Monday, November 20, 2017

21/11/2017: BioMar appoints new General Manager in Ecuador

After almost 25 years as General Manager in Alimentsa, Roberto Boloña (age 68) has chosen to step down and leave the position to his natural successor Vice-General Manager Danny Velez

In connection with the recent acquisition of 70 percent of the shares in Alimentsa, BioMar Group appoints Danny Velez as General Manager. 


 
Danny Velez
Image credit: BioMar
Danny Velez has for more than 25 years been one of the driving forces positioning the company as a leading provider of high-performance diets and best-in-class technical services and training. Up to now Danny Velez has been heading the daily operations being in close contact with customers as well as suppliers.

“I fully respect the decision taken by Roberto Boloña and we highly appreciate his valuable contribution to Alimentsa during the past years. I am very satisfied that Danny Velez has accepted the new challenge securing continuity and taking lead in integrating Alimentsa into BioMar Group. We right now are focused on positioning Alimentsa even stronger in Latin America and we expect to be able to present very tangible actions within a short timeframe. I believe that we can together create synergies in regards to the development and delivery of high-end products and services to the Ecuadorian shrimp farmers”, explains Henrik Aarestrup, VP Emerging Markets, BioMar Group.

Roberto Boloña hands over a strong company having supported a smooth acquisition process, now positioning BioMar Group among the leading shrimp feed producers in Latin America.

“Personally, I am very honoured to be chosen to lead this important step forward for Alimentsa. I see a huge opportunity developing Alimentsa with support from the global innovation teams in BioMar. At the AquaExpo in Guayaquil our customers were truly excited about the new opportunities ahead and I am sure that together we will make leaps and bounds towards contributing to the innovation of the aquaculture industry in Ecuador”, states Danny Velez, General Manager in Alimentsa.


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21/11/2017: Giant freshwater prawn

by Wee Wen Chen, Master of Science (Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology)

“Effects of dietary prebiotic fructooligosaccharide supplementation on growth performance, hepatopancreas histology and intestinal short-chain fatty acids in giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii”

Aquaculture is one of fastest food producing sector in the world. A persistence goal in various type of aquaculture is to maximise the efficiency of production to optimise profitability.
 


The giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii is a valuable aquaculture species in many countries due to its commercial value and their aquaculture production has only moderately risen from 196,848 to 213,958 tonnes between 2004 and 2015 (FAO, 2017).

Some of the constraints in the expansion of this cultured organism include high feed costs, slow growth rates, poor seeds quality and diseases. Sustainable M. rosenbergii farm production could be achieved when good seedling quality, improved broodstock strain and optimised formulated feed are available to the local prawn hatcheries.

Hence, there are few important areas that requires further research. Besides aquaculture system development, genetic and breeding improvement, health and environmental management, evaluation on feed supplementation is necessary for sustainable prawn farming.

In addition, the rise in feed ingredient prices also have an impact to the aquaculture production cost. It is possible to reduce the cost of production if the prepared diets not only provide essential nutrients but also increase growth and health development of the aquatic animals in commercial aquaculture. These problems may potentially be mitigated by dietary prebiotics.

Dietary supplements of sustainable feed additives such as prebiotics can impart beneficial effects on fish or crustacean growth and that turn direct into financial benefits by decreasing feed cost per unit growth of aquatic animals. The use of prebiotic appears more practical to stimulate favourable condition for beneficial bacterial in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of aquatic animal.

Also, if the survival, growth performance and feed efficiency of aquatic farming animals are increased, the cost of production is likely to be reduced. Then, feed additives have a great potential to increase sustainability of aquaculture production. Good formulated feeds supplementation could yield healthy and better growth seedling, resulting in good quality prawns.

Prebiotics
Prebiotics are often confused with probiotics. Prebiotics are indigestible food ingredients that may improve the growth and health of the host by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the GI tract (Ringo et al., 2010).

When improving the symbiosis between host and beneficial microbiota, this can indirectly improve nutrient utilisation, metabolism, disease resistance, immunity and survivability of the host (Gatlin III & Peredo, 2012). Prebiotics potentially represent eco-friendly additives since these are natural feed ingredients that include alginate, inulin and various oligosaccharides. Although prebiotics are carbohydrates, not all indigestible carbohydrates are prebiotics (for review, see Ringø et al., 2010).


For references, tables, and to read the full article click, HERE.

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Nutriad company profile




The Nutriad story
The global population increases 50 percent in the next four decades.  Livestock production and aquaculture has never been more challenging.  Limited availability and changing quality of raw materials challenges intake, growth and performance.

Growing customer awareness and governmental regulations, especially related to health and safety, challenge your business. As manufacturer of state-of-the-art feed additives for more than 50 years they know the agricultural market. Still every day they are passionate about theirwork.

Their ambition is to be their customers’ first choice in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Every day their people work on finding ways to improve your production.

Being active in more than 80 countries, they understand the global issues thoroughly. The experience of their dedicated local product specialists is available for you. In direct contact with you, Nutriad create the best practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Nutriad's people
At Nutriad they believe that their people are our most valuable assets. People whose passion and personal values drive the company’s performance all over the world. Meet some of their team members that help shape Nutriad across the world.

Visit the company website HERE.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

20/11/2017: Aker BioMarine receives SFP ‘A’ rating third year in a row

The sustainable fisheries partnership ranks Aker BioMarine’s operations as in “Very Good Condition”

For the third year in a row, the krill fishery in the Antarctic received an “A” rating from The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP).

 
Cilia Holmes Indahl
Image credit: Aker BioMarine
The Reduction Fisheries: SFP Fisheries Sustainability Overview 2017 analysed 20 of the most significant fisheries used for the production of fishmeal or fish oil and assessed the sustainability of the current management regimes.

Similar to the findings in previous years, only 2.2 percent of the total catch volume of the reduction fisheries in this analysis came from stocks in “very good condition” and this corresponds to a single fishery: Antarctic krill - Atlantic Southern Ocean.

81 percent of the total catch volume comes from stocks that are reasonably well managed, an improvement from last year, where only 57.4 percent of the fisheries received that rating.

“The report shows a significant improvement for several other fisheries from last year, which is proof that many participants in the fishing industry are serious about doing business the right way,” says Cilia Holmes Indahl, Director Sustainability at Aker BioMarine.

“As a sustainability frontrunner, we are very satisfied that others are following. We have openly shared our data and expertise to drive positive change in the industry and take the right steps to ensure that the fisheries take responsibility for the ecosystems in which they harvest. We need omega-3s for our overall health and the all hands on deck approach to sustainability helps us balance our work for improving human health with taking care of the environment.”

The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership is a young and dynamic, business-focused NGO (non-governmental organization) that is helping to reshape the world of corporate responsibility by allowing companies to directly engage with suppliers of natural resources.

As part of the SFP’s mission to assess and improve the needs of sustainability, the organization analysed data from 20 stocks from 13 species and two main groups (fish and crustaceans), rated according to the sustainability assessment presented on FishSource.

The full report titled Reduction Fisheries: SFP Fisheries Sustainability Overview 2017, can be found, HERE.

Visit the Aker BioMarine website, HERE.


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20/11/2017: World Aquaculture 2020

The World Aquaculture Society (WAS) has announced the World Aquaculture 2020 (WA2020) international conference and exhibitions from the 8th of June to the 12th of June, 2020

The conference will be organised in collaboration with industry associations, tertiary institutions, Singapore Tourism Board, and the Singaporean government and will be held at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore.


 
www.was.org
The WA2020 signing Ceremony was held on October 2, 2017 in Singapore with attendance of Mr John Cooksey, WAS Director of Conference, Mr Aloysius Arlando, CEO, SingEx Venues Pte Ltd, Dr Farshad Shishehchian, Co-chair of WA2020 Steering Committee and WAS-Asian Pacific Chapter Past President, and Dr Guillaume Drillet, WAS-Asian Pacific Chapter, President.

The First WA2020 steering committee coincided on the same day. Many stakeholders including international academic experts, industry and government representatives, as well as the organisers participated in the meeting, sharing their expertise, and working together to organise the WA2020.

This meeting and the signing ceremony mark a significant step forward for this international mega event in Singapore.

Email Mr John Cooksey (
worldaqua@was.com) for conference, and Mr Mario Stael (mario@marevent.com) at for the tradeshow and sponsorships details.

Visit the WAS website for more details, HERE.

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20/11/2017: Alltech Coppens – The grand opening

“Opportunities of a lifetime... need to be taken... in the lifetime of the opportunity”

The Alltech Coppens Aqua Centre officially opened its doors after an impressive refurbishment, and International Aquafeed were there to witness it.
 

www.alltech.com

Based in The Netherlands, the innovation centre received more than EU€600,000 in investment and is designed to accelerate the research capabilities of the leading animal health and nutrition company, Alltech and its aquaculture specialist subsidiary, Coppens International.

It will be home to an expanded team of aqua researchers dedicated to the development of new applications in aqua feed.

This report follows the insightful presentations from Coppen’s CEO, Patrick Charlton as well as Alltech’s CEO, Alric Blake – alongside industry experts who are focusing on the exciting potential of this collaborative effort to pioneer feed solutions for aqua producers worldwide.

This issue also see’s an in-depth interview at the back of this publication with Mr Charlton, future issues will to see host to thorough and comprehensive interviews featured with Ben Lamberigts, Manager Quality, Research and Nutrition, Coppens International and Dr Philip Lyons, PhD Research Scientist, Coppens International.

Read the report in the November edition of International Aquafeed magazine, HERE.

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Zhengchang company profile



Zhengchang, established in 1918, has made constant innovations in feed machinery industry and accumulated a wealth of experience in tackling the various challenges facing feed companies and, more importantly, is able to offer a range of comprehensive solutions.
Zhengchang has now evolved into China’s largest manufacture of feed machinery and has 16 branches in China with over 1300 staff and more than thirty offices all over the world. 

Zhengchang to date has successfully constructed more than 2000 turnkey projects world around the world, covering fields of poultry and livestock feed, aquatic feed, pet feed, premix feed, sawdust pellet, fertiliser, silo storage, pasture, electrical control and garbage treatment, etc.

Zhengchang projects are designed to deliver to the client higher feed quality, higher overall capacity and more profits. 
Zhengchang have conquered challenges one after another for the customers and accumulated rich experience over the past 90 years.

They are now making great endeavors to apply their latest achievements to feed, pasture, environment protection, fertilizer, sawdust shaping industries.


Zhengchang is more than a professional partner who can provide advanced machinery, technology and management ideas.

It is also a true problem solver who knows you well during your development. Zhengchang is with you every step of the way.


Visit the website HERE.

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