar: 28 – 30 September 2016, Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC), Yangon
The seafood sector in Myanmar has a large potential to contribute to food security, employment and economic development. Natural resources are widely available and fisheries are an important source of income and animal protein for the domestic population. Many products, like shrimp, mud crab and sea bass have a large commercial potential in high value markets in the EU and other overseas markets.

After the grand success of our 2nd Aqua Fisheries Myanmar 2015, with 60 exhibitors from China, India, Vietnam, Thailand, USA, Germany, Denmark, Taiwan... attracting more than 3000 visitors from Germany, Denmark, Canada, USA, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, France, Japan and other countries and regions, we, VEAS are organizing the 3rd edition of Aqua Fisheries 2016 which is going to pump in more value additions to the existing aquaculture and fisheries industry.
      

http://www.myanmar-aquafisheries.com/

Cambodia:
8 – 9 August 2016, Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh
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. As Cambodia’s population grows, however, the fishing industry is coming increasingly under threat. Moreover, 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.

Book your stand:
Ms Sabrina Hoang
E-mail: sabrina.hoang@veas.com.vn
Tel: +84 986 894 830

 

Visit the official website HERE

Follow on Facebook HERE.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

29/10/2015: Catfish production in India: Present status and prospects

by Dr B Laxmappa, Fisheries Development Officer, Department of Fisheries

First published in International Aquafeed, September-October 2015


Catfish, which is a significant group of the fishes in wetlands, are economically important with a high nutrient value. Catfishes, owing to their unique taste, few bones, are considered a delicacy for the fish consumers, but production of different indigenous catfishes through aquaculture is unexplored in India, although aquaculture contribution of some of the catfish varieties like Ictalurus, Silurus and Clarias spp. has been exemplary in the World scenario.

Catfishes are the second major group of freshwater fishes. India, being a mega-diverse country, harbors 197 catfish species from 52 genera. The Indian families include Amblycipitidae (Torrent catfishes), Akysidae (Stream catfishes), Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes), Chacidae (Square head or angler catfish), Clariidae (Air breathing catfishes), Heteropneustidae (Air-sac catfishes), Olyridae (Long-tail catfishes), Pangasiidae (Shark catfishes), Plotosidae (Eel-tail catfishes), Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes), Siluridae (Sheat fishes), Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes).
      

http://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf1505_w1/18

Present status
Considering the high market demand for catfish and the availability of a huge potential resource in the form of many inland water resources, commercial farming of these species is presently receiving important attention. In India catfish production is coming from both the systems of inland resources i.e. capture and aquaculture.

Capture: The inland water resources of the country are in terms of rivers, estuaries, backwaters and lagoons, reservoirs, floodplain wetlands and upland lakes, which contribute about 1.05 million tonnes of fish annually. The principal rivers of India as Yamuna, Ganga, Brahmaputra, Mahanandi, Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery including their main tributaries and distributaries harbors about 11.5 percent of the fish fauna so far know in the world. Many of the catfish species start from 15 grams size (Mystus tengara) to very large about 50 kg size (Hemibagrus maydelli) harvested from these water sources in India. And many of the well-known food catfishes are also fine sporting fishes.

Aquaculture: Ponds and tanks are the prime resources for freshwater aquaculture; however, only about 40 percent of the available area is used for aquaculture currently. In northern India, open waters with in-flows are common, while southern India has watersheds, termed as tanks, largely used for crop irrigation along with carp fish culture.       


Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.

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Aller Aqua company profile

http://www.aller-aqua.com/

Aller Aqua produce fish feed for freshwater and saltwater aquaculture. That is the brief presentation, but it doesn’t even come close to covering the entire story. Aller Aqua is a family owned company with roots tracing back more than a thousand years. We have produced fish feed for more than 50 years, and this makes us one of the world's most experienced fish feed producers, delivering some of the best products on the market to our customers.

Today Aller Aqua has factories in Denmark, Poland, Germany and Egypt, and we export our products to more than 50 countries worldwide. We have a broad and professional product range, consisting of feed for more than 25 species of fish. We know the importance the right feed plays in our customers' production, and therefore our own professional Research & Development centre in Germany, Aller Aqua Research, consistently works on optimising, developing and documenting the effects of our products. This ensures that our customers receive top-quality professional products, at competitive prices, delivered on time.

As a company we are big enough to meet your needs, and small enough to be flexible. This ensures that we can react quickly to our customers' needs - which is essential when striving not only to deliver fish feed, but also to contribute to optimising our customers' businesses. Our experience and history are our guarantees to our customers that we know what we are talking about, that we keep our promises, and that we are right here – and that will still be the case for many years to come. 


Read more HERE.

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29/10/2015: First MSC certified whole lobster for Christmas in the UK… and it’s at Lidl for UK£4.99

https://www.msc.org/
Image: Rex Sorgatz
The five pound Christmas lobster has been a Christmas favourite for the past few years but, until now, it’s been difficult to know if it is sustainable. This year, Lidl has joined forces with the Marine Stewardship Council to introduce the first whole lobster that is MSC certified as sustainable. And this year, it costs less than a fiver.

Cold, clean Canadian waters

The MSC certified lobsters come from the cold, clear waters of New Brunswick, Canada. The sea is a defining part of New Brunswick life. Nearly two thirds of the population life within 30 miles of the sea and local residents describe it as ‘the best lobster in the world.’

Lobster fishing is only a very short season, just two months, to protect the stock and make sure the lobsters are in the best possible condition. The fishermen use small boats and baited traps to catch the lobsters and any that are too small get returned to the sea. All of the fishermen live in small towns around the coast of New Brunswick where lobsters are at the heart of the local economy.

Getting to the UK
Like many crustaceans (including the prawns and shrimps used for sushi), lobster freezes incredibly well and the New Brunswick lobsters are cooked and frozen locally before being shipped to the UK, providing a low impact treat for Lidl customers.

Long-term commitment
Alexandra Scholes, Fish and Seafood Buyer for Lidl said, "We first introduced Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) products into our stores in 2006 and have continually expanded this range ever since. We are proud to be the first British supermarket to sell MSC assured whole lobster, and in addition to this 100 percent of our fresh ongoing (wild caught) fish is MSC certified and labelled and this range is available in stores all year round."

Toby Middleton, Programme Director North East Atlantic for the MSC said, “Lidl have worked closely with the MSC over the past year to build up their range of MSC certified fish and shellfish. That hard work is really paying off with 41 of their wild seafood products now MSC labelled, a 24 percent increase on 2014. It’s a real commitment to demonstrably sustainable sourcing that is providing a benefit to their customers. This lobster is a perfect example, a great value, sustainable product from the cold, pristine waters of Canada. A perfect Christmas treat.”


Visit the MSC site HERE.

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29/10/2015; Yara acquires Pilbara ammonia and nitrate assets from Apache Corporation

Yara International has acquired 100 percent of the shares in Apache Fertilisers Pty Ltd, which holds Apache's 49 percent ownership position in Yara Pilbara Holdings Pty Ltd (YPHL), for USD 391 million.
    

http://www.yara.com/
YPHL owns 100 percent of the Yara Pilbara Fertilisers Pty Ltd (YPF). YPF in turn owns the Yara Pilbara ammonia plant, which has a production capacity of approximately 850,000 tonnes per annum. In 2014 the Yara Pilbara ammonia plant delivered an EBITDA of USD 218 million. The natural gas contract for the ammonia plant contains a price step-up effective mid-2016. 
 
http://www.yara.com/
Image: Michael Spiller
YPHL also owns 20.4 percent of Yara Pilbara Nitrates Pty Ltd (YPN). YPN is constructing a technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) plant with a production capacity of 330,000 tonnes per annum, with completion scheduled for early 2016.

"We are pleased to secure full ownership of the Pilbara ammonia plant, which is the largest and most modern ammonia plant in Yara's portfolio," said Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO of Yara.

"The Pilbara assets are already operated by Yara, and therefore require limited efforts to fully integrate. The investment will also yield synergies within governance and tax structure," said Holsether.

The transaction has been signed and closed, and required approvals by relevant authorities have been obtained. 


Visit the Yara site HERE.

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29/10/2015: At annual conference, IFFO announces award-winners, new president and next year’s conference location

http://www.iffo.net/
423 delegates from 42 countries attended the 55th IFFO Annual Conference, held on 28th-30th September, 2015 in Berlin. The event is the essential meeting place for the worldwide fishmeal, fish oil and wider marine ingredients industry to network and share information.

Omega Protein and Zhonghai Ocean Science & Technology were recognised as industry-leaders, winning in the conference’s first-ever IFFO annual awards. The 2016/17 President and Vice-President were chosen. And IFFO announced the next annual conference will be 24th-26th October in Bangkok, Thailand.

Presentations and recordings from the conference will be published in October to the members area of www.iffo.net.


A judges panel, drawn from the management board of IFFO, considered submissions from IFFO members who demonstrated leadership or innovation in one or more of the following areas:

  • Representing the industry in lobbying and advocacy
  • Setting an example to others in responsible business practice, environmental management and/or corporate governance
  • Innovation in environmental, social, technical or product areas
  • Any other forms of leadership that applicants may put forward
“We certainly appreciate the recognition of the Company’s ongoing efforts to conduct the most responsible, sustainable and socially-aware operations that we can,” said Bret Scholtes, President and CEO Omega Protein, which won in the Leadership category.
          
“Like the other companies considered for this award, Omega Protein has made it a point to educate the world of the sustainable harvest of our collective fisheries and the many benefits provided by the marine ingredients that we create.”
                    
Omega Protein’s achievements included creating artificial reefs from retired fishing vessels, representing IFFO members at the UN Committee on Food Security, publishing a paper on the importance of marine ingredients and producing a Corporate Social Responsibility Report.  The Leadership category finalists included Pesquera Exalmar, Guangdong Haid Group, Loblaw and Tecnologica de Alimentos SA (TASA).
                
http://www.iffo.net/
Image: William Warby
Zhonghai Ocean won in the Innovation category for developing new pharmaceutical and food grade products from marine raw materials. It beat out the finalists Aker BioMarine, FIF and KD Pharma.

Also at the conference, the IFFO Board members elected Lucky Star’s Mike Copeland as Board President and Blumar Seafoods’ Eduardo Goycoolea as Board Vice President for the term running from January 2016 to December 2017. There were no other changes to the current roster of board members.

Opening dates for Early Bird registration and information on the venue hotel in Bangkok will be announced in due course on www.iffoevents.com. Attendees are encouraged to book their hotel rooms as soon as possible after the announcement to ensure they have secured accommodation.

 
Read more HERE.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

28/10/2015: A hip hop fish and chip shop is coming to Brixton, UK

A hip hop-themed fish and chip shop is gearing up to open in Brixton, UK, serving “fresh fish, seafood and Old Skool hip hop”, Ben Norum writes for The Evening Standard. 

It will sit on the corner of Coldharbour Lane and Atlantic Road, and has already made quite an impression in the area by covering its shutters and outside walls with graffiti depicting famous rappers — including 2Pac and Big L — along with its tag-like logo.

It is the latest project from Michael Lythgoe and his partner Cidalia Rodrigues, who also run Brixton Village Grill nearby and who have lived in the area for 18 years.

Chip Shop will serve the usual chippie fare of cod and haddock with chips, along with pies — homemade not Pukka — as well as fish and seafood including grilled tuna steaks, red snapper and mussel and crab dishes. It will operate as a restaurant but there will also be a hatch serving takeaways.
    
http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/a-hip-hop-themed-fish-and-chip-shop-is-coming-to-brixton-a3100281.html
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Read the full article HERE.

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28/10/2015: Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture 2015

http://www.marevent.com/MEAF2015_IRAN.html
December 14-16, Olympic Hotel, Tehran, Iran 
Incorporating:
  • Asia Pacific Aquaculture 2015
  • Middle East Aquaculture Forum 2015 Tehran
  • International Shrimp Symposium
  • 2nd International Larviculture Conference in Iran
After the success of the first edition in Dubai, the Middle East Aquaculture Forum is reaching out to another prime aquaculture destination in the Middle East.
The country’s diverse knowledge base and its community of highly trained aquaculture professionals makes Teheran, Iran an obvious venue for the next MEAF edition.

With its central location in the Middle East, its direct access from/to over 78 global destinations and its state-of-the-art meeting facilities and hotels, Teheran is set to solidify the success of the Middle East Aquaculture 2015.

This First Middle East and Central Asia Aquaculture includes several events. Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2015 is the annual meeting of the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society. The Middle East Aquaculture Forum is the second aquaculture event in the region.

Also the International Shrimp Symposium 2015 was invited to take part in this event. This event will include a true International Aquaculture Conference and Exhibition.
Read more HERE

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28/10/2015: Gilmore Fish smokehouse recalling all canned sturgeon and salmon products due to possible health risk

Gilmore Fish of Dallesport, Washington, USA is voluntarily recalling ALL canned (Gourmet smoked Columbia sturgeon, fresh packed Pacific salmon, gourmet smoked Chinook salmon), Gilmore Fish brand, with any codes starting with "OC" because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
     


Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
  
There have been no reported cases of illness to date.
           
All products were sold to consumers from our retail store in Dallesport, Washington. The last date of distribution of recalled products was September 2015. Affected production codes include any codes starting with "OC". The code can be found on either at the bottom or on top of the can. Recalled products are packaged in metal cans with net weight 5 oz or 7 oz cans.    

       





This voluntary recall was initiated after we were notified that our products were possibly under-processed by our contract manufacturer. The problem was discovered during an inspection at Skipanon Brand Seafoods LLC by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Consumers are advised to destroy or return recalled product to Gilmore Fish Smokehouse for a refund.

If you have any questions, please contact Gilmore Fish Smokehouse at 509-767-1650 between 10am and 6pm PST, Monday-Friday or by email to gilmorefish@gmail.com.


Read the original notice on the FDA website HERE.

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O&J HØJTRYK A/S company profile

http://www.aquafeed.co.uk/oj

O&J HØJTRYK A/S endeavours to be a powerful, vigorous and energetic company. With our customers needs and the immediate environment as our point of departure, we want to be a trendsetter in our core area of business - Mechanical Engineering - Re-working of Dies and Rollers for the manufacture of Feedstuffs and Biopellets, as well as the sale and delivery of wearing parts in connection with Roller Re-working - as well as to remain open to new initiatives and business opportunities.

Visit the website HERE.

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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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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

27/10/2015: Pea Seed protein concentrate in Tilapia feeds

by Josh Cantril, Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Research, Swansea University, Swansea, UK and Ingrid Lupatsch, Aqua Nutrition Manager, AB Agri Ltd

First published in International Aquafeed, September-October 2015


Peas (Pisum sativum) are one of the four most important crops next to soybean, groundnut, and beans. It is a particularly important legume in temperate areas with numerous food (dry seed, vegetable) and feed (seed, fodder) usages.
      

http://issuu.com/international_aquafeed/docs/iaf1505_w1/14
Field peas have attracted considerable attention as an animal feed due to increased production in Europe and Canada and thus reliable supply and competitive price. Pea seed meal has been trialled in Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout and European sea bass with encouraging results.

Peas, when unprocessed, contain moderate levels of protein 22-25 percent but also several anti-nutritional factors (ANF); however, the levels of ANFs in peas are low compared with other legumes and peas did not induce enteritis in the distal intestine in Atlantic salmon as seen when feeding soybean meal. New feed processing technologies have provided more suitable products for use in high protein aquafeeds.

Pea protein concentrate (PPC) is produced by fine grinding dehulled peas into pea flour, followed by air processing which separates the particles based on differences in size and density. The resulting concentrate has higher protein and lower carbohydrate and ANF contents compared with unprocessed peas, and thus would be a promising protein source in aquaculture feeds.

The following study examined the efficacy and nutritional properties of pea seed protein concentrate as an alternative feed ingredient and protein source for all-male tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) culture incorporating growth and digestibility trials.                        

Read the full article in International Aquafeed HERE.

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Dinnissen company profile

http://www.dinnissen.nl/

With over 150 permanent employees and an extensive network of agents all over the world, Dinnissen is a global player in the feed, food, pharma and chemical sectors. We are always looking for new and innovative solutions for complete processes, system integrations or standard products – many of which we develop, test and produce in-house!
 
Visit the website HERE.

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27/10/2015: Cermaq CEO: Salmon farming responds to UN Sustainable Development Goals

http://www.cermaq.com/wps/wcm/connect/cermaqen/home/homepage
 
Salmon farming responds well to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, said Cermaq’s CEO Jon Hindar at GOAL 2015 conference in Vancouver today.

During a presentation titled, 'The role of salmon farming - in light of the global sustainability challenges', Mr Hindar spoke on megatrends in food demand, consumer concerns and the role of the salmon industry.

Mr Hindar painted a grim picture of the future. By 2025, the entire southern hemisphere, and extensive parts of the north, will be suffering some degree of water scarcity. By 2030, we will need 50 percent more energy, 40 percent more water and 35 percent more food. With the world's urban population expected to increase by 72 percent by 2050, aquaculture will be essential to meet rising global food requirements, he said.

Salmon, he claimed, is a good fit with trends in consumer demand, being easy to prepare, healthy and with a low ecological impact.

You can download the full presentation Mr Hindar gave at the conference HERE.


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27/10/2015: West Australia commits to aquaculture certification

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has been chosen by the West Australian Government as the standard of choice for the performance of aquaculture producers in the State, to be assessed as responsible against both environmental and social requirements.
      

http://www.asc-aqua.org/index.cfm?lng=1
Fisheries Minister Ken Baston said the Seafood Directions 2015 conference, being held in Perth this week, would clearly demonstrate growing consumer expectations that the fish they eat has been sourced from sustainably managed fisheries or fish farms.

"Sustainability in our seafood sector is a key priority for us," Minister Baston said.
    
"The ASC applies a third-party certification system, meaning that certification of fish farms and fish product suppliers will be done by independent certifiers.

"For our wild-capture fisheries, WA has embraced independent sustainability certification through the Marine Stewardship Council and has been supporting our commercial fisheries to undertake the necessary assessments.

"We have also been moving to expand aquaculture opportunities in the State and the ASC has a metrics based and transparent assessment program.

"Third party seafood certification plays a vital role in global seafood trade, it's important that we get this right."

Chris Ninnes, ASC's chief executive officer, said the Western Australian Government had shown great leadership in its commitment to a sustainable seafood industry.

He said he was delighted the ASC certification program was chosen as independent verification of the responsible management of the State's aquaculture.

In August, the WA Government announced its Statement of Commitment to Aquaculture, recognising it as a legitimate user of the State's land and aquatic resources.

Visit the ASC site HERE.

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27/10/2015: Biorigin announces new global sales manager for animal nutrition

http://www.biorigin.net/

Biorigin now has a new has a new global sales manager for the animal nutrition sector, Claudio Victor Bollati.

He has a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Litoral National University, Argentina. He has an MSc degree in Agribusiness from the Austral University in Argentina and an MBA from the Royal Agricultural College, UK.

Mr Bollati has more than 10 years' experience in the veterinary industry. He was hired by Biorigin for the position of Global Animal Nutrition Sales Manager to strengthen the sales and the business strategy of the Feed business. Mr Bollati will be based in Barcelona, Spain, and will report directly to the Global Feed Business Manager, Roberto Vituzzo.

“Hiring [Mr] Bollati is part of our effort to expand our presence in the global animal nutrition market. His experience and knowledge will be essential to concentrate our focus in regional sales, in addition of ensuring Biorigin Animal Nutrition strategic position as a supplier of added-value products,” said Roberto Vituzzo.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

26/10/2015: GSSI: Global Benchmark Tool successfully launched

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GSSI Partners say thank you to all participants making the Global Benchmark Tool launch on 8 October in Vigo a success. Special thanks goes to our Partner FAO and to Conxemar for hosting the launch during the exciting 20th anniversary celebrations of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. José Louis Freire, President of Conxemar, welcomed the Tool in his opening address as an important advancement for global seafood trade.

The GSSI Global Benchmark Tool, which is now available online, is the first collective and non-competitive approach to provide clarity on seafood certification worldwide. GSSI Partners are committed to including the outcomes of the Benchmark Process in their daily operations and look forward to the first seafood certification schemes signing up to be benchmarked.
 

GSSI News
GSSI Partners and the Secretariat are present at many international conferences. Contact secretariat@ourgssi.org to get in touch at these events:

25-27 October 2015
Seafood Directions, Perth, Australia
26-29 October 2015
GOAL, Vancouver, Canada
22-26 February 2015
COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade, Agadir, Morocco
8 March 2016 (10-12am)
Seafood Expo, Boston, US (official GSSI Update)
 

Download the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool HERE.
 

Visit the GSSI site HERE.

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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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Buhler Company Profile


There are plenty of good reasons for Bühler’s success: Personal commitment, clever entrepreneurial decision-making, a high level of sensitivity to the changing needs of the market, and a core business that has become a byword for quality and consistency, founded on the distinct power to innovate. Tackling the challenges of the period and of the market have always played a role in shaping the direction of the company. This is simply something that Buhler has always done, and when it comes to generating benefits and added value for our customers, we have always been a step ahead.

Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant and equipment and related services for processing basic foods and manufacturing high-grade materials. The Group is a global market leader in the supply of flour production plants, pasta and chocolate production lines, fish and animal feed manufacturing installations, and aluminium die casting systems.

The core technologies of the Group are in the field of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With its expertise and over 150 years of experience, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, helping them achieve success in the marketplace. Over the decades Bühler has come to be acknowledged as a reliable partner thanks to its distinct commitment to quality and its global presence.

Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of 7860, and generated sales revenues of CHF1907 million in fiscal 2010.  

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26/10/2015: Berlin to host 6th annual European Algae Biomass Summit

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Accelerating the commercialisation of algal biomass through applied business strategy

Following the success of previous European Algae Biomass events we are delighted to confirm the dates and venue of the next year’s event as 20th – 21st April 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

ACI’s 6th annual European Algae Biomass summit will once again bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire algae value chain.

To request the draft agenda please click HERE.

Summit agenda committee includes:

  • Peter van den Dorpel, CEO, AlgaeLink
  • Syed Isa Syed Alwi, Managing Director, Algaetech Group of Companies
  • Olivier Lépine, Management Team, Algosource Technologies/Alpha Biotech
  • John R Benemann, CEO, Microbio Engineering
  • Sammy Boussiba, Professor Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Jorge Bauzá, R&D Director, Buggypower
  • Kyriakos Maniatis, Principle Administrator, DG Energy / EU Commission
  • Cees Sagt, Principal Scientist Strain Development, DSM Biotechnology Center
  • Mario Tredici, Vice President, European Algae Biomass Association & Professor, University of Florence
  • and many more...
Who will attend?
ACI were delighted to welcome such a great wealth of companies to the 5th edition of the event in Amsterdam. The 100+ senior representatives that attended the event on the 22nd & 23rd April 2015 include:

Lallemand Inc * William Grant & Sons Limited * Munich Reinsurance Company * Rafineria Trzebinia S.A. * EID Parry (India) Limited * DSM Biotechnology Center * Synthetic Genomics *National Food Institute / DTU-Food * SABIC * Yodfat Engineers Ltd. Israel * Technische Universität München* AgroTech A/S * Plastica Alfa S.r.l. * Ben-Gurion University of the Negev * SCHOTT AG * Korea Institute of Energy Research * Algenuity * Algae Natural Food * Aqualia FCC * Bio Alians Technologie * ON * Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) * National Technical University of Athens * Georg Fischer DEKA GmbH * A4f * Atlantic Venture Capital Partners * Florence University *AlgoSource Technologies * Innovas Waste Technologies * Lgem B.v * GF Piping Systems * Buggypower (Portugal) Lda * Algaetech International * Universidade Federal De Viçosa * Darmstadt University of Technology * VITO * NNFCC * Mälardalens Högskola * Proviron * Subitec GmbH * MicroA AS * MicroBio Engineering, Inc. * Invest in Iceland * Deeside Water Company * Scottish Marine Institute (SAMS) * REAGECON * UniVerve Ltd * Klueber Lubrication Muenchen SE & Co. KG * SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture * Evodos * ENZA ZADEN *Algae World * Giunta Nicola Construction Limited * Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research * Valagro* Star Chemicals * Samconsult S.A. * DECHEMA Exhibitions * Solix BioSystems Vostok * CEA Grenoble * Utah State University * PKN ORLEN S.A. * Toux Algae * Dr Behr GmbH * KADECO * AITEX * Clariant * WesTech Engineering * Drie Wilgen Development * Umeå University * Delta Biofuel * Plymouth Marine Laboratory * Neem Biotech Ltd * Orkla Health * TomAlgae * INFORS HT * IB Network Norway * TECHNA SA * The Knowledge Transfer Network * Nattviken Invest AB * Algkraft * Suez Environnement * Qatar University – Algal Technologies Program * Centre for Process Innovation Limited (CPI) *BDI-BioEnergy International * QinetiQ Space * Adisseo * Biomasa Peninsular S.A. * Vinderen Sp. Z O.o. Fermentalg * Actives International * Olmix Group – Amadeite * Joule and many more…


Visit summit webpage HERE.

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26/10/2015: INVE Aquaculture gathers over 1 billion fry in Crete

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On October 14 & 15, INVE Aquaculture held the 2015 edition of its European Customer Seminar. The goal of the seminar was to gather the top marine fish hatcheries in one significant place, and it seems they were able to do just that. With close to 100 participants representing 54 top hatcheries from Norway over France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, all the way to the United Arab Emirates, INVE Aquaculture managed to gather a total fry production of 1.05 billion fry in the theatre of the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research (HCMR) in Crete, Greece. This venue was chosen because of the two organisations’ recent research partnership that is currently being conducted at the facilities. It gave INVE Aquaculture the possibility to explain the goal but also the purpose of its new Total Quality approach – which is aimed at showing all stakeholders the importance of quality across the board.

After Alessandro Moretti, Product Manager Fish Hatcheries, started off by giving an overview of the general marine fish market in Europe, the stage was set for the guest speakers. Notable speakers included Dr Nikos Papandroulakis and Dr Mylonas Constantinos – both highly ranked researchers at HCMR who respectively talked about their latest findings in hatchery technologies and broodstock management. Also speaking was Dr Katerina Moutou who is associated professor and spoke about nutritional needs as well as about innovative tools for improving larval quality – eg by focusing on digestibility.
     
Prof Dr George Koumoundouros concluded the first day by touching on a very specific for the audience: the importance of juvenile quality in Mediterranean hatcheries. A new vision on fish development came from Prof Dr Dominique Adriaens. Adriaens, a biology professor at Ghent University (BE), theorised on the possible influences of biology on aquaculture and the importance of evaluating other parameters when it comes to fry quality – something that had never been done before during an aquaculture seminar. Concluding the seminar was John Stefanis (former CEO of Selonda) who, like INVE Aquaculture, is a true pioneer in Mediterranean aquaculture. He emphasised on the importance of growing the industry and working in both a controlled and professional way.

The speakers concluded that fry quality is related to many parameters that should be measurable and manageable in order to improve the performance of the animals in the subsequent stages. All of them were able to get a significant response from the audience, which realised INVE Aquaculture’s second goal of the gathering: to create a platform of interaction amongst the industry leaders.

About INVE Aquaculture:
Stimulating growth in aquaculture has been the goal of INVE Aquaculture ever since its foundation in 1983. Healthy growth of marine and freshwater species, steady growth of local aquaculture businesses and sustainable growth of the industry as a whole. This is why INVE specialise in innovative feed and feed additive products for fish & shrimp hatcheries, farms, feed mills and other aquaculture related businesses. By developing best practices for balanced nutrition, thorough health risk prevention and optimal microbial management throughout the breeding lifecycle, INVE support their clients’ long-term economical and ecological viability with new concepts and technologies that improve their bottom line.

     

http://www.inveaquaculture.com/

Visit the INVE site HERE.

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