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Issue 2, Vol 17, January 12, 2017
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FROM THE EDITOR
- Aller Aqua on track to begin production in Zambia this September
- Tanzania aims to double fish production while preserving biodiversity
- GAA launches online portal
- European fish breeders can now integrate FISHBOOST tools and technologies
- GAA expands presence in China
- MEXICO - Researchers Create Trout Feed From Bean Residue
- PERU - 'Peruvian anchovy is at its worst', according to a study
- US - Mad Agriculture seeking FDA approval for poultry targeted insect meal
- EU – Mycotoxins: Threshold no longer the only barometer of risk
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 1/11/2017
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
- KSE Process Technology B.V. opens new assembly hall
TECH CENTER / NEW PRODUCTS
- New system to control mass flows in screw conveyors
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Aquafeed Job Center
- Aquaculture Nutritionist - Minnesota
- Sales Representative, Feed Additives – Thailand
EVENTS & TRAINING NEWS
- Updates to Aquafeed Event Calendar
- Australia and Norway collaborate for Aquafeed Extrusion training course
Directory of Live Feeds
The success of the Hatcheryfeed magazine means from 2017, it will now be published four times a year. We will also split the annual feed guide into dedicated product directories. The Feb/March issue will focus on live feeds and conditioners: such as zooplankton, phytoplankton, enrichments for rotifers and artemia, water conditioners and microbial products. It will also cover the important areas of feed management, nutrition, and live feed production systems.
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Aller Aqua on track to begin production in Zambia this September
Aller Aqua Zambia Limited recently held it’s first board meeting to ensure the best possible start for the company. Provided construction remains on pace, feed production at the facility should begin by September 2017. The new factory will have a production capacity of 50,000 tonnes of fish feed per year and will be the most technically advanced fish feed factory in Southern Africa. “In Zambia we are investing a total of 10 million USD. Approximately 95% of the raw materials we will use comes from the local market, which is a great advantage.”
Tanzania aims to double fish production while preserving biodiversity
Currently, tilapia farming in Tanzania is mostly for subsistence or for small-scale markets. To develop an aquaculture strategy for Tanzania, 30 scientists representing Tanzanian stakeholders as well as international research organizations met for a three-day workshop in Zanzibar. The main outcome of this workshop was a new consortium between the partners, committed to establishing a National Aquaculture Development Center (NADC). “Tilapia production could help meet the nutritional demands of our growing population in a sustainable way as well providing a surplus for export. We aim to triple the contribution of aquaculture to GDP from 1.4% to 4.2% by 2025.”
GAA launches online portal
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has released a new software system featuring an online portal that will allow processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills to apply for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification and re-certification online. The purpose of the upgrade is to simplify and accelerate the process of attaining and retaining BAP certification as well as to allow market endorsers to individually track the BAP-certified facilities from which it sources farmed seafood through a customized database of BAP-certified facilities.
European fish breeders can now integrate FISHBOOST tools and technologies
The main goal of the EU-supported project FISHBOOST is to advance selective breeding to the next level for the six main finfish species in European aquaculture. These species are Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, gilthead seabream, European seabass, turbot and common carp. Half way through the Nofima-coordinated project, the 26 research and industry partners have established a solid knowledge base and developed useful tools and techniques.
GAA expands presence in China
The Global Aquaculture Alliance has strengthened its presence in China through a cooperative agreement with the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) to open an office in the Jing’an District of Shanghai. "We are excited about this opportunity in China to continue to advance GAA’s commitment to responsible aquaculture production. As the leading aquaculture marketing association in China, CAPPMA is a great partner to work with. China is the largest consumer of seafood in the world, so if we’re really going to move the needle in regards to aquaculture improvements, we have to look to China for solutions."
MEXICO - Researchers Create Trout Feed From Bean Residue
In order to reduce costs in rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) production, researchers from the Technological Institute of Tuxtepec (Ittux) have developed an aquaculture feed from the residues of beans. "The idea starts from the need for producers to reduce production costs, so an economic raw material was used that does not affect the growth of rainbow trout. Much of the fishmeal was replaced with bean flour, without impacting the growth of the product."
PERU - 'Peruvian anchovy is at its worst', according to a study
A study published by the Centre for Research and Fisheries and Environmental Advice (Ideapesca) warns that "Peruvian anchovy is at its worst", as a result of a decrease in the biomass because of the depredation of the resource and the impact of El Niño phenomenon. Ideapesca’s study points out that due to a worrying decrease in the resource, the Peruvian Institute of the Sea (IMARPE) issued a report in 2013 recommending that the spawning biomass, to ensure a sustainable renewal of the stock, should be over 6 million tonnes, but lower values, never below 4 million tonnes, could be managed. However, it suggests that under pressure from the industry, the last fishing seasons were authorized despite the fact that the conditions for the fishing seasons were not optimal.
US - Mad Agriculture seeking FDA approval for poultry targeted insect meal
Mad Agriculture is working to produce insect-based feed and reduce the need for fishmeal in animal diets, says CEO.
EU - Mycotoxins: Threshold no longer the only barometer of risk
The co-contamination of feedstuffs with multiple mycotoxins is the rule and not the exception, according to the lead author on a new paper, published in Toxins.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 1/11/2017
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 total catch reported at 1.47 million m/t. Average daily catch has been 30,000 m/t. Fishmeal accounts for 340,000 m/t of total amount landed, most of which has already been sold. Indication prices have levelled off in the range of $1,250-$1,560. Fishmeal originating from Europe has levelled off and is in the range of $1,400-$1,650.
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.
KSE Process Technology B.V. opens new assembly hall
Together with its staff and retirees, the KSE management celebrated the opening of its newest assembly hall. Director Adriaan Smulders explained how the new work environment is a stimulation for the cooperation between the different departments, while employees explained how the new hall will result in higher quality products, shorter delivery times, energy neutral production, and an increased production capacity. In addition to the current production facilities, the company already started producing in the new assembly hall at the end of 2016. On May 20, KSE will open its doors to the public.
New system to control mass flows in screw conveyors
Cooperation between Van Beek Schroeftransport and weighing specialist Penko Engineering has resulted in real time monitoring of how much product a screw is transporting. Users can, for example, decide how many grams of a particular material per minute may be supplied to the process. During operation, users can see the material speed (m/s), number of kg/s, how many kg have already been transported and the control of the flow regulation from 0 to 100 %.
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Aquafeed Job Center
Aquaculture Nutritionist - Minnesota
Zinpro Corporation is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Aquaculture Nutritionist. In this role, the Nutritionist will provide aquaculture nutritional services and training to our sales team and customers globally. The position will be based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
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.
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Updates to Aquafeed Event Calendar
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Australia and Norway collaborate for Aquafeed Extrusion training course
The third annual “Aquafeed Extrusion Technology” short course is being offered at the Center for Feed Technology (FôrTek) in Norway from 24 to 26 April. The 3-day program covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes, and the formulation requirements for extrusion.
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