Thursday, August 30, 2018

Nutritional values of different feed phosphates in shrimp trials

by J Zwart, Technical Manager Feed Ingredients, Aliphos, Belgium

It is common trend nowadays to replace more and more fish meal by vegetal protein sources when formulating shrimp feeds.

However, phosphorus (P) levels in these vegetal protein sources are low and above all the greater part of the phosphorus is present in the form of phytate. Phytate degradation is slow in practical shrimp diets resulting in a low P-digestibility. Thus, addition of inorganic phosphates to shrimp feeds is nowadays needed to fulfill the shrimp phosphorus requirements.
 


Phosphorus is important in a large number of biological processes. Some examples are: necessary for building the exo-skeleton, key element in energy metabolism (ATP – ADP), acid-base buffering in blood, component of tissue cell walls. An adequate supply is, therefore, a necessity. Not reaching adequate levels of phosphorus will have repercussions in view of reduced performance, increased deformities, excessive mortality, etc.

Dietary supplementation of phosphorus above the requirement results in high P-excretion in the surrounding water contributing to environmental pollution eventually resulting in algae bloom and eutrophication of the water reserves.

It is, therefore, of the utmost importance to evaluate the digestibility and retention of inorganic P-sources to meet the P-requirements of the shrimp but to avoid excessive supply and phosphorus excretion. Also, there is still little knowledge on the mineral requirements as well the availability/digestibility of minerals in case of shrimp.

Therefore, Aliphos commissioned a trial to Wageningen University, The Netherlands, in which the phosphorus digestibility and retention of different inorganic feed phosphates was measured with white leg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. In this trial three widely used inorganic feed phosphates were tested, dicalcium phosphate (DCP), monocalcium phosphate (MCP) and Aquaphos (MAP).


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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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


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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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Facing up to the challenges from consumers and technology

by Roger Gilbert, Publisher of International Aquafeed

Capture fisheries and aquaculture must work together in order to achieve the goal of greater confidence and trust in seafood that consumers buy both in their retail supermarkets and local markets.

Our two industries depend on winning consumer confidence in secure our long term future – and technology will play a role in that process.
 


The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has been working for over 20 years to develop a robust and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture sector within its organisation and has implemented a Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries for both sectors for all countries.

FAO believes both fisheries require standardised, reliable and up-to-date information on which to base sounds decision-making for future development.

Aquaculture in particular will pay an increasingly important role in the way we feed our future generations as the world’s population climbs towards 9.5 billion by 2050.

How to feed our growing population
Did you know that over 180 million people around the world work directly in the fish capture or fish farming industries and that they support the livelihoods of up to 820 million people – or roughly 12 percent of the global population?

FAO’s aim is to end hunger and poverty and it sees aquaculture playing an important role. It also wants to see a greater connection between capture fisheries and aquaculture.

In fact, during my 22 years as the Secretary General of the IFIF, I coined the phrase ‘Feeding 9.5 billion people by 2050’ based on research from the US Bureau of Statistics which showed that beyond 2050 the world’s population plateaus and reaches only 10-plus billion by the end of the century.

In the early 1990s when I first began talking about this challenge the world’s population was just over 5.6 billion. Today it has already reaching 7.8 billion.

There are several countries experiencing rapid population increases and one such country is Indonesia. Its growth is rapid and reached 267 million this year - in 1995 it was 197 million. It’s predicted to reach 321 million by 2050.

However, Indonesia is focusing on the development of feed manufacturing for its livestock and aquaculture industries and this was clearly reflected when the President of the country, Joko Widodo, visited the IndoLivestock 2018 exhibition and spent over 90 minutes talking to local and international stand holders.

It is encouraging that a country leader is recognising the importance of scientifically-formulated feedstuffs for livestock and aquaculture to meet the food needs of consumers.


Read the full article, HERE.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

AFIA applauds preliminary trade agreement between USA and Mexico

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates US and Mexican trade officials for reaching a preliminary agreement today on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
 


This action brings the United States one step closer toward its goal of ratifying the tripartite agreement with Canada by the end of 2018.


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

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the interview | Dr Mian N. Riaz, Director of the Process Engineering R&D Center, Head of Extrusion Technology Programme, and Professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Department at Texas A&M University

Dr Mian N. Riaz is the Director of the Process Engineering R&D Center (formally Food Protein R&D Center), Head of Extrusion Technology Programme, and Professor in the Nutrition and Food Science Department at Texas A&M University, USA. He has published five books, 22 chapters and more than 100 papers on extrusion and other related topics. Dr Riaz is a frequent speaker at international and national conferences and meetings and so far, he has delivered more than 300 presentations in 55 countries.
Dr Riaz will be heading up a one-day seminar at the upcoming SPACE exhibition in Rennes, France between September 11-14. This will be on Aqua feed Extrusion and extrusion technology for aquaculture feed.




As the Head of Extrusion Technology at Texas A&M can you explain why education of extrusion through both higher education and the conferences you put on for professionals is so important?
Extrusion processing is one of the fastest growing areas in the world. Most aqua feed and pet food are currently extruded to fill the demand of this sector.
On the other hand, most of the agriculture commodities, like, cereal, grains and pulses are processed using this technology as well. Therefore, it is very important we train personnel through education and training programmes about this technology. Basic extrusion cooking principles are the same, but like any technology, there is always innovation that can be adopted to extrusion technology.

Following on from the last question, what kind of long lasting impact does this type and level of education provide?
This education will train and make any personnel better in extrusion technology in their field. We hear numerous comments from past participants that it was worth attending the extrusion training and now have a better understanding on how things work and can better handle their job.

What advice would you give to young feed professionals wanting to specialise in extrusion technology as a career, is there a particular course they should study or work placement they should get?
There are very few universities who offer courses and training in the area of extrusion in Europe and in the USA. There are several week-long courses and other seminars that take place about extrusion. Any basic degree in Food Science and Technology or Feed Technology background will be the best for someone who would want to enter in the area of extrusion technology.

You will be hosting an extrusion course at SPACE in September for Aqua Feed Extrusion – what can attendees look forward to at this conference?
This is a one-day course which basically provides the latest technology on extrusion and more in the area of aqua feed, such as grinding, coating, quality management, making aqua feed and analysing raw and finished product.

What developments do you see happening in extrusion technology over the next five years?
Most extrusion companies look to improve their existing system regarding energy efficiency, automation, safety of extruded products and drying of the finished product. We will see in the next five years several new adds on gadgets for the exiting extruder which can improve the efficiency of the extrude, a better automation system where someone can monitor their extrusion operation anywhere on their phone. These automation systems will provide verification and validation about processing conditions.

What conferences and interaction with the industry do you have planned for 2019?
The Process Engineering R&D Center at Texas A&M University will offer five courses in the area of extrusion. Three of them will be related to feed and two will be related to food. In these courses, feed industry personnel will be attending and will be discussing the opportunities in extrusion.
In January PERDC will offer our 29th annual Feeds and Pet Food Extrusion course, in July PERDC will offer their 4th annual Pet Food Extrusion and pet treats and in August, PERDC will offer their 26th annual Aquaculture Feed Extrusion and Feed Management.

How do you think R&D in aqua feed extrusion will contribute to keeping aquaculture as the fastest growing industry in the world? And from that, contribute to creating a sustainable food future for the planet?
We all know that our population is growing rapidly, and we always have a need for more protein to feed this growing population. Therefore, R and D in aqua feed will contribute the latest innovation that can improve the aqua feed extrusion and utilise the novel ingredients, which were not used before, like insect protein and algae biomass. Understanding of these new ingredients will help in future sustainability for this planet.

What has been your biggest challenge throughout your career in the industry and how did you overcome it?
The greatest challenge I faced in my career to date has to be the key role I played in making my extrusion programme one of the best in the nation. After continuous hard work, myself and my staff have been able to bring my extrusion programme to be one of the best in the nation and any US university.

What’s your favorite part about what you do?
I love giving talks at different seminars, conferences, and training programmes. It gives me pleasure that I am doing my civic duty by providing knowledge through these talks.
Is there anything that you’re doing, or a student or bit of technology perhaps the industry should keep an eye on over the coming 12 months – a “one to watch” if you will?
Currently, we are working on texturisation of pulses and legumes using extrusion technology. We have done some basic work and now we are entering in the next phase where we can understand how this texturisation can be improved and applied to the industry needs.


Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre becomes Alltech’s fourth bioscience centre

Alltech's commitment to the aquaculture industry reaffirmed with new bioscience centre status
 


The world-class research capabilities of the Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre (ACAC) and its capacity to provide a practical platform for product development and solutions for the aquaculture industry have been recognised today with the announcement that the ACAC is to become an Alltech bioscience centre.

For more than 15 years, the ACAC has carried out practical and applicable research within the field of aquaculture. In 2017, Alltech invested heavily in the facility, which will now become its fourth bioscience centre. This centre will be home to an expanded team of aqua researchers dedicated to quality, innovation and the development of new applications in aqua feed.


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

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Seaweeds: The world’s largest mariculture crop

by Thierry Chopin, Seaweed and Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Research Laboratory, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

With an annual world production of 30.1 million tonnes, worth US$11.7 billion, seaweeds have represented the largest group of marine and coastal aquaculture (mariculture) organisms since 2004, reaching 51.2 percent in 2016 (see Table 1), according to the FAO’s 2018 State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture, which uses data collected up to 2016.
 


Molluscs, which were the largest group of organisms until 2000, when they represented 46.2 percent of the world mariculture production, is now the second group, having decreased to 28.7 percent.

Finfish, which are so much the focus in the western world, represent only around 11 percent worldwide since 2012 (11.2% in 2016).

So, aquaculture is not synonymous with fish aquaculture, or salmon aquaculture, everywhere; there are other models in the world and we should learn from them.

Crustacean production increased to 12 percent in 2014, but reduced to 8.2 percent in 2016, similar to the 2012 production. Other aquatic animals (turtles, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, frogs, alligators, crocodiles, jellyfish, etc.) remain a very small fraction of the overall world production (0.7% in 2016).


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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, August 26, 2018

Cargill opens innovation centre to help raise fish farming standards in Indonesia

Cargill has opened an aquaculture innovation centre in Indonesia to work with freshwater fish farmers in raising farming and feeding standards.
 
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The Technology Application Centre (TAC) is located at Ciseeng, Parung-Bogor, which is a hub for freshwater aquaculture in Indonesia. It will bring global aquaculture best practices and expertise from Cargill's network of 12 such centres dedicated to aquaculture worldwide.


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

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Circular economy in aqua production-a challenge and a must?

by Sven-Olof Malmqvist

In my early career actually right after the university I worked with quite interesting projects. In hindsight we were really ahead our time.
 


At this time all the municipal waste water treatment plants were using mechanical and biological and to some extent chemical treatments. In particular for the phosphate removal. But using more tailored made flocculants one could reduce the biological phase which also were energy demanding and costly.

Suddenly there were lot of empty basins which should be utilised and someone came with the bright idea to farm fish in them. It could be profitable and of course kind of PR for having such a clean environment and water that you could farm fishes!

When cleaning waste water you get a solid part sludge which could be used as a fertiliser if the content of undesirables like heavy metals were low and if it was of the hygiene level one could expect, even today it is used partly as fertiliser.

Organic waste like sludge and manure from farming is a resource but also a problem if it’s not managed and distributed in a professional way.

And now we are coming to the brilliant idea to reduce the organic waste in sludge by letting earth worms treat the pile for a while. The obstacle was that we needed a special breed coming from the Philippines if I remember correctly, (eisenia fetida) these guys were not used the Swedish climate and during the winter they could die, anyway apart from that they were very speedy in their reproduction so if you started with a few you suddenly got a “farm”.


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Evonik company profile



Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of their strategy, which is supported by their owners, RAG-Stiftung (74.99 percent) and funds managed by CVC Capital Partners (25.01 percent).

Their specialty chemicals activities focus on high-growth megatrends—especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency, and globalisation—and their goal is to enter attractive future-oriented markets.

In 2011 Evonik’s roughly 33,000 employees generated sales of €14.5 billion and an operating result (EBITDA) of €2.8 billion. More than 70 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

New Zealand Aquaculture Conference just five weeks away

The New Zealand Aquaculture Conference will take place next month from September 26-27, at the Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim. With inspiring speakers, amazing seafood and unparalleled networking opportunities, come and see why it's widely celebrated as New Zealand's best primary sector conference.
 


Agendas for both the Conference and the Technical Day are now available to download and the line-up is amazing! If you've been waiting to see the agenda before registering, don't delay any further - places are strictly limited!

Day 1: Technical day, 9am – 5pm
Day 2: Conference, 8.30am – 4.45pm, Cocktail function, 6.30pm – 10pm
Speakers



Dr Solveig van Nes
Image credit: Aquaculture NZ
Dr Solveig van Nes, Marine Prospects (Norway), CEO and Founder
Solveig will draw on over 15 years' experience in aquaculture research in Norway, as she explains how making knowledge available will inspire our industry, decision makers and future generations.
 





Aaron McNevin
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Aaron McNevin, WWF Global Network Lead on Aquaculture
Aaron brings an extensive aquaculture background to WWF where he spends much of his time focusing on accountability in the global aquaculture sector. He believes the New Zealand industry has an important role to play in sustainably feeding the future.
Register now and book your accommodation to avoid disappointment.


For more information and to register, visit the Aquaculture New Zealand website, HERE.

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Working hard to secure the quality of feed

by Neil Auchtorlonie, Technical Director, IFFO

In the process of our work IFFO engages with numerous governments and intergovernmental organisations (IGOs).

IFFO is fortunate to hold observer status with several of those IGOs, such as the United Nations bodies and networking within these fora provides excellent assistance and support for our work across the many administrations around the globe.
 


At the time of writing, this week saw the 33rd Committee on Fisheries Meeting at the UN Food and Agriculture (FAO) in Rome, and we attended the meeting. The biennial COFI meetings align with the release of the updated State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) reports, and this meeting was no exception. SOFIA 2018 is described as the product of an 18-month period of work and it is easy to see why.

It is packed with information outlining the importance of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will take some time to digest the content of SOFIA 2018 and there will be much to discuss in relation to the outcomes of the report, but that is for another time. The COFI meeting itself ran over five days of the week commencing July 9, 2018, reflecting the wide-ranging work of the Committee, and it is an opportunity for all the member states to report on the progress that has been made against many of the COFI’s Sub-Committees’ workstreams.

A highlight for IFFO was the co-hosting and sponsoring of a side-event with the Global aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on the Wednesday lunchtime in the FAO offices. This side-event addressed the importance of sustainable aquaculture development, but with a strong focus on feed. Presentations were provided by Melanie Siggs of the GAA, Dr Niels Alsted (representing FEFAC), Dr Trygve Berg Lea (Skretting), John Connelly (National Fisheries Institute in the US), Rodrigo Roubach of the FAO, and myself representing IFFO. The event was also streamed as a live webinar, and we were fortunate to find the room well-attended. Numerous diverse and interesting questions on sustainable aquaculture were asked from the floor, making for a truly engaging Q&A session.


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Biomin company profile




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

Research and development is one of the cornerstones of BIOMIN. Their strong in-house research and development, and global cooperation with leading institutions and organisations form the basis by which innovative solutions are developed for their customers.

Through joint projects with renowned universities and research institutes, BIOMIN is constantly in touch with the latest scientific know-how, from which novel feed additives are developed and produced. Their global network of collaborating institutions has grown to over 100.

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

Concerns over climate change and the role of greenhouse gases continue to rise. In September 2011, BIOMIN was internationally recognised through the award of ISO 14040 ‘Life Cycle Assessment’ certification. By optimising feed use and improving animal performance, it is possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock operations.
Through innovative production technologies and advanced, scientific know-how, BIOMIN has pioneered several trend-setting solutions for a range of animal nutrition products, all of which utilise fully natural processes and ingredients.

An in-depth understanding of what the customer’s needs and concerns are has enabled BIOMIN to create and deliver solutions in-line with performance and efficiency goals.


Visit the BIOMIN website, HERE.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Superior Fresh, one of the world’s largest aquaponics facilities lands BAP certification

One of the world's largest aquaponics facilities has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced.
 
www.bapcertification.org

It's the first aquaponics facility in the BAP program as well as the first land-based, recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) raising Atlantic salmon and steelhead trout in the BAP program.


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

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New study using technology to monitor water quality

Experts are testing cutting-edge techniques designed to enhance the monitoring of water worldwide as part of the €5 million MONOCLE project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme.
 

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Around 20 scientists from the University of Stirling, the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and colleagues from across Europe are gathering at Loch Leven, Kinross-shire, where they will study the feasibility of using drone and other in situ technology to monitor the quality of water.

The work, which takes place over the next three days, will dovetail with a Stirling-led project that is using satellites to monitor water quality from space. Scientists hope that information gathered from drones or loch-side devices will help address gaps in conventional monitoring and support data collected with satellites.


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

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Eat fish and ignore statins!

by Ioannis Zabetakis, @yanzabet

The regular followers of this op-ed column would remember that there are two school of thoughts in order to fight the Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs).

One school of thought believes in the use of statins to reduce plasma cholesterol and the other school of thought, where we belong, puts inflammation rather than cholesterol in the epicentre of our fight against CVDs.
 


Last May, a very interesting paper titled “The Association of Statin Therapy with Incident Diabetes: Evidence, Mechanisms, and Recommendations” was published [1].

The abstract of this paper reads: “Recent studies have demonstrated a higher risk of incident diabetes associated with statin use, causing concern among patients and clinicians. In this review, we will assess the evidence and proposed mechanisms behind statin therapy and its association with incident diabetes. We will then review the current recommendations for statin use in light of this association and suggest next steps for clinicians managing these patients and researchers exploring this phenomenon”.

The authors have found that “the annual risk of developing new-onset diabetes with statin treatment is approximately 0.1 percent. In comparison, the absolute risk reduction of major coronary events with statin use is approximately 0.42 percent annually. Statins are associated with the development of incident diabetes, particularly among those with predisposing risk factors for diabetes. However, the benefit of statin use among these patients in preventing major coronary events strongly favours statin use despite its risk of incident diabetes”.


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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, August 21, 2018

Scottish salmon farmers lead the way with transparent reporting

On 15th August Scotland's salmon farmers published monthly mortality figures on a farm-by-farm basis to increase transparency and understanding of this key sector.
 
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The data, which covers 100 percent of Scottish salmon farms, shows that for the first four months of this year, survival rates on farms ranged between 98.5 percent and 99 percent. Around 60 percent of salmon farms stocked with fish had less than one percent mortality.

The reporting is believed to be a first among all farming sectors in the UK and is at the forefront of international reporting for salmon farming globally.


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

View the published figures on the Scottish Salmon website, HERE.

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Kaeser Kompression company profile




Kaeser Kompression provides products, services and complete systems for supplying production and work processes with quality compressed air. The system solutions comprise compressed air generation and treatment and are designed for optimal overall efficiency. The company was founded in 1919 and is represented throughout the world by a comprehensive network of branch offices and strong partners.


Visit the Kaeser Kompression website, HERE.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Vietstock 2018 is coming back bigger, better and busier

With the strong and unwavering support from Department of Livestock Production, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietstock 2018 Expo & Forum and its co-located events Vietfeed, Vietmeat and Aquaculture Vietnam is coming back to Ho Chi Minh City from 17-19 October 2018, bringing the whole value chains, from production, processing & packaging to plate, of the livestock, aquaculture and meat industries together.
 


Since its first debut in 2004, this synergy continues to evolve and grow to meet the needs of its attendees and exhibitors. In 2018, the show will cover all two halls and main lobby area of the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre to accommodate increased number of exhibitors up to 350 local and international companies as well as to take in more networking opportunities and engaging events on the show floor.


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

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AquaFUTURE company profile



AquaFUTURE’s success is based on many features, long-term experience on a European scale, close co-operation with leading institutes and scientists, as well as worldwide contacts and exchange of ideas and know-how at numerous international workshops and the like. They offer the following services:


Fish breeding
Wage-earning breeding and the production of sensitive and difficult-to-breed fish species: when requested, AquaFUTURE take all the most important parameters into consideration such as origin or genetic variability. As they carry out their breeding activities in various breeding plants, they are invariably able to provide the entire spectrum of native freshwater fish species.

Watercourse husbandry
Advice on queries relating to watercourse husbandry. Provision of ecologically and economically sound stocking plans. Advice and supervision during resettlement projects for various fish species, as well as delivery of high quality freshwater fish.

Know-how transfer
For many years now they have been actively employed in breeding parent fish, artificial insemination and spawn husbandry. AquaFUTURE can draw on a great deal of experience with Salmo and Cyprinidae species


Visit the AquaFUTURE website, HERE.

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The changing climate and its effect on aquaculture

The FAO have released a publication which gives a unique overview of the implications of climate change for fisheries and aquaculture, and for the millions of people who depend on these sectors for their livelihoods, this publication maps out solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation around the globe.
 
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According to the FAO website, "the report was prepared primarily in response to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, which recognises the need for effective and progressive responses to the urgent threat of climate change, through mitigation and adaptation measures, while taking into account the particular vulnerabilities of food production."


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

The Aquaculturists
This blog is maintained by The Aquaculturists staff and is supported by the
magazine International Aquafeed which is published by
Perendale Publishers Ltd

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Russ Heissner appointed as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Operations for KnipBio

KnipBio Inc., a biotechnology company developing premium sustainable aquafeed ingredients, announced today that Russ Heissner has joined the company's management team as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Operations.
 
Russ Heissner
Image credit: KnipBio Inc

Mr Heissner has a distinguished career in commercialising industrial fermentation technologies and products. In 2004, he joined a small industrial biotechnology company which by 2008 became Verenium Corporation, where he played a key role in the development and commercialisation of the company's cellulosic ethanol transportation fuel technology. After Verenium was acquired by BP North America in 2013 he continued as the company's Cellulosics Technology Platform Manager and Technology Licensing Manager.


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

The Aquaculturists
This blog is maintained by The Aquaculturists staff and is supported by the
magazine International Aquafeed which is published by
Perendale Publishers Ltd

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