Thursday, June 29, 2017

30/06/2017: Livestock 2017 Philippines Expo

Second National Aquaculture Summit and the first National Aquaculture event both succeed in the The Philippines

The National Aquaculture Summit 2017, a sub-section of the ‘Livestock Philippines 2017’ exposition held in Manila, The Philippines at the end of May 2017, proved to be a popular two-day event and formed part of the first outing for ‘Aquaculture Philippines 2017’, which ran over a full three days and alongside ‘Feeds Expo Philippines 2017’ and ‘Philmeat 2017 Expo and Forum’ all hosted by the UBM Malaysia.
 
www.livestockphilippines.com

Not only was the National Aquaculture Summit 2017 the central part of the country’s famous ‘Livestock Philippines’, being located in the exhibition hall itself and attracting over 650 attendees, it was one that everyone attending the show, both visitors and exhibitors alike, would have been proud of as it became a solid contributor to the overall success of this year’s multi-faceted event.

A wider reach

The Summit was The Philippines’ International Aquaculture, Fisheries and Seafood Industry event and a highly anticipated part of the livestock sector’s event calendar, particularly throughout this country’s diverse aquaculture sector, within Asia itself and offering a key networking point for aquaculturists and agriculturists worldwide.

The show was held from Wednesday to Friday, May 24-26, 2017 at the SMX Convention Centre, Pasay City, Metro Manila, The Philippines. When a show is as influential as this, it is important that it has not only the backing and promotion that it deserves, but it also needs space.

With a total exhibition area of 9,130 square metres, this exhibition pushed the boundaries of this facility. Of course, this was for the whole event and not just the aquaculture. Over 250 exhibitors were present representing companies from around 30 countries, and included aquaculture engineers, fish farmers, fish processing industrialists, fish and seafood processors, nutritionists, veterinarians and many more.

International Aquafeed magazine was honoured to have its publisher Roger Gilbert invited to give the keynote address for the conference on Trends in the Global Aquaculture Industry’. Besides the 650 attending the Summit, a head count recorded over 10,440 attendees on the exhibition floor over the three days. Compared to the 2015 show, this represents an increased 35 percent.

International visitors were up by 42 percent. The event offered exhibitors a valuable opportunity to launch new products, meet decision makers and promote their products and services. It is a rare thing to find an event that so definitively provides aquaculture professionals with such direct access to qualified suppliers from all over the globe, representing all aspects of the aquaculture industry and at the centre of a livestock event.

Read the full event review, 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.

According to their website: "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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30/06/2017: AgriProtein bolsters international team in London HQ move

Waste-to-nutrient pioneer appoints senior team for global fly-farm roll-out

Agriprotein has appointed two new members to its global leadership team to drive its international business expansion.
 
Fly breeding, dawn and dusk lighting
mimics natural mating times.
Image credit: Agriprotein

The waste-to-nutrient upcycler aims to build a network of 100 insect protein factories by 2024 and 200 by 2027, supplying the $100 billion aquafeed market. The company will move its global HQ to London on July 1st, when Mark Williams joins as Group COO and Alan Corr as Group CFO.

Jason Drew, CEO of AgriProtein said, “The appointment of Mark Williams and Alan Corr is a watershed for the business. With their outstanding corporate track records, they’re joining at a time when we’re undergoing massive growth. Mark and Alan share our commitment to finding a better way to feed the world and we look forward to having them on board.”

Formerly Head of Nomura Investment Banking in Asia, Mark Williams was previously with UBS in Hong Kong for 10 years. As COO of AgriProtein, Mark will drive the global roll-out of new factory projects, hiring senior talent and engaging with financial markets as the company continues to grow.

Alan Corr joins AgriProtein from Fidelity International in Hong Kong where he was Chief Financial & Operating Officer, having previously managed Macquarie’s Asian wealth management business. His task at AgriProtein will be to develop the Group’s corporate and financial structures across a wide range of jurisdictions while maintaining a high standard of corporate governance.

New EU regulations permit the use of insect-based nutrients in aquafeed with effect from July.

Despite uncertainty around Brexit, AgriProtein has chosen the UK as the location for its new global HQ.

Jason Drew said, “With the tide of European regulation starting to move in favour of insect protein for animal feed, we felt the time had come to set up our head office in Europe. We opted for London because of its unrivalled position as a global financial centre and access to international markets. Brexit is no barrier for our technology.”

AgriProtein makes sustainable animal feed to replace fishmeal and soy used in aquaculture, agriculture and petfood. By rearing fly larvae on organic waste which would otherwise go to landfill, its technology also helps tackle the world's growing waste crisis.

The company has allocated licenses in the US, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. In February it announced a partnership with Austrian engineers Christof Industries enabling it to roll out its fly factory blueprint on a turnkey basis anywhere in the world at the rate of 25 per year – more than two per month.

Earlier this year AgriProtein entered the Cleantech Global Top 100 and won a CleanEquity award for its environmental technology research presented by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Last year the company won an AUD 450,000 award for its industrially-scalable solution to the depletion of fish stocks in the Indian Ocean in the Australian government-backed Blue Economy Challenge.

Visit the Agriprotein website, HERE.

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29/06/2017: PIT tagging: monitoring and management for brood stock and genetic research programmes

by Kirstyn McKay, Biomark Inc., US

Biomark Inc., a US based company, has been selling passive integrated transponders (PIT tags) for over 28 years to permanently identify individual animals

Beginning with fisheries conservation studies, the use of PIT tags has expanded to include mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and many other animals and objects. More recently, the aquaculture industry has embraced this technology realising the value of PIT tag technology use as a reliable and effective method of research, monitoring, and management of individual animals. As a result, Biomark has expanded their sales and customer service staffing to include representation worldwide.
 
Tagging juvenile tilapia with the pre-load
needle system. 
Image credit: Biomark

PIT tags: What they do

PIT tags, also known as ‘microchips’ or electronic identification (EID), allow researchers to safely mark most species internally without altering external appearance. In almost all cases, the tag will stay with the animal for its entire life cycle.

The small size of PIT tags virtually eliminates any negative impact on animals with little or no influence on growth-rate, behavior or health when tagged using best practices and methods. PIT tags do not have a battery so the microchip remains inactive until read with a scanner (reader). The reader sends a low frequency signal to the microchip within the PIT tag providing the power needed by the tag to send its unique identification code back to the reader and positively identify the animal.

The distance from which a tag can be read is referred to as read range. Many factors contribute to the read range of passive tags including tag construction, quality of components, manufacturing standards, operation frequency, antenna power and size, tag orientation and electromagnetic interference (EMI) from other devices.

PIT tags are detected in milliseconds at close range - from a few centimeters up to about one meter or more in distance. Tags can be read through materials such as soil, wood and water. Ferrous metals and noisy (EMI) environments can cause interference between the electromagnetic communication of the reader and tag, and adversely affect tag reading.

“Not all created equal”

Not all PIT tags are created equal. At visual inspection, there is no way to tell a quality tag from a low cost, low performing tag. There are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that the quality of construction, durability, tag code integrity and performance are not compromised.

There is an ISO standard for PIT tags (ISO 11784/11785). Using tags and reader that comply with these standards will ensure frequency and reading compatibility. PIT tags should also be approved and certified by the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) for quality, reliability and, more importantly, the guarantee that the tags will all have a unique ID code with no duplications.

Using tags that are specifically made for animal use is important along with selecting a manufacturer that specialises in aquaculture and conservation PIT tags and related equipment. Biomark engineers, manufactures and distributes PIT tags and readers that are designed specifically for the aquaculture and conservation market. As a result of conducting their own manufacturing they are able to ensure their tags and readers provide the highest quality and performance options available in PIT tag technology for aquaculture use.

PIT tags are typically injected subcutaneously using a hypodermic needle. Implant location varies depending on the species being tagged, size (age) and in some cases the behavior of the animal. Tags are available in many packaging formats whilst a unique pre-loaded tagging system was recently developed.

The pre-load system (PLT) consists of a tray of 100 tags loaded into single use needles and a double push-rod design eliminating the need for hand loading tags or sterilising needles between uses. This method not only saves significant time and money but also results in tag shed and mortality reduction.


Read the full article, HERE.

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Amandus Kahl company profile



More than 130 years of experience in plant and machine manufacture have made Amandus Kahl a respected manufacturer and supplier of extruders, compound feed presses, wood pelleting plants or granulate coolers, for example.

The company’s motivation has always been to develop an even better product for their customers. For this reason they cooperate with research institutes and universities. You can always be sure that they will supply you an optimally customised wood pelleting plant, grain cooking plant, waste-tyre recycling plant etc.

Their scope of services also comprises maintenance and repair of the compacting machines, compound feed presses, extruders and wood pelleting plants as well as all other products they offer in their company.

Visit the website HERE.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

29/06/2017: A new surveillance camera for the aquaculture industry

World Aquaculture 2017 sees the release of the DTPod a 360 degree viewing camera with pan & tilt

In the exciting world of underwater robotics, Deep Trekker is a global leader in rugged and portable submersible robots. Today, Deep Trekker is pleased to announce their newest product line, the DTPod.
 
Deep Trekker DTPod in a cage
Image credit: Deep Trekker

This submersible surveillance camera is designed for both drop camera inspections and permanent installations, providing instant video to the surface from underwater. Deep Trekker’s DTG2 and DTX2 underwater drones (Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are operating in more than 80 countries globally; their flagship products becoming the “go to” tool for a multitude of underwater industries.

With an innovation award from the North American Society for Trenchless Technology, the recent release of a 4K camera upgrade to the DTG2 and DTX2 ROVs, and the launch of the uniquely designed magnetic DT640 Utility Crawler, 2017 has been an incredible year thus far.

In keeping with the forward momentum driven by listening to customer feedback and a desire to continue to implement innovative technology, Deep Trekker is pleased to introduce the DTPod. The DTPod is designed to be installed as a permanent fixture or used as a drop camera.

The handheld controller is able to relay real time visuals and data to the surface by simply plugging in the controller topside and having the 360 pan and tilt camera go to work. The same splash proof controller can allow access to an entire fleet of installed cameras without having to maneuver large, bulky equipment or risk a laptop near water.

The DTPod will allow fish farmers to have easy access to their nets, moorings and fish behaviour. Likewise, the DTPod can also be utilised as a convenient option for structural inspections, such as tanks or bridges. The design principals are based on the same favourite features of other Deep Trekker products; portability, durability, ease of use, and low cost of ownership.

The DTPod is built with rugged 316 stainless steel to withstand long installations, even at great depths (depth rating options of 300m (1000ft). Additional options include zoom camera upgrades, wipers and thrusters when working in high current areas. Equipped with a low light HD camera and powerful LED floodlights, the camera delivers high quality imagery, making it the perfect addition to underwater ROVs.

Deep Trekker is no stranger to Aquaculture operations, the DTG2 ROV is the defacto-standard among aquaculture farm sites.

An example is a global leader in Aquaculture, Marine Harvest, "We have been using DTG2 smart unit for more than a year now in our aquaculture operations. It worked really well for us. It took away a lot of costly dive time. This was the low cost, portable and easy to operate machine at the time we bought. I believe, it still is. The best things about this purchasing this machine is, ease of operation, very cooperative sales team and best after sale support and service. Very low down time observed with the machine too as most of minor repairs can be done on site", said Jayaprabandh Pudota, Harmful Plankton Monitor/Technician

The DTPod design came as a response to the growing demand of aquaculture operations to have a permanent installation to quickly access to view specific areas of a site. This addition provides an ideal complement to the DTG2 and DTX2 “free swimming drones”, by providing a constant view of a specific area, while the ROVs are maneuverered to inspect nets and other areas of interest.

About Deep Trekker
Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to create portable, affordable, and easy to use underwater inspection tools. The company is headquartered in Ontario Canada, with engineering and manufacturing all completed in house. These robust underwater robots are currently being used around the world in industries such as aquaculture, commercial diving, municipalities, police search and rescue, military, and research.

Visit the Deep Trekker website, HERE.

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28/06/2017: European approval of insect protein in fish feed welcomed

Image courtesy of nextProtein
 The European Commission is to be congratulated for officially approving insect protein for aquaculture feed, next protein says. 

 The French-Tunisian agritech startup welcomed the recent decision by EU regulators to officially allow insect protein to be fed to farmed fish. 

 The European Commission officially authorised insect-based processed animal proteins (PAPs) as feed for aquaculture animals on May 24, 2017, through a change to Annex IV of Regulation 999/2001, with the regulation text to come into effect on July 1 this year. 

 Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Syrine Chaalala commented, "We welcome the European Commission's official ruling on this important reform for the aquaculture industry. With then vast majority of farmed fish relying on fishmeal and the depletion of our marine ecosystems, insect-based proteins offer the aquaculture industry a more sustainable way to ensure fish for human consumption."

 She continued, "Our insects are fed on organic waste, namely fruit and vegetables from markets, so allowing insect-based protein supplies like ours we can alleviate the pressure on severely depleted wild fish stocks." 

 Visit the nextProtein website here. 

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28/07/2017: Insects in aquaculture feed after two decades

"Garden soldier fly on compost" by John Tann, Flickr
 From July 1, 2017, using insects in aquaculture feed will be authorised for the first time in nearly 20 years after it was banned in 1998 due to the BSE crisis. 

 Multibox is a circular economy company, based at the Royal Agricultural University's Farm491, an agricultural innovation centre, where they are developing an insect meal from Black Soldier Fly larvae fed on food waste. Multibox wants to become the world\s lowest cost producer of insects for the aquaculture industry. 

 17 percent of animal protein eaten by humans comes from fish, around 167 million tonnes in 2014 of which 93 million tonnes of the wild capture fish are used to produce fishmeal and fish oil much of which is used to feed fish in farms. This use of wild capture fish is not sustainable, particularly as wild fish captures have remained constant since 1990 but the demand for farmed fish has been growing at 3.5 percent per annum. 

 Around a quarter of UK food, 10 million tonnes in 2014, is wasted between the farm gate and the consumer at a cost of £38 billion per annum. Multibox's insects are fed on this food waste, making the meal and oil completely sustainable. 

 The company plans to build commercial scale insect farms and bring three products to market in the next 18 months, an insect meal which is used as a substitute for fishmeal in aquafeed, an insect oil to be used in aquaculture, pig and poultry feeds and insect excrement that can be used as a fertiliser. The fertiliser will be used to improve yields in agriculture, horticulture and hydroponics. These three products will initially be produced in the UK.

 Managing Director, Paul Wright comments, "The EU's decision to alter the processed animal products legislation has opened the doors for companies like us to work with the waste producers and the animal feed manufacturers to deliver a sustainable high quality fish feed whilst ensuring we leave the planet in a better condition for future generations." 

 Director of Farming and Value Creation, James Wright remarks, "I'm excited about the potential for farming Black Soldier Flies. We know from research that it is a like-for-like replacement for fishmeal and can be produced on waste. The issue has always been - can we up-scale the insect farming process to produce enough insects to meet industry demand and we are sure we can. 

 Visit the Multibox Farm491 website here. 

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28/06/2017: Biofouling-free, low maintenance and mortality-rate-reducing – why we need recyclable brass nets in offshore aquaculture

by Martin Heidenreich, Wieland-Werke AG, Germany

Whereas the demand for fish is increasing worldwide from year to year, fish stocks are overfished


For this reason, marine aquaculture today is becoming more important and is facing tremendous challenges. This implies, in particular, that the requirements for cage systems are growing significantly. The main reasons include environmental compatibility, low contaminant levels in fish and better growth, recyclability of materials, service life of systems, algal growth/biofouling, control of parasites (sea lice) as well as increasing cost pressure in the fish production.
 
Wieland Bluesea net installed for customer InnovaSea in Panama
Image credit: ©InnovaSea Systems Inc

So, how can such complex problems be tackled?
The use of brass nets in marine aquaculture is an innovative and “green” solution to many problems. The brass nets provide considerable improvement over traditional cages. Bluesea is a brass wire produced by Wieland that has been especially developed for the needs of maritime fish farming.

In addition to its excellent corrosion resistance also in seawater environments, the copper content of this alloy is sufficient to inhibit biofouling in a natural way. Especially for large cages, high mechanical strength and good abrasion resistance are of decisive advantage. Lower susceptibility to biofouling due to the copper content improves the water exchange and the oxygen level inside the cages.

As a result, growth of parasites (sea lice) and other pathogens is inhibited and the infection risk in fish is significantly reduced. Thus it is not necessary to use antibiotics and antifouling coatings. The nets are practically free from biofouling and therefore the cleaning and inspection intervals of the nets are much longer than those of synthetic netting materials.

This will dramatically reduce maintenance costs. Due to the high stability of the copper alloy nets, the cages retain their form even with strong currents and high waves. In addition, brass is completely recyclable and thus it is a sustainable material in aquaculture.

Naturally clean: Release of copper ions prevents biofouling
Biofouling presents an enormous challenge for fish farmers. Conventional methods to prevent biofouling are expensive and harmful to the environment. The antimicrobial properties of the Bluesea nets have a positive effect on the growth: no biofouling, no time-consuming cleaning of the nets and, therefore, significantly lower maintenance costs.

Since fish farming is sited more and more away from the coast under open sea conditions, preventing biofouling is an essential factor for the stability of the nets, for avoiding fish escapes and also for the safety of the workers. The resistance of copper is achieved by the gradual release of copper ions so Bluesea does not release increased copper concentrations into the environment.

The Wieland Bluesea net is naturally free from biofouling, which reduces sea lice levels and prevents sea lice larvae from settling on cages. Settlement of mussels and small crustaceans is also limited because they cannot find food (algae). Bluesea nets meet the essential requirements of “Green Licenses” for aquaculture and provide, therefore, a sustainable solution for the development of aquaculture.

Fish health
Improving the habitat of fishes will have positive effects on their growth. This contributes to increasing the profits of fish farmers, since infections of fish caused by biofouling organisms can be avoided. In Australia fish farmers can abstain from antibiotics or chemical treatments in salmon farming by using Bluesea nets. Numerous tests show a decrease in the mortality rate of fish when using brass nets.


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Andritz company profile


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.


Visit the website HERE.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

27/06/2017: The ingredients for success

Image courtesy of FVG Select 2017
 The first edition of FVG Select saw global industry executives from the animal feed processing, grain processing, ingredients and additives, aquafeed, petfood and biomass pelleting industries travelling to Cologne in Germany on June 13 and 14, 2017.

 Almost 1,000 visitors came through the doors of the KoelnMesse exhibition center, coming from 59 countries and representing every continent.

 Select by name and select by nature, there were a limited number of 55 exhibitors present at the industry expo.

 The focus of the conference was networking, business matchmaking and gathering new industry knowledge. This was facilitated through an extensive conference and matchmaking programme.

 The following conferences were organised in collaboration with the partners: AEBIOM, Aquafeed.com, IFF and Wageningen University, Perendale Publishers and WATT Global Media.
  • FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference 2017
  • Aquafeed Horizons Europe 2017
  • AEBIOM International Pellet Workshop 2017
  • Petfood Forum Europe 2017
  • GRAPAS and Global Milling Conference 2017
  • Victim Feed Processing Conference 2017 

 The matchmaking programme consisted of a combination of an online tool, which allowed exhibitors and visitors to plan their appointments very efficiently and a personal approach by Victam matchmaking consultants before and during the event and added between 10-20 percent meetings to everyone’s schedule.

 Another new feature that was introduced during this event was the Victam News Room. Here is where speakers, visitors and exhibitors were interviewed about their expertise. The news crew also made running reports about the events through Victam’s social media channels.


 FVG Select is an additional event to the large exhibitions and conferences in Cologne and Bangkok. The business matchmaking programme and the News Room will also be introduced during Victam Asia 2018 and Victam International 2019.

 Find out more about FVG Asia 2018 by clicking here. 

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27/06/2017: Co-investor sought for protein and fish oil plant in Morocco

If you’re interested in becoming a ‘co-investor’ in a partnership in the production of fish protein hydrolysate and fish oil for the use in the food sector, the feed industry and the pet food market, then look no further than this Moroccan opportunity. 

This is a new-build plant which will convert pelagic fish into valuable and marketable products and is planning to process between 15,000-20,000 tonnes annually of pelagic fish, of which two-thirds is by-products and one-third whole fish made up of 75 percent sardine, 15 percent sardinella and 10 percent mackerel.


Resulting products will include 2500-3000 fish protein hydrolysates at 70-84 percent proteins and 1000-1300 tonnes of fish oil with 33 percent Omega 3.


The plant’s turnover is expected to be in the order of €7-10 million per year while the companies seeking an investment of between €4-6 million. The return on investment is expected in three years.


Contact for more information HERE.

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27/06/2017: Evonik launches new service AMINOTilapia® for aquaculture

Evonik is to launch the new software tool AMINOTilapia® enabling the aquaculture industry to improve efficiency in tilapia farming through optimal feed formulation
 
AMINOTilapia® calculates the ideal amino acid recommendations for different growth stages of tilapia considering various production features. The software helps nutritionists to formulate diets that optimally meet the animals’ needs and improve feed conversion rate that is the efficiency with which animals utilise nutrients. 

 
Among different tilapia species, the most popular one is Nile Tilapia,
which makes up about 75 percent of farmed tilapia in total.
Image credit: © iStock / paulrdunn 
The tool is a step towards modern diets that are formulated to balance amino acids and reduce excess dietary protein, which is usually the most costly component in feed. Balanced diets not only increase efficiency, but also contribute to protecting the environment thanks to a reduced nitrogen excretion.

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing industries and tilapia is currently the second most produced fish worldwide, just after carp. The global production of farmed tilapia amounted to more than 5 million tonnes in 2015.

Among different tilapia species, the most popular one is Nile Tilapia, which makes up about 75 percent of farmed tilapia in total. To meet the increasing demand for healthy and nutritious fish, Evonik is supporting the aquaculture industry with a set of unique and reliable solutions.

Evonik can build on the experience in the production of essential amino acids from over 60 years.

Visit the Evonik website, HERE.

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27/06/2017: Murrels: Living jewels of India

by Dr B. Laxmappa, District Fisheries Officer, Jogulamba Gadwal – 509 125, Telangana, India

Murrels are the third most important group of freshwater fishes after Carps and Catfishes in India


These fishes belong to the order Channiformes, family Channidae (Ophiocephalidae) that constitute the most common and dominant group of air breathing freshwater fishes and are highly regarded fish for human consumption in India.
 
There are several species of murrels belonging to the genus Channa (syn. Ophiocephalus), but only six types of murrel species are available in India (Table: 1). Among murrels, Channa striatus, Channa marulius and Channa punctatus, enjoy a good deal of popularity as food fish in many parts of India.

Besides the high quality of their flesh in terms of taste and texture, they also have good market value due to the low fat, fewer intramuscular spines, their medicinal qualities and availability in a live condition.

Murrels are also known as “Snake-heads” from the shape and appearance of the head, which resembles that of a snake. They are also noted for their air-breathing habit. On the roof of its pharynx, the fish has a pair of cavities, which have folded linings, richly supplied with blood vessels for taking in air.

These organs enable these fishes to survive out of water for a few hours or migrate from one pool to another. They are therefore called “live fishes”. Being typical “live fishes”, murrels have soft flesh, are devoid of fat and are considered to have medicinal value, providing nutritious food, particularly to the sick.

Since many years ago, murrel fingerlings have been given as medicine every year in the month of June on the eve of Mrigasirakarthi day for dispensation to asthma patients (Fish Medicine) that gather from all over the country in Hyderabad City in Telangana State.

In addition to its food value, they are highly significant in biological control of mosquito’s larvae and aquatic insect’s population in stagnant water pools, which are harmful to human beings. Murrels are popular amongst consumers in India but they’re also the most well-known game fishes because they attract the lures easily and are caught by the fish by anglers.

This not only provides entertainment to the public, it also gives a source of income to the organisers.


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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.


Visit the website HERE.

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27/06/2017: WAS Africa opens in South Africa to a pulsating beat

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World Aquaculture Society's 'WAS Africa 2017' got underway yesterday evening in the Cape Town Convention Centre, South Africa with an Opening Reception, sponsored by the South African Government, that set a relaxed yet pulsating beat for the three days of conferences, meeting and exposition to come. Monday kicked off with several activities including one supported by IAF magazine and Wenger Manufacturing; a half-day intensive meeting called 'Extrusion Africa 2017 Seminar which attracted over 55 attendees.

One or two of the presentations can be viewed HERE.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

27/06/2017: Norel opens a new branch in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Norel opens a Norel Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jorge Calil will be responsible for setting up the company and introducing Norel products into the Brazilian market. This will bring the opportunity to service directly Norel core products such as butyrates, medium chain fatty acid salts, organic minerals, flavours, preservatives, fats or rumen enhancers into the always so competitive Brazilian market. 

About the Brazilian market 
The Brazilian market is one of the main exporters of beef and poultry meat worldwide, currently exporting $6,500 million and $5,500 million respectively. Due to the new context in the USA, in which the use of antibiotics has been limited to its medical use and restricted the use as growth promoters, Brazil will be required to produce with these new conditions. In this sense, NOREL provides experience, together with a wide range of non-medicated products that promote growth and health for animals, not using AGP’s.

About Norel 
Norel is a Spanish company whose business is the development, manufacturing and trading of feed ingredients for animal nutrition (aquatic and terrestrial species). Norel has been in the market for more than 35 years, and is present in more than 70 countries around the world. It develops innovative and practical products as a result of a strong relation with customers and this research approach. These facts position Norel as one of the leading companies of feed additives worldwide. This is a very good moment to start operations in Brazil, as the market is ready to receive the technology Norel will offer them. It places the company in a very competitive position in an extremely efficient market.

Visit the Norel website, HERE.

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26/06/2017: Watch Joe Kearns talk about "Aquatic Products and Trends" LIVE


Click here to watch Joe Kearns live in South Africa at World Aquaculture Society 2017, in Cape Town, discuss "Aquatic Products and Trends"! 



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26/06/2017: FeedKind Protein: Replacing a scarce resource

by Allan LeBlanc and Josh Silverman, Calysta, USA

Fishmeal continues to be the gold standard protein ingredient in aquaculture diets (1)


As a proxy for the diet of fish in the wild, it has been extraordinarily successful. However, fishmeal supply is finite and dependent upon wild fish populations (2). To date, the aquaculture industry has done an excellent job of growing despite this constraint.

The market has effectively allocated this scarce resource, and financial pressures have driven significant reductions in marine ingredient inclusions across many applications (3). Despite past success, the rapid continuing growth of the aquaculture industry is outpacing technical capabilities for fishmeal reduction (4).
 


The highest growth subsectors within aquaculture are carnivorous species requiring higher inclusion levels of fishmeal in order to achieve optimal growth (5, 6). Rising standards of living in Asia will continue to drive a shift from extensive to intensive aquaculture, and from low to high trophic level species (7).

Both of these shifts are correlated with an increased fishmeal content in the aquaculture feeds employed (8). As an example, under a business-as-usual projection, Indonesia will require over 7.8 million metric tons of marine fish as feed ingredients annually by 2030.

If Indonesia pursues an export-oriented strategy with a focus on fishmeal-intensive shrimp and grouper, Indonesia will more than double its marine fish ingredient consumption, requiring up to 16.4 million metric tonnes of marine fish in the same time period (9).

Given the finite supply of fishmeal, growth in aquaculture cannot continue on this trajectory without the development of new alternatives to fishmeal. One such alternative to fishmeal is FeedKind protein, which can provide a potential solution to the increased demand for high-quality feed ingredients.

FeedKind protein is comprised of single cell protein produced by fermentation of methane (10). FeedKind protein has a proximal composition similar to fishmeal (Table 1) and has been shown to be well tolerated in a number of livestock species (11).

Calysta and Cargill have partnered to produce FeedKind protein in North America, with the first plant under construction in Memphis, TN planned to produce up to 200,000 metric tons per year (12). In May 2017, Calysta announced the successful operation of a market introduction facility in Teesside, England (13).

As of the announcement, the facility had produced over four metric tonnes of material. This material is destined for use in customer trials in feed formulations, regulatory review in new countries, and R&D trials across a wide variety of species including the trial reported here.


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

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