Sunday, November 19, 2017

20/11/2017: World Aquaculture 2020

The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) has announced the World Aquaculture 2020 (WA2020) international conference and exhibitions from the 8th of June to the 12th of June, 2020

The conference will be organised in collaboration with industry associations, tertiary institutions, Singapore Tourism Board, and the Singaporean government and will be held at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore.


 
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The WA2020 signing Ceremony was held on October 2, 2017 in Singapore with attendance of Mr John Cooksey, WAS Director of Conference, Mr Aloysius Arlando, CEO, SingEx Venues Pte Ltd, Dr Farshad Shishehchian, Co-chair of WA2020 Steering Committee and WAS-Asian Pacific Chapter Past President, and Dr Guillaume Drillet, WAS-Asian Pacific Chapter, President.

The First WA2020 steering committee coincided on the same day. Many stakeholders including international academic experts, industry and government representatives, as well as the organisers participated in the meeting, sharing their expertise, and working together to organise the WA2020.

This meeting and the signing ceremony mark a significant step forward for this international mega event in Singapore.

Email Mr John Cooksey (
worldaqua@was.com) for conference, and Mr Mario Stael (mario@marevent.com) at for the tradeshow and sponsorships details.

Visit the WAS website for more details, HERE.

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20/11/2017: Alltech Coppens – The grand opening

“Opportunities of a lifetime... need to be taken... in the lifetime of the opportunity”

The Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre officially opened its doors after an impressive refurbishment, and International Aquafeed were there to witness it.
 

www.alltech.com

Based in The Netherlands, the innovation centre received more than EU€600,000 in investment and is designed to accelerate the research capabilities of the leading animal health and nutrition company, Alltech and its aquaculture specialist subsidiary, Coppens International.

It will be home to an expanded team of aqua researchers dedicated to the development of new applications in aqua feed.

This report follows the insightful presentations from Coppen’s CEO, Patrick Charlton as well as Alltech’s CEO, Alric Blake – alongside industry experts who are focusing on the exciting potential of this collaborative effort to pioneer feed solutions for aqua producers worldwide.

This issue also see’s an in-depth interview at the back of this publication with Mr Charlton, future issues will to see host to thorough and comprehensive interviews featured with Ben Lamberigts, Manager Quality, Research and Nutrition, Coppens International and Dr Philip Lyons, PhD Research Scientist, Coppens International.

Read the report in the November edition of International Aquafeed magazine, HERE.

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Zhengchang 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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Thursday, November 16, 2017

17/11/2017: IFFO announces incoming President and Vice President

Following elections for the new IFFO Management Board (starting 1st January 2018), IFFO is pleased to announce that the incoming President is Eduardo Goycoolea and Vice President is Anne Mette Bæk Jespersen

 
Eduardo Goycoolea
Image credit: IFFO
IFFO’s Producer members elected representatives for their countries to the board in September and the President and Vice President were confirmed at the IFFO Board Meeting on 23rd October.

The full Management Board for 2018-2019 is as follows:

• Peru: Humberto Speziani, Walter Martinez, Gonzalo De Romaña and Fernando Ribaudo
• Chile: Felipe Zaldivar, Eduardo Goycoolea, and Juan Carlos Ferrer
• Denmark: Anne Mette Bæk Jespersen
• Norway: Arnt-Ove Hoddevik
• Iceland: Johann Peter Andersen
• USA: Jostein Rortveit
• Rest of the World: Mike Copeland and Helge Korsager

Following his appointment, incoming President Eduardo Goycoolea stated “I look forward to leading such a well renowned and important organisation. I have worked closely with IFFO for decades and watched it become the networking heart of our industry, while also being a driver for change. Working with our Management Board and the IFFO Secretariat, I hope to continue its vital work to ensure that as an industry we remain ahead of the curve.”


 
Anne Mette Bæk Jesperse
Image credit: IFFO
Incoming Vice President Anne Mette Bæk Jespersen noted, ”innovation and sustainability and getting the right products to the right markets are key to the future development of the fishmeal and fish oil industry. I consider international cooperation vital for the long term success of the industry and I look forward to working closely with the president, the board and the secretariat in the interest of all IFFO members”

IFFO’s Director General Andrew Mallison said, “I would like to congratulate both Eduardo and Anne Mette on their appointments and we look forward to working closely with them. I would also like to thank our current President Mike Copeland, who with his many years of experience in the industry has been an excellent guide and representative for IFFO through these fast moving couple of years.”

Visit the IFFO website, HERE.






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17/11/2017: Fish production in Israel

by Harm Klein, Feed Consultant, Zemach, Netherlands

In Israel yearly approximately 20,000 tonnes of fish is produced, land-based and offshore; mainly seabass, carp and Tilapia

Because of the lack of fresh water, the production of fish per ha., water-area is the highest in the world. The veterinary quality control is on high level because of the intensive breeding chain. Zemach is the main producer of aquafeed in the country.

Zemach Feed Mill, in Israel, produces fish feed, animal feed and pet food with a no-nonsense attitude and an emphasis on serving clients, both in Israel and abroad. It is a good example of a plant that can produce both aquafeed and other kinds of animal feed, all with great success.

The plant is situated on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, at its southern point, where the lake flows into the Jordan River. About 20 years ago, 15 members of this co-operative asked Zemach to produce aquafeed, resulting in today’s modern plant.

During a visit to the aquafeed plant in the Galilee region in Israel, we met Mr Asher Braun, V.P. Nutrition and Mr Yizhaq Tal, V.P. Operations (see Braun and Tal). Both of who can boast vast experience in this market. The complete team of the fish feed department counts eight employees.
 


The Israeli market
In the early years of Zemach Feed Mill, circa. 1965, fish feed was not produced in the country at all. There were only imported products. Years later the members of the cooperative at Zemach were dissatisfied with the quality, price and availability of the imported products.

Zemach start producing pelleted fish feed and later on their fish feed line was built and the first extruded aquafeed was produced, just before this millennium. For several years, Zemach was the only producer in the country.

Nowadays, of the three local producers, Zemach is by far the biggest. Up to several years ago apart from the growers near Bet Shean 20 km away and those in the Northern coastal region, there was a large concentration of fish production in the Red Sea, close to Eilat.

However, intensive fish farming in this area caused damage to the coral and consequently the fish cages were moved to the harbour of Ashdod; open water connected to the Mediterranean Sea. Today, also in the Negev desert, as example an intensive farm produces 2.000 tons of seabream annually. Weekly several trucks are delivering the high quality feed.

Production quantities
Today, the production volume is under strain because of several threats: the dollar rate, the termination of import taxes on fresh and frozen fish and the stronger environmental regulations, none of which is beneficial for the market.

70 percent of the aquafeed is for local growers, the rest of the feed is exported to countries in Africa, South America and South East Asia. For export, the feed is packed in 15 and 25 kg bags, which are loaded in containers then the fish feed is transported over the world from Haifa port. Today, the pellets for floating, sinking and slow sinking purposes, are produced between 1.5 - 9mm; smaller sizes are produced using a crumbler.

Kinds of products
Aquafeed is produced for several kinds of sweet water fish: tilapia, carp, mullet, and trout, sturgeon. And for saltwater fish: seabream, seabass and black tiger shrimps. Extrusion and processing take place in a production facility that is completely separated from the feed mill. This ensures a hygienic surrounding without risk of contamination.

The production area of the fish feed is situated in a new extension of the animal feed plant. Zemach Feed Mill produces the feed under the quality systems HACCP, ISO 9001 and Global Gap in conjunction with the Ginnosar, Dor and Sea Agriculture Institute Research Stations. Quality analyses of raw materials and finished products are made in Israel and if desired abroad.

All products must pass physical tests; these are designed to examine the pellet strength, dust percentage and sweet/salty water tolerability. Production of pet food on the same production line was approved by Israeli Standards Institute and by the veterinary services of Israel, whilst Zemach ensures the separate identity of the products.

Due to extensive research and knowledge of Tilapia Zemach has quickly become an authority on this particular feed. Counselling is provided by the experts on a worldwide scale.

Read the full article, HERE.

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Andritz company profile


ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors.

The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.


Visit the website HERE.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

16/11/2017: Applications of astaxanthin krill oil in shrimp diets

by Dr Lena Burri, Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS, Lysaker, Norway

The Antarctic krill fishery is one of the world’s most sustainable fisheries

Aker BioMarine is specifically known for near-zero by-catch, fully transparent operations and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, the highest sustainability standard for fisheries worldwide.

Furthermore, the krill fishery received an ‘A’ rating from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership as the only reduction fishery in the world that is in ‘very good’ condition. Inasmuch, krill products made from Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) provide a sustainable source of important nutrients and feed attractants.

While krill meal is characterised by a high content of proteins and omega-3 phospholipids, astaxanthin krill oil contains no protein, instead is rich in neutral lipids and astaxanthin. Its beneficial effects and how it can be used in high performance shrimp feed is summarised in this article.

Krill is an underutilised marine raw material

Euphausia superba, also called ‘Antarctic krill’, is the most dominant krill species in the icy cold waters surrounding Antarctica, where they are harvested from the wild. Even though Antarctic krill are only about five centimeters in length, they represent one of the largest biomasses on Earth with around 500 million metric tons.

They are shrimp-like in appearance, with big black eyes and a reddish, semi-transparent shell (Figure 2). They often aggregate in large, dense swarms stretching for tens of kilometres. Krill uses their specialised filtering apparatus in their front legs to help them feed on microscopic algae.

Because krill feed on algae that can produce omega-3 fatty acids, the krill themselves become rich in accumulated fatty acids. The same algae that provides the krill’s diet with omega-3 fatty acids is also the source of the antioxidant astaxanthin. This natural astaxanthin is enriched in astaxanthin krill oil and gives it its distinctive red colour and acts as a natural preservative, protecting the omega-3 fatty acids from oxidation.

Astaxanthin krill oil composition

A special fishing technology called Eco-Harvesting™ allows the krill to be pumped alive on to the vessel, where it is immediately processed to preserve all the nutrients and ensure superior product quality.

The main step is to remove the water content, since krill contain 85 percent water. When the water is separated from the cooked krill meal, an oil is obtained alongside - the astaxanthin krill oil (QRILLTM Astaxanthin oil, www.qrillaqua.com).

 The oil consists of 100 percent neutral lipids, astaxanthin (>750 ppm) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs, 17% omega-3 and 3% omega-6).


Read the full article, HERE.

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