Friday, October 20, 2017

20/10/2017: Aquaculture Vietnam opens in less than one week!

 Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 will open its doors in less than one week. 

 You can see the latest innovations in the Aquaculture industry by planning your visit to Vietnam's International Aquaculture Industry Event - Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 from October 25-27, 2017 at the Can Tho International Exhibition Fair Centre (EFC), Can Tho City, Vietnam. 

 It is the only international exhibition and conference event in Vietnam that offers priceless industry insights across a wide range of conferences, technical seminars and exciting activities. 

Four good reasons to visit Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 

  1. Meet and source new products and services from more than 150 local and international exhibitors at one venue - The show will exhibit the best in feed and aquaculture products, services and the latest innovations presented by more than 100 exhibitors from many countries, such as the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Japan, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Meet the top industry players including Sheng Long, Bayer, De Heus, MSD, EW Nutrition, Vemedim and Empyreal.
  2. Gain more knowledge and market insight into the aquaculture industry with the second International Aquaculture Conference - A vast amount of knowledge, field experience, market insight and the latest research on future trends and solutions for key commercial and technical issues facing the industry will be shared with guests, participants and visitors during these three days with the theme of "Aquaculture - A profitable and sustainable business."
  3. Enjoy special dishes from the third annual Mekong chef competition - The third annual Mekong chef competition, introducing special dishes using pangasius fish as the main ingredient, from 10 professional chefs, in order to show the commercial and nutritional values of Vietnam's pangasius fish. 
  4. Stay connected with industry professionals - Meet exhibitors and industry people, whether to establish a new relationship with a supplier or strengthen an existing one. A trade show is an ideal place to meet face-to-face, exchange ideas and give feedback on products or services to further enhance your business. 
Click here to pre-register. 


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

20/10/2017: Shrimp farming in India

by Dr B Laxmappa, India

Shrimp farming is a multi-billion dollar industry contributing a major income to several countries in Asia and South America

India as the second largest country in aquaculture production in the World, the share of brackish-water sector includes culture of shrimp varieties mainly, the native giant tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon and exotic white-leg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Today, L. vannamei is the most extensively farmed crustacean species in the World.
 


Culture Status
Brackish-water aquaculture in India is concentrated around the giant tiger prawn (P. monodon) as the single most important species. Recently, the culture of exotic, white-leg shrimp, L. vannamei, however, has attracted the farmers’ attention because of its fast growth, low incidence of native diseases, availability of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) domesticated strains and culture feasibility in wide salinity range.

With the production levels of 10–12 tonnes/ha/crop of three to four months’ duration, the production of this species has reached to a level of 406,044 tonnes during 2015–16. Very recently, L. vannamei culture is also started in freshwater ponds particularly in Telangana State and some other states in India by the stocking of PLs acclimatising to zero ppt salinity at hatchery level. The culture and production level is encouraging.

Brackish water aquaculture is mainly concentrated on the coasts of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and West Bengal in India. With regards to the market, while the main areas of consumption for freshwater fish are in West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and northeastern India. Cultured brackish water shrimps are destined mainly for export.

Among the coastal states, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of P. monodon and L. vannamei shrimp respectively in the country during the year 2015-16. Today L. vannamei is the largest cultured shrimp in terms of production and productivity in India.

Andhra Pradesh tops in area under culture and production followed by Tamil Nadu way behind (Table: 1 & 2). The commercial farming of tiger shrimp declined gradually and L. vennamei shrimp started increasing significantly from the year 2010-11 (Table: 3 & Image).

Disease outbreaks
With the development of shrimp culture practice from traditional form to modern intensive culture practice, the complexity of diseases has been equally magnified in India.

The frequent outbreaks of diseases such as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), Black Gill Disease (BGD), Running Mortality Syndrome (RMS), Loose Shell Syndrome (LSS), White Feacal Syndrome (WFS), White Muscle Disease (WMD) and Infectious Hypodermal and Haematopoietic Necrosis (IHHN) in shrimps causing economic loss to the aquaculture industry.

Farmers are losing 15-25 percent of their investment due to these diseases in every crop in the season. Shrimp aquaculture industry has experienced severe setbacks due to devastating viral diseases.

L. vannamei is an exotic species and culturing both in freshwater and saline waters in the country. The viral outbreaks are minimal in low saline waters compared to the high saline waters with the best management practices.


Read the full article, HERE.

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PTN company profile




PTN’s (Pallet Technology Netherlands) mission is to produce and develop high-quality, reliable machines.

PTN strives to provide its customers with the following benefits through its products: higher yields lower energy consumption low maintenance requirements access to state-of-the-art technology.

As a globally operating, specialist manufacturer of pelletisers and related machinery it is their ambition to expand to become the most respected professional OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).

According to the PTN website, “Our strategy for achieving this ambition is to: expand and consolidate the global network of professional sales and service points create a virtual and real image of professionalism, quality and innovation as well as a high level of standardisation and digital accessibility for strategic partners transform technology, know-how and competences into technical and commercial added value generate stable growth in sales and profit.”

PTN develops and manufactures all its products under its own management at two production sites in Schijndel. This means that PTN is able to build both standard products and products to meet customer specifications.

After the machines have been manufactured and installed at the customer’s site, their service department commissions the machines. In addition, the service department is also available should there be any problems or if the customer’s own technical department needs support.


Visit the PTN website, HERE.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

19/10/2017: ILDEX Indonesia 2017 underway

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 stimulates the Indonesian livestock market’s growing demand and more investment through an International Exhibition – Tremendous growth has been achieved over 3 successful editions

ILDEX Indonesia 2017, the third edition of the International Livestock and Dairy Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exposition, starts with strong attendance and plentiful business opportunities.

Livestock experts and exhibitors have confirmed that this is the best marketplace and international business platform for Indonesian markets.

The exhibition starts today and runs through 20 October 2017 at JI Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia, delivering the highest quality and variety of new technology, business opportunities and both quality and quantity of local and overseas trade buyers.
 

www.ildex-indonesia.com

This year’s edition of ILDEX Indonesia is larger than last year. The exhibition space grows by up to 60 percent. It occupies over 9,360 sq.m., or 2 halls of JI Expo, and is showcasing 230 exhibitors from 34 countries, 2 international pavilions from China (24 companies) and South Korea (6 companies and a new special Pavilion from the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (KPIS).

The exhibition expects 8,000 trade participants from 30 countries and it has received tremendous feedback from exhibitors about the quality and quantity of both the local and overseas trade buyers.

Visitors have also expressed their pleasure about the huge increase, variety and quality of technology and solutions available at the show. The number of overseas buyers has also increased significantly, more than 200 potential buyers from 13 countries including Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and more, are invited to attend the exhibition.

The special highlight for this edition is the honourable awards “Indonesia Poultry Veterinary Award (INPOVA),” in a series of ILDEX 2017 will present awards in three categories.

The first awards is the “Veterinary Business Management Award”, an award for a veterinarian who serves as a CEO, COO, of a top management company engaged in the livestock, animal health, and related enterprises. The winner is Dr. Irawati Fari, President Director of PT Novindo.

The second award is the “Veterinary Poultry Health Scientist Award,” an award given to a veterinary researcher and academic who devotes themselves to the development of poultry health science.

The second winner is Prof. Dr. Drh. Wayan Teguh Wibawan, MS. from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Bogor Agricultural University. The third award is the “Veterinary Poultry Technical & Consultancy Award”, an award given to a veterinarian who serves in Poultry Health Services, Poultry Health System Consultancy, and who assists in developing poultry farms.

The last winner is Drh. Eko Prasetyo from Tri Group Bogor. ILDEX Indonesia and Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia (FMPI) are very pleased for all of these winners who received three remarkable Veterinary Poultry Health Scientist Awards this year. Mr. Nino Gruettke, Managing Director, VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. said that, “ILDEX Indoensia has seen tremendous growth this year, both in terms of size and visitors. The exhibitors have increased by 48 percent from the previous edition and now 100 percent of the exhibition space is sold out with several companies increasing their exhibition area by 50 percent, as well as many new companies. There will be 230 top companies to interact with 200 potential buyers that we hosted from many focus countries. We are targeting 8,000 visitors who will be present at this exhibition. We are also introducing our the first edition of ABC Challenge Asia 2017 which is a conference highlight for anyone involved in ensuring that the Asian consumer is receiving the safest poultry meat and of the highest quality that complies with the latest rules and regulations. It began yesterday with full seats. We also have more than 40 technical seminar topics and 30 international speakers in the conference session.”

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 is showcasing three industry zones which include: Feed and Animal Health; Feed Milling and Farm Equipment; and Genetic, Breeding and Processing.

It’s driving innovation and enabling buyers and sellers to meet easily and develop great business together. Many different industry events are taking place at the exhibition and it’s also providing successful meetings, business matching, knowledge exchange, networking and business opportunities for participants from the poultry, cattle, all livestock and aquaculture industries.

H. Don P. Utojo, President of FMPI said that, “ILDEX Indonesia 2017 will be the third ‘Unique-comprehensive Expo’ ever held in the country focusing on livestock and fishery, including the genetic, feeds additive and premixes, animal drugs and medicines, on-farms, processing and many more. The exhibition, seminars and meetings are participated by hundreds of international and national country’s pavilions, companies, associations, organisations, and other. FMPI (Federasi Masyarakat Perunggasan Indonesia / the Federation of Indonesia Poultry Society) supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of trade and DKI Jakarta Government, and hand in hand with VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific – an International Exhibition Organiser – proudly took an initiative to hold ILDEX Indonesia 2017 on 18th-20th of October 2017. We hope this exhibition will be a place for new information, technology and knowledge to improve the efficiency and productivity of Indonesia livestock so as to strengthen the competitiveness of Indonesian livestock products in Asia and other region.”

In two years, ILDEX Indonesia 2019 will continue to expand and return on October 2019 at Jakarta, Indonesia. Demand for space is increasing and stronger-than-ever from returning and new exhibitor’s wanting to expand their businesses in Asia.

Please do not miss your chance to join ILDEX Indonesia 2019, the fourth edition of the International Livestock and Dairy Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exposition. The exhibition continues to move forward and keeps promoting the event with the objective of "Livestock Industry Growth, Customised Service."

ILDEX Indonesia 2017 opens today and runs through 20 October 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information contact 
Mrs Saengtip Techapatiphandee at saengtip.won@vnuexhibitionsap.com or visit the event website, HERE.

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19/10/2017: Fishmeal, fish oil and “The Need for Feed”

by Neil Auchterlonie, IFFO
 

It is stating the obvious to say that the use of fishmeal and fish oil in aquafeeds has changed over time

With high inclusion rates of fishmeal and fish oil common in early modern aquafeeds, and especially those for salmonids, these materials could be regarded as the foundation of fed aquaculture as we know it (Auchterlonie, 2016).

The provision of diets that met the farmed fish nutritional needs essentially freed up the industry to develop systems technology and health controls. Therefore making the advances in the volume of production that was required to achieve viability.

Inclusion rates seen with those early diets were 90 percent or more for total marine-sourced materials (Ytrestøyl, Aas, & Åsgård, 2015), and this was only feasible when the aquaculture industry was of relatively small volume.

Over time the partial substitution of marine ingredients with those of other (terrestrial, mainly vegetable but some animal proteins) origin occurred to allow a continuing supply of feed to aquaculture within a global market.

The challenge was in meeting the volume of supply required for the developing aquaculture industry. There is an economic consideration too, that emanates from the volume of supply point.

Although marine ingredients may appear as higher cost compared to the alternatives in the market, it is simplistic to look at feed ingredients from solely that perspective as bioeconomic models have a great deal more complexity, and feed formulations are not all about price – the performance of the material needs to be taken into account.

This has already been shown with fishmeal in respect of feeds for weaning piglets (Ma et al., 2013) where the growth and health advantages of high quality fishmeal in those feeds provide benefits that extend across the whole production cycle.

The same may well be true for fish species. (Interestingly, it is the comparative cost of marine ingredients that provides the financial attraction from the investment sector that supports the development of alternatives, as discussed in Naylor et al. (2009) who describe the situation thus: “price signals will provide the best inducement for technological and management change”, even if – nutritionally - those alternatives are generally quite different to fishmeal and fish oil.)


For references and to read the full article, click HERE.

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Wynveen International company profile





Wynveen International B.V. is a leading Dutch company, specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of complete mills for the animal feed industry.

With a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic team, the company focuses on the development and construction of high-quality innovative equipment and installations for animal feed, aqua feed and pet food manufacture.

In addition to turnkey projects, their core products are hammer mills, ribbon and paddle mixers, double-shaft paddle mixers, rotary sifters and coaters for liquids (vacuum and atmospheric).

Approximately 80 percent of their products are exported. In order to guarantee its high quality standards, Wynveen assembles and tests all its key equipment in-house.

Wynveen always aims to fully understand customer requirements, working in partnership with customers and using all their accumulated knowledge and experience to deliver the optimum, often highly innovative, technological solution.

That’s why their company motto is: ‘Versatility in feed processing’.

Visit the company website, HERE.

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18/10/2017: Registration open for GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the responsible use of antibiotics on livestock and aquaculture

Responsible use of antibiotics in livestock and aquaculture production – GLOBALG.A.P. webinar on the reduction of antibiotic use via the implementation of the criteria of the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance standard (IFA)
 

www.globalgap.org

The growing demand by processors, retailers and consumers to control and reduce the use of antibiotics in their production systems is a cause of concern to livestock and aquaculture producers.

Members of the supply chain are beginning to require antibiotic-free production systems and have started to sell meat and aquaculture products for consumption with the claim “Raised without Antibiotics”.

Public regulators such as the WHO are advocating global action to mitigate antibiotic resistances.

This is due to the growing prevalence of bacteria with antibiotic resistances, such as MRSA and ESBL, and their impact on human health.

This ongoing discussion has triggered multiple activities to lower antibiotic use and the resistances as caused by applications in human and in veterinary medicine.

The GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standards for livestock and aquaculture require multiple actions and approaches by producers to comply with the control points regarding the responsible use of antibiotics.

GLOBALG.A.P. invites you to attend a free one-hour webinar.

The focus will be on the responsible use of antibiotics and the antibiotic reduction policies as implemented on GLOBALG.A.P. IFA farms certified for livestock and aquaculture.

Customised solutions as provided by GLOBALG.A.P., such as the “Sustainable Meat Initiative” by Dutch retailers, will also be discussed.

The webinar includes a Q&A session with the participants.

The focus group for the first webinar on this topic is:
• Producers
• Auditors and inspectors of certification bodies
• Farm Assurers

 The speakers:
• For livestock: Dr. Roland Aumüller, Standards Manager Livestock
• For aquaculture: Mrs. Valeska Weymann, Aquaculture Expert

The key learning objectives:
Participants will gain insights into:
• The criteria for producers of livestock and aquaculture regarding the responsible use of antibiotics with specific focus on training of staff and record-keeping.
• The role of the contracted veterinary surgeon when initiating an antibiotic treatment.
• The veterinary health plan and its integrated reduction policy for antibiotics.
• Preventative measures to lower the use of antibiotics to achieve a more sustainable production.
• The approach by Dutch retailers with a GLOBALG.A.P. add-on module for additional criteria on responsible use of antibiotics and their reduction.

Date and time:
The first webinars will be on Wednesday, 25 October 2017

a) 10:00 to 11:00 am CET
b) 5:00 to 6:00 pm CET
Language: English

To register click, HERE.

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18/10/2017: Australia’s strategy to double value of aquaculture industry by 2027

Developed by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for Australia, the strategy will be implemented for the ten year period between 2017 and 2027

The National Aquaculture Strategy sets out how Australia will achieve the goal to double the current value of their aquaculture industry to $2 billion a year by 2027. 

 
Image credit: Michael Coghlan on Flickr
(CC BY-SA 2.0)
Achieving an aquaculture growth target of $2 billion a year by 2027 will require strong collaboration between aquaculture industry participants and Australian, state and territory governments.

The National Aquaculture Strategy details the actions government and industry need to take to meet this target.

According to the Australian government website, “We developed the strategy in consultation with industry, state and Northern Territory governments, identifying eight priority areas to encourage new projects and grow existing businesses.”

Priorities identified in the strategy:


- Regulatory framework — removing unnecessary burden on business.
- Research, development and extension — maximising the benefits of innovation.
- Market access — developing and improving access to domestic and international markets.
- Biosecurity — understanding and managing risks to protect Australia’s aquaculture.
- Public perception — improving knowledge of aquaculture as a safe and sustainable industry.
- Environmental performance — identifying opportunities to adopt cost-effective strategies.
- Investment — encouraging and promoting investment in our aquaculture industry.
- Training and education — ensuring future employment needs are met.

For more information and to read the strategy, visit the website, HERE.

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18/10/2017: Green technology makes sludge profitable

Visualisation of set-up (source: Blue Ocean/Nagelld 3d)
 Blue Ocean Technology signs long-term agreement with water treatment solution provider Sorbwater Technology. 

 The co-operation minimises emissions in water and puts a value on sludge from the aquaculture industry, says Jan Henning Legreid, Blue Ocean Technology CEO. 

 Sorbwater Technology has developed a suite of completely biodegradable solutions for industrial high-performance water treatment applications. The solutions are particularly suitable for the oil and gas industry and aquaculture. 


Logo: Blue Ocean Technology
 Through using the Sorbwater technology, utilising natural alienates, total particle emissions from aquaculture facilities are significantly reduced. Used in combination with Blue Ocean Technology's organic filter, the combined heavy metal and particle content in the sludge is reduced with up to 90 percent. Consequently the nutritious aquaculture biomass waste (food leftover and excrements/faeces) may be transformed to fertiliser. Unlike various thermic solutions, Blue Ocean Technology enables turning aquaculture sludge into a resource. 

 International perspective
Signing the contract (Steen [L] Legreid [R]) 
Svein Egil Steen, CEO, Sorbwater Technology commented, "We are delighted to have been chosen as Blue Ocean's partner. It further strengthens our position as a supplier of green technology into the segment. The deal will also help to put us on the map in the fast growing, global fish-farming and aquaculture markets. We will provide our green flocculation chemical, Sorbfloc, and separation technology to Blue Ocean Technology for use in the global aquaculture market."


Blue Ocean Technology CEO Jan Henning Legreid
 Norwegian innovation in key aquaculture markets
 Mr Henning Legreid commented, "Aquaculture and fish farming are vital industries for Norway, indeed the world, moving forward. We are extremely happy to be working with our trusted and valued partner Sorbwater Technology in such an exciting area bringing Norwegian innovation to these important markets.

 He continued, "Or technologies and know-how combined truly shows that green solutions can be profitable solutions. And in addition to turning waste into a resource, it enables production of bigger biomasses - as the restricting factor tends to be the waste emission quota.

Visit the Blue Ocean Technology website here. 
Visit the Sorbwater Technology website here. 

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

18/10/2017: Fish international trade fair celebrates 30 years in 2018

Germany's most important fish industry event is coming up once again

From Sunday 25 to Tuesday 27 February 2018, fish processors and fishmongers, canteen operators, restaurateurs and food retailers will converge on the Bremen Messe exhibition halls for the fish international.

"It's going to be an exciting trade fair, the exhibitor response is already great" says long-time Project Manager of the fish international, Sabine Wedell.

"We're looking forward to celebrating our 30th birthday with the industry."
 

In 2016, some 11,700 visitors came to the fish international. They also took a look at two further events: the GASTRO IVENT with ideas and solutions for the gastronomy industry in North-West Germany, and the trade show of Fleischer-Einkauf AG
Image credit: 
MESSEBREMEN/Oliver Wachenfeld

The event started in 1988 with more than 100 exhibitors inspired by the initiative of fishmonger Peter Koch-Bodes. Some of those first exhibitors are still on board 30 years later – for instance Dutch company Parlevliet & van der Plas.

But many of the 300 companies now represented will be there for the first time. For example a Croatian company will unveil a type of smoked and marinated sea bass new to the market. A British company is the first of its kind to receive an animal welfare label for its salmon farm.

Altogether, 40 percent of the exhibitors come from abroad. A strong presence apart from Dutch companies are exhibitors from Denmark.

"We're delighted about the growing interest in Eastern Europe," says Sabine Wedell.

Evidence of this is provided by a large number of Polish companies, plus participants from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. At the stands, the trade public can find out about new products, talk shop and make new contacts.

The trade fair also presents a range of special highlights.

In the "Smoke House", it's all about new preparation ideas for fish and its role in nutrition concepts such as the low-carb diet. According to plans, visitors will be able to try "Poké Bowls" colourfully mixed sushi bowls with a Hawaiian twist.

Once again, the aquaculture area will be even larger, showcasing equipment for conventional breeding as well as fish production in recirculation systems. A symposium will include individual modules tackling salmonid and shrimp cultivation, animal welfare and best-practice examples of closed recirculation systems.

A traditional highlight since the very first trade fair is the "Trawl Party" on Sunday night with music, dancing, good food and plenty of opportunity to chat. Before that, respected trade journal FischMagazine will once again award its Seafood Star for outstanding ideas, e.g. in retailing. "There will also be a premiere," says Sabine Wedell.

"On Monday afternoon, the first fish sommeliers will receive this new distinction"

It's a qualification that raises the holders to the top of the game: The title goes to participants – including fishmongers, purchasers and restaurateurs – who have completed a course of 50 hours of theory and practice and passed an exam before the Chamber of Commerce.

Sabine Wedell sums up the concept as "One ticket - three trade fairs". In Hall 4 visitors can take a look around the Fleischer-Einkauf AG trade show. In Hall 6 and for the first time also in Hall 7, the third GASTRO IVENT provides ideas and solutions for the gastronomy industry in North-West Germany.

Special areas of interest here are the "Coffee Style" with the latest coffee trends and "Crafted", dedicated to craft products.

Visitors can also discover high-end food and beverages, kitchen equipment, cash register systems and much more.

Visit the Fish International website, HERE.

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18/10/2017: Economy in fish farming

by Peter Jessen, Technical Support Manager, Aller Aqua Group

In a modern world the laws of the jungle apply – those who can produce efficiently survive, whilst the rest languish

Management is about more than buying cheap and selling expensively. Of course you need to find the best price both when buying and selling goods, but it is just as important to optimise production. One must maximise output from the available resources, and remember that the lowest possible FCR is rarely the goal. Good growth can be just as profitable.

When selling feeds for professional aquaculture you are often involved in discussions about the right choice of feed and feeding strategy. Highlighted below you will find some of the aspects to consider.
 


Planning is crucial
Modern management is primarily focused on planning. Without planning you cannot run an efficient operation and will at some point find yourself not utilising your fish farming facilities in the best possible way - either due to lack of biomass in terms of numbers or size.

It is a bad situation when you are unable to feed the fish in an optimal way due to unfavourable conditions or overstocking. Large amounts of money have been lost when fish farmers have had to hold back fish. An even worse scenario is choosing to start feeding to colour the fish (for example - when producing trout); to later discover that you and many others have large red fish that there is no market for.

The fish must be produced in order for them to be ready when the market is – just in time – no sooner and no later. An increasing share of fish is sold to processing plants and supermarkets, which to an increasingly larger extent regulates the market.

This leads to the necessity of entering into long-term contracts with set delivery dates, and this again makes the processing-industry prefer suppliers who can supply a predetermined amount of fish at an agreed time. This is a challenge for some, and an opportunity for others. Fixed contracts are the first prerequisite for creating a production plan, aiming for a minimum of idle production time or overstocking.

Planning production of animals is obviously affected by biology and weather conditions, and thus to an extent uncertain. This increases the need for careful planning, makes the challenge bigger and makes it necessary to adapt plans continuously.

Feeding strategy
A crucial part of planning is determining the feeding strategy. A feeding strategy obviously encompasses a choice of feed, but more importantly you should decide on the amount of feed that should be used in all phases of production.

Good farming conditions are a basic requirement for animal welfare, although real life conditions do not always provide for this. The actual farming conditions should be considered when planning. The feeding strategy should aim to achieve the highest possible growth within the given parameters. A possible exception to this rule could be made in situations with limited access to feed, or when regulation demands minimal loss of nutrients.

These scenarios can make it relevant to focus on maximum utilisation of the feed, equaling a low feeding quota (FQ). However, most fish farmers, probably more than 90 percent, focus on optimum growth, equalling a high daily growth rate (DGR).

All fish feed producers offer recommended feeding tables, stating the recommended amount of feed which should be fed to healthy fish under good farming conditions. It is important to note that these feeding tables are recommendations. Varying farming conditions could mean that it is not possible to feed as much as stated in the feeding tables, whilst other conditions may enable you to feed much more than stated.

The recommended feeding tables often focus on good feed utilisation, i.e. a low feed conversion ratio (FCR). However, this rarely equals optimum growth. It is a well-known fact that intense feeding gives fast growth, but also a higher FCR. The high FCR is primarily due to the larger amount of wasted feed.

Most fish farmers are aware that very restrictive feeding also gives a higher FCR, which is due to the amount of feed utilised for the daily maintenance of the fish. The correlation between feeding intensity, growth and FCR can be seen in the well-known graph below.

Read the full article, HERE.


Visit the Aller Aqua website, HERE.

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Extru-Tech Inc company profile

Founded in 1985, Extru-Tech® has installed numerous extrusion systems worldwide designed for the production of human food, pet food, aquatic feed and animal feed products.

Extru-Tech® also maintains the reputation of supplying the extrusion industry with superior quality replacement parts.


Extru-Tech® currently produces and markets one of the industry's most complete lines of extrusion processing systems. 

In addition, they offer a full line of ancillary equipment and customised equipment solutions for specialised processes.

Visit the website HERE











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Monday, October 16, 2017

17/10/2017: Shellfish aquaculture development strategy launched, Canada

The provincial government has released the New Brunswick Shellfish Aquaculture Development Strategy 2017-2021

“The sustainable development of shellfish aquaculture is a priority and this strategy combines respect for the environment with job creation,” said Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet. 


 
Shellfish
Image credit: Dustin Iskandar on Flickr
(CC BY 2.0)

“The shellfish aquaculture sector is a growth opportunity for coastal and First Nations communities.”

The strategy provides continuity from earlier strategies. Its primary objective is an annual increase of 10 per cent in the number of oysters produced.

This would represent a total of 30 million oysters for consumption, $12 million in farm gate sales, and $6.4 million in exports in 2021.

The strategy provides the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries with an action framework for shellfish aquaculture over the next four years.

“Our government is listening to New Brunswickers. We are focused on their priorities and we are delivering results,” said Minister Doucet.

“We are making decisions that will positively impact on these priority areas and create a better quality of life for everyone who lives, works and raises a family in this province.”

Steady growth in the sector would present a significant opportunity for existing entrepreneurs and newcomers.

“The industry offers a unique opportunity for New Brunswick First Nations located in coastal communities,” said Indian Island First Nation Chief Ken Barlow.

“With a relatively young and growing First Nation population in the province, the sector offers employment and business opportunities that will benefit both First Nations and New Brunswick.”

The shellfish aquaculture industry is a major generator of economic activity in the rural and coastal communities of eastern New Brunswick.

It provides benefits for the province by creating jobs, expanding the tax base, and increasing the capacity to keep workers and entrepreneurs in their home communities, encouraging those who left to come back home or attracting others from outside the province.


Read the original press release, HERE.

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17/10/2017: Part one: AwF development in Malawi

by Clifford Spencer, Chairman, AwF

The UK based AwF activities continue to grow and I am pleased to describe the latest developments in the charity's increasingly full calendar

 


After our presence at the World Aquaculture Society conference in Cape Town we have since undertaken London meetings with directors of the charity Christian Aid and follow on discussions on aquaculture assistance.

One particular emerging AwF project is based in Malawi, and involves assisting subsistence/smallholder fish farmers at Cape Maclear at the base of Lake Malawi. This project which is founded upon the concept of an energy facilitated market place has excellent prospects as Christian Aid is already present there involved in other activities and thus able to lend a sound base to AwF work.

Also we are currently in discussion with the UK R&D establishment to assist in work in Malawian aquaculture and we are also involved in direct discussions with the Malawian government, donors and the LUANAR node at Lilonge University, Malawi.

The latter contact is through the appreciated co-operation of Professor Emmanuel Kaunda its Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor of Fisheries Science. Professor Kaunda has for instance been instrumental in configuring the shape of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPS) for many countries in the region.

He is also the co-founder of African Fisheries Experts Network (AfrFishNet), a fisheries voice for CAADP to ensure that fish is appropriately positioned in the continental work plan. Professor Kaunda for instance facilitated the African Union meeting on how livestock can be mainstreamed in the CAADP Results Framework after the renowned and historic Malabo declaration of the African Union.

He is also the Coordinator of the African Union Aquaculture Working Group as well as Coordinator of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Fish Node of the Southern Africa Network on Biosciences (SANBio). Malawi has a glaring economic potential in integrated fish farming.

It is estimated that there are just over 6,000 farmers currently engaged in aquaculture with fish production increasing from 800 Metric Tonnes (MT) in 2006 to nearly 5,000 MT and making a contribution of in excess of K5 billion to the Malawi economy in 2015.

It is further estimated that approximately 10-20 percent (11,650km2) of the landmass of Malawi is suitable for aquaculture but less than 300 hectares are currently under fish farming in the country.


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Nutriad company profile




The Nutriad story
The global population increases 50 percent in the next four decades.  Livestock production and aquaculture has never been more challenging.  Limited availability and changing quality of raw materials challenges intake, growth and performance.

Growing customer awareness and governmental regulations, especially related to health and safety, challenge your business. As manufacturer of state-of-the-art feed additives for more than 50 years they know the agricultural market. Still every day they are passionate about theirwork.

Their ambition is to be their customers’ first choice in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Every day their people work on finding ways to improve your production.

Being active in more than 80 countries, they understand the global issues thoroughly. The experience of their dedicated local product specialists is available for you. In direct contact with you, Nutriad create the best practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Nutriad's people
At Nutriad they believe that their people are our most valuable assets. People whose passion and personal values drive the company’s performance all over the world. Meet some of their team members that help shape Nutriad across the world.

Visit the company website HERE.

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16/10/2017: 11th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries, Japan

Conference Series LLC takes delight in announcing that the 11th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries (Aquaculture Summit 2018) is scheduled to take place during May 24-25, 2018 at Osaka, Japan to discuss “Innovative and Sustainable Practices in Aquaculture”
  
Aquaculture Summit 2018 attempts to unite a distinctive and world-class blend of researchers, scientists, analysts and leaders both from the scholarly community and industry to maximise the interchange of insight, experience and research advancements which will aid in exploring new avenues for the welfare and development of Aquaculture and Fisheries.

The summit will be featuring prompt keynote, oral and poster presentations and exhibitions based on the central theme of the event.

Join Aquaculture Summit 2018 to ensure global presence of your ideas and research outcomes and be a part of an unforgettable experience at the beautiful city of Osaka.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

16/10/2017: Are the markers we use in cardiovascular prognosis correct?

by Ioannis Zabetakis

Probably, the most difficult question that we need to answer as scientists working in the interface of Aquaculture and Health Sciences is this one: are the markers we use in cardiovascular prognosis correct?

 


It is a rather hard question; no easy answer is available. Latest publications which suggest that the current markers we are using in the prognosis of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) are probably wrong.

According to (Fielding, 2017) : in 2004, the ‘Ω-3 index’ was described as the sum of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20 : 5 n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22 : 6 n-3) in red blood cells (RBCs) as an index of coronary heart disease mortality.

However, recent studies have reported differential metabolism of EPA and DHA. High-dose supplementation with EPA and DHA led to increased levels of RBC DHA that were associated with decreased liver fat.

In summary, dietary intake or supplementation studies with n-3 fatty acids should include measurement of n-3 status in a standardized way.

The Ω-3 index, reflecting EPA and DHA status throughout the body, is convenient and may be appropriate in some cases, but as EPA and DHA assimilate differently in membranes, and have different potency, measurement of individual fatty acid composition in RBCs may be more informative.

In another recent paper, (Givens, 2017) reports the fact that it is now generally accepted that the effects of reducing intake of Saturated Fatty Acids (SFA) are dependent on what replaces them in the diet.

Reduced CVD risk has been associated with replacement of SFA with cis-polyunsaturated fatty acids (cis-PUFA) and/or cis-monounsaturated fatty acids (cis-MUFA), with replacement by carbohydrate leading to no reduction or even increased CVD risk.


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Wenger company profile




From small-town entrepreneur to worldwide leader.  With a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, brothers Joe and Louis Wenger founded Wenger Mixing Company in a small Kansas (USA) town in 1935. They went on to design a machine that blended molasses with dry feedstuffs and produced pellets in 1948.

Theirs was the first extrusion cooking system and the basic technology for all commercial extruders used today.  The Wenger brothers' novel idea created a worldwide industry. And, seventy-five years later, Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. is still a family-owned business committed to groundbreaking innovation in the extrusion market.


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Friday, October 13, 2017

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13/10/2017: New analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture viable option under most climate change scenarios

According to a recent press release from Oragon State University, a new analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry expansion under most climate change scenarios - an option that may provide a new source of protein for the world's growing population
 

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This modeling study found that the warming of near-shore surface waters would shift the range of many species toward the higher latitudes - where they would have better growth rates - but even in areas that will be significantly warmer, open-ocean aquaculture could survive because of adaptation techniques including selective breeding.

Results of the study are being published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

"Open-ocean aquaculture is still a young and mostly unregulated industry that isn't necessarily environmentally sound, but aquaculture also is the fastest growing food sector globally," said James Watson, an Oregon State University environmental scientist and co-author on the study.

"One important step before developing such an industry is to assess whether such operations will succeed under warming conditions.”

"In general, all three species we assessed - which represent species in different thermal regions globally - would respond favourably to climate change."

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dinnissen company profile

  


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.

They are always looking for new and innovative solutions for complete processes, system integrations or standard products – many of which they develop, test and produce in-house!
 
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12/10/2017: Vietnam targets sustainable aquaculture

Ms Rungphech Chitanuwat, Group Director of UBM Asia – ASEAN Business said, “UBM recognises that the aquaculture sector plays an important role in the economy of Vietnam and still has great potential to grow further”
 


She continued, “Through Aquaculture Vietnam 2017, UBM is committed to driving innovation, boosting competitiveness and promoting best practices for sustainable farming in Vietnam, especially in the Mekong Delta.”

Hosted by the Directory of Fisheries (MARD), this event will be held from October 25-27, 2017 at the Can Tho International Exhibition Fair Centre (EFC).

The event provides a must-attend B2B platform to showcase the latest innovations and technologies, look for new suppliers, partners and business opportunities and keep up to date with industry news and trends.

There will be 100 plus exhibitors, 4,000 plus trade visitors and 20 plus countries.

The Conference features many world-class speakers and local speakers who will share their experience and technology with 500 participants from Vietnam and the Mekong Delta Sub-Region, under the theme of Aquaculture – Profitable & Sustainable Business.

Some of the highlights include; the International Aquaculture Conference, the Mekong Chef Competition and the Bus-in programme.

To attend or sponsor the Conference please contact:

Ms Sophie
Thao.Nguyen@ubm.com
call +84 28 36 222 588

For more information visit the event website, HERE.

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