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Issue 8, Vol 17, February 23, 2017
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- First sales results announced in Fish-Free Feed Challenge
- Scottish Highland Council approves construction of new Marine Harvest feed mill
- IFFO responds to recent press on the marine ingredients industry
- NOAA advisor weighs in on FDA approval of taurine for use in aquafeeds
- 2017 NOAA Sea Grant Marine, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative
- CHINA - Reining in China’s Aquafarming Sector: Interview With China Blue’s Han Han
- EGYPT - Dutch producer opens fish feed factory in Egypt
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 2/22/2017
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
- Evonik releases 2016 Crop Report for Europe
- Heliae and Syndel announce partnership to produce Nymega™ DHA Aquaculture Feed Ingredient
- AB Agri launches new Asia business
- Agriculture startups selected to participate in Alltech's Pearse Lyons Accelerator
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Aquafeed Job Center
- New! Aquaculture Technical Manager – Global/Telecommute
- Manager of Feed Ingredients – Kansas
TRAINING & EVENTS NEWS
- USSEC hosts seminar on quality analysis for soybean products in Egypt’s aquafeed industry
First sales results announced in Fish-Free Feed Challenge
The F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge announced today the first sales results for the multi-stage contest to innovate and sell fish-free feed for the aquaculture industry.
Scottish Highland Council approves construction of new Marine Harvest feed mill
The Scottish Highland Council has approved Marine Harvest’s request to build a new feed mill on the island of Skye. Projected annual output from the plant is 170,000 tons, requiring a large-scale operation on just under 5 acres. “The proposed development represents a significant and welcome investment.”
IFFO responds to recent press on the marine ingredients industry
Last week, IFFO released a response to a series of media articles focusing on the marine ingredients and aquaculture industries. "The information presented on fishmeal production completely misses the point that the (fishmeal) industry is highly regulated, heavily engaged with sustainability agenda, and is a sector where annual volumes of certification of the product is at a high level relative to other feed ingredients."
NOAA advisor weighs in on FDA approval of taurine for use in aquafeeds
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved taurine for use in fish feed. NOAA released a ‘Q & A’ interview with Michael Rust, science advisor for NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Aquaculture, to discuss why taurine approval is such good news for U.S. fish farmers and seafood lovers.
2017 NOAA Sea Grant Marine, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative
NOAA has released a Request for Proposals for integrated projects to increase aquaculture production and projects to address impediments to aquaculture opportunities. Depending on appropriations, NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $10,000,000-$12,000,000 across fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a national initiative to increase aquaculture production in the short-term (2-4 years), and a total of $3,000,000 between fiscal years 2017 and 2018 for a national initiative focused on answering key questions impeding the development and expansion of sustainable United States marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture.
CHINA - Reining in China’s Aquafarming Sector: Interview With China Blue’s Han Han
New Security Beat sat down with Han Han, founder of China Blue, the first Chinese NGO committed to promoting sustainable fishery and aquaculture, to discuss the potential of turning the tide on China’s unsustainable fish supply chains. "Using algae or aquaculture byproducts will help reduce the burden of wild fishmeal. These types of technologies have shown us that we are not in bad shape, even though the size of agriculture production is certainly daunting. We see that the recycling of nutrient waste could also improve these systems, and overall we hope to see these new technologies replace outdated systems."
EGYPT - Dutch producer opens fish feed factory in Egypt
Koudijs Kapo Feed, a joint venture with the Dutch group De Heus, will open its first fish feed factory in Alexandria, Egypt, with a capacity to produce up to 150,000 tonnes per year. The modern plant, located in Borg Al-Arab, covers 12,000 square meters and is considered one of Egypt's largest fish feed factories.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 2/22/2017
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
There is currently a ban on fishing in the south of Peru due to high levels of juveniles. To date, 50,000 m/t of the 515,000 m/t quota has been landed. Indication prices remain in the range of $1,150-$1,490. Fishmeal originating from Europe decreased slightly and is now in the range of $1,350-$1,420. 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.
Evonik releases 2016 Crop Report for Europe
Evonik has released the “Europe Raw Material Crop Report 2016,” which contains information about the nutrient content of major feed ingredients, as well as regional variation for the 2016 harvest. The fifth issue of Evonik’s Crop Report includes analyses of 4,364 samples of common European crops such as barley, rapeseed, corn, sunflower and wheat. The samples were collected in 14 countries across the continent.
Heliae and Syndel announce partnership to produce Nymega™ DHA Aquaculture Feed Ingredient
Heliae and Syndel announced on Tuesday the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement to supply the aquaculture market with Nymega™, a new DHA precision formulation ingredient for feed formulators. “Nymega’s simple profile allows formulators to target specific DHA content, providing key benefits across fish species and at multiple growth stages – at a price that is affordable. Heliae is proud to partner with Syndel on this product launch."
AB Agri launches new Asia business
AB Agri, the agricultural division of international food and ingredients retail group Associated British Foods, is launching a new business specifically focused on servicing the Asia market. ISN, which will bring together the technical capabilities and specialist nutrition expertise from across the division, will offer Asian feed manufacturers and livestock and aquatic producers practical and effective feed solutions precisely tailored to the challenges these customers face. ISN is unique in the way that it works; its complete independence and integrity ensures that only the best solution is presented to the customer, whether that is from the ISN portfolio or other global resources."
Agriculture startups selected to participate in Alltech's Pearse Lyons Accelerator
A total of 183 startups from 38 countries applied to be a part of The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, a late-stage, agri-tech accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. The accelerator will commence with 10 startups that have been chosen to take part in a mentorship program for agri-business innovators with a proven technology that is ready for market. eFishery from Indonesia is the only aquaculture-related participant, with their fish feeder that automatically senses the appetite of fish and adjusts the amount of feed accordingly.
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Aquafeed Job Center
- New! Aquaculture Technical Manager - Global/Telecommute
AB Vista is looking for an ambitious Aquaculture Technical Manager. Reporting to our Global Technical Manager, your role will involve the development of innovative solutions, liaising with the global sales team to provide professional technical support and deliver product sales through commercial business managers in the aquaculture sector.
- 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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USSEC hosts seminar on quality analysis for soybean products in Egypt’s aquafeed industry
USSEC recently hosted a seminar in Egypt to introduce the principles of quality analysis in soybeans to the country’s aquafeed industry. A total of 60 participants attended the event, representing the top aquaculture feed mill and aqua producers. It is a delight to come back to Egypt and see the progress being made in aqua production and the feed industry in general. Many challenges remain but there is a clear and discernible progress in the understanding of the key areas that contribute to efficient aqua and livestock production."-
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