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BioMar to be part of expert panel at FAO/GSI workshop

Michael Adler, R&D Manager Americas, will represent BioMar at a joint workshop organized by FAO/Global Salmon Initiative, to analyse the potential for reducing aquaculture greenhouse gas contributions and increasing the sustainability of aquaculture.

November 11, 2015


Michael Adler, R&D Manager Americas, will represent BioMar at a joint workshop organized by FAO/Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), to analyse the potential for reducing aquaculture greenhouse gas (GHG) contributions and increasing the sustainability of aquaculture.

The event, taking place in Liberia, Costa Rica this week, gethers renowned experts on aquaculture feeds, feeding and environmental issues and management, FAO experts and representatives from GSI.

Topics for discussion focus on the potential to continue reducing FCR in salmon farming and other species, the assessment of the current GHG contributions of aquaculture, and the transfer of feeding technologies from salmon farming to other freshwater species such as tilapia, carps and catfishes and marine shrimp.

Michael Adler\'s presentation will discuss \"Improving Feeds and FCR: the perspective from salmon farming (feed quality and management) and how the lessons learnt from salmon industry to be used in tropical freshwater species\".

“In the great scheme of things it was not long ago that FCRs in Salmon farming were above 2, but large efforts in R&D and innovation have led this livestock sector to be one of the most efficient, with potential FCRs close to 1. This workshop is a great opportunity for cooperation and to transfer technology by using the experiences in salmon to support growth in aquaculture,” said Michael Adler.

“Improving FCR and the feeding process to reduce environmental footprint are challenges that we all can overcome by collaborating, sharing knowledge and working on innovation for improved sustainability.”

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