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Pushing aquaculture beyond aqua-capture: Alltech to dive deep into discussion At 27th International Symposium

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pushing aquaculture beyond aqua-capture: Alltech to dive deep into discussion At 27th International Symposium

The rate at which aqua species are cultivated and captured has finally reached equilibrium after years of capture rates ranking consistently higher than the alternative. In order to modify this balance in favor of aquaculture, the sustainability of this practice must be explored and expanded. This and several other issues within the aquaculture industry will be addressed at Alltech’s 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium. The Symposium, entitled The Game Changers: Creative Concepts for Agribusiness to Respond to Relentless Commoditization and to Innovate for a Greener Future will be held at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ky., USA from May 22-25, 2011.

“Aquaculture is the fastest growing portion of the animal industry,” said Jorge Arias, global director of Alltech’s Aqua Division. “The value in this practice is its sustainable nature. We use algae as a replacement for protein and fatty acids in the fish diet, which leads to lower feed costs and less impact on the environment. We wish to spread the word about aquaculture during our Symposium in hopes that this industry can continue its rapid development.”

Symposium attendees will hear from aquaculture industry experts on the following topics:

- Writing the next chapter in fish consumption: Predictions for a sustainable aquaculture feed industry
G. Allan, Port Stephens Fisheries Institute, New South Wales, Australia
- Redefining zinc in aquaculture feed: The Plymouth project
D. Leeming, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK
- The Game Changers: The case of Chiloé, ISA; the past, present and future of the salmon industry
J. Neumann, Cultivos Marinos Chiloe S.A., Chile
- Responding to the sea lice challenge: Can Aquate modulate mucus production in fish?
K. Pittman, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
- Fifteen years of Bio-Mos: Is fish production the next frontier?
T. Reveco, Marine Harvest Chile, Puerto Montt, Chile
- Gut health - New strategies for disease defense
P. Spring, Swiss College of Agriculture, Zollikofen, Switzerland
- A disruptive technology: The role of zinc in wound healing
J. Sweetman, Cephalonia, Greece
- Shrimp production at the crossroads: Are there alternatives to fishmeal?
V. Suresh, Integrated Aquaculture International, Negara, Brunei Darussalam
- The Aquaculture Agenda: Producing high-quality products with the least environmental impact
D. Griffith , C. I. Cartagenera de Acuacultura,Cartagena,Colombia
- The Blue Revolution - The role of solid-state fermentation enzymes
S. Corneillie, Alltech, Tokyo, Japan
- Nutritional solutions to ingredient shortages - The potential for algae
S. Davies, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK

To secure your place at the 2011 Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, please visit Alltech’s Symposium site. For more information, please email symposium@alltech.com and be sure to join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag: #AlltechSymposium. Follow Alltech Symposium related news on Alltech’s agriculture and science blog.

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