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Commodities\' market trends reported on GLOBEFISH Highlights

Apr 18, 2019 — Combining the price information collected for the European Price Report with other market survey data collected by FAO GLOBEFISH, the report provides a detailed update on market trends for a variety of major commodities. Key market data is presented in a time series tabular or graphical form with written analysis of trends and key events and news affecting commodities such as tuna, groundfish, small pelagics, shrimp, salmon, fishmeal and fish oil, cephalopods, bivalves, and crustacea.

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Public comments requested for USA aquaculture Science Planning Task Force

Apr 11, 2019 — The Science Planning Task Force of the SCA has recently developed a draft outline and is seeking public comment on the document. Some of the topics covered are how to define and meet the nutrient requirements of aquaculture species.

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Peruvian fishmeal production expected to fall in 2019

Mar 14, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the expectations of fishmeal production in Peru for the marketing year 2019-2020 in a Global Information Network report. Fishmeal production is expected to fall 25 percent from the previous year.

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Biomin published World Mycotoxin Survey report 2018

Feb 27, 2019 — The new 2018 Mycotoxin Survey Report reveals impacts of the main mycotoxins. Fumonisins were the most prevalent mycotoxins and were highly abundant at high concentrations in raw commodities.

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New opportunities for the EU plant protein market

Feb 27, 2019 — The European Commission published “Market developments and policy evaluation aspects of the plant protein sector in the EU” that suggests that new opportunities have arisen for the European plant protein market.

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Public consultation - ICCF launches public consultation on two guidance documents

Jan 23, 2019 — ICCF has launched its first two draft guidance documents for public consultation covering ‘Stability Testing of Feed Ingredients’ and ‘Sub-chronic Oral Toxicity Testing in Laboratory Animals’. Interested stakeholders are invited to provide their comments on these two draft guidance documents by 01 February 2019.

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EUMOFA Factors affecting cross-border investments in EU aquaculture

Jan 24, 2019 — EUMOFA has published the report “Factors affecting cross-border investments in EU aquaculture”. The aim of this study is to explore investments in aquaculture farms across different Member States in order to provide an overview of the current extent of cross-border investments, and to identify barriers and drivers influencing such investments.

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EU Aquaculture shows a strong and growing sector

Jan 17, 2019 — The 2018 Economic report of EU Aquaculture Sector provides an overview of the aquaculture sector at national and EU levels for the years 2008 to 2016. EU aquaculture industry has recovered from the recent downturn.

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Good chance of weak El Niño forming

Jan 10, 2019 — There is a 65% chance that El Niño will form and continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2019, however, significant global impacts are not anticipated during the remainder of winter, even if conditions were to form.

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Stakeholder forum report: Communications for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Dec 13, 2018 — The Aquarium of the Pacific has released a report on a forum it convened titled: Aligning Stakeholder Communications for U.S. Marine Aquaculture at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The forum’s goal was to expand responsible marine aquaculture in the U.S. by facilitating the communication of accurate information to consumers, regulators, policymakers, and the public. The forum concluded that the long-term sustainable solution to creating a safe, secure, and sustainable global food system to feed a growing population is developing an integrated program of responsible land-based agriculture and ocean-based aquaculture.

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FAO Monthly News Report on Grains

Nov 1, 2018 — The FAO Trade and Markets Division has released the October 2018 issue of the Monthly News Report on Grains. This month\'s report covers the plunge in China grain imports in September amid trade war with the US, and Russia\'s high dependence on grain in formulations means ongoing volatility in feed prices.

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EUMOFA releases

Nov 1, 2018 — EUMOFA recently published the report “Blue bioeconomy; Situation report and perspectives.” The aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the blue bioeconomy sector in the European Union. The report found that more than 50% of any finfish product does not directly enter the human food chain, and animal feeds are among the main uses of waste products from fish. Furthermore, the demand for fishmeal and fish oil is expected to increase, due to the expected growth in aquaculture.

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New report links Brazilian soybean suppliers to deforestation, slave labor and other serious issues

Nov 1, 2018 — A new report released by the Rainforest Foundation Norway links Brazilian soybean suppliers to deforestation, slave labor and a host of other serious issues. The report focuses on the soy production chain of the companies Caramuru, Selecta and Imcopa, which supply soy that is used to provide fish feed for Norway’s salmon industry. “This study reveals instances where soy suppliers of these three companies have been found to practice illegal deforestation and use slave labor. It also presents evidence of land conflicts, irregularities in pesticide use and the advance of soy cultivation over indigenous lands. All these problems are directly or indirectly related to the soy business network that links Brazil to the Norwegian market.”

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USDA ERS: October Feed Outlook

Oct 18, 2018 — Feed and residual use for the four feed grains (corn, sorghum, barley, and oats) and wheat, on a September-August marketing year basis, for 2018/19 is projected at 151.5 million metric tons, 2.2 million above last month’s projection. Global coarse grain production in 2018/19 is projected down 3.8 million tons this month to 1,343.4 million.

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Article: The importance of digestibility enhancers in current aquafeed formulations

Sep 20, 2018 — Researchers at Nutriad have written an article on how adding lyso-phospholipids and bile salts to aquaculture feeds can improve the absorption efficiency of major nutrients, particularly lipids, by fish. The article describes different digestibility enhancers and illustrates the potential of their application in aquafeed to reduce cost while optimizing digestive potential and growth performance.

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AFIA publishes fall 2018 Journal

Sep 6, 2018 — The American Feed Industry Association has published its biannual print and online magazine, AFIA Journal, to keep members, association friends and affiliates of AFIA up-to-date on organization, industry and government information.

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FAO SOFIA 2018 report credits aquaculture for \'impressive growth\' in global seafood supply

Jul 11, 2018 — FAO has released its latest official world fishery and aquaculture statistics report, the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) 2018. According to the report, aquaculture is responsible for the continuing impressive growth in the supply of fish for human consumption. With 5.8 percent annual growth rate during the period 2001–2016, aquaculture continues to grow faster than other major food production sectors.

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EUMOFA updates Country Profiles

Jun 27, 2018 — EUFOMA has updated their Country Profiles. EUMOFA Country Profiles offer a detailed snapshot of the fisheries and aquaculture supply chain of each EU country, providing data and information on the following: position of the country in the world & in the EU; fishing fleet and gear composition; producer organizations; landings; aquaculture; first sales; wholesale; processing, trade; supply chain structure; supply balance; and consumption. 

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USDA ERS: June 2018 Feed Outlook

Jun 21, 2018 — Feed and residual use for the four feed grains and wheat for 2018/19 is projected at 143.4 million metric tons, 0.2 million tons below last month’s projection. U.S. feed grain supplies are projected 2 million metric tons lower at 428.8 million due to reduced corn beginning stocks resulting from higher exports and slightly lower imports in the 2017/18 balance sheet.

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USDA ERS: May 2018 Feed Outlook

May 23, 2018 — U.S. feed grain supplies are projected 18 million metric tons lower at 430.8 million tons, mostly due to a production decline. Feed and residual use for the four feed grains (corn, sorghum, barley, and oats) and wheat for 2018/19 projected at 143.6 million metric tons, 2.7 million below 2017/18. Declines were seen for corn and oats, while wheat feeding is projected to increase.

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