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Issue 48, Vol 16, December 15, 2016
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- Norway funds business innovation project to investigate marine by-products
- EU green lights insect protein in fish feed
- New international alliance to increase sustainability in seafood
- IFFO RS Standard achieves growth in 2016, looks towards 2017
- New WorldFish strategy targets increased sustainable fish production
- ASC seeks feedback on updates to salmon, tilapia and pangasius standards
- CHINA - Burgeoning World Population and Demand for Omega-3 Laden Fish Propels Global Aquaculture Additive Market
- BRAZIL - What role can supplemental phytase play in catfish feed digestibility?
- NETHERLANDS - Fishmeal prices predicted to soften in 2017 (compared to 2016)
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 12/14/2016
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
- New software versions from Format Solutions
- Nutriad looks to grow in Myanmar
- Digestibility tops reasons livestock producers use phytogenic feed additives
REPORTS & ARTICLES
- GAA Article: The proper management of commercial shrimp feeds, part 1
- GAA Article: Is a fish oil-free cobia feed possible?
- EUMOFA Monthly Highlights: November 2016
USDA ERS: Feed Outlook December 2016
- AFIA releases training video to assist with FSMA compliance
- ARRAINA project releases third technical booklet on fish nutrition
- USA - All VFD drugs now active in GlobalVetLINK system
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Aquafeed Job Center
- Sales Representative, Feed Additives – Thailand
- Extension Aquaculture Specialist, California
- Aquaculture Research Technician, Virginia
- Feed Manager, Panama
Norway funds business innovation project to investigate marine by-products
The QMAR project - Unlocking the nutritional and technical Quality potential of MARine by-products in sustainable salmonid feeds - is a business innovation project for the industrial sector that is set to commence in January 2017. It is being supported by the Research Council of Norway, and has been granted funding up to a maximum limit of NOK 16 million spread over a four-year period. The project will enable BioMar and its partners to develop ingredients and feed products based on by-products of marine raw materials. In addition, work will be conducted on understanding the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of components based on marine raw materials.
EU green lights insect protein in fish feed
Earlier this week, the Council of the EU voted to accept proposed amendments to legislation governing farmed insects used in animal feeds. "Trawling the oceans to produce fishmeal is one of the most destructive activities on the planet. Replacing fish protein with insect protein in animal diets allows us to dedicate our oceans to production for human consumption alone." While the new regulations will permit insect protein as a feed in EU aquaculture, it is still not permitted in feeds for other farm animals
New international alliance to increase sustainability in seafood
A new initiative called the "Seafood Business Ocean Stewardship" aims to clear-out IUU fisheries and inhumane working conditions. The initiative is comprised of eight of the world's largest seafood companies, including Cermaq, Cargill, Nutreco and Marine Harvest. The eight companies came together to reduce the global extent of illegal, unregulated and unreported fisheries. They will also address shortcomings in reporting and documentation of the value chain in order to prevent illegal fishing and forced labor linked to the sector. "We are part of a small but very influential group, and we have a responsibility to ensure that the seafood industry is not only profitable but also sustainable in line with UN development goals, particularly related to the sea."
IFFO RS Standard achieves growth in 2016, looks towards 2017
The IFFO RS Standard has continued to expand its reach, with 118 certified marine ingredients producing factories located in 16 countries. Morocco is the latest country to join the program, and by the end of this year, the program will represent almost 45% of the total world output of fishmeal and fish oil. At it's last meeting, the IFFO RS Governance Board (GB) decided to carry out a full strategic review in 2017 to agree on the Standard going forward to 2025. The first full draft of the IFFO RS V2.0 Standard (excluding mixed trawl fishery criteria) should be ready and opened for a 60-day public consultation period beginning in January 2017.
New WorldFish strategy targets increased sustainable fish production
WorldFish launched a new six-year strategy last week aimed at boosting sustainable aquaculture production and small-scale fisheries in developing countries. The strategy, aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sees increased emphasis on the development of improved fish breeds and feeds, strengthening fisheries governance, and delivering nutrition outcomes. To boost yields, WorldFish will build on its long-running tilapia and carp breeding programs to develop new knowledge and technology in improved breeds, fish health, aquafeeds and management practices. WorldFish will also develop and implement novel aquaculture and fisheries production systems, in particular fish-rice systems, research methods to reduce post-harvest waste and losses and continue to develop novel fish-based products.
ASC seeks feedback on updates to salmon, tilapia and pangasius standards
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has announced a public consultation on proposed operational updates to the ASC Salmon, Tilapia and Pangasius Standards. The consultation period will run for two months, after which the ASC aims to publish the revised versions of the Standards. Your comments will help to determine whether the proposed changes are viable or whether there needs to be any final amendments made to the proposals in order for the revised standards to be published.
CHINA - Burgeoning World Population and Demand for Omega-3 Laden Fish Propels Global Aquaculture Additive Market
The featured report on QYResearchReports, titled “Global Aquaculture Additive Market 2016 Industry, Analysis, Research, Share, Growth, Sales, Trends, Supply, Forecast to 2021” offers a comprehensive peek into the market by studying it from different angles. The 158-page report provides definition, specification, classification, and application of aquaculture additives. It also describes the industry chain structure, policy analysis, industry overview, and news analysis.
BRAZIL - What role can supplemental phytase play in catfish feed digestibility?
Supplemental phytase improves the nutrient digestibility of fish feed ingredients, but has differing responses depending on the raw materials used in the formulation, say researchers.
NETHERLANDS - Fishmeal prices predicted to soften in 2017 (compared to 2016)
Fishmeal production is set to increase, and prices should weaken in 2017, compared to this year’s level, says a Rabobank analyst.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 12/14/2016
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
Fishing is ongoing in Peru, with a total catch at 625,000 m/t as of December 9, still well short of the season quota. Average daily catch is 20,000 m/t, indicating that it is unlikely that the quota will be met. Indication prices have levelled off in the range of $1,300-$1,600. Fishmeal originating from Europe has levelled off and is in the range of $1,420-$1,615. 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.
New software versions from Format Solutions
Dec 15, 2016 — Format Solutions, the company formed by the merger of Cargill, Feed Management Systems and Format International, has released new versions of two of its software product lines.
Nutriad looks to grow in Myanmar
Nutriad participated in the Agrilivestock trade show that took place from December 7 - 9 in Yangon, Myanmar. Together with their local partner, the company highlighted its feed additive solutions for aquaculture and livestock. “Combining our in depth technical knowledge with the local network of our distributor, Multi Aquaculture and Livestock Trading, we are able to provide added value services to the local producers."
Digestibility tops reasons livestock producers use phytogenic feed additives
Digestibility enhancement ranks as the number one reason that the livestock industry uses phytogenic feed additives (PFAs), according to a recent survey by Biomin of more than one thousand agribusiness professionals.
GAA Article: Is a fish oil-free cobia feed possible?
Commercial production of cobia often still relies on the use of natural forage/trash fish as feed inputs because existing aquafeed formulations are deemed inadequate, unaffordable, or both. The availability of a cost-effective grow-out feed formulation is an ongoing bottleneck for the expansion of cobia aquaculture. To help address this constraint and facilitate technology transfer to feed manufacturers interested in developing specific formulations for cobia, here we summarize the findings of several lipid nutrition projects.
GAA Article: The proper management of commercial shrimp feeds, part 1
The successful management of commercial aquafeeds for shrimp requires understanding the aquatic environment and the availability and enhancement of natural food production, management of pond water and bottom, feed handling and storage, feed application method and feeding regime. Substantial technical information is available on shrimp-feeding behavior and interpreting this information can sometimes be difficult because some data can often seem contradictory.
EUMOFA Monthly Highlights: November 2016
According to the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) Production report 2016, EU-28 finfish production grew from 643.700 tonnes in 2014 to 674.500 tonnes in 2015, an increase of 5%. The greatest increases have been recorded for Croatia, the UK, Cyprus, Hungary, Spain, and France. Main finfish species farmed in the EU are rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, seabream, seabass, and common carp. Fisheries and aquaculture production in Turkey rose 25% in 2015; aquaculture provided 36% of production. The production of capture fisheries, including anchovy, increased 43% and in 2015, more than half of anchovy catches (53%) were processed into fishmeal and fish oil.
USDA ERS: Feed Outlook December 2016
The December 2016 Feed Outlook report contains projections for the 2016/17 U.S. and global feed markets based on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
AFIA releases training video to assist with FSMA compliance
The American Feed Industry Association recently released a training video on 'The Qualified Individual.' The FSMA animal food rule requires facilities to train Qualified Individuals who manufacture, process, pack or hold animal food to ensure those employees are qualified to perform their assigned duties. The AFIA training video provides information on animal food hygiene and animal food safety, including the importance of employee health and personal hygiene, as appropriate to the person's assigned duties. "We created this as a member benefit, and want it to be as accessible as possible.”
ARRAINA project releases third technical booklet on fish nutrition
The Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture (ARRAIAN) project has released the final in a series of three technical booklets on the nutrition and feeding of fish farmed in Europe. The booklet is specifically aimed at scientists and feed producers, but it also targets other industrial segments (e.g. fish farmers, feed additives companies, retailers) and individuals interested in gaining further knowledge of the physiological consequences of the raw materials that are currently used in the feeds of farmed fish.
USA - All VFD drugs now active in GlobalVetLINK system
In preparation for expanded Veterinary Feed Directives on January 1, 2017, GlobalVetLINK has announced that current and transition FDA-approved VFD drugs are active in its FeedLINK® Electronic VFD System. “We’ve continuously received questions about how to handle inventoried feed that will require a VFD on January 1, and whether or not VFDs can be written before that date. On December 13, the plan is that all of the drugs that have finalized their labels will be in the system, so they can work with their clients to get them what they need, when they need it.”
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Aquafeed Job Center
Sales Representative, Feed Additives – Thailand
Blue Aqua is seeking a Sales Representative for Feed Additives, based in Bangkok. The representative will be responsible for the sales and market strategy development and implementation for aqua and livestock feed additive and animal nutrition products in Asia Pacific to achieve sales targets.
Extension Aquaculture Specialist, California
The California Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego (UCSD) Extension Specialist will have a background in marine or estuarine aquaculture (freshwater expertise considered) and will provide research-based information and leadership in topical areas related to aquaculture husbandry, nutrition, genetics, diseases, systems design, or policy.
Aquaculture Research Technician, Virginia
Hampton University is seeking an aquaculture technician to perform duties including twice daily feedings of the zebrafish, maintenance of equipment, and other routine facility duties.
Feed Manager, Panama
Open Blue in Panama is seeking a motivated young professional who has some management experience and can do the necessary calculations for feeding the fish.
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