Tuesday, July 31, 2018

01/08/2018: Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre the driving force behind new women in aquaculture initiative

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is asking the industry to come together in support of a new working group which aims to encourage more women into aquaculture, and support those already working in the sector.
 
Heather Jones, Lynsey Muir, Caroline Griffin and Sam Houston
Image credit: SAIC
A recent survey conducted by the Innovation Centre revealed overwhelming support for such a group with nearly three quarters (73%) of respondents saying they would join it if set up. When asked what the purpose of the group should be, nearly nine in 10 respondents said that it should provide networking support to others already working, or considering a career, in UK aquaculture. Two thirds of respondents agreed that it should raise awareness of women working in UK aquaculture through, for example, social media and case studies.



Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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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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Sunday, July 29, 2018

30/07/2018: Greenhouse gas as a raw material for an important feed additive

Breakthrough in industrial CO2 usage. Professor Arne Skerra of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has succeeded for the first time in using gaseous CO2 as a basic material for the production of a chemical mass product in a biotechnical reaction. 
 

The product is methionine, which is used as an essential amino acid, particularly in animal feed, on a large scale. This newly developed enzymatic process could replace its current petrochemical production. The results have now been published in the journal Nature Catalysis.

Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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30/07/2018: AquaSG'18 Conference, last chance for early bird registration

Organised by Asian Aquaculture Network (AAN) and Temasek Polytechnic, AquaSG'18 is a true industry forum and platform with topical and regionally relevant conference and workshop sessions, tailored to facilitate networking, foster learning and stimulate conversations that matter.
 


The conference is an ideal place to learn, discuss, exchange, and connect. Anyone in the business of aquaculture, from students and researchers to government and environmental agencies, farmers, entrepreneurs, investors and feed manufacturers, will stand to gain from participating in it.


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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IDAH company profile



IDAH’s ultimate goal is to be world’s number one with customer satisfaction.
IDAH’s vision is to build on our solid traditional manufacturing roots and expand out to be a full-service solutions provider: offering value-added system designs and turnkey project consultation services.

Through this expansion, we hope to create an international platform where technology could be shared and integrated for the benefit of our customers.

By upholding the IDAH Spirit, the passionate team members of IDAH are committed to achieve this vision.

The IDAH Spirit
"Creativity, Honesty & Quality "

Creativity is what gave birth to IDAH in 1974 and consequently the birth of the feeds manufacturing industry in Asia.

Innovation through creativity is what has enabled us to be the industry driver from our inception until now. IDAH is committed and well positioned to lead the industry of tomorrow.


If creativity is the engine that has rapidly pushed IDAH forward; Honesty is what keeps us moving in the right direction.

IDAH has been firmly grounded on the virtues of quality, honour, and accountability. Our main business is to safeguard the trust that customers have given us and be a dedicated upholder of the highest quality standard.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

27/07/2018: AFIA opens registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference

Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association's Equipment Manufacturers Conference, being held November 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas.

Hosted by AFIA's Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this annual conference brings together equipment designers, manufacturers and installers and feed production professionals from across the United States.
 


"For more than 20 years, this event has brought together leaders in feed equipment manufacturing, offering a unique opportunity for networking and education on issues and trends relevant to their segment of the industry," said Gary Huddleston, AFIA"s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. "This year, the focus will be on navigating the future and there are a lot of great speakers discussing emerging issues."


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Thursday, July 26, 2018

TSC Silos company profile

As a specialist in the building of square silos TSC Silos supplies an end product that meets the highest quality requirements and is used in a variety of industries

According to TSC Silos, “We use our focus and expertise to design suitable rectangular silo installations of which we are proud. That is all we do: we design, calculate and build silos; day in day out, year in year out. For your benefit.”

The rectangular silo concept is characterised by an optimum storage capacity and flexible layout options. A clever design produces the best possible product discharge with maximum storage capacity.

With a TSC silo you are also investing in a safe, hygienic working environment.

The organisation is 100 percent focused on this silo concept, from sale and design to production and installation.

They are able to handle projects from A to Z: from the steel support structure to the insulating cladding and from functional design up to and including fitting.

At TSC safety is a given. Their well-trained engineers carry out sound calculations for your silo. TSC designs, calculates and manufactures all the silos in accordance with the latest standards (EN 1991, EN 1993 and EN 1090).

TSC Silos are familiar with ATEX, earthquake coefficients, snow loads and the effects of wind. Everything is worked out using advanced computer software down to the smallest detail.

If you so desire, you can have the calculations checked by independent parties; that’s not a problem.

Their experienced installation teams have all the necessary training and are at home on construction sites.


Visit the TSC Silos website, HERE.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

26/07/2018: Aquaculture Innovation Europe

Investors from across the aquaculture space are gathering in London this September to hear from twelve of the most exciting emerging companies in fish health, nutrition and farm management, at the Aquaculture Innovation Summit.

We caught up with all 14 of the venture capital and private equity investors that will be attending the conference and asked what it is about the aquaculture space that appeals so much to them?
 


“Aquaculture has severely lagged other livestock farming industries such as Poultry and Hog when it comes to innovation. Aquaculture farmers today are producing near capacity yet production needs to more than double to meet global demand. Indeed, this is a sector that is ripe for major innovation and reinvention.” Said Gerard Chia, Investments & Portfolio Management, New Protein Capital.

“I believe we are facing a structural shift from land-based to ocean-based food production. Aquaculture, and game-changing aquaculture solutions, will be the key enablers to this shift. I find that to be a very, very attractive investment opportunity in the coming generation,” explained Christian Rangen, Group Chief Operating Founder, X2 Labs.

All 14 of the investors will form the judging panel for this year’s Innovation Awards. Taking place as part of the Aquaculture Innovation Summit, these awards provide a unique opportunity for emerging companies within fish health, nutrition and farming to pitch their novel technologies to a room of investors, big pharma and industry experts.

The final 12 emerging companies selected to present their technologies on-site at the Innovation Awards will be announced on July 20, 2018 and will be announced online.

Reduced rates to attend the event are available for emerging companies; in addition, the International Aquafeed network are eligible for a 10 percent discount on their pass using code IAF10.

Contact Jessica Parry at jp@kisacoresearch.com for enquiries.

Visit the Aquaculture Innovation Summit website, 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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25/07/2018: 18th International symposium on Fish Nutrition at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

by Professor Simon Davies, Editor, International Aquafeed

It was a pleasure as a fish nutrition scientist and editor of IAF to attend the 18th symposium on fish nutrition held in Europe this time returning to the site of the 8th Symposium in 1998 where I also had six of my PhD students from Plymouth University as my large team.
 
Simon Davies with Dr S Kaushik outside symposium venue 
Image credit: International Aquafeed

However, this time I had the company of a new generation linked to my role at Harper Adams University in Shropshire UK. I left from Birmingham International airport on a Friday to spend a little time to relax prior to registration on the Sunday with a reception in the evening at the excellent Aquarium de Canaria.

The main conference started on Monday and ended on the Friday with a conference dinner. The venue of the symposium was the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a magnificent building situated at the end of the promenade next to some very good surfing beaches.

It was the most perfect setting for an intensive week but the chance to meet outside with numerous colleagues and friends to view the blue ocean and mostly fine weather. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the Capital city of Gran Canaria, one of the Islands of the Canary Archipelago (Spain). It accounts with more than 450,000 inhabitants and a cosmopolitan city with many tourists on vacation, enjoying the cultural life, its gastronomy and the slow pace of the old town, Vegueta.

All such meetings need good sponsorship these days and the symposium was fully supported by leading and familiar names such as: DSM Evonik Aker BioMarine, Sparos, Nutria, Philio, Adisseo Darling ingredients and NexPro, Skretting, and Biooasis Gran Canario.

The symposium attracted some 500 delegates and many others from industry and commerce from local government and national legislature. The welcoming cocktail was held at the prestigious Poema del Mar aquarium on the harbour front amongst fantastic exhibits of aquatic life both freshwater and marine.


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GePro company profile






GePro Gefluegel-Protein Vertriebs- gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG is a group company of PHW, one of the largest producers of poultry products in Europe 

As a member of PHW, GePro is part of a completely integrated poultry production.

GePro headquarter is in Diepholz (Germany) with global sales offices located in Bangkok (Kingdom of Thailand) and Moscow (Russian Federation).

GePro transforms poultry by-products from the slaughterhouse into valuable ingredients for animal nutrition and biofuel (SP-Power)

With the state of the art production systems, our products are of extremely high quality and are regarded as benchmarks in the industry. The entire process is under strict veterinarian control leading to consistent flawless quality and great value proposition for our customers.

Visit the GePro website, HERE.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

24/07/2018: Case study: Lift Up

“Vectors for diseases” – Decreasing mortality rates through efficient waste removal

Mortality and feeces is a major concern in modern aquaculture.

Fish carcasses are a vector for diseases and infections that can lead to further mortality if not removed effectively and efficiently. In Sea farms, this is not only an issue within the aquaculture environment it can also threaten the wild fish population and marine environment, making quick removal of carcasses a necessity.
 

There are different methods of removing carcasses. The traditional process utilises lifting basket which can be labor intensive and time consuming, often resulting in long retention times.

Removal of carcasses
However, an impressive new technique is the removal of carcasses via Airlift.
For example, the company Lift Up produces a compressed air fed conical device which is placed at the lowest point of each aquaculture net/cage.

The Lift Up system, utilises a KAESER rotary screw compressor to provide quality compressed air which assists in the retrieval and transfer of the carcasses through tubing onto the barge or boat. Once recovered, the carcasses are separated from the contaminated water, which is then discharged at a depth of 40 metres.

This innovative, efficient system is a great way of reducing the risk of further mortalities and the pressure on the environment.


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Inteqnion Solutions company profile



Inteqnion is specialised in the design, build and installation of control systems for the batch and continuous controlled process industry. With their control solutions, Inteqnion focus on the improvement and optimisation of your production process.

Industries
You can find Inteqnion Process Control Systems in different segments within the feed, flour and bulk industry. For each segment, Inteqnion modifies the Process Control Systems for the specific requirements in the particular market.

Why choose Inteqnion?
“When you cooperate with Inteqnion you choose for quality and reliability. You benefit from our knowledge and experience our passion. Inteqnion is a no-nonsense organisation with more than 30 professionals who have years of experience in the process industry”
– Interqnion Solutions


Visit the Inteqnion website, HERE.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

23/07/2018: Mycotoxins will pose greater threat to feed safety, hindering industry productivity and sustainability

The expanding danger that secondary fungal metabolites pose to global feed safety, profitability and sustainability is becoming more apparent to the scientific community and agriculture sector. 
 


Mycotoxins that contaminate crops and animal feed have been recognised as a risk to farm animals, and account for considerable economic costs to the feed and food industries. Their widespread occurrence and related threat has been documented consistently in the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey. 


Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

23/07/2018: More than 200,000 salmon counted and analysed in less than one month in one cage

by Morten Holm, Sales and Services, iTecSolutions, Flekkefjord, Finland

iTecSolutions Systems & Services has presented its newly developed online version of the biomass estimator BIO3000. The system gives fish farmers a unique insight regarding biomass, average weight and weight classes of fish in each cage.

“The system measures and estimates the biomass of 3000-9000 salmon per day and has shown a deviation of only 1.1 percent on average, when comparing the results with the customers’ slaughter reports,” says general manager Svein Kenneth Krossli.
 

iTecSolutions Systems & Services BIO3000
Image credit: iTecSolutions Systems & Solutions

“At one of our customers’ locations, we have analysed more than 110,000 salmon in one month. This great amount of data provides great knowledge on the growth phases of the fish. Recording continuously in the same cage throughout the life cycle of the salmon, provides a great insight to how the fish develop through the seasons,” Mr Krossli continues.

The system records and analyses the fish 24/7 and continuously sends updated results to an Office365 account. The Office365 account allows users to log on from wherever they are. “Customers can choose whether to purchase or lease the BIO3000 systems,” Mr Krossli adds.

“More and more customers want to lease systems, allowing them to measure continuously in the same cage from deployment to slaughter. This, in addition to full control on growth, can also provide important information to the sales department, providing them with accurate knowledge about average weight and weight distribution.”

The dashboard is a Power BI solution that can be customised to the customers' wishes. The dashboard shows information regarding the amount of measured fish, average weight, weight classes and growth. Customers can extract analysis based on months, weeks, days and even down to 10-minute intervals.

“We just attended the Aquaculture UK convention in Scotland,” Mr Krossli says, “and received requests from customers in Norway, Scotland and Chile. In Chile, we are working to establish contact with an agent with knowledge about, and contacts in the market there. We expect this to be in place well before October, when the BIO3000 team will be attending the AquaSur convention in Chile. We have also sold several BIO3000 systems during the recent weeks. The delivery time is currently seven to eight weeks”, Mr Krossli adds.


Read the full article, HERE.

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iTecSolutions Systems & Services website, HERE.

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NOBA company profile

  
Image credit: Noba


Noba Vital Lipids is a leading Dutch manufacturer and supplier of  high energy fatproducts  for the animal feed  industries, servicing greater Europe.  Our strengths are rooted in more than 60 years of experience alongside our high standards of quality, which are fulfilled at every step of the production process.

NOBA is deeply committed to ensuring meticulous care and product safety during raw-material selection and processing, as well as in the final product. The result is the unbeatable quality found in each and every NOBA product.


Visit the website HERE.



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Thursday, July 19, 2018

20/07/2018: Aeration with ceramic micro bubble diffusers

By Dietmar Firzlaff, aquaFUTURE, USA

One of the oldest technologies known to mankind is the use of ceramics.

For around 25,000 years ceramic clay materials have been taken from the earth, shaped, fired and used by humans for purposes of making pottery for storing food and water, ovens for cooking and melting metals to fashion into tools and weapons. Ceramic technology has advanced significantly over the past few decades.
 


The development of high temperature ceramics for space shuttle tiles, electrical insulators, bullet proof vests, artificial hip joints and superconductors for electronics all have made great impacts in advancing civilisation’s overall technology. Unfortunately, very little has been done in the past 30 years to improve traditional ceramic micro bubble diffusers for aquaculture.

Since the invention of a mechanical air pump in 1908 that opened the doors for the beneficial aeration in aquatic systems, traditional air stones were invented. These have been fashioned from limewood or porous stones.

Although fish farming has advanced in recent years and the most common methods used for aeration have been proven to be energy intensive (paddle wheels) or inefficient due to the formation of large bubbles as shown by porous hoses or even membrane diffusers, the costs of this equipment soon outweigh the long-term operational costs of wasted electricity and oxygen. These methods of aeration are unfortunately still popular and available due to misleading advertisements, insufficient infrastructure and possible lack of finance to upgrade to a modern practical technique.

In the 1980s, with advances in industrial porous ceramics for water filtration and catalysts, micro bubble diffusers were developed to address the need for more efficient and reliable aeration in fish farming. Fish stocking capacity is primarily limited by oxygen availability and therefore needs a reliable system to boost oxygen levels. These newly developed rectangular ceramic diffusers have traditionally been used in intensive fish farming to aerate water effectively during the transporting of fish, as a backup system when there is a pump or power failure, or simply to increase Dissolved Oxygen (DO) levels when required: e.g. during feeding or weather heat spells when fish require more oxygen and DO levels drop.


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Zheng Chang company profile



Zhengchang, established in 1918, has made constant innovations in feed machinery industry and accumulated a wealth of experience in tackling the various challenges facing feed companies and, more importantly, is able to offer a range of comprehensive solutions.
Zhengchang has now evolved into China’s largest manufacture of feed machinery and has 16 branches in China with over 1300 staff and more than thirty offices all over the world. 

Zhengchang to date has successfully constructed more than 2000 turnkey projects world around the world, covering fields of poultry and livestock feed, aquatic feed, pet feed, premix feed, sawdust pellet, fertiliser, silo storage, pasture, electrical control and garbage treatment, etc.

Zhengchang projects are designed to deliver to the client higher feed quality, higher overall capacity and more profits. 
Zhengchang have conquered challenges one after another for the customers and accumulated rich experience over the past 90 years.

They are now making great endeavors to apply their latest achievements to feed, pasture, environment protection, fertilizer, sawdust shaping industries.


Zhengchang is more than a professional partner who can provide advanced machinery, technology and management ideas.

It is also a true problem solver who knows you well during your development. Zhengchang is with you every step of the way.


Visit the website HERE.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

19/07/2018: Using artificial intelligence to improve shrimp post-larvae quality

by Valerie Robitaille, CEO of XpertSea

For years, aquaculture lagged far behind agriculture in the use of advanced technologies, which negatively affected efficiency, profits and sustainability across the industry. But recently, with the introduction of new technologies, we’re starting to see big changes in how fish and seafood are farmed.

Canadian technology company XpertSea is now bringing AI and related technologies to the aquaculture industry, which produces more than 50 percent of the sea-based protein consumed around the world.
 


Since 2011, XpertSea has developed solutions that transform aquaculture into a modern, efficient and sustainable source of food for our planet. The XpertSea platform replaces traditional hand-counting with precision hardware and software tools for rapidly counting and analysing aquatic species, with 95 percent accuracy or better.

Combining artificial intelligence, computer vision and the Internet of Things, the XpertSea solution is increasing the availability of quality food, reducing the environmental impact of food production, and improving profitability across the aquaculture food chain.

The future of aquaculture through animal data
In contrast to agriculture, much of the work performed in shrimp hatcheries is still done manually.

For example, counting is done by hand. Shrimp post-larvae are still sized by hand to determine growth and feed, and even health assessment is done by visual inspection. All of these methods are unreliable and time-consuming, and as a result the industry tends not to collect much animal data.

This creates real challenges, because in a livestock industry, the most important data to collect and understand is the animal data. However, the challenge is not only to collect animal data, but more importantly to collect accurate animal data that can provide important insights.

Data-driven decisions to modernise the shrimp industry and increase profitability
XpertSea has visited over 250 shrimp producers around the world. These on-site visits revealed that in Southeast Asia, shrimp farmers lose an average of 50 percent of their production solely due to practices that cause stress for the organisms and make them vulnerable to disease.

To solve this problem, XpertSea developed the XperCount, a smart device for counting and sizing early-stage aquatic organisms such as shrimp post-larvae and live feed. Made of FDA-approved materials, the device and its counting process are 100 percent safe for live aquatic organisms.


Read the full article, HERE.

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PTN company profile




PTN’s (Pellet 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.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

18/07/2018: Shrimp, the adaptive swimming crustacean

by Vaughn Entwistle, International Aquafeed

Shrimp are a variety of swimming crustacean that are widespread and abundant thanks to their ability to adapt to all nearly all forms of marine environment.

While marine shrimp are typically found near coasts and estuaries, freshwater breeds can be found in many of the worlds' rivers, lakes and ponds. Shrimp are an essential part of the marine food chain and are consumed by larger animals ranging from fish to whales. They have long been sought after for human consumption, especially in countries and cultures that rely upon seafood for a large part of their diet.
 

Not surprisingly, shrimp were one of the first aquatic species to be intensively farmed and now farmed shrimp account for 55 percent of the shrimp produced globally. About 75 percent of the world’s farmed shrimp are produced in Asia, principally in China followed by Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Vietnam. The other 25 percent is produced in Latin American countries, such as Brazil, Mexico and Ecuador.

Shrimp farming is also rapidly growing in many developing countries, such as Bangladesh. Shrimp farming is starting to catch on in the United States, mostly in the southern states (Texas and Florida) that enjoy the kind of warmer climate necessary for shrimp. Here, shrimp are typically raised in earthen ponds similar to those used to raise catfish.

While there are thousands of species of shrimp worldwide, only a small number of these species are commercially significant. All farmed freshwater prawns today belong to the genus Macrobrachium. Until 2000, the only species farmed was the giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii, also known as the Malaysian prawn).

Since then, China has begun farming the Oriental river prawn (M. nipponense) in large quantities, while India farms a small amount of monsoon river prawn (M. malcolmsonii). In 2003, these three species accounted for all farmed freshwater prawns, about two-thirds M. rosenbergii and one-third M. nipponense. One of the most popular species is the Macrobrachium rosenbergii, the Giant Malaysian Prawn, which is a freshwater prawn, native of South Asia.


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Yemmak company profile





Established in 1965, Yemmak is a Turkish feed machinery manufacturer, providing industrial process solutions for the animal waste processing, chemical and biomass industries.

Through its deep industry experience spanning over half a century, Yemmak exports to 35 countries on four continents, and provides services in project consulting and engineering, special-purpose projects, automation, modernisation, steel construction and after-sales support with a 250-strong staff lead specialist engineers at its 50,000m2 area plant in Bandırma, Turkey.

Yemmak is among the few producers in Turkey and Europe that can manage machinery, process and turnkey projects from a single centre.

Yemmak recognises the key role of advanced technology in improving Turkey's prospects and believes R&D investments are crucial in this regard.

As a global brand, Yemmak exports 70 percent of its products to 35 countries including Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East; Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and all other Turkish republics; and Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Sweden and Panama. Providing low energy costs, the design, production, and assembly operations of the company are of high quality, selection, reliability, and efficiency.

Yemmak sees each project as a complete system, and identifies for its customers the most optimal solutions. With the mission of transforming factories into manufacturers that turn out products with high marginal utility, Yemmak has set up numerous of the highest capacity factories, producing feed for poultry, cattle and fish. It is currently establishing the largest turkey feed factory in Russia.

Yemmak's primary product groups consist of:
- Raw material intake and cleaning units
- Storage solutions for solid and liquid raw materials
- Grinders Mixer systems
- Blending units
- Pelletising technologies
- Weighing and bagging machinery
- Transport equipment
- Electrical power panels and control panels
- Automation systems

Yemmak reshapes production through environmentally friendly, sustainable and innovative technologies.

Visit the Yemmak website, HERE.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

17/07/2018: Seafood industry veteran Mark Prater joins Australis Aquaculture sales team

Australis Aquaculture is pleased to announce and welcome Mark Prater as Director of Sales. In this role Mr Prater will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and managing key foodservice and retail accounts from his Southern California base.

“Mark has worked with Australis for many years as an independent sales representative and we are thrilled to have him bring his deep knowledge of Australis and the seafood industry to us on a full-time basis,” says Australis VP of Sales, Bill Shea.
 
Mark Prater
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Buzz Orr 

Mr Prater is a well-known figure in the seafood industry with over 30 years of experience. He spent the last nine years running Mariners Pacific Seafood, which serves as a regional retained sales agent for numerous organisations, including International Pacific Seafoods, Regal Springs Tilapia, Bonamar Seafood, Villa Seafood and Certi-Fresh Foods. Australis was among his first clients. 

Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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17/07/2018: Turning fuel into food, rather than food into fuel

by Unibio, Denmark

The world needs sustainable solutions to overcome the food challenges of the 21st century.

Therefore, we do need to figure out how we can feed the growing world population when agriculture land per capita is decreasing and how we can produce more protein in a sustainable way without polluting our planet.
 

Unibio is a Danish biotech company founded in 2001. Its main focus is to supply solutions to the challenge of protein scarcity in an eco-friendly way while addressing the environmental issues of overfishing, deforestation, use of pesticides and fertilisers, exhaustion of farm lands and water resources. Unibio has unique competencies within fermentation technologies allowing a highly scalable production of protein with the use of methanotroph bacteria. Methane is converted into the highly concentrated bacterial protein meal, Uniprotein, in an environmentally friendly manner with a minimum use of energy and water.

Since the foundation, Unibio’s goal has been to provide the world with innovative sustainable solutions to meet the challenges of a growing global population and sustained growth in living standards, which have increased the global demand for fish and meat for human consumption. With the use of Unibio’s biotechnological innovations the company is able to decouple protein production from the fluctuating and limited agricultural sector and the volatile fishing industries.

Thus, a change in the protein value chain occurs where proteins can be produced by the bioindustry as feed for animals, and cropland can be used to produce food for humans instead of feed for animals.


Read the full article, HERE.

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Van Aarsen company profile



Van Aarsen has become a household name worldwide for machinery and turnkey projects for animal feed technology, both for commercial feed producers and for vertically-integrated businesses. 

Quality is of the utmost importance in both sectors of the industry and innovations in feed production are therefore of great interest. 

Thanks to their extensive experience, engineers and technicians are always able to offer tailor-made solutions.

Visit the Van Aarsen website, HERE.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

16/07/2018: Wageningen University and Nutriad present results on butyrate research

Feed additive producer Nutriad, a pioneer in sodium butyrate applications for the animal feed industry, co-financed a research project on the use of butyrate as feed additive. 

The multi-year research project was concluded with the Ph.D. thesis of Pierre Moquet on the effects of butyrate in broiler diets, which he successfully defended on June 22nd at Wageningen University (Netherlands). 
 
Image credit: Nutriad
Dr Moquet started his Ph.D.-research in the Wageningen Animal Nutrition Group (WUR) to investigate an important conundrum related to the use of butyrate as an additive in animal feed: on one hand, this molecule has received considerable attention for its potential to improve intestinal health and animal performance, while on the other hand, the mechanisms underlying these effects have been described as very diverse and seemingly less consistent.

Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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