Aller Aqua Egypt and the AquaBioTech Group have been presented with AgraMe awards in Dubai. Aller Aqua Egypt\'s ALLER PARVO EX has been named the “Best New Product for the Middle East Market – Aquaculture” and the AquaBioTech Group was awarded the Aquaculture Farm Innovation Award for the development of the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Centre for Marine Research (Phase 2).
ALLER PARVO EX enables the farmer to achieve bigger fry in a shorter period of time and thus increase hatchery capacity. The product helps achieve an improved income for each hatchery by improving the survival rate. ALLER PARVO EX is a granulate, and the shape helps avoid sludge in the hatchery. This in turn leads to less cleaning and waste in the environment. The growth rates of the fry allow the farmers to diversify their crop age and size, and thus improve management in the production cycle.
The Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) that are currently being developed by the AquaBioTech Group at the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Centre for Marine Research (Phase 2) are in line with the plans of the national authorities to fill in the gaps in the aquaculture sector. Therefore, they are investing in fingerling production to close the cycle of local species and creating a new generation of scientists and experts that will be able to resource the new aquaculture developments. These production facilities will allow further international research collaborations and partnerships with the private aquaculture sector and support the educational institutes, whilst attracting aquaculture talents from the rest of the world.
The newly developed system designs will also demonstrate the technological adaptation and successful development of a number of state of the art RAS for local species in the harsh environmental conditions of the Gulf region, paving the way for future aquaculture operators. The systems developed by the AquaBioTech Group are all designed in collaboration with the experts of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment taking into consideration their operational plans and needs, and incorporating the long-term development vision of the UAE to become a centre for excellence and innovation for marine and aquaculture research and development in the Middle East.
The AgraME │AquaME │ VetME Awards is a prestigious competition held in Dubai organized by Informa Exhibitions and endorsed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change & Environment.
The AgraME │AquaME │ VetME Awards recognize outstanding achievements of individuals, departments, teams or organizations that have contributed to the growth and development of the agricultural, aquaculture and veterinary industry, with a focus on best practice and innovation.
“We’re very proud to be awarded the Aquaculture Farm Innovation Award. The AgraME │AquaME │ VetME Awards is a widely-recognized competition attracting the most dynamic aquaculture companies globally. This award give us the chance to showcase our achievements to the entire industry,” said Shane A. Hunter, Technical Director of the AquaBioTech Group.
Samantha Bleasby, Exhibition Director of Informa Exhibitions said: “Congratulations to AquaBioTech Group and all the companies that have been selected, they play an important part in creating a stronger aquaculture industry in the Middle East.”