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Friday, August 26, 2016

26/08/2016: Biennial aquaculture event is proving to be quite a catch

by Andrew Wilkinson, International Aquafeed Magazine

Set at the foot of the Clengorn Mountains in the northern most reaches of Scotland, you will find the small picture postcard town of Aviemore. For the winter months at least, you could be forgiven for thinking that you were in an Alpine ski resort, as skiers from all over the world head north to tackle the challenging Glencorian slopes.


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However, every other year when the snow thaws, the two day spectacular that is Aquaculture UK takes place. Now swelling to accommodate upwards of 130 exhibitors, Aquaculture UK took place from 23rd May to 24th May 2016 at the Aviemore Highland Resort in Inverness, United Kingdom. 

This event gave those present to view some of the very latest developments and innovations in the aquaculture industry. A truly international event, with industry leading exhibitors from over 30 countries occupying a myriad of booths within the very capacious conjoined marquees, the tens of thousands of fish farmers, journalists, industry experts and potential buyers and sellers who attended were certainly warmly welcomed to the exhibition.

Now in its tenth year, Aquaculture UK ventured into new territory as year as 5M Publishing took the helm for the very first time. Although former showman extraordinaire David Mack was still on hand to ensure that the smooth transition of the shows ownership took place with as few glitches as possible.

Everyone concerned delivered their tasks with absolute aplomb, with the show’s layout ensuring that all areas were accessible and there were no dead-ends or easily forgotten corners; although the marquee was very cold on the first morning. All areas were well lit but perhaps most importantly, there was an entire army of blue-jacketed 5M staff on hand to ensure that any issues were soon ironed out. 


Greeting attendees at every stand were the great and good of those with a vested interest in the technological side of aquaculture. Each stand, as you will see form the array of pictures that accompanies this article, was manned by exceptionally well presented, knowledgeable and friendly ambassadors for their respective brands. If you had a question, they were more than happy to answer it – or even swap a business card or two, and in some cases, a joke!

The conferences were also well attended and informative, with some of some really tricky subjects challenged absolutely head on and without hesitation. In some cases in fact, some conferences were so well attended that there was standing room only.

The Gala Dinner occupied the evening in between the show’s two main days. The entertainment was light with a traditional band warming up proceedings before a flavousome three-course meal was served. After the awards were presented, the after dinner speaker raised a titter or two from the large multi-national audience, shortly before everyone retired to bed in preparation for a busy second day.

The final day of the conference offered attendees the opportunity to cement relationships formed on day one of the show, as well as reflect on what was for many a very worthwhile experience. And as the sun shone on those packing up following a very rewarding two days, and the 130 or so exhibitors dispersed across the globe, only one regret remained – that this show is biannual, see you in two years and thank you Aquaculture UK 2016.

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26/08/2016: Nutriad sponsors TARS 2016 “Bring the shrimp industry to a new normal”

Nutriad once again sponsored The Roundtable Aquaculture Series (TARS), which was held during August 17-18 in Phuket, Thailand

Image: Natalle Mayno

TARS 2016 attracted key players in the shrimp industry involved in the production of breeders, aquafeed and post-larvae; farm owners and major suppliers in the region focusing preventing and controlling future disease outbreaks in shrimp aquaculture in Asia.
  
TARS is a recognised platform for aquaculture professionals in Asia-Pacific to exchange insights and experiences. 


The objective of this year’s event was to bring the industry to a “New Normal” following the devastating impact of the hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND - initially called Early Mortality Syndrome: EMS) on shrimp production in China, Thailand and Malaysia.

Shrimp farming in Thailand alone has cumulated losses in excess of US$5 Billion since the AHPND outbreak in 2013 and saw 100,000 jobs get lost as a result, according to speaker Andy Shinn of Fish Vet Group. Commented Allen Wu, APAC Manager Aquaculture with Nutriad: 

Dr. Maria Mercè Isern Subich
“The industry aims to achieve its objective of getting to a new normal through better health management and improved control of the variables in shrimp farming; build on up-scaled industrialisation and develop technical, operational and production efficiency from breeding to grow out.
 
Our additives range provides support to the industry in overcoming some of their key challenges related to nutrition and health.” Dr. Maria Mercè Isern Subich, Nutriad’s Business Development Manager Aquaculture Health presented a well-received talk on “Health Management for Profitable and Safe AquacultureProduction”, in which she contrasted the European approach and legislation in fish production with the current practices and challenges in the Asia-Pacific shrimp farming sector.

 

Visit the Nutriad website HERE.
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Ferraz Machinery and Engineering Ltda company profile



Based in the city of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo state, Brazil, on the Via Ananhguera, one of the main highways of the country, Ferraz now occupies premises of approximately 13,000 m2, built on a land area of 32,000 m2.

All the products that the company sells are manufactured entirely on the premises of Ferraz by the most qualified professionals in the areas of machining, boilers, bodyshop, welding, lasers, shipping, services and spares.


Ferraz projects are in accordance with the standards of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) required by the Ministry of Agriculture, and bear the ANFAL quality seal PIQ-PET (National Association of Balanced Food Manufacturers).
According to their website, "We design and install complete lines for animal feed production processes - for branny, pelleting and extruded feeds. From start to finish of every factory installation project, we present and follow all the steps of its construction. We also provide aftercare, always bringing innovations and improvements to equipment as well as effective and constant technical assistance".
Read more HERE.

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26/08/2016: BioMar-Sagun feed factory opens in Turkey

The Joint Venture between the Danish feed company BioMar and Turkish seafood company Sagun officially opened a state-of-the-art fish feed factory in Söke, Turkey on Thursday 25th August.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by more than three hundred guests. The factory has 50,000 tons production capacity and will supply locally produced high performance diets including grower feeds for trout, sea bass and sea bream. 


Other more specialised feed types in the BioMar-Sagun product portfolio, like hatchery diets and fry feeds, will be produced at other BioMar factories and distributed through BioMar-Sagun. BioMar-Sagun will mainly serve Turkey, but it will also start export sales to some of the neighboring countries.

Mr.Bora Aydemir, General Manager of BioMar-Sagun underlined that in addition to a complete range of high performance diets the company will provide Turkish fish farmers with BioMar’s well-known technical support to help farmers achieve a more cost efficient production.
  


Turkish fish farmers will receive guidance for appropriate farm management, nutrition, and feeding strategies that will eventually create a more efficient, sustainable and profitable aquaculture activity. The management of both Joint Venture partners were very pleased to see that the project has become a reality. The CEO of the BioMar Group, Mr.Carlos Diaz stated: “Turkey is a great country with excellent natural conditions for aquaculture and a high potential for growth.

As BioMar Group, we are delighted to be a part of the Turkish aquaculture industry. We have a great team here in Turkey. We believe in ourselves, we believe in our partners, and together we hope to make a solid contribution to the continued development of the aquaculture industry and to help realise the full potential for aquaculture in Turkey”.

 Likewise, the Vice Chairman of Group Sagun, Mr.Oğulcan Sagun expressed his opinion: “We are proud of being partners with the global fish feed giant BioMar. With BioMar’s knowledge and expertise in fish feed, we are determined to contribute to developing and bringing an innovative perspective to the Turkish aquaculture industry”.

According to Mr.Bora Aydemir, General Manager of BioMar-Sagun, the company will utilise the strengths of both partners in the joint-venture and strive for the development of a sustainable and profitable future for the aquaculture industry of Turkey: “We are here to supply our customers with efficient feed produced at a state of the art factory, and to make a notable difference in the Turkish aquaculture industry. We are here to innovate aquaculture”.


Read more HERE.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

25/08/2016: Chilean government officially decrees the creation of the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park

On Wednesday 24th August the Chilean government officially ordered the creation of the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park, which protects San Félix and San Ambrosio islands better known as Desventuradas.

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According to a recent article written by Paula Díaz Levi on Oceana.org, it was reported thatWith this action, Chile has the largest marine park in the Americas and has tripled its protected oceanic areas. 

“In times when oceans are hit by the overexploitation of species, pollution and phenomena such as climate change, the protection of these islands means a great step forward for oceans in Chile and the rest of the world”, praised Liesbeth van der Meer, executive director of Oceana Chile.

Under the International Conference Our Ocean, held in Valparaíso in October 2015, President Michelle Bachelet announced the establishment of the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park. This new fully protected zone has a surface of 300,035 square kilometers (186,433 square miles) and is designed as a no-take area where fishing and other extractive activities will be banned. With the establishment of the Nazca-Desventuradas Park, Chile will not only have the largest marine park in the Americas, but it will also protect 12 percent of its marine surface area, accounting for a 4.4 percent increase.

   
Behind the proposal to create this marine park is an expedition conducted by National Geographic and Oceana in February 2013, led by a team of renowned national and international scientists who explored for the first time and with leading-edge technology one of the most pristine and wild places in South America. Scientists found a unique ecosystem with no signs of human impact and with an outstanding 90 percent level of endemic species –i.e. that are only found there.

Additionally, there is an abundance of algae forests and fish populations, like large tuna fish, yellow tail amberjacks, and deep water sharks, besides fragile deep-sea corals. An indicator of the exceptional health of these ecosystems are large-sized lobsters, with some individuals extending over more than one meter (3 feet) and weighing up to 8 kilograms (17 pounds).

After the expedition, a scientific report about the biodiversity in the Desventuradas was prepared, jointly with a proposal for the establishment of a large marine park surrounding the islands. This initiative was supported by the community in the Juan Fernández Archipelago.

After today’s publication of the decree, the next step is to prepare a management plan for this protected area, an action that will be accomplished by the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca), the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) and the Ministries of the Environment and National Defense. The institutions in charge of monitoring will be Sernapesca and the Chilean Navy.

“The Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park is a great step forward to achieve Chile’s commitment under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. It is extremely important to protect ecologically relevant zones in Chile and for other countries to follow suit by establishing more protected areas that can promote the conservation and recovery of oceans and their resources,” finalised Ms van der Meer.

Read more HERE.

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Biomin company profile




BIOMIN are dedicated to finding innovative, trend-setting solutions that empower their customers to master existing and future challenges in animal nutrition– the natural way. The application of their scientific know-how and expertise, based on an in-depth understanding of their customer’s needs and concerns, enables them to deliver solutions that support animal health, optimise performance and production efficiency.

Research and development is one of the cornerstones of BIOMIN. Their strong in-house research and development, and global cooperation with leading institutions and organisations form the basis by which innovative solutions are developed for their customers.

Through joint projects with renowned universities and research institutes, BIOMIN is constantly in touch with the latest scientific know-how, from which novel feed additives are developed and produced. Their global network of collaborating institutions has grown to over 100.

One of the cornerstones of BIOMIN’s success is the ongoing improvement of their inhouse quality standards. In 1997, BIOMIN introduced the international ISO 9001 standard. The HACCP system, introduced subsequently at BIOMIN’s production sites, provides the quality assurance our customers seek from them. In addition, the feed quality standards QS and GMP+ guarantee the utmost degree of control and quality for their products – from raw material inputs right through to the final product.

Concerns over climate change and the role of greenhouse gases continue to rise. In September 2011, BIOMIN was internationally recognised through the award of ISO 14040 ‘Life Cycle Assessment’ certification. By optimising feed use and improving animal performance, it is possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock operations.
Through innovative production technologies and advanced, scientific know-how, BIOMIN has pioneered several trend-setting solutions for a range of animal nutrition products, all of which utilise fully natural processes and ingredients.

An in-depth understanding of what the customer’s needs and concerns are has enabled BIOMIN to create and deliver solutions in-line with performance and efficiency goals.
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25/08/2016: Remote controlled cleaning rig - FNC8

The Flying Net Cleaner 8 (FNC8) is an easy operated powerful, remote controlled net cleaner. It can be mobile controlled as well as controlled from the control room. The movements are unique, as it “swims” along the net in the cage, and cleaning with high-pressure seawater.

The lack of physical contact between the net cleaner and the net ensures no damages or tears to the net, thus reducing risk of fish escaping. The FNC8 is a patent applied principle, ensuring that the rig is in balance whether it cleans horizontally, vertically or upside down. This quality simplifies choice of suitable cleaning direction for any net type.
  

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Cleaning speed is important for the operator, and FNC8 is able to clean at an incredibly fast and efficient rate – saving both time and reducing costs. Flying Net Cleaner 8 standardly includes ROV components that are easy to clean and disinfect.

It is a user-friendly device with built-in auto functions, sensors surveying the cleaning process, and advanced camera systems. The new Flying Net Cleaner 8 is prepared for collecting rinsed off organisms.

Twice as fast as the current systems
The FNC8 has a cleaning capacity, which is twice as fast as the current systems with minimal spread of dispose (ready for collecting) and surveillance sensors for improved pressure during the cleaning process.

The FNC8 also features thrusters, which are used not only for propulsion but for placing the cleaner close to the net without sharp wheels or belts. The FNC8 also boasts Rugged component and solid and open construction; making it easy to maintain and disinfect.

The FNC8 is controlled by pilot console and joystick, and the control unit (Top Side) are compatible with ROV solutions for net repairing, camera inspection, manipulator and rock drills HD cameras and monitor; with the FNC8 Standardly delivered with two HD cameras and two LED lights as standard, although the FNC8 is capable of accommodating four of each if purchasers wish to upgrade.

Data is graphically presented with overlay with a transponder connection to the “Advanced Control” navigation system; which is easy to operate with auto functions (prepared for autonomy operations).


Read the full article HERE.

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