Friday, September 22, 2017

22/09/2017: Aquaculture Vietnam updates

Image courtesy of UBM newsletter. 
Vietnam targets sustainable aquaculture. 

According to the report of the Directorate of Fisheries  (MARD), the total aquaculture and fishery production reached 4,007 million tonnes in July, which is an increase of 4.4% compared to last year. In which, aquaculture output was 2,057 million tonnes, an increase of 4.1%. 

Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 - reaching out to fish and shrimp farmers in the Mekong Delta
Ms Rungphech Chitanuwat, Group Director of UBM Asia, ASEAN Business commented, "UBM recognises that the aquaculture sector plays an important role in the economy of Vietnam and still has great potential to grow further. Through Aquaculture Vietnam 2017, UBM is committed to driving innovation, boosting competitiveness and promoting best practices for sustainable farming in Vietnam, especially in the Mekong Delta. 

Hosted by Directory of Fisheries (MARD), this event will be held from October 25, 27, 2017 at the Can Tho International Exhibition Fair Centre (EFC). Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 provides a must attend B2B platform to showcase the latest innovations and technologies, look for new suppliers, partners and business opportunities and keep up to date with industry news and trends. 

100+ Exhibitors. 
4,000+ Trade Visitors. 
20+ Countries. 

Highlights of the programme

  • International Aquaculture Conference
  • Mekong Chef Competition 
  • Bus-in Programme
Visit Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 and network with thousands of industry professionals. 


Visit the website for the event here

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22/09/2017: Pre-register for Taiwan Fisheries and Seafood Show for free 5* accommodation!

Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show is targeting exclusively international visitors. They aim to connect top-tier or high volume buyers and exhibiting companies.

The benefits of hosted buyer programme

  • Complimentary accommodation at 5 star hotel in Kaohsiung
  • Complimentary Kaohsiung airport pick-up service and transfer from hotel to exhibition venue
  • Personalised meetings with exhibitors of your choice
  • Smooth entry via VIP registration and free access to VIP lounge inside the venue
Qualifying Criteria
  • Annual turnover of more than US$300,000
  • Seniors and top level management, key decision makers, managers
  • Qualified buyers must attend the event and hold a minimum of 3 verified business meetings to receive reimbursement
How to apply? 
Fill out the application online, here

Deadline to apply, September 30, 2017. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with the best in the industry and networking with peers! 

Contact yvonne_yu@myexhibition.com.tw if you have any questions about this programme. 


Find out more here

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22/09/2017: Introduction to Marine Flex environmentally mooring system

Marine Flex Ltd and N-Viro Ltd, will be displaying at the NZ Aquaculture Conference next week in Nelson. 

The link here is to a 60 second video they produced very recently as an introduction to their latest innovation. 

Key features: 

  • These can be configured from simple strand units for small vessels/moorings to very complex multi strand units as per the attached photo for large vessels/marine farms/marinas/jetties etc. 
  • When you view the video you will see the upright nature of the marine flex in the water column - this attribute leads to a major space saving in high density mooring areas. 
  • Also you will see a great shot of the marine flex attached to a screw system anchor - this highlights the absolute non-contact with the ocean flood hence the tag 'Environmentally friendly Mooring System'. 
  • The other key shot is the chain coming out of the sediment - highlighting the degradation of the sea floor when using chain for anchoring/mooring systems.


To find out more visit their website here. 


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22/09/2017: Troutex and Riverence form a strategic alliance

The Riverence team - Image courtesy of Riverence 
Danish trout egg producer, Troutex, and USA egg producer, Riverence, have agreed to a strategic alliance. The news was announced at the United States Trout Farmers Association Trade Show, held in Twin Falls, Idaho USA, on September 21st to 23rd.

 The companies were drawn to one another because of their mutual, generational heritage in farming and agriculture. Troutex was founded by a fourth-generation trout breeder / farmer, bringing a long history of hands-on experience and methodology to the table. Similarly, Riverence was co-founded by a fourth-generation cattle breeder / rancher, who offers unique perspective and mature breeding principles from the cattle industry.

 The two companies, which have been working together for many years, see undeniable synergies in several areas, including:

 Breeding:
 A joint approach to breeding will prove extremely beneficial for both companies. Riverence has shown remarkable results in its breeding program in a very short amount of time, due to its highly experienced team of fish experts. Troutex has developed its own breeding program based on known methods from the mink and poultry industry, in cooperation with an expert in genetics.

 Hans Jørn Holm, Director of Troutex adds: “We see that Riverence has mastered the difficult discipline of applying science to real life. At Troutex, we have been actively working with our own well-proven breeding program with great success. American R&D programs and methodologies are very different from the European approach. With knowledge from multiple continents, both companies strengthen our focus on improving the performance and hardiness of our strains.”

 Quality, customer service and supply chain dependability:
 With multiple sites in the USA, Northern Ireland and Denmark, both biosecurity and supply chain dependability are increased. Troutex and Riverence share a commitment to egg consistency and quality assurance, with a deep focus on customer service. The companies’ diverse selection of species and strains will make it possible to reach even more customers with the right eggs.

 Product range and markets:
 In trials, Riverence strains have performed significantly better on both survival and growth, when compared to other strains in the U.S. market today. Additionally, Riverence has the ability to breed to a farmer’s specific needs, contributing high pedigree Pacific Steelhead, Pacific Coho Salmon, Golden Rainbow Trout, and fresh water-proven Atlantic Salmon eggs.

 Troutex provides multiple fast growing Rainbow Trout strains, from small portion size to late maturing, large Steelhead strains. The strains have been selected over a period of more than three decades. Troutex sells eggs to more than 30 countries worldwide, opening doors for the alliance.

 Together, as multi-generational farmers and ranchers, Troutex and Riverence look forward to working with and supporting customers around the world.

Visit the Reverence website here

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22/09/2017: AE2017 - "Cooperation for growth"

 The AE2017 event to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from October 17-20 is proving to her very popular. More than 700 abstract have been received for the 350 oral slots available in the scientific programme. All trade show booths have been sold and additional space has been created to house additional stands and posters. Participation is expected to be more than 1000. 

 Cooperation for growth
 One of the factors that may contribute to the lack of growth in the aquaculture sector is the lack of cooperation between operators in the sector. This may be regarding production (breeding programmes, feed resources, benchmarking technical performance...), promotion and market intelligence or training and knowledge management, including open access publications. 

 Turning policy into growth can be achieved through diminishing competitive forces through common actions using regional cooperation, task forces, public/private partnerships and other initiatives that help to reduce conflicts. AE2017 will address these aspects through the thematic sessions of AE2017 – and these will be further explored through the parallel and poster sessions of the conference and in the international trade show and Industry Forums.

 Conference plenary sessions

  • "Is substitution compromising our omega 3 (DHA) position?” - Professor Michael A Crawford, PhD, FRSB, FRCPath, Imperial College, London. As we look to replace more and more fish meal and fish oil (for sustainability requirements) and replace them with terrestrial plants, the DHA content of farmed fish had also declined. Furthermore, arable land use has reached its limit and in many places the available area is in decline. Meeting the nutritional needs for population growth will require prioritising arable land for high yielding crops for human consumption and not to feed fish, hence the development of marine agriculture is a must.
  • “Large scale RTD facility to take tuna farming forward” - Fernando de la Gándara, Researcher at the IEO (Spanish Institute of Oceanography) and Director of the Murcia Oceanographic Center. The Atlantic Bluefin tuna is an emblematic species that has fed Mediterranean human populations for centuries. Over the last two decades, its wild stocks have been severely overfished, with high quota limits leading to consequent reduction of the production. In order to satisfy high market demand, it is essential to increase bluefin tuna production coming from sustainable aquaculture where the whole biological life cycle is managed. The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) has recently built a land-based large-scale facility (ICRA) for the control of the reproduction of this species, capable of hosting big size breeders. This facility is near the already existing IEO Aquaculture facility in Mazzaron, (Murcia, SE Spain), devoted to the research on Atlantic Bluefin tuna larval rearing and juvenile production.
  • “Gene editing. A game changer for aquaculture?” - Anna Wargelius, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen. Gene editing has been hailed as a ‘major breakthrough’ in human medicine, with its ‘pros and cons’ widely published in scientific and general press. But what are the uses of gene editing in plant science and how have these benefited production of food crops? What is the potential for aquaculture and what are the main lines of work that are being researched at present? The term ‘biotechnology’ is often intrinsically linked to ‘ethics’ and this “duo” plenary will also present the ethical considerations that we must consider as we assess if and how best to adopt this as a potential game-changer for aquaculture.
 Industry Forums and special sessions 

 Wednesday 18. Industry Forum: A stable supply of robust native oyster juveniles – identification and prioritisation of gaps and challenges.
 This Industry Forum, organised by the EAS Thematic Group on Flat Oysters, will bring together scientists and producers to address some of the principal bottlenecks and husbandry issues that are limiting the potential to bring back this native European species, so highly prized by connoisseurs and consumers. It will provide a forum for knowledge exchange and the sharing of best practices. Target audience: scientists and flat oyster producers from across Europe.

 Thursday 19. Special session: Blue Fin Tuna: Cooperation for Growth
 This special session will look at the evolution of tuna farming in the Adriatic and Mediterranean as it moves from fattening to farming. The morning session will present the latest scientific findings addressing breeding, larval rearing, nutrition and health and the afternoon session will bring together a panel of tuna experts to look forward and to work together. Target audience: scientists and especially all tuna farms in Adriatic and Med.

 Friday 20. Cooperation in Mediterranean Aquaculture: A Croatian Perspective
 This special AE2017 Industry Forum will discuss why aquaculture in the Mediterranean has not progressed significantly over recent years and look into some of the issues that are inhibiting growth through two recently funded Horizon 2020 projects, Performfish and MEDAid. It will debate the main outcomes and tangible results in several areas, including nutrition, health, welfare, breeding and market.

 Student Workshop 
 Organised by the EAS Student Group and followed by a student reception, the AE2017 Student Workshop is called “A scientist, a producer and a student walk into a bar". The workshop aims to help students of all levels to understand what their possible next step is within the Aquaculture sector and how to prepare for it.

 Other events

 Tuesday 17th (pre-AE2017) EAS Thematic Group EPFC - New skillsets in Percid Fish Culture.
 Bringing together all those with an interest in the culture of pike-perch, perch and other species of the family percidae for human consumption, stocking and conservation. The workshop title is: "New skillsets in Percid Fish Culture" and will pertain to the latest achievements in skills and competencies required for successful percid fish culture. The workshop starts at 12.00 and closes at 18.00 in time to attend the opening ceremony of Aquaculture Europe 2017. More at http://epfc.net/

 Wednesday 18. COLUMBUS Brokerage Event
 The ongoing Horizon 2020 initiative COLUMBUS is pioneering a new technique to better understand how to optimise the use of knowledge derived from research. Through a process of identification of Knowledge Outputs (KOs), it is developing transfer pathways to facilitate each step of the process to increase the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and assist and support researchers to bring this knowledge to market.
 This session will introduce this new technique and present several aquaculture case studies that are currently going through the process. The presence of COLUMBUS partners in the AE 2017 COLUMBUS Stand and transfer experts during the rest of the AE2017 event will allow scientists that have potential products in their Knowledge Outputs to look further into the transfer pathway and receive advice and accompaniment to pursue their ideas.

 Croatia and Dubrovnik 
 Most people think of Croatian aquaculture being based on sea bass and sea bream. With its long and beautiful coastline, this is indeed true and these species make up about two thirds of the total marine production of 12,000 tonnes in 2015. But more than 2,500 tonnes of Atlantic bluefin tuna, small volumes of dentex, meagre and turbot and 800 tonnes of shellfish (Mediterranean mussels and European flat oysters) were also produced last year. The freshwater farming segment primarily produces common carp and rainbow trout, representing over 50% and about 30%, respectively, of the total fresh water production of 4,800 tonnes. Small volumes of silver carp, bighead carp, catfish, tench, pike, and zander are also farmed.

 The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik needs no introduction to tourists or to Game of Thrones fans! Its history as a trade centre in the Adriatic and as a model of wealth and skilled diplomacy means that it is an ideal location for our Aquaculture Europe event—and for the theme of AE2017. The event will be held at the fantastic VALAMAR resort, with three hotels and associated meeting rooms providing an excellent working and social environment. We very much look forward to welcoming you to Croatia next month!

Online registration, click here. 

To find out more click here

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22/09/2017: 'Walk the Italian Way' - Ocrim's group tour of Siena, Tuscany in Italy

A week is a long time in the milling industry. This time last week some 200 delegates were arriving in Tuscany from all around the world to attend Ocrim's 7th annual 'Wheat, Flour and ...'. This is a unique one-day conference that looks at the latest innovations from the company and links those developments to the industry either in Italy or to its markets abroad, and has become a must-attend event for customers and others. 
Last year the 6th 'Wheat, Flour and ...' was co-located between Cremona and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia during the IAOM's first exhibition into the continent of Africa. 
This company is engaging globally with millers and attracting them to 'walk the Italian way' by visiting Italy to understand it's uniqueness not only industrially but also culturally. To promote its global family even more, the company has launched a 'hotel' called HO (for Hotel Ocrim), a company guest house where any customer visiting Italy can stop off for refreshment, carry out administration work and relax in the city of Cremona. This was just one of the innovations announced last weekend in Cortona in Tuscany where this year's event was hosted. 
Photo: Gerald Richardson
 
Following the conference, delegates were invited on a walking tour of Siena, one of Italy's most visited medieval cities before having lunch in a quiet back street of the city.





Read more HERE.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jefo Company Profile

From the Jefo website. 

At Jefo, we believe in innovation and teamwork. Our commitment to our profession allows us to offer quality products and services to our customers, while creating a relationship of trust.

Team
At Jefo, teamwork is based on communication in order to capitalise on individual skills and collective efforts to achieve our goals.

Commitment
Active involvement and a sense of responsibility are reflected in the commitment and passion of our team of professionals.

Innovation
The creativity and critical thinking of our technical team enables us to develop new solutions, which are validated in research stations and field conditions to continuously improve animal performance.

Client
The satisfaction and trust of our customers are our foremost priorities. Actively listening to their needs solidifies our partnership.

Quality
Jefo employs a controlled system, supported by internationally recognised certifications. Our on-going improvements allow us to deliver superior quality products and services.

Visit the Jefo website here. 

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