Monday, June 25, 2018

25/06/2018: Fish feed and champagne in Monaco

Hans Erik Bylling, CEO and owner of Aller Aqua, recently returned from the competition EY World Entrepreneur Of the Year 2018 (WEOY). The competition took place in Monaco where sunshine, yachts, champagne and expensive hotels added glamour to the event.

Hans Erik Bylling was in Monaco with Aller Aqua’s co-owners Henrik T. Halken and Carsten Jørgensen, as well as his son, Anders C. Bylling. Anders is the CEO of Aller Aqua Qingdao, the company’s Chinese factory, as well as 4th generation in the family owned company.
 

 Henrik T. Halken (COO/CPO of Aller Aqua Group), Hans Erik Bylling (CEO and owner of Aller Aqua Group), Anders Bylling (CEO of Aller Aqua Qingdao) and Carsten Jørgensen (CFO of Aller Aqua Group).
Image credit: Aller Aqua

”I know fish feed is not the most sexy product, but when you look at what we can achieve together with our customers and the aquaculture sector as a whole, it suddenly gets very interesting,” explains Hans Erik. The visit to Monaco has been positive, “It is quite an experience to participate with so many skilled business people, all with amazing stories. We have learnt a lot, and we got many new contacts. We have returned to the office in Aller feeling inspired. We are also pleased with the positive publicity, for us as a company, but also for the aquaculture sector as a whole. I hope that the increased focus on aquaculture will open the public’s eyes to the fact that aquaculture is a sustainable way of producing meat. We use fewer resources than any other meat production.”

Hans Erik concludes that he did not need to win the competition to feel proud of the result. He is already proud of the Southern Danish and the Danish national Entrepreneur Of the Year award, as well as of the price for Globalisation. Hans Erik explains that it has been both interesting and challenging being part of the large-scale event in Monaco. The glamour is far from everyday life in Aller.

WEOY took place for the 17th time, and 46 countries took part in the event, which is described as the Oscars for business people. Hans Erik Bylling won the Danish competition based on the company’s fast growth over the last few years, the positive work with UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the entrepreneurial spirit in the company.

Winner of World Entrepreneur Of the Year 2018 was Rubens Menin from Brazil, owner of MRV Engenharia, a real estate company with 24,000 employees.

For more information visit the Aller Aqua website, HERE.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

25/06/2018: Committing to sustainability

by Vaughn Entwistle, Features Editor, International Aquafeed

Cargill Animal Nutrition was established in 1893. In October 2015, Cargill acquired EWOS, one of the world's largest suppliers of feed and nutrition. This gave Cargill access to the expertise and knowledge base in salmon feed that EWOS was renowned for, and gave EWOS access to a global footprint, wider nutrition expertise, new ingredients, global supply chains, and greater market insight.

EWOS is the primary go-to-market brand for Cargill’s aquafeed for fish and shrimp; however, some feed is also distributed under the Purina and Provimi brands in certain markets.
 


Sustainability is a word on the lips of many major companies these days, although some are only paying lip service to the idea. Contrast that with agri-giant Cargill, which in April 2018, issued a report detailing the company’s bold and ambitious commitment to sustainability across its entire supply chain.

The report came about as the result of a sustainability summit attended by 40 representatives of Cargill and their customers, as well as representatives of other important stakeholders in the food and feed supply chain.

International Aquafeed Magazine sat down with a representative from Cargill to find out more about this forward-thinking initiative:

So which came first? Did consumer demand drive Cargill’s decision to focus on sustainability? Or did Cargill’s commitment to sustainability drive consumer demand for its products?

It’s hard to say which came first, but Cargill recognised that smart companies invest in ensuring the sustainability of their operations to remain relevant to an increasingly informed consumer base. We believe in supply chain transparency as a means to build trust amongst all stakeholders that are involved in or benefit from global food systems.

One of the good side-effects of this is that sustainability is a key driver of innovation and we see many opportunities to continue to innovate in different and interesting ways. For example to remain compliant in a world where the regulatory landscape can change fast. To look beyond the direct impact of your own operations and become more involved in the upstream and downstream supply chains. And through designing and developing products and services that appeal to consumer preference for eco-friendly offerings.

Feeds based on the ‘1990’s diet formulations could not be made in such high tonnages and at such prices – there simply is not enough fishmeal and oil to satisfy the needs of today. Back then, it was not unusual to find salmon feed that comprised two-thirds of marine ingredients from fishmeal and fish oil, but these days the formula contains two-thirds of plant proteins (mainly soya) & plant oils (such as rapeseed or soya oils) in addition to micronutrients. A significant proportion of these plant materials are by-products themselves, upgrading waste streams into valuable nutrients.


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Leiber company profile


Now with more than 140 employees, with each one a specialist in his or her domain, Leiber has a well-proven team in a company following a clear strategy for more than 50 years: working with values.

“What makes us unique? We focus on what we know best. Yeast. Production on the highest level of quality. Latest technology. New findings from science and research. The performance of a team of specialists. 

This is what defines Leiber´s strategic orientation. This is what makes us truly entrepreneurial”, as explained on the Leiber website.

“The markets´ requirements are changing - we are able to follow. This is how we became one of the leading manufacturers of specialised yeast products”.

Visit the website HERE.





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Friday, June 22, 2018

VIV Europe final day

The VIV Europe grand opening conference on day two was a great success and inspiration. Gordon Butland, Director G&C Agri Consultant and Chairman of the Conference, introduced three speakers with valuable presentations about the future of our industry. 

 Disruptive technologies in Agrifood
 Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President Corporate Accounts at Alltech, spoke about the big evolution in technologies, the feed landscape is changing with regards to safety, transparency, sustainability, government regulation and prosumers. He showed the audience how new technologies can and will be used in the feed landscape. The crop side is 10 years ahead of livestock farming, Aidan Connolly points out. Nine technologies have the power to transform Agriculture: Robots, drones, sensors, 3D printing, blockchain, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and, in the centre of all this, the Internet of Things. But how do you choose what technologies to use? Aidan Connolly's advice: Compare costs vs benefits, understand the ancillary costs and understand if the technology will be long lasting. He concludes that the nature of innovation has changed and that technology may come from smaller new-tech companies, not just the big ones. These smaller tech companies, however have to be guided with knowledge of agriculture. 

 Personality awards
 At the grand opening conference on Thursday June 21, 2018, Positive Action Publications announced the winners of the personality awards 2018. The International Hatchery Practice - VIV Europe Breeder Personality Award goes to HatchTech's founder Tjitze Meta. He received this award for his pioneering work on breeding, chick transportation and brooding since he started his company 20 years ago. He helped many PhD students with industrial placement in his company and is never happier than the moment he can talk about incubation with customers, student or the media.

 The International Poultry Production - VIV Europe Poultry Personality Award 2018 goes to Theo Hoen. He received this award for his work as CEO of Stork and later Marel, leading the launch and further development of the Nuova System and the Revoproportioner. In 2013 he became CEO of Vencomatic where for formed foundations for the next generation of the family owning the company. He was also a strong initiator of the Big Challenge, a charity initiative for cancer research.

 The International Pig Topics - VIV Europe Pig Personality Award 2018 goes to Alex Eggen. He received this award for his almost 30- year career at Intervet. Whether it was in the Dutch pig industry or up country in Thailand or China, he was always happy to share his knowledge with veterinarians and pig farmers. After his retirement he continued his willingness to share his wisdom and expertise when he accepted a leading role in the European Symposium for Porcine Health Management. 

 The VIV worldwide Lifetime Award 2018 has gone to Dr Pearse Lyons. He passed away in March 2018. Dr Lyons was well-known as the founder and President of Kentucky-based Alltech. He was widely regarded in the Agribusiness sector as an innovator and industry leader. Alltech Vice President Aidan Connolly received the award on behalf of Dr Lyons, "with regret and pride"

Visit the VIV website here.
 


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

22/06/2018: Bühler acquires vacuum components company in the US


Sputtering Components Inc. is now a member of the Bühler Group. Sputtering Components Inc. (SCI), a US manufacturer of precision vacuum components, will become a member of the Bühler Group. Bühler is purchasing all shares from the previous owners.

Sputtering Components Inc. (SCI) will become a new member of the Bühler Group. SCI is a US provider of components and subassemblies for large-area vacuum coating systems. Post acquisition, Sputtering Components Inc as a Member of the Bühler Group, will operate as an autonomous unit of the vacuum coating business of Bühler Leybold Optics.
 

Remotely adjustable magnet bars for architectural glass coater
Image credit: Sputtering Components Inc.

Antonio Requena, CEO of Bühler Leybold Optics, is pleased about the successful acquisition, "We have intensively worked with SCI for many years. Together, we have gained a leading market position, especially with systems for coating of architectural glass. Therefore, we are proud to know that the team of SCI will in the future be part of Bühler, with all its capabilities, its reputation in the marketplace, and its enthusiasm for high-quality products."

The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The current management team will continue to run the business with its over 40 employees. The current CEO, Barry Nudelman, will resign from his position and will continue to support the SCI organisation in the transition phase.

Andy Britt, currently operating as Vice President of Sales for Bühler Aeroglide, will take over as General Manager effective with the closing date. Sputtering Components Inc will retain its existing location in Owatonna (Minnesota), thus supplementing Bühler"s current North American activities.

Sputtering Components Inc. extends Bühler's vacuum coating business
In conjunction with the coating solutions offered by Bühler Leybold Optics in Alzenau, Germany, Sputtering Components Inc. will in particular strengthen the company"s global sales and service network and its product portfolio, on one hand with process solutions, on the other with new cost-efficient product families. Sputtering Components Inc will continue to cater to both end customers and original equipment manufacturers, offering them top-notch products and services. In this, the company will utilise the existing sales channels as well as the global sales and service network of Bühler.

Leading provider, outstanding quality
Sputtering Components Inc. is a leading supplier of components for large-area vacuum coating systems such as for manufacturing of architectural glass, displays, or flexible packaging materials. The company is based in Owatonna (Minnesota) in the heart of the Glass Coating Valley of the Midwest. As a leading provider of endblocks and magnet bars, it supplies many major manufacturers in the glass and display industries as well as global producers of coating systems. The products of Sputtering Components Inc. are distinguished by their outstanding quality and their ease of maintenance.

For more information visit the Sputtering Components website, HERE.



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22/06/2018: Wyred for success: Scottish salmon farm wins top M&S accolade

M&S has named Scottish Sea Farms’ team at Wyre, Orkney as its Outstanding Producer of the year in the Farming for the Future Awards 2018.

The 1,909-tonne capacity farm, which was established by Scottish Sea Farms in 2015 to help meet the growing demand for responsibly farmed salmon including M&S Lochmuir salmon, differs from most other farms in that it performs a special dual role.
 

Phil Boardman
Image credit: SSF

Not only does it rear its own salmon from smolt to adulthood, but it also acts as a nursery for young salmon headed to neighbouring Eday where conditions are more tidal. Only once the salmon are large enough to thrive in the strong tidal flow are they transferred out to Eday.

This efficiency was one of four Awards criteria that set Wyre apart in its category. Judges were equally impressed at how much the team, ably led by Phil Boardman who until recently was also Farm Manager of Eday, had achieved with regards to:

• Ethics – developing a predator resistant containment system which has reduced the number of seal attacks and helping to test a new low frequency ADD thought to operate outside the normal hearing range of cetaceans such as whales and porpoises
• Environment – deploying innovative new easy-clean nets which, unlike standard nets or the hulls of ships and boats, don’t require copper-based anti-fouling, helping preserve the sea’s own balance of this naturally occurring heavy metal
• Education – investing in the training and development of each individual member to create a team with complementary skills and expertise.

The combined result over the last crop was no escapes, no seals shot, no medicinal bath treatments and low mortalities.

Phil Boardman said, “Both farm teams – Wyre and Eday – are proud of the results achieved and rightly so as both have worked hand in hand to create the best environments in which to rear our salmon. We have a really great mix of people, some of whom are locals while others have moved into the area bringing new skills and knowledge.”

One such new face is 27-year old Matthew Jackson from Milton Keynes who joined Scottish Sea Farms as a graduate trainee and worked under Phil’s tutelage while gaining a Modern Apprenticeship in Aquaculture to Level 3, and will now take over as Farm Manager of Wyre enabling Phil to focus on Eday.

The Awards presentation took place on the first day of the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston in Edinburgh. Accepting the Outstanding Producer Award on behalf of the Wyre team was Scottish Sea Farms’ Orkney Regional Manager, Richard Darbyshire, who said, “Scottish Sea Farms sets itself exacting standards and the results show in the quality of our product. M&S have actively encouraged these high standards since day one, however to have them recognised with a Farming for the Future Award provides added motivation to keep seeking new and better ways of doing things.”

The Outstanding Producer Award is the latest in a series of M&S Farming for the Future Award wins for Scottish Sea Farms, with previous successes including Innovation, Young Producer, Rural Communities, Global Champion of Champions and Plan A in Action.


For more information visit the Scottish Sea Farms website, HERE.

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22/06/2018: Slashing mortality and boosting production profits

by Hugo Magne Kjelseth, Europharma Sales & Marketing Director, Norway

Poor smolt quality used to account for about 40 percent of the mortality in Norwegian salmon production. That is changing, as SuperSmolt FeedOnly is fast becoming the preferred method of smoltification.

74 million smolt where produced in Norway using SuperSmolt FeedOnly in 2017. In fact, use of the method has increased steeply every year since 2013, when the technology was used on less than 10 million smolt in Norway.
 


According to Europharma, supplier and owner of the global patent rights to the revolutionary technology, the big break came as a result of the successful launch of SuperSmolt FeedOnly. New discoveries through extensive R&D efforts made it possible to smoltify the fish using SuperSmolt feed alone, and not in combination with mixed-in additives in the production water, as was the case in previous years.

Since we acquired the SuperSmolt rights back in 2008 we have been convinced in the exceptional value of this technology. It has great benefits both in terms of fish health, growth, production flexibility and profitability.

SuperSmolt FeedOnly makes it significantly easier to achieve these benefits, and allows the technology to be utilised in all types of freshwater salmon production, including loch production. We are now seeing companies saying ´this is how we smoltify our fish now´, and designing their production facilities and production plans accordingly, says Jim-Roger Nordly, owner and Head of Europharma AS, as well as their sister companies in Chile, Canada and Scotland.

The SuperSmolt technology is based on the find that smoltification can be induced and controlled by stimulating the calcium receptors in the fish through feed and/or natural additives in the production water. The method effectively eliminates the negative issues related to traditional smoltification through light control.

SuperSmolt allows the fish to smoltify under constant light, which means that it grows faster and may be transferred earlier or significantly larger than traditional smolt. Another huge benefit is the fact that SuperSmolt fish do not desmoltify. That makes it easy to produce totally homogenous fish groups where every fish has solid saltwater tolerance at the time of transfer.

This is of course hugely significant in terms of fish health and welfare. It is no surprise that the increase in Norwegian smolt produced by SuperSmolt FeedOnly correlates with a significant national drop in mortality during the first three months at sea. Moreover, the health of the fish that survive is even more important. Solid smolt status makes the fish eat well and grow fast. If parts of the fish group struggle, then feed factor suffers, growth suffers and the risk of disease increases, says Mr Nordly.


Read the full article, HERE.

Visit the Europharma website, 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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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

21/06/2018: Robert Cooper joins IFEEDER as Executive Director

The Institute for Feed Education and Research is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Cooper as its executive director, effective June 18. 

Robert Cooper
Image credit: IFEEDER
 IFEEDER, the American Feed Industry Association’s public charity, focuses on research and education to support the feed industry. 

Mr Cooper will provide leadership for IFEEDER in crafting and implementing the overall strategic direction for the institute. He will develop and manage fundraising and donor stewardship programs and maintain relationships with current and future donors. He will also work closely with IFEEDER’s Board of Trustees and other committees to carry out key research and education projects and with AFIA’s communications team to share the institute’s mission and message in various communications to both donors and the public. 


“As the animal food industry evolves, we need reliable data and research to effectively communicate with public and policymaker audiences about the issues that impact our business,” said AFIA’s President and CEO Joel G. Newman. “With Rob’s background in agriculture and fundraising, I know that he will bring forward creative ideas to increase donor involvement in their industry charity and leadership to help IFEEDER successfully fulfill its research and education focus for the future.”

Mr Cooper joined IFEEDER from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, where he served as assistant to the dean for external relations. In this position, he fundraised for the department, coordinated alumni relations and special events, and assisted in legislative and advocacy campaigns. Mr Cooper has also worked with the National FFA Foundation and the Maryland 4-H Foundation.

Mr Cooper holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware. He can be reached at rcooper@afia.org or (703) 650-0141.

For more information visit the IFEEDER website, HERE.

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21/06/2018: Mycotoxin management in livestock production: A model for aquaculture?

By Rui A. Gonçalves, Scientist at Biomin

Increasing awareness of mycotoxin-related issues in aquaculture is confirmed with the trend toward using plant-based ingredients in feeds.

Future growth and sustainability of the industry depends on the ability of the sector to identify economically viable and environmentally friendly alternatives to marine-derived ingredients. The industry has been concentrating efforts on finding alternative sources of protein to substitute fishmeal in aquafeeds.

Consequently, many new alternatives are available, e.g. insect meal, macroalgae meal or single-cell protein.

However, high costs and limited availability are still challenges to overcome. Plant-based meals seem to be one of the most promising and viable solutions but a common problem that arises from the use of plant ingredients is the presence of mycotoxins.
 

Mycotoxin occurrence
The first big difference between livestock and aquaculture production is the level of knowledge about mycotoxin occurrence and co-occurrence in the plant feedstuffs used to make the diets. Only recently has interest about mycotoxin contamination in aquafeeds started to grow, so knowhow about mycotoxin occurrence in aquafeeds is still being accumulated.

In the past, small amounts of plant meals were included in the diets of carnivores and herbivores, which seems to have brought about some resistance to mycotoxins.

Due to the novelty of the topic, and contrary to the livestock industry, the contamination of aquaculture feedstuffs with mycotoxins is, in general, often neglected. There is a growing awareness of mycotoxin contamination in aquafeeds, however, we are still far from having solid knowledge of the mycotoxin contamination patterns in aquafeeds, and how the type of plant meal used influences it.

Tip #1: Survey your plant meals for mycotoxins to avoid any possible risk

Wrong information may lead to employing the wrong strategies
One of the main misconceptions deeply entrenched across the aquaculture industry is that the majority of mycotoxin issues result from poor storage conditions leading to aflatoxin contamination. It is true that poor storage conditions can lead to the growth of Aspergillus spp. and Penicillium spp., which can ultimately lead to the production of aflatoxins and ochratoxin A.

However, Biomin has observed that most of the mycotoxins found in aquaculture finished feeds are from Fusarium spp., i.e., resulting from field contamination of the raw materials used to produce aquafeeds. In this case, we are talking mainly about deoxynivalenol and fumonisins.

In some cases, aflatoxins continue to represent a challenge, especially in tropical countries and/or when storage conditions are inadequate.


Read the full article, HERE.

Visit the Biomin 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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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

20/06/2018: Registration opens for fall online feed manufacturing course

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its online feed manufacturing course, conducted in partnership with Kansas State University, August 27-September 28.

The five-week, "AFIA 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing" distance education program provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process, while allowing participants to work at their own pace and engage in online discussions with other students and university instructors.
 


"This course teaches participants the ways they can improve facility safety and maintenance and become more efficient in feed processing," said Gary Huddleston, AFIA's director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. "Additionally, the convenience of the online course allows employers the ability to keep their employees" skills fresh without lost staff time or the additional cost of travel."

The feed technology group in KSU's department of grain science and industry developed AFIA 500 in 2010. The course covers a variety of topics, including: the process flow from particle size reduction, to batching and mixing, conditioning and pelleting, boilers, post-pellet systems, packaging and loadout, and maintenance.

KSU is the only US University to offer a bachelor of science degree in feed manufacturing and is home to the IGP Institute. For more than 35 years, the IGP Institute has established a worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence for international programs related to flour milling and grain processing, feed manufacturing and grain quality management, and grain marketing and risk management focused on corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat. The courses are taught by a diverse blend of individuals from KSU and within the feed and allied industries and provide in-depth training on all aspects related to feed manufacturing.

To date, more than 450 individuals have earned a certificate for completing this course.

Visit the course website for more information and to register by August 10.

Register for the course, HERE.

For more information visit the AFIA website, HERE.

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20/06/2018: The Student Day at Nor-Fishing 2018, a collaboration between students and the maritime industries

The fisheries and aquaculture industry needs to attract the best heads in order to develop further.

You and your company can now regist
er to participate at this year’s Student Day at Nor-Fishing to get to know the students better.

“For the students, this is an exceptional opportunity to get to know companies in the fisheries industry. At Nor-Fishing, they can learn more about the fisheries industry in Norway and explore the opportunities that exist in terms of jobs and a career in the industry,” says Project Manager at NTNU Bridgehead Fisheries and Aquaculture 2050, Alexandra Neyts.

During this year’s Student Day, there will, in addition to visits to the exhibition, be organised a workshop for students and companies, lectures, breakfast at the meeting place and mingling during Happy Hour.

The Student Day is free of charge and the registration form for both companies and students is now open.
 
Image credit: Nor-Fishing

A bridge to knowledge
Ms Neyts says that the companies represented at the exhibition seem to particularly wish to be involved in master and student theses. The Student Day is organised every year, and at previous occasions companies employed students they met during Student Day.

She also presents NTNU Bridgehead Fisheries and Aquaculture as a new communications platform, which is launched during the exhibition as part of the project Bridgehead Fisheries and Aquaculture 2050. It will make it easier to establish contact between students and companies regarding study theses, summer jobs and other types of projects.

NTNU Bridgehead Fisheries and Aquaculture will be a living platform where companies can register announcements or ideas for studies and actively follow these up. In addition, the portal is connected to supervisors and professors at NTNU who can also follow up inquiries from companies.

There is a need for greener and smarter cooperation between the sciences and theoretical competence, in order to meet future challenges in the fisheries and aquaculture industries.

“In this connection, we see that it is particularly technology that interests the students. Both students and research groups have knowledge and expertise that we may not quite know how can be utilised yet,” says Ms Neyts.

Cross fertilisation
Some of the most interesting issues in the industry at the moment are related to digitalisation, automation and new requirements related to sustainable development. These are issues that can be addressed by students from a wide variety of disciplines.

“We wish to embrace a broad set of issues and to activate the whole student body. The exhibition is relevant to many different disciplines, because they gain insight into the technology and the challenges facing the industry when it seeks to create continued growth,” comments Ms Neyts.

She emphasises that it is important that the students orient themselves in the direction of the industry, and that this is a simplified and more effective method of establishing contact that to invite the companies to visit the universities.

Preliminary programme for the Student Day
(Presentations during the Student Day will be held in Norwegian)

09:00 – Registration
09:30 – Opening and launching of NTNU Bridgehead Fisheries and Aquaculture
10:30 – Workshop and mingling with companies and students Demonstration of NTNU Bridgehead Fisheries and Aquaculture
12:00 – Visits to the exhibition
15:00 – Happy Hour

For questions about the Student Day, contact Alexandra Neyts on alexandra.neyts@ntnu.no

For more information visit the Nor-Fishing website, HERE.

Register for the Nor-Fish Student day, HERE.

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20/06/2018: Encouraging support through global and government connections

by Clifford Spencer, Aquaculture Without Frontiers

It has been a very busy month for Aquaculture without Frontiers in the UK.

Much activity has been centred around the UK’s new National Aquaculture Centre (NAC), that is co-owned by the UK AwF and for which activity is increasing as the centre’s establishment continues at the Humber Seafood Institute on Grimsby’s Europarc. The other co-owner of the NAC is the GBTF a UN Foundation mandated, not for profit organisation, interested in technology transfer to developing nations.
 

Currently discussions and efforts are taking place around the NAC’s important future IT capacity which is will be run by the GBTF’s David James. David is the holder of a double first in Mathematics from Cambridge University and his previous posting was as IT manager at global giant Nestle’s head office in York in the UK.

The capacity to trigger research of direct relevance to the national aquaculture needs of developing countries, will be a key asset for AwF in the capacity and services of the NAC.

In this respect the NAC’s official academic partner Hull University has global skills as held in their own Hull International Fisheries Institute and separate Institute of Coastal and Estuarine Studies. Only this week the university hosted a visiting delegation to the NAC from the African Union’s own development agency NEPAD, to discuss aquaculture and the surrounding so called blue economy.

It was very interesting listening to the various presentations made by Hull’s considerable research staff during the visit, and even areas such as the potential for integrating marine aquaculture into the increasingly developed marine wind farms, of which Hull’s North Sea hosts and is developing the largest and most efficient in the world.

The host of ground-breaking technologies (from communication to monitoring to farming) that are now already available to assist smallholder aquaculture enterprises through their use in developing countries, is huge. These technologies took on a whole new meaning as the current situation of inland fisheries and aquaculture in continental Africa was explained by the visitors and discussed with the NAC’s directors with the support of Hull University based experts. The fact that for instance virtually all subsistence aquaculture in Africa is unrecorded was emphasised and with that the enormous reliance of local populations on the output of this indigenous small-scale aquaculture.


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Aller Aqua company profile



Aller Aqua produce fish feed for freshwater and saltwater aquaculture. That is the brief presentation, but it doesn’t even come close to covering the entire story.

Aller Aqua is a family owned company with roots tracing back more than a thousand years. They have produced fish feed for more than 50 years, and this makes them one of the worlds most experienced fish feed producers, delivering some of the best products on the market, to their customers.

Today Aller Aqua has factories in Denmark, Poland, Germany and Egypt, they export products to more than 70 countries worldwide. They have a broad and professional product range, consisting of feed for 30 species of fish.

According to their website, “We know the importance the right feed plays in our customers production, and therefore our own professional development- and research centre in Germany, Aller Aqua Research, consistently works on optimising, developing and documenting the effect of our products. This ensures that our customers receive top-quality professional products, at competitive prices – delivered on time. As a company we are big enough to meet your needs, and small enough to be flexible”.

“This ensures that we can react quickly to our customer’s needs, which is essential when you strive not only to deliver fish feed, but also to spar with and contribute to optimising our customers businesses. Our experience and history is our guarantee to our customers that we know what we are talking about, that we keep our promises, and that we are right here – and that will still be the case in many years to come”.


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Monday, June 18, 2018

19/06/2018: Phileo kicks off aquatic summer in Las Palmas

Metabolomics strategy and recent animal trial data with plant based diets and yeast paraprobiotics presented at Phileo symposium paves the way for launching innovative solution for the aqua industry this summer.

Nothing is more precious than life, and that’s the philosophy that drives Phileo. As global population continues to increase, the world faces a growing demand for food and greater sustainability challenges.
 


Working at the crossroads of nutrition and health, Phileo is committed to delivering future evidence-based solutions that enhance farmed fish and shrimp health and performance, says Otavio Castro, Global Species Manager Aquaculture at Phileo. In each and every country, our team’s progress is led by the most advanced scientific outcomes as well as the field input of experienced farmers.

As active participant in oral presentations and poster presentations and as sponsor of 18th International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding, Phileo was pleased to invite all participants to the successful Phileo symposium entitled Applying yeast nutritional solutions for improved performance and health in trout and marine fish.

The incorporation levels of marine ingredients like fishmeal and fish oil are being drastically reduced in aquafeed formulas due to their decreasing availability worldwide and are being replaced by ingredients of more sustainable origin such as plant-based ingredients. Inclusion of high levels of plant ingredients is still challenging, due to negative impacts on feed intake, perturbations of metabolic and health status, and growth performance slowdown, stated Dr. Sandrine Skiba-Cassy, Research Director Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Saint Pée sur Nivelle (France).

The NINAqua project (New Ingredients for New Aquafeeds) aims to develop new diets devoid of fishmeal and fish oil by using vegetable biodiversity, processed animal proteins and new alternative ingredients as insects, yeast and microalgae. Funded by the French government and local authorities, the consortium co-ordinated by Le Gouessant a french feed production company is composed of academic research institutes (INRA, IFREMER and Institut Pasteur de Paris), private companies specialised in feed ingredient production (Lesaffre, Copalis, Algae Natural Food) and structures supporting producers of the French aquaculture sector (ITAVI, CIPA). The objectives of the partners of the NINAqua project are to determine the nutritional value of new diets for trout and seabass and investigate their impact of fish quality, resistance to pathogens, sustainability and social acceptance.

Among the different diets tested in rainbow trout, some of them were formulated on a vegetable basis and were supplemented with yeast protein sources. Results indicated that yeast protein supplementation may upgrade growth performance of trout fed plant-based diets totally devoid of fishmeal and fish oil. Surprisingly, it seems that yeast protein may also improve flesh quality by increasing DHA retention. Studies of cellular and molecular mechanisms are in progress to clarify the role of yeast protein on long chain highly unsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis.

For more information visit the Phileo Lesaffre website, HERE.
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19/06/2018: Focussing on the fishmeal factory

by Dr Neil Auchterlonie, Technical Director, IFFO.

Aquafeed International is focused on a specific segment of global protein supply, being the farming of aquatic animals, but sometimes it is interesting to take a step back and view the broader perspective within which aquaculture sits.

The growth and success of certification programmes is very apparent in all food sectors, and especially in aquaculture. A growing number of standard holders and certification auditors is testimony to the importance that these schemes have in quality and safety assurance.
 


Aquaculture is particularly well served, with standards encompassing production such as, for example, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)’s Best Aquaculture Practice, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Friend of the Sea, and even standards for farmed fish welfare such as the (UK) RSPCA Assured (Freedom Food) scheme. The raw material supply into fishmeal production is also served by schemes such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

The global fishmeal industry is no exception to this trend, where fishmeal occupies a small but very important niche in global protein production, and a critical point in the supply chain. The IFFO Responsible Supply scheme (IFFO RS) was developed in 2009 as a standard that focuses on the fishmeal factory as the unit of certification, thereby including another important element in the supply chain.

The scheme has grown in success since the first (third-party audited) certification was granted in 2010, to the extent that it now encompasses a significant proportion of annual global fishmeal supply. IFFO RS predicts a volume of 51 percent of this year’s production to be certified. It has been a great success story, much needed and well-recognised in the feed and aquaculture industries, and by retailers. In this regard, there was some important news towards the end of April for IFFO RS.

The IFFO RS team has been working very hard on an application for membership to the ISEAL Alliance. ISEAL, or the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance, has a mission “to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the environment”, and IFFO RS has now been accepted as Associate Members of ISEAL. ISEAL is of importance to certification standards because it acts as a global membership association for standards that allows members to demonstrate credibility and accessibility via a process of transparent robust systems and continuous improvement.


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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.


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18/06/2018: Monaco Blue Initiative 2018 - Towards Blue Economy




Blue Growth refers to the current and potential development of activities in the maritime space, from aquaculture, fishing and marine biotechnology to seabed mining, ocean energy and coastal tourism.

While these activities contribute to national economies, Blue Growth raises many questions as to its environmental and social sustainability. With a focus on the North Sea and Arctic regions, this panel examined the challenges of ensuring Blue Growth was conducted responsibly, and explored the tools in place or in development to assist with this process.

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/MBIocean

MBI 2018 was held in Edinburgh on April 8-9, 2018. Read International Aquafeed's report HERE

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16/06/2018: Monaco Blue Initiative 2018 - Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change




Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have proven to be an effective tool to resist the growing threats to the marine environment and afford marine ecosystems greater resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Healthier oceans provide greater adaptive capacity to climate change for both ecosystems and the people that depend upon them. In addition, MPAs covering habitats like mangroves, seagrass beds and salt marshes can mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon.

While recent MPA growth has been impressive, it is insufficient both with regard to numbers and size to ensure effective conservation of ocean biodiversity and ecosystem services. The panel discussed how to make MPAs more effective by making them bigger and better connected, and to do so more quickly.

TWITTER : https://twitter.com/MBIocean

MBI 2018 was held in Edinburgh on April 8-9, 2018. Read International Aquafeed's report HERE.


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16/06/2018: Monaco Blue Initiative 2018 - Marine Protected Areas and Aquaculture




While Marine Protected Areas can be one of the most effective tools for ocean conservation and restoration, it is increasingly apparent that they will not fulfil their function if they fail to integrate human concerns such as food security, poverty alleviation and economic and coastal resilience.

Aquaculture is part of the solution to this equation, and its rapid growth makes it impossible to ignore, making it both a challenge and a potential opportunity for MPAs.

Building on the previous year’s Monaco Blue Initiative discussion, the panel further explored possible synergies, in particular drawing on Scotland’s experience, which illustrates both the difficulties and the promise of aquaculture in protected waters.

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MBI 2018 was held in Edinburgh on April 8-9, 2018. Read International Aquafeed's report HERE.


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16/06/2018: Monaco Blue Initiative issues early warning



Launched in 2010 upon the initiative of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monaco Blue Initiative is a platform for discussion co-organized by the Oceanographic Institute, Foundation Albert I, Prince of Monaco and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Its members meet annually to discuss the current and anticipate the future global challenges of ocean management and conservation. This event provides a valuable framework for fostering discussions between business, scientific representatives and policy makers and for analysing and highlighting the possible synergies between the protection of the marine environment and socio-economic development.

The Monaco Blue Initiative held its 9th edition in Edinburgh, Scotland from April 8th to 9th, 2018. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh under the patronage of HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University, MBI 2018 gathered some 100 participants from around the world. Attendees from government and policy circles, international organisations, civil society, science and the private sector exchanged views and experiences around three themes: Blue Growth; Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change; and MPAs and Aquaculture.

The Scottish venue provided the opportunity to look more closely at the North Sea and Arctic regions, which present specific challenges and opportunities in the context of climate change and growing food and energy needs. The day opened and closed with addresses by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and H.R.H. The Princess Royal respectively, and featured keynote speeches by UN Special Oceans Envoy Peter Thomson and Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc.

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MBI 2018 was held in Edinburgh on April 8-9, 2018. Read International Aquafeed's report HERE.


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