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Issue 7, Vol 17, February 16, 2017
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FROM THE EDITOR
- Developments at Hatcheryfeed.com
- Latest Biomin Mycotoxin Survey reveals high risk to livestock globally
- Enterra receives CFIA approval to sell insect larvae to aquaculture industry
- AgriProtein and Christof Industries announce USD 10 million partnership
- GAA extends support to responsible pangasius producers
- NAA action alert about U.S. House bills on aquaculture
- FRANCE - Nor-Feed looks to US with antibiotic alternatives
- CAMBODIA - Changing streams on the Mekong River
- UK - Strong increase in hydrogen peroxide use on Scottish salmon farms
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 2/15/2017
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
- Alltech continues commitment to sustainable aquaculture research, alliances and solutions
- USDA ERS: Feed Outlook for February 2017
- USDA ERS: Aquaculture Data
- USDA ERS: U.S. Agricultural Trade Data
- World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Update
- Report: Aquafeed Market is Expected to Reach $156 Billion, Globally by 2022
- Latest ENSO Diagnostics
- New Book - AQUACULTURE: Will it rise to its potential to feed the world?
- Journal Article - Comparative Study on Partial Replacement of Fishmeal by Meat and Bone Meal in the Diet of Turbot
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Dr. Arun Dhar assumes leadership of the University of Arizona Aquaculture Pathology Lab
- Aquafeed Job Center
- Manager of Feed Ingredients – Kansas
EVENTS & TRAINING NEWS
- International CeBiTec Research Conference on Advances in Industrial Biotechnology
- Offshore Mariculture Conference Mexico 2017
- Student and travel awards announced for APA 2017 conference
- Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association 2017 conference
Developments at Hatcheryfeed.com
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Latest Biomin Mycotoxin Survey reveals high risk to livestock globally
The 2016 Biomin Mycotoxin Survey found that mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are higher this year than in the past. Globally, the average risk level was 62%—meaning that nearly two-thirds of samples had at least one mycotoxin above the threshold levels. On a regional basis, risk levels ranged from a low of 46% in the Middle East to a high of 80% in Asia. “Risk levels reflect the probability that producers confront mycotoxin contamination in their operations. These results suggest that producers everywhere should be vigilant in monitoring raw commodities and feed for mycotoxin contamination, and consider implementing a robust mycotoxin risk management program.”
Enterra receives CFIA approval to sell insect larvae to aquaculture industry
Enterra Feed Corporation has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to sell its Whole Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a feed ingredient for salmonids, including farmed salmon, trout and arctic char. This is the first Canadian approval of an insect-based aquaculture feed ingredient, and follows the CFIA's approval using this same product in feed for chicken broilers last year. Enterra received a similar U.S. approval for use in salmonid feeds in 2016. "Aquaculture feed producers have been keenly awaiting this approval and we look forward to supplying their needs immediately. Fish eat insects in their natural environment and our product is a healthy, digestible and renewable source of protein and fat that can replace less sustainable ingredients, including fish meal and soybean meal."
AgriProtein and Christof Industries announce USD 10 million partnership
Using a high-tech blueprint developed with Christof Industries, AgriProtein plans to roll out 100 factories by 2024 and a further 100 by 2027 (200 in total). The USD 10 million partnership will help bring insect protein into the mainstream of feeds used in aquaculture, poultry farming and petfood. “Waste-to-nutrient technology is starting to get traction and price per tonne is key in the fight to replace fishmeal. Christof’s expertise has enabled us to boost output and reduce costs, making us even more competitive and giving us a sound model for rapid global expansion.”
GAA extends support to responsible pangasius producers
The pangasius industry finds itself in the media spotlight, and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has released a message to set the record straight on a number of issues. Any fish species, whether in a natural or a farm setting, will interact with its environment. Pangasius is no exception and the interactions arising from production systems in Southeast Asia do have the potential to generate localized negative impacts. For this very reason, organizations such as the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and BAP have established production and environmental standards for farmed fish to recognize those producers who mitigate against those potential negative impacts."
NAA action alert about U.S. House bills on aquaculture
Two different bills have been introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives that prohibit aquaculture under specific but significant circumstances. The Ban Aquaculture in the Great Lakes Act (HR 961) intends to authorize the Department of Interior to prohibit aquaculture in the Great Lakes. The Preserve Fishing on Wild and Scenic River Act (HR 962) intends to authorize the Department of the Interior to prohibit operation of aquaculture facilities that contribute to pollution of wild and scenic rivers “unless the Secretary of the Interior has certified that such operation will not discharge a pollutant into a river any segment of which is a wild and scenic river.”
FRANCE - Nor-Feed looks to US with antibiotic alternatives
NorFeed plans to bring plantbased, antibiotic alternatives to the US market. “NorFeed is still a small company so we have to focus commercially on some territories more than others. We have the ambition to create a few NorFeed [branches]. Not to cover the world, but to make the NorFeed flag be visible.”
CAMBODIA - Changing streams on the Mekong River
Aquaculture is a fast growing industry along the Mekong River, offering locals new opportunities to earn income and improve their standards of living. The River was once home to abundant fisheries, which have been affected by overfishing, illegal fishing, and drought, among other issues. This article dives into the emergence of fish farming in the region.
UK - Strong increase in hydrogen peroxide use on Scottish salmon farms
Major salmon farmer Marine Harvest has expressed concern about the use of chemicals to combat fish diseases, after data from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) show that about 20 million liters of hydrogen were dumped in Scottish waters. This chemical compound is frequently used to treat topical skin and gill infections. According to SEPA, more than 160 farms resorted to the chemical in 2015 to tackle parasites such as sea lice. However, there is evidence that the chemical harms fish.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 2/15/2017
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 has temporarily stopped in the south of Peru due to spawning and high levels of juveniles. To date, 29,000 m/t has been landed. Indication prices decreased slightly and are in the range of $1,150-$1,500. Fishmeal originating from Europe decreased slightly and is now in the range of $1,350-$1,470. 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.
Alltech continues commitment to sustainable aquaculture research, alliances and solutions
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing segment in the feed industry. According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12 percent increase in feed production in 2016 to 39.9 million metric tons. This growth presents a new set of challenges that Alltech is committed to addressing.
USDA ERS: Feed Outlook for February 2017
The February Feed outlook reports that projected corn for fuel ethanol raised 50 million bushels for 2016/17. Corn ending stocks are projected down 35 million bushels to 2.2 billion in 2016/17.
USDA ERS: Aquaculture Data
USDA 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.
USDA ERS: U.S. Agricultural Trade Data
This data product presents summary tables of Foreign Agricultural Trade of the United States (FATUS) data for U.S. merchandise trade, U.S. agricultural trade, value of high-value and bulk commodities, and top country export destinations and import sources for total U.S. agricultural trade.
World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Update
U.S. soybean exports are projected at 2,050 million bushels, up 114 million from last year. Forecast U.S. sorghum exports are lowered 25 million bushels from last month, reflecting the slow pace of export commitments through January, particularly to China.
Report: Aquafeed Market is Expected to Reach $156 Billion, Globally by 2022
The Aquafeed Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is expected to garner $156 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 13.3% during the period 2016-2022. Fish and molluscs accounted for more than three fourths of the total aquafeed consumption. Amino acids and vitamins segments accounted over one third of the aquafeed additive market in 2015.
Latest ENSO Diagnostics
A few dynamical model forecasts anticipate an onset of El Niño as soon as the Northern Hemisphere spring. Because of typically high uncertainty in forecasts made at this time of the year for the upcoming spring and summer, and the lingering La Niña-like tropical convection patterns, the forecaster consensus favors ENSO-neutral during the spring with a ~60% chance. Thereafter, there are increasing odds for El Niño toward the second half of 2017.
New Book - AQUACULTURE: Will it rise to its potential to feed the world?
Aquaculture is the most environmentally sustainable means to feed the population boom that threatens the planet. Will government allow it to do this critically important job? Through this book, author George Lockwood seeks to make domestic aquaculture a robust industry that substantially contributes to our national economy while producing the most environmentally sustainable and the healthiest forms of meat protein.
Journal Article - Comparative Study on Partial Replacement of Fishmeal by Meat and Bone Meal in the Diet of Turbot
This study was designed to examine the cellular and systemic nutrient sensing mechanisms as well as the intermediary metabolism responses in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.) fed with fishmeal diet (FM diet), 45% of FM replaced by meat and bone meal diet (MBM diet) or MBM diet supplemented with essential amino acids to match the amino acid profile of FM diet (MBM+AA diet). During the one month feeding trial, feed intake was not affected by the different diets. However, MBM diet caused significant reduction of specific growth rate and nutrient retentions.
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Dr. Arun Dhar assumes leadership of the University of Arizona Aquaculture Pathology Lab
Last month, Dr. Arun Dhar moved to Tucson to begin his duties as an Associate Professor in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences and as Director of the Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory. The Arizona Aquaculture Pathology lab serves as the OIE Reference lab for crustacean diseases and was developed and led by Dr. Donald Lightner for many years before his recent retirement. As Director, Dr. Dhar leads a world class research and development team with expertise in diagnostics, treatment and biosecurity against virtually all classes of pathogens and parasites of shrimp and other crustaceans.
Aquafeed Job Center
- 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.
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International CeBiTec Research Conference on Advances in Industrial Biotechnology
The International CeBiTec Research Conference on Advances in Industrial Biotechnology: Prospects and challenges for the development of algal biotechnology, will take place at Bielefeld University in Germany from September 24 – 27, 2017. The focus of the conference will be fundamental and applied research topics in the field of algal biology and biotechnology.
Offshore Mariculture Conference Mexico 2017
The Offshore Mariculture Conference Mexico 2017 will take place in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico from March 6-10. The technical program of the conference is designed for all those involved in fish farming and the supply chain, and presents a prime opportunity to capitalize on the growth phase of offshore fish farming in the Central America region.
Student and travel awards announced for APA 2017 conference
WAS-APC has announced the Awards for this year’s Asia Pacific Aquaculture conference. The student award structure has partly been brought into line with the WAS globally to ensure consistency. Additionally, WAS-APC will continue financing and awarding exceptional women within the field of aquaculture.
Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association 2017 conference
The Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association (HAAA) 2017 Conference will be held at Ka‘ikena Restaurant on the Kapiolani Community College campus on February 24th, 2017 from 7:45 AM to 5:15 PM, and followed by a reception at the same venue. Ticket prices for the conference and the following reception will increase after February 17.
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