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Issue 5, Vol 17, February 2, 2017
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- New microbial feed additive and plant-based feed could make aquaculture more sustainable
- Critical feed issues discussed at International Feed Regulators Meeting
- Mexico investing US$50-70 million in mariculture
- Kofi Annan to deliver keynote address at AgriVision 2017
- AU - Ridley investing $50 million AUD in new Tasmanian feed mill
- PERU - Second anchovy season generates revenues of USD 1 billion
- PK - PTI submits adjournment motion on pork use in imported fish feed
- US - NOAA’s plan to open Pacific waters to fish farming
- CNMI - NMC opens aquaculture center
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 2/1/2017
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
FEED COMPANY NEWS
- Aller Aqua launches new website in Greek
REPORTS & ARTICLES
- Video: Sustainable Aquaculture & Feed Production in the Marshall Islands
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Aquafeed Job Center
- New! Manager of Feed Ingredients – Kansas
- Aquaculture Nutritionist - Minnesota
EVENTS & TRAINING NEWS
- Live webinar: Mycotoxin On-Site Testing and Survey Results
- “Co-operation for Growth” selected as theme for Aquaculture Europe 2017
New microbial feed additive and plant-based feed could make aquaculture more sustainable
Scientists at Australia’s CSIRO have developed a microbial feed additive for prawns containing marine microorganisms that have been bred in captivity. In a large-scale field test, the additive-consuming black tiger prawns grew an average of 30 percent faster than their regular-food-eating counterparts, and were also healthier. Meanwhile, scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have developed and tested an alternative feed that consists entirely of plant-based ingredients. Researchers found that flesh of the fish raised on the plant-based diet has polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and mercury levels that are a hundred times lower than those found in fish consuming regular pellets containing wild-caught fish.
Critical feed issues discussed at International Feed Regulators Meeting
The 10th IFRM organized by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO brought together feed industry representatives and government officials from around the world to discuss critical issues facing the feed sector. “This meeting, yet again, proved to be an important opportunity for the global feed industry and feed regulators to discuss key issues for the feed and food chain, including Feed Safety Risk Management Strategies, as well as programs on capacity development for feed safety to implement the Codex Alimentarius requirements.”
Mexico investing US$50-70 million in mariculture
The Mexican Government has pledged an investment of US$50-70 million in mariculture and infrastructure development. The federal and regional governments of Mexico have partnered with the established Offshore Mariculture Conference, held in Ensenada, Baja California, to promote this investment and commitment to the industry. Key themes of the conference will cover a wide variety of topics, case studies and practical applications. This includes all recent developments in offshore mariculture, the farming of finfish in Mexico, opportunities for the Mexican market, studies into processes at the breeding and hatchery level, traditional and innovative fish nutrition, marketing and value added opportunities for sustainably raised offshore fish, and more.
Kofi Annan to deliver keynote address at AgriVision 2017
Kofi Annan will be the keynote speaker of this year's AgriVision conference, which takes place in The Netherlands from June 13 to 15. Calling on his vast experience as former Secretary-General of the UN, chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, member of The Elders and many other roles, he will address close to 400 leaders in the agrifood industry. This year's conference will provide a platform to discuss developments in agricultural technology, the pressing global public health issue of antimicrobial resistance and the importance of agricultural development for feeding a growing world population.
AU - Ridley investing $50 million AUD in new Tasmanian feed mill
Australian feed producer Ridley is planning to make a significant investment in a new feed mill in Tasmania. The mill will run five days a week and have the capacity to produce roughly 50,000 tons per year. The mill will primarily supply the local salmon industry, in addition to other producers of different species on mainland Australia and New Zealand.
PERU - Second anchovy season generates revenues of USD 1 billion
The second anchovy fishing season officially ended at midnight last Friday in the north-central area of Peru, which generated a revenue of about USD 1 billion to the sector, according to the Ministry of Production. Minister Bruno Giuffra stressed that the implementation of a policy of responsible management of the sector during this fishing season allowed the preservation of around 300,000 tonnes of juvenile anchovy for future fishing seasons.
PK - PTI submits adjournment motion on pork use in imported fish feed
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MPA Saadia Sohail on Wednesday submitted an adjournment motion demanding a debate on the usage of pork fat (pig fat) in the feed of fish imported from Vietnam. Saadia Sohail in the adjournment motion submitted that according to a report published in a section of media, the fish imported from Vietnam which is later used as ‘finger fish’ was fed on pig fat due to which it has become difficult for Muslim population of Pakistan to differentiate whether it was Halal or Haram.
US - NOAA’s plan to open Pacific waters to fish farming
As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is creating a plan to manage commercial fish farms in federal waters, the area of ocean from three to 200 miles offshore, around Hawaii and other Pacific islands.
CNMI - NMC opens aquaculture center
The Northern Marianas College officially opened Monday its new aquaculture development center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The center, which will teach CNMI farmers how to cultivate fish, will be under the college’s Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Service program, or CREES. The new center used to be the CREES main building. Its roof was torn off by Typhoon Soudelor in 2015.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 2/1/2017
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
As fishing in the north of Peru comes to a close, landings are at 1.9 million m/t, which is certainly more than was expected at the beginning of the season. Total catch in the south is currently at 13,000 m/t, and is expected to increase as some vessels move from the north to the south. Indication prices remain in the range of $1,240-$1,530. Fishmeal originating from Europe has slightly decreased and is in the range of $1,370-$1,520. 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.
Aller Aqua launches new website in Greek
Aller Aqua has launched a new website in Greek. The new website includes information about the company, its products and services, and efforts within R&D and quality, and provides easy access to contact information for Aller Aqua’s commercial team in Greece and Cyprus and their factories and sales offices around the world.
Video: Sustainable Aquaculture & Feed Production in the Marshall Islands
A dependency on imported goods and low agricultural production translate into a high level of malnutrition and food insecurity in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Due to limited land and fresh water availability, and the risk of overfishing, the local government has identified marine aquaculture as a main sector to support food security. With support from CTSA and other agencies, the government of Rongelap atoll started a commercial aquaculture project to raise and harvest rabbitfish and moi, two popular fish throughout the region. This brief video highlights the progress of the project.
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Aquafeed Job Center
New! Manager of Feed Ingredients – Kansas
Flint Hills Resources is currently seeking a motivated and experienced Manager of Feed Ingredients to join their Biofuels & Ingredients team in Wichita, KS. The manager will be responsible for all domestic and international commercial aspects of Dry Distillers Yeast product placement.
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.
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Live webinar: Mycotoxin On-Site Testing and Survey Results
Biomin, together with Romer Labs, is hosting a webinar to discuss mycotoxin monitoring, as well as the results of the recent Biomin Mycotoxin Survey. The organizers are holding two sessions on Wednesday, February 8. The first will be at 8am CET, and the second will be at 4pm CET. Each session will last one hour, and will cover how to implement rapid on-site mycotoxin monitoring, overcoming some common on-site testing challenges, current mycotoxin threats worldwide, and dangers posed by the presence of multiple mycotoxins.
“Co-operation for Growth” selected as theme for Aquaculture Europe 2017
The European Aquaculture Society has begun preparations for Aquaculture Europe 2017, which will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia from October 17 to 20. The theme of this year’s event is “Co-operation for Growth.” AE2017 has identified a lack of cooperation between operators in the sector as a factor that may contribute to the limited of growth in aquaculture, and will host a range of thematic sessions to address the issue. Abstracts should be submitted before May 1st to have a ‘first review’ chance by the session moderators for acceptance.
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