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Issue 44, Vol 16, November 17, 2016
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- Chile first country to approve Elanco’s novel sea lice treatment for salmon
- Eight global contestants advance in Fish-Free Feed Challenge
- Boost for international standards for feed machinery
- Aquaculture in the spotlight at EuroTier 2016
- Aquaculture without Frontiers forms International Council
- US - Food made from natural gas will soon feed farm animals – and us
- LIBERIA - Ministry of Agriculture Provides 30 Cassava and Fish Feed Mills to LADA
- UGANDA - Lira fish farmers get fish feed mill
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 11/16/2016
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
FEED COMPANY NEWS
- Nofima's sea urchin feed to be tested in Canada
- Prosol introduces Aqua-MOD™ at Eurotier 2016
PEOPLE, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Tomas Belloso named as Calysta Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
- Aquafeed Job Center
Chile first country to approve Elanco’s novel sea lice treatment for salmon
Elanco’s novel in-feed treatment has been approved for the prevention and control of sea lice in salmon and trout in Chile. The approval follows the completion of a series of studies, demonstrating its efficacy against Caligus rogercresseyi, the most common louse species impacting salmonid farms in Chile. The study demonstrated that salmon treated with the medication remained below the Chilean industry regulated threshold for an extended period of time, compared to the untreated group, which exceeded the threshold five times in the same period. “Managing these parasites is a constant strain on salmon farmers – it is time consuming, cumbersome, and stressful to both fish and farmers. This option can help provide relief from sea lice management for an extended period of time, alleviating that stress.”
Eight global contestants advance in Fish-Free Feed Challenge
The F3 Fish-Free Challenges announced earlier this week that eight multi-national teams have qualified to participant in the global fish-free feed technology contest. Contestants from Thailand, Indonesia, China, South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), the Netherlands, Belgium, and the U.S. are advancing to the first sales reporting stage of the multi-stage contest to develop fish-free feed for the aquaculture industry. The F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge launched in Nov. 2015, and is intended to help catalyze the development and sale of cost-competitive, viable aquafeeds free of fishmeal and fish oils.
Boost for international standards for feed machinery
The Department of Commerce presented $260,112 to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), as part of the International Trade Administration's Market Development Cooperative Program (MDCP). The award will assist in the development of international standards for feed machinery, thus increasing trade exports through trade standardization. Funding will specifically be dedicated to education, outreach, training, preparation, coordination and travel support for U.S. feed machinery industry representatives engaged in international standards development.
Aquaculture in the spotlight at EuroTier 2016
The topic of producing food and biomass that is "grown in water instead of on the land" is being explored at EuroTier 2016. The event is taking place in Germany at Hanover’s Exhibition Grounds from November 15 to 18, and aquaculture is the featured topic in Hall 24. The special "Growth in the water" showcase is illustrating the diversity of aquaculture, and fish, shellfish, algae, crustaceans and their feeds are on display.
Aquaculture without Frontiers forms International Council
AwF has formalized the working relationships between the different AwF Groups to ensure that there is consistency and cohesiveness in the worldwide operations of AwF as a charity. The new executive group is the ‘Aquaculture without Frontiers International Council’. The AwF International Council will be comprised of the global executive director and two members from each organizational board (USA, Australia and Latin America) on a rotation basis of three (3) years.
US - Food made from natural gas will soon feed farm animals – and us
A biotechnology company called Calysta, based in Menlo Park, California, is set to announce the first ever large-scale factory that uses microbes to turn natural gas – methane – into a high-protein food for the animals we eat. The factory which will be built in the US in collaboration with food-giant Cargill, will produce 200,000 tonnes of feed a year.
LIBERIA - Ministry of Agriculture Provides 30 Cassava and Fish Feed Mills to LADA
The Ministry of Agriculture has begun a new partnership with the USAID-funded Feed the Future, Liberia Agribusiness Development Activities, commonly known as LADA. The ministry has committed to providing LADA with crucial equipment, including 15 cassava mills and 15 fish feed mills.
UGANDA - Lira fish farmers get fish feed mill
Over 400 fish farmers in Lira district are delighted after getting the first fish feed mill in their area which will save them costs of having to travel to Kampala to fetch feeds for their fish. The expenditure on transport costs has been hindering the farmers’ profit margin but this fish feed mill will help them save on the transport costs they have been incurring to get fish feeds and this is a plus because farmers’ incomes will increase and help them in their livelihood.”
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 11/16/2016
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
The Peruvian quota has been set at 2 million m/t of catch, and full fishing began earlier this week. There is a concern about a high level of juveniles, and industry experts expect to see a number of short-term fishing bans if the juvenile catch rate exceeds the allowed 10%. Indication prices have levelled off in the range of $1,330-$1,600. Fishmeal originating from Europe showed minor fluctuation and is in the range of $1,480-$1,800. Read more at Hammersmith Marketing on our Fishmeal page.
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.
Nofima's sea urchin feed to be tested in Canada
Through a joint venture with Innovation Norway and Urchinomics, Nofima's sea urchin feed is going to be tested in Canada. Last week an agreement was signed with the Ekuanitshit First Nation community in St. John's. “It is a condition of the agreement that has just been signed that all parts of the value chain are sustainable – environmentally, economically and socially. 400 inhabitants from the Ekuanitshit community live here and will now be trained in sea urchin farming."
ERS Aquaculture Data
The ERS has released the latest statistics on domestically grown catfish and trout and U.S. imports and exports of fish and shellfish that may be products of aquaculture, such as salmon, shrimp, and oysters. The latest data set is on the topic of ‘Aquaculture Trade – Recent years and top countries’.
Prosol introduces Aqua-MOD™ at Eurotier 2016
Prosol’s has introduced a new product for aquaculture species. Aqua-MOD™ is a source of nucleotides, nucleosides, oligo nucleotides, ribonucleic acids fragments, peptides, aminoacids and minerals. These nutrients represent a pool of active and beneficial ingredients for aquatic animals. Their synergic effect can enhance immune system response, growth performance and disease resistance.
PEOPLE, EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
AFIA welcomes three new team members
The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of three new staff members: Codi Coulter (Communications Coordinator), Kori Chung (Legislative and Regulatory Assistant) and Erica Burson (Membership Assistant). "As we continue to grow as an industry, and in membership, AFIA's internal team must also grow. In the past few months, we have hired three team members who add value to our communications, membership, and legislative and regulatory teams' success."
Paul Branson appointed Director of Product Management for Bühler Aeroglide
BühlerAeroglide has appointed Paul Branson Director of Product Management. In this role Branson will focus on increasing quality, reducing production cycles, and developing advanced products and solutions. Most recently, Branson served as Product Manager for Aeroglide’s global industrial markets.
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VIV Asia 2017 will feature Aquatic segment
VIV Asia 2017 will feature a Special Aquatic Segment at it's satellite event called Pet Health and Nutrition. The 'Aquatic' Segment will consist of a conference, seminars and an expo pavilion.
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