Wednesday, November 22, 2017

22/11/2017: AgraME and Aqua Nor enter international partnership

A recent partnership has been signed between AgraME and AquaNor, Norway’s largest exhibition dedicated to the burgeoning Aquaculture industry which takes place annually in Trondheim

The aim of the partnership is to work in close collaboration towards cross promoting the development of the aquaculture and fishing industry in both markets, as well as offering visitors to AgraME a more rounded offering of international suppliers from within these industries.
 


“It was a fantastic experience making the trip over to Aqua Nor to meet with the team and finalise this partnership. As Norway is a driving force behind the growth of important aspects of aquaculture such as food security, our partnership with Aqua Nor will bring that expertise to both our show and the wider local market” said Samantha Bleasby, Exhibition Director of AgraME.

“We expect an increased number of exhibiting companies from Norway, who will no doubt be bringing the latest products and technologies with them to aid in the advancement of local and regional food security”, she added.

Another key benefit of the partnership is knowledge sharing.

With the support of Aqua Nor, AgraME is in a perfect position to ensure the latest trends in aquaculture are covered at the upcoming edition’s free-to-attend conference agenda.

Still in its conception phase, likely topics to be covered will include sustainability within aquaculture, the investment landscape and solutions for food shortages across the region.

“We hope that this partnership can help us get a better foothold in the Middle East aquaculture industry”, Exhibition Director of Aqua Nor, Mr Ola Eriksen, commented; “Our objective is of course to promote Norwegian aquaculture technology, and we believe this can be done by participating in shows like AgraME, and be having a presence in the region. First and foremost, we want to attract more visitors from the Middle East, because we see a very promising potential for aquaculture development here, and we believe that some of the companies that we work with at Aqua Nor can make important contributions to this development”.

For more information on the partnership or to get involved with AgraME 2018 please contact Samantha Bleasby at samantha.bleasby@informa.com

Visit the AgraME website, HERE.

Visit the Aqua Nor website, HERE.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

22/11/2017: Steinsvik Group and Aqualine join forces

According to a recent post on SalmonBusiness, investment companies Kverva Technology and Frøyaringen, which own fish farming suppliers Steinsvik Group and Aqualine, have jointly established a new company that will own 100 percent of both Steinsvik Group and Aqualine

The new company has an expected turnover of over €150m and 700 employees. Kverva Technology owns 90.1 percent of the company, while Frøyaringen owns the remaining shares. Both Steinsvik Group and Aqualine will consist of own companies after the transaction, with the continuation of today’s locations and businesses. 


 
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The establishment will strengthen the companies’ investment in developing future solutions for the aquaculture industry, which has been the main driving force behind the establishment of the new company. Furthermore, companies will complement each other in terms of product and service offerings, as well as geographical presence, Kverva writes in a press release Tuesday evening.

It is expected that the establishment will take place as soon as necessary competition law approvals and remaining due dilligence processes are completed.

“It has been crucial for us that the companies have a coherent value base where competence and innovation are highly valued. Steinsvik is driven by a strong desire to improve today’s farming technology, and we find the same creativity in Aqualine. This gives us great faith that together we will help breeders to become even more cost-effective and productive”, said Terje Eidesmo, CEO of Kverva Technology.

“We have great ambitions and are confident that the cooperation will contribute positively to the development of the industry. In various areas Aqualine and Steinsvik have become the leading technology company in the aquaculture industry, and we see that we complement each other and stand stronger together than each one for us. This provides the basis for investing even more in research and development, focusing on comprehensive and complete solutions”, said Trond Lysklætt, CEO of Aqualine.

Steinsvik Group has its head office at Haugesund and branches along the Norwegian coast, and in Scotland, Chile, Oceania, Canada, Vietnam, Spain and Turkey. Revenues in 2016 was nearly €100m and have increased further in 2017.

The company has approx. 600 employees. Aqualine is an FOU-based system supplier and manufacturer of float collars, mooring systems, marine engineering, nets and service.

Aqualine has its headquarters in Trondheim, Norway, and a subsidiary in Australia. The company had a turnover of €46m in 2016 and expects a significant increase in 2017.

Investment tool Kverva is controlled owned by SalMar’s founder Gustav Witzøe.


Read the original article on SalmonBusiness, HERE.

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22/11/2017: Solving disease and pollution issues: The potential for aquaculture in Australia

by John Knights, Business Manager, Asia, Calix

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world*


However, irresponsible aquaculture can negatively impact the environment. Chemicals can pollute the water and disease can spread rapidly, threatening entire species.
 

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Therefore, the industry’s key challenge is finding innovative and sustainable aquaculture solutions that contribute to food security, nutrition, livelihoods, and economic growth, according to Calix.

Australians are demanding to know where their food is sourced, and are increasingly making purchasing decisions based on country of origin. It is time Australia stepped up when it comes to aquaculture.

Our farmers are knowledgeable and we have one of the cleanest industries in the world. Australia could become one of the world’s leading providers of seafood. Currently we import most of the prawns we eat, for example, from Asia.

But there is plenty of potential for Australian prawn farms to lead the world. There are many places ripe for creating sustainable prawn farms including northern New South Wales, Townsville, and Darwin.

With the right approach to prawn farming and other types of aquaculture, not only could we provide our own produce, we could also export much more to many Asian countries such as Japan and Korea, who pay top price for quality produce, as well as Europe and the USA.

These countries are looking for reputable, clean sources of food. One of the most important ways to help Australian aquaculture businesses succeed is to make it easy for them to farm sustainably and cleanly.

Calix has developed a safe, environmentally friendly water conditioner that directly addresses problems associated with intense aquaculture such as disease and pollution, and delivers improved feed performance and yield. Calix has developed AQUA-Cal+™ from its core technology, mineral honeycomb.

Results from testing on both Pacific White Shrimp and Tiger Prawn farms show that AQUA-Cal+™ has a superior performance and economic benefit to the farmer compared to other methods such as administering probiotics.

Reference

* http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/agriculture/aquaculture.cfm 


Read the full article, HERE.

Visit the Calix website, HERE.

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Extru-Tech Inc company profile

Founded in 1985, Extru-Tech® has installed numerous extrusion systems worldwide designed for the production of human food, pet food, aquatic feed and animal feed products.

Extru-Tech® also maintains the reputation of supplying the extrusion industry with superior quality replacement parts.


Extru-Tech® currently produces and markets one of the industry's most complete lines of extrusion processing systems. 

In addition, they offer a full line of ancillary equipment and customised equipment solutions for specialised processes.

Visit the website HERE











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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
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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.


Visit the BioMar website, HERE.

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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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