Thursday, June 30, 2016

Liptosa company profileípidosToledo SA began in 1996 as a family business and under the guidance of a group of professionals with extensive experience in the Animal Nutrition field. 

From the outset, the company's mission has been to provide its clients with personalised service and efficient, natural products that are able to meet the demands of the sector.

In 2000 Lípidos Toledo SA moved its facilities, building a modern manufacturing plant in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo, Spain). In 2012 it acquired a new industrial warehouse in the vicinity of the main facilities where the manufacturing of the powder additives takes place and a third storage warehouse.

With these new facilities Lípidos Toledo SA is able to have separate manufacturing lines for the different products they manufacture, avoiding the risk of cross contamination.

Furthermore, the new facilities enable the company to manufacture products with fishmeal derivatives, allowing the company further expansion, mainly in the aquaculture range.

The facilities allow the manufacture of nutritional products, liquid and powder based phytobiotic additives, nutraceutical products and nutritional and specialty products without any risk of the products becoming cross contaminated.

In 2010, Lípidos Toledo SA acquired a large office space at C/ San Romualdo 12-14 in Madrid, Spain where all logistics work is carried out. This enables Lípidos Toledo SA to fulfil its objective of manufacturing products of the highest quality and providing its clients the best service. 

Read more HERE.

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Biomin company profile

BIOMIN are dedicated to finding innovative, trend-setting solutions that empower their customers to master existing and future challenges in animal nutrition– the natural way. The application of their scientific know-how and expertise, based on an in-depth understanding of their customer’s needs and concerns, enables them to deliver solutions that support animal health, optimize performance and production efficiency.

Research and development is one of the cornerstones of BIOMIN. Their strong in-house research and development, and global cooperation with leading institutions and organisations form the basis by which innovative solutions are developed for their customers. Through joint projects with renowned universities and research institutes, BIOMIN is constantly in touch with the latest scientific know-how, from which novel feed additives are developed and produced. Their global network of collaborating institutions has grown to over 100.

One of the cornerstones of BIOMIN’s success is the ongoing improvement of their inhouse quality standards. In 1997, BIOMIN introduced the international ISO 9001 standard. The HACCP system, introduced subsequently at BIOMIN’s production sites, provides the quality assurance our customers seek from them. In addition, the feed quality standards QS and GMP+ guarantee the utmost degree of control and quality for their products – from raw material inputs right through to the final product.

Concerns over climate change and the role of greenhouse gases continue to rise. In September 2011, BIOMIN was internationally recognised through the award of ISO 14040 ‘Life Cycle Assessment’ certification. By optimizing feed use and improving animal performance, it is possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock operations.

Through innovative production technologies and advanced, scientific know-how, BIOMIN has pioneered several trend-setting solutions for a range of animal nutrition products, all of which utilise fully natural processes and ingredients. An in-depth understanding of what the customer’s needs and concerns are has enabled BIOMIN to create and deliver solutions in-line with performance and efficiency goals.

Read more HERE.

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30/06/2016: New Zealand: Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to be established
Marlborough Sounds (Image: Bevis Chin)
New Zealand's Marlborough District Council and Ministry for Primary Industries will establish a Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to consider options to implement the Best Management Practice Guidelines for Salmon Farming in the Marlborough Sounds
Other agencies that will have input into the process include the Department of Conservation and the Ministry for the Environment.
The working group will meet starting in July and provide recommendations to Marlborough District Council and the Government on implementing the guidelines.
Ministry for Primary Industries Deputy Director General Ben Dalton said the public, the council, government and industry have shown a commitment to implement the guidelines.
“These guidelines were developed by local and central government, industry and scientists in 2014 to set out recommendations for sustainable salmon farming in the Sounds.
“The next step is to work with iwi, the community and industry to look at options for salmon farming in the Marlborough Sounds so that the best environmental, social and economic outcomes are being realised,” he said.
Working group membership is currently being finalised. It will include representation from Marlborough District Council, Ministry for Primary Industries, key community and interest groups, iwi and New Zealand King Salmon.
Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman welcomed the constructive approach being taken by all parties in the search for solutions.
“The best practice guidelines were aimed at meeting the needs of the community and continuing to be a world leader in sustainable aquaculture. It’s vital we work alongside each other to ensure those guidelines can be met,” said Mr Sowman.
The working group’s recommendations will not be binding, but will inform future planning work for both the Marlborough District Council and central government.
Visit the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries site HERE.

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30/06/2016: In West Australia, Mandurah’s mighty fishers unite for world’s first MSC certified recreation and commercial fishery

A monumental milestone in fisheries management was achieved today following a collaborative effort from community based organisation, Recfishwest and the Mandurah Licensed Fisherman’s Association (MLFA).
The two groups came together in 2008 with support from WA Department of Fisheries. Their objective was to secure prestigious certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) rigorous standard for sustainable fishing for the Peel Harvey blue swimmer crab and mullet fishery. The certification was conducted by an independent, expert assessment team assembled by SCS Global Services, an ASI-accredited certification body.
“Achieving MSC certification requires a holistic approach to fisheries management,” says Patrick Caleo, Regional Director of MSC Asia Pacific. 
“We’ve seen tremendous leadership by the Peel Harvey stakeholders working together to keep the fishery sustainable and thriving.”
Recfishwest's Chief Executive Dr Andrew Rowland said its involvement was a reflection of the importance of the fishery to the recreational sector.
"We want to see a very healthy fishery for generations to come, whether it be from a business perspective, for enjoyment by recreational fishermen, or both. We understand we need to be in this together," he said.
Not all those benefiting from the fishery are human: a black cormorant flies low across the harbour at Mandurah (Image: PsJeremy)
This is the third MSC certification to be supported by WA Government’s AUS$14.5m investment in third-party certification for the State’s 50 commercial fisheries.
Damien Bell, commercial fisher and President of MLFA, says MSC certification will offer their local community the assurance that their fishing practices are sustainable for the long term.
“For Peel Harvey, MSC certification goes beyond market recognition. For the commercial fishers of the MLFA, MSC has helped in providing social recognition that we are operating sustainably and are fully accountable for our impact on stocks and the wider marine environment. To us, that is essential for our long term access to the fishery and good news for the public for whom we harvest fresh, local and now proven sustainable seafood,” says Mr Bell.
Mullet from the fishery will be the first finfish caught in WA water to carry the blue MSC label, opening up opportunities in WA for chefs and restaurants that wish to serve certified sustainable and local seafood.
“We know recreational fishing can have a big role in conserving fisheries. To see these two sectors come together to achieve MSC certification shows best practice of co-management in action,” says Mr Caleo.
The Peel Harvey Estuarine Fishery now joins the 285 MSC certified fisheries globally, landing 10 percent of all wild caught seafood and is the eleventh certified fishery in Australia.
Fisheries are assessed by third party, independent auditors against the MSC Standard which assesses three core principles including fishery stock health, impact on marine environment and management of the fishery.
MSC certified fisheries are continually monitored and must complete annual surveillance audits as well as being reassessed every five years. More than 615 improvements to fishing practices and environmental management have been delivered by MSC certified fisheries since 2000.
Read more HERE.

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30/06/2016: Strong focus on responsible aquaculture at Marine Harvest

Marine Harvest, the world's largest aquaculture company, has pledged to have all its farms Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified by 2020.  
A total of 43 of the company's around 250 farms have already been certified and several are in process of gaining their certification.

Employing around 12,400 staff in 24 countries, Marine Harvest is the market leader in salmon aquaculture. One in five farmed Atlantic salmon served across the world is a Marine Harvest salmon. The company already supplies significant volumes of ASC certified salmon to customers around the world, and demand is growing.

"Having all our farms fully certified is an extensive and demanding undertaking that will give a significant boost to sustainable aquaculture moving forward. One of our shared goals is to produce more seafood for a growing global population, while at the same time minimising our environmental footprint," said Marine Harvest CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog.

"We are experiencing significant demand for ASC certified salmon from our customers. Naturally we are delighted to see customers and consumers valuing our commitment to sustainability".

In the beginning of 2014, Marine Harvest received its first ASC certifications against the salmon standard for two of its farms in Norway, Tarmvikodden Farm and Buksevika Farm. The producer also had the honour to have the first ASC certified salmon farm in North America when its Marine Harvest Canada Marsh Bay Farm in British Colombia achieved certification in early 2015. In addition to Canada and Norway, Marine Harvest also has ASC certified farms in Chile, Ireland and Scotland.

"We are proud to be ASC certified. While this has been a lengthy and extensive process, our overriding aim is to supply our customers with the best possible product. To be able to do this we need to satisfy the most stringent of requirements," said Erling Haavik, Operations Manager at Marine Harvest's Grøttingsøya, one of Marine Harvest's ASC certified salmon farms in Norway.
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Transforming aquaculture through the Blue Revolution

In 2013, Marine Harvest defined ''Leading the Blue Revolution'' as their vision, which is both an ambition and a promise. Through significant investment in research and development, Marine Harvest is at the forefront of technological advances and is transforming aquaculture industry practices, which they call the Blue Revolution.

"Our vision is to lead the Blue Revolution. We want to play a part in solving one of the greatest challenges of our time, producing enough healthy and tasty food to feed the world's growing population. To meet this demand, we need to expand our production in a smart way. Our operations and long-term profitability ultimately depend on sustainable and environmentally responsible interactions with the natural environment," said Mr Aarskog.

As more than 70 percent of the globe is covered with water, but only 2 percent of the world's food supply comes from the ocean, Marine Harvest believes it has to change in the future to be able to produce more protein in an energy efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Aquaculture has the potential to do that, which is the reason Marine Harvest says ''Blue is the new green.''

Marine Harvest is also a strong supporter of aquaculture certification and the ASC programme. During the Seafood Expo Global 2016 in Brussels, Marine Harvest was the first ASC partner to use the elements from the newly launched ASC Marketing Toolkit.

At the official unveiling at the Marine Harvest stand, Ola Brattvoll, COO Sales and Marketing of Marine Harvest, expressed his delight at being the first ASC partner to utilise the toolkit.

"This once more underlines our vision of leading the Blue Revolution and our commitment to responsible aquaculture. The world has a need for safe, healthy and tasty food, produced in a responsible and efficient way, and seafood has the potential to do this. The aquaculture industry needs robust and credible standards such as ASC's to be able to address the biological and environmental challenges it is facing, and to secure future growth," said Mr Brattvoll.

Visit the ASC site HERE and the Marine Harvest site HERE

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

29/06/2016: Stifterverband (Donor’s Association) awards its label, 'Innovative through Research' to Dr Eckel GmbH
Dr Eckel is one of the first companies in the animal nutrition sector awarded the label 'Innovative through Research' by the Stifterverband (Donor’s Association). 
The Stifterverband recognises Dr Eckel’s activities to promote the efficacy of their products, and ongoing comprehensive evaluation of the physiological processes in animals.

The Dr Eckel team regularly publishes trial results in numerous scientific publications and specialised media. Every year, Dr Eckel conducts feeding trials either in the company’s in-house aquarium trial unit or in close cooperation with scientific research stations and renowned universities in Germany and worldwide.
“Research and Development are given a very high priority”, stresses Dr Bernhard Eckel, responsible for the R&D team of Dr Eckel.

"Since the company was established, we have always been known for innovative solutions, our pioneering spirit, responsible handling of natural resources as well as the excellent quality of our products. To meet these requirements, we focus particularly on research and development.”
The Stifterverband is a joint initiative of companies and associations that holistically advises, integrates and supports education, science and innovation.

Visit the Dr Eckel Site HERE.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

28/06/2016: Ways to improve salmonid disease resistance
by Benedict Standen & Rui Gonçalves, Biomin
First published in International Aquafeed, May-June 2016

With an increasing pressure to provide affordable protein to an evergrowing population, aquaculture practices are expanding and intensifying. High stocking densities can lead to animals becoming stressed and immunocompromised, while also favoring the proliferation of pathogens.  Unfortunately, disease outbreaks are inevitable and this represents a major constraint for the sustainable development of the industry.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in high value species, such as salmonids, where disease outbreaks can lead to significant economic losses. Salmon culture is often considered the holy grail of aquaculture. Consequently, as an industry it has worked hard to reduce its dependency on antibiotics, relying primarily on vaccination for disease control. Although this approach has been effective, it also has its limitations.
Read the full article in International Aquafeed HERE.           

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Jefo company profile

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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28/06/2016: Focus on Asia’s shrimp aquaculture
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Key players in the shrimp aquaculture sector will gather at TARS 2016. This opinion-leading aquaculture event in Asia is again sponsored by BioMar.  
The sixth Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) takes place on 17-18 August in Phuket, Thailand. Under the headline, 'Shrimp Aquaculture & The New Normal,' TARS 2016 is a platform for discussing the future development of shrimp farming in Asia.  
"BioMar has been a sponsor of TARS since 2013," says Henrik Aarestrup, Vice President of BioMar's Emerging Markets Division.
"We consider this conference to be of great importance. TARS gathers Asia's key players in the shrimp aquaculture sector and this is where networking and open dialogue takes place between CEOs, geneticists, farm and hatchery managers, integrators, technologists, investors, marketers, as well as governments, NGOs and academia."
TARS 2016 will focus on new approaches in Asia's shrimp farming sector through presentations and discussions on management tools, production techniques, updates on research and development and innovative business models.
BioMar is to contribute with a presentation that giving insights into shrimp farming experiences in another part of the world. BioMar product developer Camilo Pohlenz will talk about the shrimp farming sector of Latin America, with its concerns about survival and growth rates but also sustainability and environmental issues. For this, demand for the development of extruded shrimp feed types is growing. 
Mr Pohlenz's presentation, 'Sustainable shrimp farming in Latin America with performance feeds,' will explain how Biomar as a feed producer meets these demands.  
Visit the BioMar site HERE

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28/06/2016: Aquaculture Europe 2016: Bringing together industry and science
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Aquaculture Europe 2016 will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on 20-23 September 2016. Here is an overview and short description of the Industry Forums being organised during AE2016. Full programme details will be updated on the AE2016 web page.
Tuesday, September 20. 13:00-18:00 Mentheit Room
Best practice in percid fish aquaculture
This workshop will summarise the current state of best practice in percid fish aquaculture, pertaining to reproduction and on-growing as well as broodstock management, quality control, training and marketing. Speakers from industry and applied research will share present their view. Further topic-related contributions are invited from all fields of technology, biology, market and supply chain research as well as case study reports and investment models. 
Organised by the European Percid Fish Culture (EPFC) EAS Thematic Group on the culture of pikeperch, perch and other species of the family percidae for human consumption, stocking and conservation, the scope of the workshop is to bring together percid fish aquaculture insiders and experts from continental Europe and other regions and to provide a basis for exchange on industry and research relevant topics.
Please register no later than 26th August by sending an email to 
More info can be found on and

Wednesday, September 21. 10:30 – 17:30 Mentheit Room
The UK Aquaculture Initiative

The UK Aquaculture Initiative is a joint BBSRC and NERC  initiative to support high-quality, innovative research and research translation within a growing community of people working together towards a mutual goal of developing a healthy, safe and sustainable UK aquaculture system.
This cross-research council initiative will bring together diverse expertise, knowledge, skills and facilities to deliver innovative approaches to solving industry challenges. In doing so, it will strengthen the research community to underpin the long-term needs of industry through interdisciplinary research, research translation, and the provision of training.
In 2014 a capacity-building call resulted in 21 projects being successfully funded across the breadth of our science remits. In December 2015 calls for Networks and Innovation Projects were announced and awards will be made in October 2016. 
Wednesday, September 21. 14:30-17:30 Lowther Room
Salmonview seminar: Growing larger fish in RAS systems

There is an increasing trend to grow salmon to larger sizes in recirculation systems – although growing market-sized fish is still only done on a very limited basis, more and more companies are looking to release larger post-smolts to sea.
This seminar will look at the challenges and opportunities offered by the trend, with insights offered by a range of experts – academic researchers, industry technicians and commercial producers of RAS equipment – from Scotland, Norway and the Americas.
Topics due to be discussed include designing and building RAS systems, developments in RAS technology, waste disposal and the possibilities offered by GM fish.
The event is organised and chaired by the Salmonview Media Group, whose range of publications include Fish Farming Expert, Norsk Fiskeoppdrett and Salmon Expert and websites are, and

Thursday, September 22. 10:30-17:30 Lowther Room
EAS/EATiP Day: development vs. stagnation: defining issues and identifying needs

Despite the stagnation in EU aquaculture development, both in shellfish and fish farming, during recent years, the multi-annual plans required for access to the new European Marine and Maritime Fund (EMFF) set out how European Member States (MS) intend to overcome the bottlenecks that are inhibiting growth in their national aquaculture sectors, and provide forecasts of production growth over the funding period.
Overall, the growth target within the EU is for a total of more than 1.5 million tonnes by 2020, an increase of over 300,000 tonnes (25%). This may, of course, be influenced by other external factors.
The AE2016 EAS EATiP Day will be the third of its kind and will look to share experiences, views and opinions so as to define the key issues, needs and bottlenecks that have to be overcome to meet these objectives and ensure growth. 
Following an overview of the EU Member State plans, a first panel debate will provide case studies from EU and Associated States to compare and contrast the factors that contribute to growth or to defining their strategies; focus will be given to actions that execute their plans. 
The second panel will debate in more depth on those issues that have been previously identified as bottlenecks to growth, addressing and discussing these so as to identify how to overcome the obstacles and strengthen opportunities for sustainable development.
Lumpfish (Image: incidencematrix)
Thursday, September 22 10:30-17:30 Lammermuir 2 Room
The use of cleanerfish in European aquaculture

Sealice control is important for the salmon farming industry. If allowed to develop without control in the salmon farms, sealice will be a problem to the salmon, and might impact wild salmonids. The use of and cultivation of cleanerfish started in the late 1980 ties, but already in 1976 a salmon farmer in Norway was using ballan wrasse for sealice control in the cages! 
Through the 1990-ties, the salmon industry relied heavily on medication to control sealice, but with increasing resistance developing in the lice towards some of the medicines many non-medical methods to prevent and control sealice are under development. Now the most important of these are biological control using cleanerfishes such as lumpfish and wrasse. 
These are partly caught in the wild and put into the cages, but to an increasing extent coming from specialised farms producing lumpfish or ballan wrasse specific to the purpose.
The AE 2016 Cleanerfish Industry Forum will focus on the actual use of cleanerfish in the salmon industry today, and will be an open discussion arena where farmers, scientists and other interested can discuss experiences, new knowledge and also identify knowledge gaps.
Tentatively the program will be divided into 3 sessions:
  • The use of cleanerfish in European aquaculture, focus salmon farming. In this session representatives from different countries are asked to give short “snapshot” presentations covering statistics (production numbers, wild caught numbers, how many farms are using cleanerfish) and show 1-2 main new knowledge gain over the last years they think are success factors for efficient use of cleanerfish in their country.
  • How to use cleanerfish in the salmon cages. In this session one or two experts will be invited to give a short “bullet-point” presentation “from stocking the cleanerfish to harvesting the salmon”, what’s their experience and opinion about today’s best practice. Based on this, the forum will be open for discussion, opinions and other suggestions about best practice, new experiences etc. 
  • Cleanerfish – health – welfare. To be efficient as lice-eaters, the cleanerfish must be “fit-for-fight”. In this session, there will be opportunities for short presentations about new products, initiatives and methods to secure cleanerfish health and welfare. The focus will be on practical, operational tools and methods, with time for comments and discussions.
Thursday, September 22. 10:30-12:50 (General Assembly) and 14:30-17:30 Mentheit Room
The future of trout farming

The British Trout Association (BTA) will hold its annual General Assembly (for BTA members only) in the morning and this will be followed by an open event in the afternoon. 
The BTA Trout Forum, with an overarching theme of ‘The Future of Trout Farming’, will encompass a review of recent and current research projects from a number of research institutes, as the ‘science of aquaculture’ will be an essential foundation for future progress.  A consideration of ‘the way forward’ for the industry, in the form of a report from the high level DG MARE event held in May 2016 and personal perspectives, will lead into presentations on assessment of trends in consumer products and market values.
The BTA is expecting to stimulate debate amongst members and interested third parties (regulators, civil servants, scientists, academics, students, etc.), not simply over the scientific research the Association is supporting, but the potential prospects for the industry, given that UK rainbow trout production – as it has also been across the EU - has failed to expand significantly in recent years.  This may only be a temporary plateau, as there are some indications of expansion, however a critical assessment of trout products, marketing and operational costs is an essential requirement for a prosperous industry in the future.

Thursday, September 22. 10:30-12:50 Lammermuir 1 Room
Cutting a long story short - Selective breeding for aquaculture - Traits and tools

 The European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster (EMBRIC) will be holding a Company Forum Workshop on  the Development of biological resources for the selective breeding of shellfish and finfish.
The workshop wishes to bring shellfish and finfish farmers together with European scientists to promote interaction, information exchange,  and discuss the needs of the industry of the future.
Contact: Prof Chris Bridges (HHU and Tunatech):
Thursday, September 22. 14:30-17:30 Lammermuir 1 Room
Feed for thought

Organised by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and WWF, the workshop will highlight and discuss opportunities and challenges in the future of innovation into sustainable feeds.
Friday, September 23. 10:30-17:30 Lammermuir 1 Room
Aquaculture in Marine Protected Areas

Organised by the IUCN, and following the first workshop held at AE2015 in Rotterdam, this workshop will address the potential synergies between diverse types of aquaculture (finfish, shellfish, algae, etc) and types of Marine Protected Areas (Reserve, National Park, Natural Park, Conservation Zones, Sustainable Development Zones, etc). The main output of the workshop is to lay the basis for a short technical paper that covers:
  • An introduction to the topic, including Marine Protected Areas categories, the ecosystem approach to aquaculture and the points of view of the environmental NGO and the Aquaculture industry. 
  • Case studies that present the MPA, its objectives and history, human activities, management and governance, aquaculture activities and financial sustainability.
  • Aquaculture activities, including small scale aquaculture, community-based aquaculture, Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture, aquaculture-oriented MPAs, MPA-labelled Aquaculture, links with other labels (ASC, Fair Trade, Organic, product Quality Label Rouge / Slow Food).  
  • Recommendations for policy and research.
Friday, September 23. 10:30-17:30 Lammermuir 2 Room
The Shellfish Forum

The Shellfish Industry Forum will cover some of the most pressing issues currently facing the industry.  These will include discussion on the status of UK shellfish aquaculture industry. The European commission’s perspective on sustainable development of the shellfish aquaculture sector (Aquaculture Advisory Committee by EU Commission). Other topics will include matters around product safety including Norovirus, HABs and diseases, climate change and biosecurity.
Friday, September 23. 10:30-12:50 Mentheit Room
TAPAS - Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability

The Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability (TAPAS) EU Horizon 2020 project (2016–2020) will create cost-efficient management tools and practices for the European aquaculture sector to investigate the scope of fish and shellfish farming activity in a location, social interactions, potential environmental impacts and any future risks. 
The AE2016 forum is for all industry and related stakeholders in European Aquaculture. It will introduce the TAPAS project and provide stakeholder engagement and feedback for some of the initial project objectives.
The main aim of the workshop within this forum session will be to:
  • Discuss policy, social carrying capacity of aquaculture, and regulatory implementation from the industry, regional and national authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Identify relevant EU licensing policies, regulations and bottlenecks for national or regional production.
  • To discuss an analytical framework for the assessment of ecosystems services (ES) provided from European aquaculture and the possible trade-offs that exists between aquaculture provisioning services and other ecosystem services
Learn more HERE.  

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Monday, June 27, 2016

27/06/2016: Nutriad sponsors ISFNF 2016 Conference on Aquaculture Nutrition

The International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding (ISFNF) is the biannual premier international forum for researchers, academics and industry concerned with the nutrition and feeding of aquatic animals. The 17th edition of ISFNF was held on June 5-10 in Idaho, USA. The conference, sponsored by Nutriad, attracted around 400 fish nutritionists from around the globe.
The scientific program included 4 invited keynote lectures, 80 oral talks and 130 poster presentations. Key sessions addressed the major bottlenecks in the aquaculture industry. Replacement of fish meal and fish oil by alternative feed resources including plant and terrestrial animal meals, insect meal, camelin oil, cottonseed meal, and DHA-rich micro-algae was covered in the session on Feed Resources.
Dr Peter Coutteau, Business Director Aquaculture at Nutriad, talked on the use of purified bile salts to replace fish oil, lecithin and cholesterol in diets for whiteleg shrimp Penaeus vannamei.
Dr Peter Coutteau
An extensive session on Nutrition and Health (18 oral papers) focused on the importance of gut health in aquaculture organisms. The Nutrigenomics session illustrated the recent advances in the understanding of nutritional metabolism, a promising area to support innovative studies in aquaculture nutrition.
The scientific contributions from Chinese participants at the conference clearly showed that China is increasing its research capacities and focus on aquaculture nutrition. A limited number of sponsor and exhibitor displays were well integrated with the scientific symposium and resulted in productive interactions between the scientific and industrial participants.
Nutriad, ISFNF conference sponsor, introduced its specialty additive programs on Aquaculture Health and Digestion. These product ranges directly address some of the nutritional and health challenges participants are facing.
Visit the Nutriad site HERE.

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Bühler 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.  

Read more HERE

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FAMSUN company profile

Muyang Co, Ltd recently announced changing its brand name from Muyang to FAMSUN starting May 2014. This move is prompted by the idea of better illustrating the company’s business and the farm-to-table industry chain it serves. It is consistent with Muyang’s global strategy and its aim of becoming an integrated solution provider in the agro-industry.

FAMSUN originates from “famous, farm, family, sun and union”; it implies Muyang Co, Ltd’s development concept and vision, which is to build a green and healthy supply chain from farm to table together with its customers and to convert traditional agriculture into a modern, profitable and sustainable business with its integrated solutions in feed manufacturing, grain milling, grain handling and storage, food processing, as well as industrial automation.

The creative design of the FAMSUN logo features a beveled letter “F”, a curvy letter “A”, a stretching letter “S” and a friendly letter “U”. It will be the only signage representing Muyang’s business, products, service and solutions. Meanwhile, the company will continue to operate in its current structure, provide follow-up service based on relevant agreement, and its business contacts will remain unchanged.

Visit the website HERE.

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27/06/2016: WOC 2016 “Sustainable ocean summit” website, registration and call for abstracts now open

The World Ocean Council is pleased to announce that the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS 2016) website, registration and call for abstracts are now open at  

Opportunities for becoming an SOS 2016 Sponsor, Endorser or Media Partner are also available.

SOS 2016 will take place in Rotterdam on 30 November-2 December 2016. The theme is 'Ocean 2030: sustainable development goals and the ocean business community.'

The international ocean business community will gather to advance leadership and collaboration in developing industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainable development challenges.

Overall, SOS 2016 will:
  • Address the 2016-2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what they mean for the ocean business community. 
  • Advance development of SDG targets and indicators being developed with and for the Ocean Business Community via the WOC during 2016.
The SOS 2016 potential plenary sessions include: 
  1. Sustainable development goals (sdgs) and the ocean business community
  2. Ocean executive forum: the multi-sector ocean ceo panel
  3. Ocean 2030: ocean industry projections and the future of the ocean economy
  4. European blue growth: eu plans for the ocean economy and sustainable development, and the role of the marine strategy directive
  5. Investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development
The SOS 2016 call for abstracts for presentations in the SOS Parallel Sessions below is also available at, via the ‘Program’ tab. Abstract submission deadline is 31 July 2016.

The SOS 2016 potential Parallel Sessions include:

Improving ocean governance and marine planning 
  • Law of the sea: what the development of a new binding legal agreement means for ocean industries and how to engage with other ocean stakeholders in balancing biodiversity and sustainable development
  • Marine planning and international waters: shaping high seas sustainable development through spatial planning
  • Marine planning and the north sea: multiple ocean use and sustainable development in a heavily used, transboundary sea basin
  • Multi-use offshore infrastructure: creating synergies in ocean industry facilitiesThe future of ocean habitation: projects and plans for living on and under the seas
Conserving marine biodiversity and reducing marine pollution 
  • Marine Protected areas and ocean industries: balancing biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in an interconnected global ocean
  • Marine sound: reducing impacts to biodiversity through a global, multi-industry approach to marine sound
  • BioFouling and invasive species: reducing impacts to biodiversity through a global, multi-industry approach to biofouling 
  • Plastics and marine debris: reducing impacts to biodiversity by ensuring adequate port reception facilities for shipborne wastes and discharges
Improving ocean knowledge 
  • Smart ocean-smart industries: industry data collection to improve ocean and climate knowledge
Contributing to food security 
  • Fisheries: ocean industry interactions and sustainable fisheries in a growing multiple-use ocean
  • Pirate fishing: the role of ocean industries, technology and innovation in reducing iuu fishing
  •  Aquaculture: advancing sustainable aquaculture in an increasingly crowded, multi-use ocean
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Addressing climate change 
  • Adaptation: ocean industry collaboration to ensure ports resiliency for sea level rise and extreme events 
  • Ocean acidification: advancing ocean business community knowledge and action 
  • Reducing CO2: evaluating the potential for responsible carbon uptake initiatives  
  • Renewable energy and the ocean: addressing constraints to the growth of offshore wind and ocean energy
Advancing maritime industry collaboration 
  • Maritime clusters: progress and lessons learned in private sector collaboration to advance responsible ocean economic development 
  • Maritime accidents: prevention, search, rescue, recovery, salvage and pollution prevention 
  • Marine engines: improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions across the sectors
Engaging sector developments and opportunities 
  • Marine mining: opportunities and challenges for a new ocean industry 
  • Dredging: environmentally responsible dredging in support of sustainable development 
  • Offshore oil and gas: cross-sectoral opportunities from rig decommissioning and re-use  
  • Shipping: potential for synergies among green/clean/sustainable shipping programs
Creating regional ocean industry leadership 
  • Arctic: ocean business scenarios and responsible Artic development 
  •  Western Indian Ocean/E Africa: regional ocean industry leadership
The WOC is especially seeking presentations by and for the ocean business community and will give preference to presentations from private sector representatives. Proposed presentations from government agencies, intergovernmental bodies, research or academic institutions, NGOs or others who are working closely with ocean industries will also be considered. The final SOS 2016 program will reflect the level of interest in the proposed session topics. New topics may be added based on expressions of interest from the ocean business community.

The SOS venue, Rotterdam Hilton, has special conference room rates available for a limited time. Conference space is limited so register early to secure a place at this unique, global, multi-industry gathering on sustainable development and the future of responsible ocean business.

Visit the summit website HERE.

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