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Issue 10, Vol 17, March 9, 2017
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- Peruvian anchovy fishery launches FIP
- DSM and Evonik establish joint venture for omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae
- Unibio opens first commercial production facilities in Denmark
- Nofima researchers analyze content of aquaculture sludge
- RWANDA - Fish farmers decry lack of quality feeds
- EU - Can farmed fish become vegetarian to reduce the industry's eco-footprint?
- US - Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Boulder aquaculture company LoveTheWild
- Correction: US - Investor launches new fund for aquaculture feed technology
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
- U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 3/8/2017
- Peruvian & European fishmeal
- Geelen Counterflow presented with 2017 Breeam Award
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Michael Jensen appointed as new Chief Commercial Officer for Unibio
- Przemyslaw Przeor appointed as Business Manager of Nutriad Polska
- Aquafeed Job Center
- New! Laboratory Manager - Florida
- Technical Sales Manager - Scotland
- Aquaculture Technical Manager – Global/Telecommute
TRAINING & EVENTS NEWS
- USSEC conducts 2017 USSEC Aquaculture Feed Nutrition Workshop in Philippines
- 38th Meeting of the Aquaculture board of the German Agricultural Society
Peruvian anchovy fishery launches FIP
One of the most important fisheries in the world, the Peruvian anchovy fishery, launched this week its Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) to get a “certifiable status” according to the guidelines of the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions (CASS). The Action Plan for the FIP includes an update of the former pre-assessment against the MSC standard, an evaluation of the trophic impacts of the fishery, the improvement of controls for the small-scale fleet and a better understanding of the direct impacts on other species, through a private on board observers program.
DSM and Evonik establish joint venture for omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae
Royal DSM and Evonik recently announced their intention to establish a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. Evonik and DSM’s alternative omega-3 source is the first to offer both EPA and DHA and will be aimed at initial applications in salmon aquaculture and pet food. The companies will together build a commercial-scale production facility in the United States. The joint venture plans to invest around US$ 200 million in the facility (USD 100 million by each party over circa 2 years). The initial annual production capacity will meet roughly 15% of the total current annual demand for EPA and DHA by the salmon aquaculture industry.
Unibio opens first commercial production facilities in Denmark
Unibio opened its first commercial production facilities in Kalundborg, Denmark, in November 2016. The new U-Loop® fermentation plant was officially opened by H.R.H. Prince Joachim of Denmark. The facilities in Kalundborg produce a highly concentrated and sustainable protein, UniProtein®, to be used as a direct supplement in animal feed compounds. A second full-size commercial plant is expected to be completed and producing UniProtein® by H2 2017
Nofima researchers analyze content of aquaculture sludge
Scientists at Nofima have analyzed sludge from three aquaculture commercial hatcheries through an entire production year, resulting in precise knowledge about the content of the sludge, presented recently in two reports. The analyses show that sludge has a high content of energy, nitrogen and minerals, such as phosphorus. The content of organic pollutants is low and does not constitute an environmental risk for use in fertilizer. By contrast, the zinc and cadmium levels in sludge are a challenge.
RWANDA - Fish farmers decry lack of quality feeds
Fish farmers have called for new interventions to help address the numerous challenges affecting the sector’s development and growth potential. The farmers say lack of quality feeds and high prices are holding back the sector’s potential and hurting their businesses. “There is a problem of lack of quality fish feeds, but we are seeking ways to partner with the private sector and individuals to address the issue."
EU - Can farmed fish become vegetarian to reduce the industry's eco-footprint?
“The aim is to use vegetable proteins instead of fish proteins. Ten years ago, food was made of about 30 or 40 percent fish meal. Today that’s been reduced by between 15 and 20 percent and we’re working to further reduce it.” A large-scale European project has examined this shift to very low levels of fishmeal and fish oil for the five most important species in Europe: rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, carp, sea bream and sea bass. Throughout the life cycle of the fish, growth, health, reproductive capacity, and nutritional qualities, have all been scrutinized.
US - Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Boulder aquaculture company LoveTheWild
LoveTheWild last month announced the close of a $3 million Series A round, led by Dutch investment firm Aqua-Spark. On Wednesday, the company revealed that DiCaprio was among the remaining investors. It was not disclosed how much the actor contributed financially. In a statement, DiCaprio praised LoveTheWild's efforts to shift the market toward sustainability with its farm-raised seafood kits: "The exploitation of our oceans has left many marine ecosystems on the brink of total collapse, which is hurting our ability to harvest our seas as a reliable food source as we have for thousands of years. LoveTheWild is empowering people to take action on this crisis in a very meaningful way."
Correction: US - Investor launches new fund for aquaculture feed technology
Last week, we erroneously reported that news about a new aquaculture investment fund titled Tze Venture Search Fund for Aquaculture Technology originated from China; the news brief originated from the US, where the Fund is based. We wish to extend our apologies for this error.
INGREDIENTS & COMMODITIES
U.S. Menhaden Fishmeal Prices at 3/8/2017
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 still banned in the south of Peru due to high levels of juveniles. It was announced that the next round of fishing in the north will begin in April, though some experts are not convinced that fishing will be great. Indication prices remain in the range of $1,150-$1,490. Fishmeal originating from Europe decreased slightly and is now in the range of $1,310-$1,360. 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.
Geelen Counterflow presented with 2017 Breeam Award
Geelen Counterflow has won the 2017 Breeam Award for Office New Construction. The new office generates 50% more energy from its solar panels than the building needs for ventilation, heating, cooling, light and computing. However, the main reason for the high BREEAM score is the fact that the entire office is built out of massive timber, without adhesives. “We hope that this office will serve as an example to other construction projects. Energy-neutral construction in massive timber is just one of the ways in which we can make a small contribution to keeping our planet healthy for future generations.”
PEOPLE & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Michael Jensen appointed as new Chief Commercial Officer for Unibio
Unibio has announced the appointment of Michael Jensen MBA and Ph.D. as new Chief Commercial Officer. Michael Jensen has worked as a business executive in the food, feed and food ingredients industry and within industrial biotechnology. "The business idea of Unibio both has meaning and purpose - and this is exactly why I am really looking forward to get going, meet the challenges and contribute with my experience and competences to a successful development of the company,”
Przemyslaw Przeor appointed as Business Manager of Nutriad Polska
Nutriad has announced the appointment of Mr. Przemyslaw Przeor as Business Manager of its Polish branch, Nutriad Polska. Przemyslaw brings with him considerable experience in the Polish feed additive market, as he has serviced customers in the country for more than 10 years. “Nutriad achieved strong brand recognition in Poland over the years, building on products with a proven track record, supported by renowned technical experts. I am excited to have become part of the Nutriad team and look forward to growing our presence in Poland.”
Aquafeed Job Center
New! Laboratory Manager - Florida
Zeigler Bros. Inc. is currently seeking a dynamic Laboratory Manager to operate the Zeigler Aquaculture Research Center (ZARC) on the campus of Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, FL. The laboratory is designed for conducting research on nutrition and feeds for marine shrimp in larval nursery and growout phases in highly replicated systems. Reporting directly to the on- site Research and Development Technical Manager., the incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to manage product testing and feed trials.
Technical Sales Manager - Scotland
The marketing department of AquaGen Scotland is looking for an experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic person to fill the role of Technical Sales Manager. Key responsibilities will be to support and develop sales of AquaGen products to both new and existing customers. The successful applicant will have an important day to day role in a team responsible for the U.K and Ireland, and be a member of the European sales & marketing group.
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.
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USSEC conducts 2017 USSEC Aquaculture Feed Nutrition Workshop in Philippines
USSEC – Southeast Asia (SEA) held its 2017 USSEC Aquaculture Feed Nutrition Workshop in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines on February 20. Presentations discussed how to utilize U.S. Soy products to reduce the amount of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture feeds, information on milkfish nutrition, and how to maximize the value of feed ingredients in a high priced environment.
38th Meeting of the Aquaculture board of the German Agricultural Society
The 38th Meeting of the Aquaculture board of the German Agricultural Society was held on March 1-2 in Niewitz and Golßen, Germany. The annual conference, dedicated to the topic “Fish health - Protection and sustainable management of fish stocks”, was hosted by Emsland - Aller Aqua GmbH.
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