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Issue 41, Vol 16, October 27, 2016
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- Changes needed if aquaculture is to fill the protein gap
- New project will research robustness of fish in demanding aquaculture environment
- Aquafeed industry under investigation by Chilean competition authority
- NIFES reports that Norwegian farmed fish is safe food
- BMR Seafood first company in India to be awarded ASC Certification
- UK - Could biorefinery by-products be a new feed source for farmed juvenile oysters?
- ECUADOR - Algae-grower Alltech willing to build plants globally for fish oil alternative
- NIGERIA - High fish feed prices forcing Lagos farmers out of business
- CANADA - Cooke Aquaculture feed barge sinks near Brier Island
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 10/26/2016
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
- Omega Protein Announces ASMFC Decision to Increase 2017 Atlantic Menhaden Quota
- Cargill unveils Format Solutions as new name for feed formulation business
- New salmon feed: EWOS CLEAR for RAS
- Cargill iQuatic™ shrimp feed for automated feeders
- Free webinars provide VFD news and updates for feed distributors
- REVIEW: Occurrence of mycotoxins in commercial aquafeeds in Asia and Europe: a real risk to aquaculture?
PEOPLE, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Marie Smedley awarded EPA Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2016 for innovative probiotics research in aquaculture
- Aquafeed Job Center
- Aquafeed Horizons 2017 will take place at FVG Select networking event
- VIV China moves to Nanjing in 2018
- Preparations under way for AlgaEurope 2016, register now
Changes needed if aquaculture is to fill the protein gap
We need to re-think the way we approach aquaculture if it is to fulfill its potential to help meet the protein shortfall for a globally exploding population. This is the message Dr. Barry Costa-Pierce gave aquaculture stake-holders at Biomin’s World Nutrition Forum, held recently in Vancouver, Canada.
New project will research robustness of fish in demanding aquaculture environment
A major, new, multidisciplinary project has recently been launched, the title of which is “The importance of nutrition for skin, intestine and gill health in salmon.” Nofima Scientist and Project Manager, Gerd Marit Berge, is working with a broad team of researchers on feed, nutrition, health and physiology to examine the connection between marine omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in feed and the properties of barrier tissue. The aim of this project is to research whether levels of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, together with modified zinc levels, affect the functioning and robustness of the skin, intestines and gills of salmon.
Aquafeed industry under investigation by Chilean competition authority
Aquafeed producers in Chile facing probe by competition authority.
NIFES reports that Norwegian farmed fish is safe food
Each year, NIFES monitors Norwegian farmed fish, on assignment for the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. The purpose of the monitoring is to check that the farmed fish intended for human consumption does not contain undesirable substances in amounts that may be damaging to health, and to examine whether illegal pharmaceuticals are used in fish farming. This control system complies with the applicable EU guidelines.
BMR Seafood first company in India to be awarded ASC Certification
BMR Seafood has announced that it is the first company in India to be awarded the prestigious Aquaculture Steward Council Certification for its dedication to responsible farming methods. The company has just undergone an expansion of its facilities, with a recently completed feed mill on target to distribute 60,000 tons of premium quality feed to about 1,200 farmers.
UK - Could biorefinery by-products be a new feed source for farmed juvenile oysters?
Hatchery production of bivalves requires unicellular algae-based feed. Producing the algae for feed can be costly, labour intensive, and tricky. In the future, biorefinery by-products may offer a viable alternative feed source, but further research is still needed. During the process of converting macroalgae into biofuel, significant biomass waste occurs. By employing enzymatic saccharification (breaking sucrose down into glucose and fructose), the theory goes, this waste could be converted into a single-cell detritus product - and potentially fed to farmed bivalves, such as oysters.
ECUADOR - Algae-grower Alltech willing to build plants globally for fish oil alternative
Lexington, Kentucky-based biotechnology firm Alltech is willing to invest in overseas algae production plants closer to its feed customers if demand for its products as a fish oil supplement grows, a company official said. Keith Filer, who serves as the company’s research coordinator for aquaculture described Alltech’s work on alternatives for fishmeal and fish oil undertaken over the past three years to a crowd of shrimp farmers at Ecuador’s AquaExpo 2016.
NIGERIA - High fish feed prices forcing Lagos farmers out of business
Fish farmers in Lagos State are presently leaving the business due to the increase in the price of fish feeds in the state. The prices, according to the farmers, have gone up by as high as 80 to 100 percent and that was forcing some of them to abandon their farms in search of other business ventures. A renowned fish farmer, Nurudeen Tiamiyu, said a 15kg bag of catfish feed produced in Nigeria was a few months ago sold at N6,000 but that it now sells for N9,000 while the imported ones that sold for N6,000 now goes for N11,000.
CANADA - Cooke Aquaculture feed barge sinks near Brier Island
A Cooke Aquaculture barge carrying fish feed sank earlier this week off Brier Island in Digby County. The barge, described as "small" was found submerged early Wednesday morning near Cooke's fish farm, company spokeswoman Nell Halse said Saturday afternoon. That day, she said divers plugged the barge's outlets to prevent liquids from leaking into the water. No fish or feed are believed to have been lost, she said. No one was on board or injured in the process.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 10/26/2016
Prices for menhaden fishmeal in the Gulf and the East Coast for FAQ and Select Quality remained steady at $1,350-1,375.
Peruvian & European fishmeal
There is not much news out of Peru this week, as the industry is gathering at the IFFO meeting in Asia. Indication prices have levelled off in the range of $1,330-$1,560. Fishmeal originating from Europe showed minor fluctuation and is in the range of $1,470-$1,840. Read more at Hammersmith Marketing on our Fishmeal page.
Omega Protein Announces ASMFC Decision to Increase 2017 Atlantic Menhaden Quota
Omega Protein Corporation has announced that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has increased the annual harvest quota by 6.45 percent for the Atlantic menhaden fish meal/oil fisheries and bait fisheries. The decision to increase the quota is based on the continued strength of the Atlantic menhaden stock as it expands in its range up and down the Atlantic coastline. The new harvest quota will take effect for the 2017 Atlantic menhaden fishing season.
Also available: Today’s grain prices and Commodity Futures. There is also a wealth of up-to- date commodity information available via links from our Markets & Price Reports Page.
Cargill unveils Format Solutions as new name for feed formulation business
After the successful integration of Format International, Cargill has re-named its feed and food software business to Format Solutions. Format Solutions specializes in the design, authoring and marketing of recipe optimization, ingredient allocation, operational efficiency and food and feed formulation solutions for the animal feed, aqua feed, pet food, human food, premix and other industries.
New salmon feed: EWOS CLEAR for RAS
EWOS CLEAR for RAS is a new salmon feed that takes into account many different factors behind optimum RAS operations. It is the result of extensive research at the Cargill Innovation Center (CIC) Norway, and commercial trials at one of the largest RAS facilities in Norway. During design of the feed, the focus was threefold: macronutrient balance (digestible protein & digestible energy); digestibility of the raw materials; and physical quality of the feed.
Cargill iQuatic™ shrimp feed for automated feeders
Cargill has announced the development of iQuatic ™, a shrimp feed produced exclusively for automated feeders using acoustic technology. iQuatic ™ feed will be available in Central and South America over the next few months. Through this acoustic technology, the automatic feed dispensers use microphones to detect when shrimp are eating, enabling the sytem to deliver more precise amounts of food when shrimp are hungry. iQuatic ™ feed is designed and formulated with ingredients that help ensure that shrimp take in all the nutrients available in a pellet.
Free webinars provide VFD news and updates for feed distributors
Final implementation of the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule begins January 1, 2017, and many feed distributors still have questions and concerns about compliance, workload and inspections. GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is hosting three free webinars to help educate feed distributors about recent VFD news, resources to aid in managing the VFD process, and tips for maintaining an audit trail to prove VFD compliance in the event of an FDA inspection.
REVIEW: Occurrence of mycotoxins in commercial aquafeeds in Asia and Europe: a real risk to aquaculture?
There is increasing awareness of the negative effects of mycotoxins in aquatic species, which is highlighted in recent publications. This review gives an overview of the different mycotoxins and revises the effects of mycotoxins in aquatic species. Additionally, it reports the levels of mycotoxins in aquafeeds in 2014 and compares detected levels with possible negative effects in fish and shrimp. As it is highlighted by the results of the survey, the risk of co-occurrence is high and the knowledge on the effects of multimycotoxins contamination in aquatic species is basically none.
PEOPLE, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Marie Smedley awarded EPA Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2016 for innovative probiotics research in aquaculture
The European Probiotic Association (EPA) has announced the recipients of the Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2016. This year two awards have been delivered. The prize for Innovative Industrial Application was delivered to Ms. Marie Smedley for her Ph.D. project conducted at the University of Stirling (UK) on probiotic application for salmon nutrition, showing that probiotics can help limit skeletal deformities in fish.
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Aquafeed Horizons 2017 will take place at FVG Select networking event
Aquafeed Horizons 2017 will be one of six high quality feed and grain industry conferences to be held over the two days of FVG Select, a new networking event organized by Victam International. This two-day event, from the leading feed and grain industry exhibition organizers, will be conference led with a strong emphasis on providing networking opportunities through personalized facilitators and digital services. There will also be a supporting exhibition and a number of hospitality suites.
VIV China moves to Nanjing in 2018
VIV worldwide has announced that VIV China 2018 will move to Nanjing, the capital city of China's Jiangsu province. The conference is scheduled for September 17th-19th, 2018 and the venue in Nanjing is the NIEC exhibition centre. A new concept for VIV China will be developed, with more activities and with a clearer focus on the different target groups per day. “We have decided that it is time for something new, an exploration of the fresh opportunities and activities offered by a change of location. The move will allow our exhibitors to extend their sales networks and contacts to other parts of China."
Preparations under way for AlgaEurope 2016, register now
In less than two months, algae enthusiasts from around the world will gather in Madrid to discuss and exchange information on all things algae. The program is currently being finalized, as over 160 abstracts have been submitted by researchers from 37 different countries. The 11 sessions give a good impression of the multitude of topics that will be discussed...
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