Aquaculture Leaders Gather to Discuss Natural Solutions for the Industry

Aquaculture nutritionists and industry heads joined forces at Alltech鈥檚 2nd European Aquaculture Meeting to address ways to apply new feed solutions to address the most pressing issues facing fish farming globally.

December 24, 2004

Speakers聽 and international delegates at Alltech's European Aquaculture Meeting, Dunboyne Ireland.

Aquaculture nutritionists and industry heads joined forces to address ways to apply new feed solutions to address the most pressing issues facing fish farming聽 globally.聽 Alltech鈥檚聽 2nd European Aquaculture聽 Meeting, held at the company's Bioscience Centre in Ireland on
Tuesday November 30,聽 2004,聽 attracted聽 33聽 delegates from Europe鈥檚 top aquaculture companies.

Aidan聽 Connolly, Alltech鈥檚 Vice President for Europe opened the meeting and guest speakers included:

路聽聽聽聽 Dr. Birger Svihus, of the University of Norway, who spoke on nutritional and processing challenges when replacing fish meal by vegetable and microbial protein sources in fish feed.
路聽聽聽聽 Dr. Peter Spring, Research Coordinator with Alltech, presented the mode of action and most recent experience and data in aquaculture.
路聽聽聽聽 Dr. Jose Luis Gonzalez Vecin, Scottish Association for Marine Science examined nucleotides and fish.
路聽聽聽聽 Dan Fegan, of Alltech Thailand showed recent aquaculture results with NuProTM.
路聽聽聽聽 Dr. Peter Surai, who is head of antioxidant research at Alltech UK,
gave a presentation on the role of organic minerals in modern aquaculture production.
路聽聽聽聽 Prof. Simon Davies, Plymouth University, spoke about recent aquaculture results with Sel-Plex and聽 Bioplex Trace Minerals.
路聽聽聽聽 Dr. Karina Horgan, Senior Research Scientist at Alltech gave a presentation on manufacturing, defining and controlling the production of organic minerals.
路聽聽聽聽 Dr. Bruce Manning of Catfish Nutrition, USA, talked about the problems of mycotoxins in aqua production.

'As the Aquaculture industry continues to grow, we believe that discussions and聽 events聽 such聽 as聽 this聽 one聽 brings very practical ideas and solutions directly聽 to聽 the聽 people聽 at聽 the聽 forefront,'聽 said聽 Aidan聽 Connolly.聽 He continued,聽 鈥楾he enthusiasm and encouragement we have received at this, our second event, tells us that people are hungry for knowledge and are open to novel聽 solutions to bring them forward in the industry.聽 This will continue to be an annual industry event.'


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