Monday, October 16, 2017

17/10/2017: Shellfish aquaculture development strategy launched, Canada

The provincial government has released the New Brunswick Shellfish Aquaculture Development Strategy 2017-2021

“The sustainable development of shellfish aquaculture is a priority and this strategy combines respect for the environment with job creation,” said Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet. 


 
Shellfish
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“The shellfish aquaculture sector is a growth opportunity for coastal and First Nations communities.”

The strategy provides continuity from earlier strategies. Its primary objective is an annual increase of 10 per cent in the number of oysters produced.

This would represent a total of 30 million oysters for consumption, $12 million in farm gate sales, and $6.4 million in exports in 2021.

The strategy provides the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries with an action framework for shellfish aquaculture over the next four years.

“Our government is listening to New Brunswickers. We are focused on their priorities and we are delivering results,” said Minister Doucet.

“We are making decisions that will positively impact on these priority areas and create a better quality of life for everyone who lives, works and raises a family in this province.”

Steady growth in the sector would present a significant opportunity for existing entrepreneurs and newcomers.

“The industry offers a unique opportunity for New Brunswick First Nations located in coastal communities,” said Indian Island First Nation Chief Ken Barlow.

“With a relatively young and growing First Nation population in the province, the sector offers employment and business opportunities that will benefit both First Nations and New Brunswick.”

The shellfish aquaculture industry is a major generator of economic activity in the rural and coastal communities of eastern New Brunswick.

It provides benefits for the province by creating jobs, expanding the tax base, and increasing the capacity to keep workers and entrepreneurs in their home communities, encouraging those who left to come back home or attracting others from outside the province.


Read the original press release, HERE.

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17/10/2017: Part one: AwF development in Malawi

by Clifford Spencer, Chairman, AwF

The UK based AwF activities continue to grow and I am pleased to describe the latest developments in the charity's increasingly full calendar

 


After our presence at the World Aquaculture Society conference in Cape Town we have since undertaken London meetings with directors of the charity Christian Aid and follow on discussions on aquaculture assistance.

One particular emerging AwF project is based in Malawi, and involves assisting subsistence/smallholder fish farmers at Cape Maclear at the base of Lake Malawi. This project which is founded upon the concept of an energy facilitated market place has excellent prospects as Christian Aid is already present there involved in other activities and thus able to lend a sound base to AwF work.

Also we are currently in discussion with the UK R&D establishment to assist in work in Malawian aquaculture and we are also involved in direct discussions with the Malawian government, donors and the LUANAR node at Lilonge University, Malawi.

The latter contact is through the appreciated co-operation of Professor Emmanuel Kaunda its Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor of Fisheries Science. Professor Kaunda has for instance been instrumental in configuring the shape of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPS) for many countries in the region.

He is also the co-founder of African Fisheries Experts Network (AfrFishNet), a fisheries voice for CAADP to ensure that fish is appropriately positioned in the continental work plan. Professor Kaunda for instance facilitated the African Union meeting on how livestock can be mainstreamed in the CAADP Results Framework after the renowned and historic Malabo declaration of the African Union.

He is also the Coordinator of the African Union Aquaculture Working Group as well as Coordinator of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Fish Node of the Southern Africa Network on Biosciences (SANBio). Malawi has a glaring economic potential in integrated fish farming.

It is estimated that there are just over 6,000 farmers currently engaged in aquaculture with fish production increasing from 800 Metric Tonnes (MT) in 2006 to nearly 5,000 MT and making a contribution of in excess of K5 billion to the Malawi economy in 2015.

It is further estimated that approximately 10-20 percent (11,650km2) of the landmass of Malawi is suitable for aquaculture but less than 300 hectares are currently under fish farming in the country.


Read the full article, 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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16/10/2017: 11th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries, Japan

Conference Series LLC takes delight in announcing that the 11th Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries (Aquaculture Summit 2018) is scheduled to take place during May 24-25, 2018 at Osaka, Japan to discuss “Innovative and Sustainable Practices in Aquaculture”
  
Aquaculture Summit 2018 attempts to unite a distinctive and world-class blend of researchers, scientists, analysts and leaders both from the scholarly community and industry to maximise the interchange of insight, experience and research advancements which will aid in exploring new avenues for the welfare and development of Aquaculture and Fisheries.

The summit will be featuring prompt keynote, oral and poster presentations and exhibitions based on the central theme of the event.

Join Aquaculture Summit 2018 to ensure global presence of your ideas and research outcomes and be a part of an unforgettable experience at the beautiful city of Osaka.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

16/10/2017: Are the markers we use in cardiovascular prognosis correct?

by Ioannis Zabetakis

Probably, the most difficult question that we need to answer as scientists working in the interface of Aquaculture and Health Sciences is this one: are the markers we use in cardiovascular prognosis correct?

 


It is a rather hard question; no easy answer is available. Latest publications which suggest that the current markers we are using in the prognosis of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) are probably wrong.

According to (Fielding, 2017) : in 2004, the ‘Ω-3 index’ was described as the sum of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20 : 5 n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22 : 6 n-3) in red blood cells (RBCs) as an index of coronary heart disease mortality.

However, recent studies have reported differential metabolism of EPA and DHA. High-dose supplementation with EPA and DHA led to increased levels of RBC DHA that were associated with decreased liver fat.

In summary, dietary intake or supplementation studies with n-3 fatty acids should include measurement of n-3 status in a standardized way.

The Ω-3 index, reflecting EPA and DHA status throughout the body, is convenient and may be appropriate in some cases, but as EPA and DHA assimilate differently in membranes, and have different potency, measurement of individual fatty acid composition in RBCs may be more informative.

In another recent paper, (Givens, 2017) reports the fact that it is now generally accepted that the effects of reducing intake of Saturated Fatty Acids (SFA) are dependent on what replaces them in the diet.

Reduced CVD risk has been associated with replacement of SFA with cis-polyunsaturated fatty acids (cis-PUFA) and/or cis-monounsaturated fatty acids (cis-MUFA), with replacement by carbohydrate leading to no reduction or even increased CVD risk.


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

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Wenger company profile




From small-town entrepreneur to worldwide leader.  With a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, brothers Joe and Louis Wenger founded Wenger Mixing Company in a small Kansas (USA) town in 1935. They went on to design a machine that blended molasses with dry feedstuffs and produced pellets in 1948.

Theirs was the first extrusion cooking system and the basic technology for all commercial extruders used today.  The Wenger brothers' novel idea created a worldwide industry. And, seventy-five years later, Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. is still a family-owned business committed to groundbreaking innovation in the extrusion market.


Visit the website HERE.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

International Aquafeed magazine - October 2017




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13/10/2017: New analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture viable option under most climate change scenarios

According to a recent press release from Oragon State University, a new analysis suggests that open-ocean aquaculture for three species of finfish is a viable option for industry expansion under most climate change scenarios - an option that may provide a new source of protein for the world's growing population
 

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This modeling study found that the warming of near-shore surface waters would shift the range of many species toward the higher latitudes - where they would have better growth rates - but even in areas that will be significantly warmer, open-ocean aquaculture could survive because of adaptation techniques including selective breeding.

Results of the study are being published this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

"Open-ocean aquaculture is still a young and mostly unregulated industry that isn't necessarily environmentally sound, but aquaculture also is the fastest growing food sector globally," said James Watson, an Oregon State University environmental scientist and co-author on the study.

"One important step before developing such an industry is to assess whether such operations will succeed under warming conditions.”

"In general, all three species we assessed - which represent species in different thermal regions globally - would respond favourably to climate change."

Read the original news piece, HERE.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dinnissen company profile

  


With over 150 permanent employees and an extensive network of agents all over the world, Dinnissen is a global player in the feed, food, pharma and chemical sectors.

They are always looking for new and innovative solutions for complete processes, system integrations or standard products – many of which they develop, test and produce in-house!
 
Visit the website HERE.

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12/10/2017: Vietnam targets sustainable aquaculture

Ms Rungphech Chitanuwat, Group Director of UBM Asia – ASEAN Business said, “UBM recognises that the aquaculture sector plays an important role in the economy of Vietnam and still has great potential to grow further”
 


She continued, “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 the Directory of Fisheries (MARD), this event will be held from October 25-27, 2017 at the Can Tho International Exhibition Fair Centre (EFC).

The event 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.

There will be 100 plus exhibitors, 4,000 plus trade visitors and 20 plus countries.

The Conference features many world-class speakers and local speakers who will share their experience and technology with 500 participants from Vietnam and the Mekong Delta Sub-Region, under the theme of Aquaculture – Profitable & Sustainable Business.

Some of the highlights include; the International Aquaculture Conference, the Mekong Chef Competition and the Bus-in programme.

To attend or sponsor the Conference please contact:

Ms Sophie
Thao.Nguyen@ubm.com
call +84 28 36 222 588

For more information visit the event website, HERE.

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12/10/2017: Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show

Hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council and My Exhibition Co., Ltd., the third Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show (TIFSS 2017), will be exhibited November 9-11, 2017 at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Centre
 


It will be hosting eight thematic areas based on different industrial features, involving fishing equipment, processing machinery, fish breeding and biotechnology.

The show will have 250 participants, over 2,500 products and technology and more than 7,000 buyers from 20 countries from the region.

The TIFSS combines procurement meetings, trading opportunities, workshops, forums and abundant stage performances.

This year’s forum topic will focus on “Taiwan aquaculture, maritime technology and industrial equipment trends of 2017,” inviting international experts as keynote speakers on related topics, analysing the newest industrial movements and highlight techniques, to provide useful knowledge and to share innovative information to exhibitors and attendants.


Visit the event website, HERE.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

12/10/2017: Nutriad presenting at ABC Challenge Asia

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad will be participating in the upcoming ABC (Antibiotic Resistance, Biosecurity & Consumers Challenge Asia) on October17, 2017 in Jakarta (Indonesia)
 


The Belgium headquartered company is involved both as a sponsor and presenter.

 The conference is centred around safe and high quality poultry meat for Asian customers, complying with the latest rules and regulations. 


 
Erik Visser
Image credit: Nutriad
Recognised international experts will provide insight into most recent developments on the matter.

Dr Tim Goossens, Nutriad’s Business Development manager, Digestive Performance, will be presenting on ‘enhancing the biosecurity of the young chick’s gut’.

His presentation will focus on non-antibiotic solutions available for poultry production.

Erik Visser, CEO, Nutriad mentioned that, “Whether one believes that agricultural use of antibiotics in livestock production has fostered an environment that spawns antibiotic resistant super bugs or that excessive prescribing of antibiotics in human medicine has dealt us the same fate, our industry must take steps to mitigate the potential of a looming healthcare crisis. Our Gold Sponsorship of the ABC event further confirms Nutriad’s commitment to the industry.” 


 
Dr Tim Goossens
Image credit: Nutriad
Nutriad supports producers around the world towards achieving a responsible use of anti-biotics. In the Asian market its line of ‘Digestive Performance’ products such as SANACORE® EN; ADIMIX®PRECISION; ADIMIX®EASY; & APEX 5 is available, that allows producers to create a diet that makes responsible use of anti-biotics.

Furthermore, the company’s complete practical approach to mycotoxin risk management (TOXY-NIL®; TOXY-NIL®PLUS & UNIKE®) supports producers in finding alternatives for AGP-s.

Mr Visser added, “We see a growing interest in Asian markets to learn more about alternatives for AGP-s. Not only driven by government regulations and pressure from consumer groups, but also following a genuine interest to introduce novel solutions into the market.” 


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12/10/2017: Co-operation for growth, one week out from Aquaculture Europe 2017

The European Aquaculture Society is organising their annual meeting Aquaculture Europe 2017 event in Dubrovnik, Croatia from October 17-20, 2017

“Co-operation for Growth”, is one of the factors that may contribute to the lack of positive growth in the aquaculture sector, it could because of the perceived lack of co-operation.
   



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 also be achieved through the actions of task forces, public/private partnerships and other initiatives that decrease competitive forces and help to reduce conflicts.

AE2017 will provide a forum for developing these themes and will also feature an international trade exhibition, industry forums, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops of EU projects and initiatives and updates on EU research.

An extra large marquee will expand the exhibition space at the show where there are still some booths for sale.

For more information visit the Aquaculture Europe 2017 website, HERE.

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12/10/2017: BioMar launches a new, highly environmentally friendly vessel

In two weeks’ time, the MS Nyksund, a new high-tech vessel for shipping fish feed will be put into service for BioMar

As part of the process of modernising BioMar’s shipments of fish feed, an agreement was signed in 2015 with NSK Shipping AS for the construction of a new feed carrier.

The ship was formally handed over earlier this week at the Tersan shipyard the site responsible for construction. The ship is owned and operated by NSK Shipping.
 

MS Nyksund
Image credit: BioMar

“The MS Nyksund left port last Friday headed for Norway. Estimated sailing time to BioMar’s facility at Karmøy is approximately two weeks,” says Mats Nygaard Johnsen, CEO of NSK Shipping AS.

“We have long looked forward to incorporating this very sophisticated vessel into our fleet, in order to maximise the service we provide to our customers. The original plan was that the ship would be delivered in time for this year’s high season. The delays at the shipyard gave us a few fairly challenging months and we are now eager to put the new ship to work,” says Tore Gunnar Wikdal, COO of BioMar Norway.

Mr Gunnar continued, “the MS Nyksund’s slightly smaller sister ship, the MS Høydal, which was delivered some years ago, equipped us with some entirely new solutions for delivering feed in bulk. What’s more, the vessel was the first gas-powered ship of its type, making an important contribution to BioMar’s sustainability program. In this new ship we have further enhanced the technology seen on the MS Høydal and it complements well with BioMar’s existing fleet of feed carriers.”

The new ship is a high-tech vessel fitted with leading-edge equipment throughout and offers a cargo capacity of 2700 tonnes of fish feed. It runs on an environmentally friendly LNG-powered engine delivered by Rolls-Royce.

The ship is also fitted with fish feed handling equipment that is both efficient and gentle on the feed, while having larger and more powerful thrusters and a DP system for optimum maneuverability.

The ship was designed in collaboration with ship designers NSK Ship Design and measures 81.5 m in length.

“Our objective throughout has been to create an innovative and environmentally friendly solution that will meet the requirements of BioMar and their customers”, says Mats Nygaard Johnsen.

“NSK Shipping is proud that BioMar have once again chosen us to carry their products. NSK already owns the MS Høydal and the MS Nyksund II (formerly the Nyksund), both of which form part of BioMar’s fleet. We are now looking forward to getting the new ship home and operating for it for BioMar”, he concluded.


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Evonik company profile




Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of our strategy, which is supported by our owners, RAG-Stiftung (74.99 percent) and funds managed by CVC Capital Partners (25.01 percent).

Their specialty chemicals activities focus on high-growth megatrends—especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency, and globalization—and our goal is to enter attractive future-oriented markets.

In 2011 Evonik’s roughly 33,000 employees generated sales of €14.5 billion and an operating result (EBITDA) of €2.8 billion. More than 70 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.

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11/10/2017: Talent pipeline programme helps prepare next generation of aquaculture leaders

Graduates are being given a helping hand to amplify their impact on the aquaculture sector, with the start of a series of tailored personal development sessions

The sessions are part of the new graduate programme announced by the ScottishAquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and industry partners back in June.

In the months since, 10 BSc and MSc graduates have secured 18-month paid placements within leading Scottish aquaculture businesses including BioMar, Gael Force Group, Loch Duart, Marine Harvest Scotland and Scottish Sea Farms.
 

Graduate programme
Image credit: SAIC

Now, with those placements underway, the second strand of the initiative – the Junior Executive Development Programme – has begun, with the aim of enhancing on-the-job learning and boosting candidates’ employability.

SAIC’s Skills Ambassador, Cori Critchlow-Watton explains, “Industry has set out clear ambitions to double output by 2030, along with the strategic priorities for achieving this growth – strong leadership and a skilled workforce, amongst them. The SAIC graduate programme, with its mix of on-site learning and personal development, is designed to deliver both, shaping confident, capable, commercially-aware employees who are able to advance into leadership positions as soon they become available.”

Delivered by Skillfluence, expert trainers who specialise in programmes specifically for scientists, the Junior Executive Development Programme comprises a series of personal development workshops, one-to-one coaching sessions and special projects.

Topics covered will include everything from core business attributes including time-management, communication and presentation skills, to added-value learning such as understanding the regulator’s role and the importance of a strong customer focus.

Ben Hadfield, Managing Director of Marine Harvest Scotland commented, “Encouraging a steady stream of new candidates into the sector is vital to the prosperity of Scottish aquaculture, but so too is ensuring that those candidates are ‘industry-ready’. The SAIC graduate programme is an important step towards achieving both.”

“This is a highly scientific industry that moves at a fast pace and we need to attract talent equipped to join a fantastic but challenging food production business which is core to the rural development of Scotland.”

Pauline Donnelly, HR Manager at BioMar adds, “A scheme such as this gives us, as employers, an opportunity to nurture emerging talent from an early stage, while giving graduates the best possible head-start for a successful career in the sector.”

The SAIC graduate programme is the latest in a suite of skills-oriented programmes which includes undergraduate internships in collaboration with ScotGrad, funded MSc places that involve industry-led applied research projects, postgraduate conference grants, and ‘Managing and Leading the Team’ training for first-time managers.


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Almex company profile




Almex specialises in single screw extrusion equipment, from the extrusion unit to complete installations. They are a family owned, independent company.

Almex extruders and Contivar Expanders are in use worldwide for fishfeed, oil extraction, petfood, animalfeed plants, the food industry and the processing and chemical industries. Almex started early 1970's with repair and installation of extruders.

For use in Europe these units needed much modifications, so they decided to design and built in the Netherlands a complete range of extruders for 500 to 15.000 kg/hour capacity.

These extruders did find their way to clients worldwide. Today the largest extruder has a diameter of 400 mm, a barrel length of 4800 mm and a drive of 500 kW.

Visit the Almex website, HERE.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10/10/2017: Biorigin receives the gold seal of the Brazilian GHG protocol

Biorigin strengthens its commitment to sustainability by joining the Program and has already conquered the gold seal for its first GHG emissions inventory 

 
www.biorigin.net
Biorigin (Açucareira Quatá SA / Zilor) received the Gold Seal of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program for having disclosed an inventory of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions audited by third a party, in compliance with ISO 14064-3:2007 (SGS)

The GHG Protocol is a tool used to understand, quantify, and manage GHG (greenhouse gases) emissions.

In 2008, the method was adapted to the Brazilian context by the Centre for Sustainability Studies of Fundação Getúlio Vargas and WRI, in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBSCD) and 27 founding companies, launching the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.

The results of the 2016 GHG emissions inventory of Quatá Açucareira (Biorigin / Zilor) was presented on August 10, at the Annual Event of the GHG Protocol Program held in the auditorium of FGV EAESP in São Paulo.

The results are available online at the online platform of Registro Público de Emissões, HERE

Visit the Biorigin website, HERE.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Leiber company profile


Now with more than 140 employees, with each one a specialist in his or her domain, Leiber has a well-proven team in a company following a clear strategy for more than 50 years: working with values.

“What makes us unique? We focus on what we know best. Yeast. Production on the highest level of quality. Latest technology. New findings from science and research. The performance of a team of specialists. 

This is what defines Leiber´s strategic orientation. This is what makes us truly entrepreneurial”, as explained on the Leiber website.

“The markets´ requirements are changing - we are able to follow. This is how we became one of the leading manufacturers of specialised yeast products”.

Visit the website HERE.





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Friday, October 6, 2017

06/10/2017: EAS and WAS organised events

MarEvent Conference Management
 Register now for AE17, Dubrovnik, Croatia and get reduced fee. Book your accommodation at one of the Valamar hotels. All info on www.aquaeas.eu and just click the AE17 logo.

Time to submit your abstract for LACQUA17, Mazatlan, Mexico. Info on www.was.org and just click the LACQUA17 logo. Extended deadline: October 5th.

All future events organised by the European Aquaculture Society and the World Aquaculture Society on www.marevent.com.

Aquaculture Europe 2017 – Dubrovnik, Croatia – October 17-20
Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2017 – Mazatlan, Mexico – November 7-10
Aquaculture America 2018 – Las Vegas, US – February 19-22
Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2018, Taipei, Taiwan – April 23-26
AQUA2018 – Montpellier, France – August 25-29
Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2018 – Bogota, Colombia - October 23-26

Aquaculture Europe 2017
 The European Aquaculture Society is organising their annual meeting Aquaculture Europe 2017 event in Dubrovnik, Croatia from October 17-20 next year.

 ‘Cooperation for Growth’. One of the factors that may contribute to the lack of positive growth in the aquaculture sector, could be the lack of cooperation. 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 also be achieved through the actions of task forces, public/private partnerships and other initiatives that decrease competitive forces and help to reduce conflicts.

 AE2017 will provide a forum for developing these themes and will also feature an international trade exhibition, industry forums, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops of EU projects and initiatives and updates on EU research.

Register online now on the EAS website. - Organise your travel now – find all details on the EAS website.

An extra big marquee will expand the exhibition space at this show. Still some booths for sale - contact: mario@marevent.com

Find more information on the new EAS website www.aquaeas.eu (click AE17 logo) or contact email ae2017@aquaeas.eu. The new EAS Secretariat contact email is now: eas@aquaeas.eu. Gold AE17 Sponsor: BioMar

Note: FAKE NEWS
 The European Aquaculture society is NOT organising the Aqua Europe 2018 event in Paris next year nor the meeting later this year in Italy. Several emails have been send to our colleagues using the event name AquaEurope or Aquaculture 17. This is FAKE news. 

 The Aquaculture Europe 2018 event organised by the European Aquaculture Society will be combined with the World Aquaculture event organized by the World Aquaculture society and will be organized in Montpellier, August 25-29th, 2018. The event name is AQUA2018. Please always find updated information on EAS and WAS events online. The Aqua2018 webpage is coming up soon.

Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture
 Platform for all Aquaculture Academics and Professionals. LACQUA 2017 is the 2017 Annual meeting of the Latin American & Caribbean Chapter of WAS. Following upon the successful LACQUA2016 in Peru. LACQUA17 will bring international attention to the aquaculture industry of Mexico and Latin America & Caribbean countries. Abstracts can be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

 Submit your abstract (convocatoria para presentacion de trabajos) soon as first incoming abstracts will have dominant slots in the program (deadline October 5th) The conference includes three languages, thus oral and poster presentation can be organised in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

 The conference will include all major aquatic species cultured in Mexico and the other LACC countries with a special focus on Shrimp, Bagre, Tilapia, Shellfish. Mexican Universities with Aquaculture Programs and Mexican Producers Associations are invited to join this event. ‘Organise your annual meeting, your staff seminar, invite your customers and organize an info workshop, organize your project meeting.’ Booths available – informacion para expositores – contact booths and sponsorship: mario@marevent.com.

 Mark your calendar – more info on www.was.org. WAS Premier sponsors: Tyson, Zeigler; Blue Aqua and Darling Ingredients LACQUA17 Conference sponsors are Conapesca and Inapesca. www.was.org

 American Aquaculture 2018 Las Vegas, US – Febr 19-22 Aquaculture America returns to one of the favorite entertainment spots in the world for the only major national Aquaculture Conference and exhibition held in the US. Abstract submission – deadline September 8th. Booth sales – mario@marevent.com 


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06/10/2017: Environmental footprint project stands to benefit salmon producers and regulators

 A collaborative project to improve understanding of the effects of salmon farming on the seabed in high-energy waters is underway in Orkney, with co-funding from the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).

 The three-year project, which sees Cooke Aquaculture Scotland partner with researchers from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, will inform the environmental monitoring and management of more exposed sites along Scotland’s west coast and the Northern Isles and, potentially, unlock additional capacity.

 Currently, the benthic impacts of salmon farming – the impact of fish waste or uneaten feed on the seabed – are monitored by industry regulator, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), using the DEPOMOD model developed by SAMS, which is based largely on data gathered from sheltered, in-shore sea lochs.

 However, at more exposed sites such as those found off the coast of Orkney and Shetland where this same waste matter is dispersed more widely by strong tides, and where the seabed is harder and rockier, the benthic impacts can differ significantly from those reflected in the current model.

 Says Chris Webb, Environment and Development Manager, at Cooke Aquaculture: “This shortfall in knowledge about dispersive sites is hampering both regulation and production. With better data about the benthic footprint at these sites, salmon producers like Cooke can improve environmental monitoring and compliance, and potentially increase production – both in terms of farming existing sites and developing new sites.” 

 The research team, led by SAMS, will field-sample and analyse data from up to three dispersive sites around Orkney over a complete production cycle. This data will then inform the development of the NewDEPOMOD model and its use in SEPA’s proposed Depositional Zone Regulation (DZR).

 Comments Heather Jones, CEO at SAIC: “With greater knowledge comes better regulation and better farming, and that’s what this project is all about. One of SAIC’s priorities is to unlock additional capacity for aquaculture development, and this project could do exactly that, by providing industry and regulators alike with the knowledge to manage and farm our seas ever more productively, and ever more sustainably.”

 The total project value is £231,907, of which SAIC is contributing £90,460 (39%).

 AWR was established in 2015 by Aker BioMarine, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) and WWF-Norway. The fund’s mission is to ensure a resilient Antarctica through filling critical gaps in ecosystem research and monitoring. Since its inception, AWR has funded in total eight research projects, with three projects receiving funds in 2015, two in 2016 and three in 2017. 

To learn more about the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund and the research projects, click here. 

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06/10/2017: Aker BioMarine Supports Antarctic Ecosystem Research with USD 1 Million

Today, at the "Our Ocean" conference in Malta, Aker BioMarine announced its commitment to support the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund (AWR) with USD 1 million (EUR 830.000) over the next five years.

 The grant will further AWR’s work on promoting and facilitating research on the Antarctic ecosystem.

 “It is important for us to support krill-related research in order to protect the Antarctic krill biomass and its surrounding ecosystem,” says Matts Johansen, CEO at Aker BioMarine. 

 “We need to have the science and data available to make educated decisions on how to take the best care of the ecosystem in which we work to safeguard the future of the Antarctic fishery.”

 “The funding is vital to continue with scientific research and ensure the long-term health of the ecosystem. Only through better understanding of the role of Antarctic krill in the Southern Ocean can we fully protect the animals that feed on krill and ensure precautionary fishery management,” says Claire Christian, the Chair of AWR.

 AWR was established in 2015 by Aker BioMarine, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) and WWF-Norway. The fund’s mission is to ensure a resilient Antarctica through filling critical gaps in ecosystem research and monitoring.

 Since its inception, AWR has funded in total eight research projects, with three projects receiving funds in 2015, two in 2016 and three in 2017.

To learn more about the Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund and the research projects, click here.


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Thursday, October 5, 2017

05/10/2017: Cooke Aquaculture Pacific announces major progress on Cypress Island incident response effort

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific today announced it has concluded the initial stage of its response to the net-pen failure at its Cypress Island facility that occurred in late August and is sharing its plans for ongoing engagement in monitoring and mitigating any potential impacts of the incident that may arise

“We deeply regret the failure at our Cypress Island farm over the summer, and we are taking every responsible step we can to make the situation right,” said Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Aquaculture Pacific.

“Cooke is committed to ensuring that any adverse consequences to the environment are identified and addressed, that compensation to the Coast Salish tribes that have aided in the recovery of escaped salmon is prompt and fair, and that the public, the region’s tribal communities, and our state agency partners can regain their trust in Cooke’s operations.” 


 
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The company’s initial response has focused on removal and disposal of the damaged structure, on recovery of the escaped fish and on the protection of native salmon stocks, while working closely with the Department of Fish & Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Ecology, and tribal governments to achieve these goals.

“Our salvage operations have been successful and are completed,” said Innes Weir, general manager of Cooke Aquaculture Pacific.

“All remnants of the failed structure have been removed and the sea bed appears clean and clear of farm equipment.”

To date, Cooke has accounted for 200,927 fish, including 145,851 fish recovered from the damaged structure, and 49,892 fish recovered through the company’s fish buy-back program, with significant help from several Coast Salish tribal communities.

Cooke has made financial offers to Coast Salish tribes in excess of $1.5 million for their recovery assistance efforts.

“We are tremendously grateful for the assistance from several Coast Salish tribes in the recovery of the escaped fish, especially given the deep concern that many tribal members have about potential impacts to native salmon runs in their ancestral waters,” said Cooke.

“On the positive side, there is no evidence that any of the escaped fish from the Cypress Island incident are occupying native fish habitat or depleting native fish food supplies. We have inspected over five hundred recovered fish stomachs, each of which was entirely empty of material.”

These findings are consistent with previous inspections of escaped farmed salmon, who learn that ‘food’ comes in the form of pellets that drop from above at regular intervals, and prove to be incompetent at feeding themselves when released in the wild, Cooke said.

Cooke noted that multiple prior attempts by Washington state agencies to introduce Atlantic salmon into Pacific waters have failed, as have attempts by the Canadian government, which released over 8 million Atlantic salmon into Pacific waters over the course of decades, with no colonisation or interbreeding occurring as a result.

In addition, despite highly publicised concerns, the escaped fish are generally not able to interbreed with native fish, said Cooke, as the escaped fish are three years of age, while sexually maturity is reached at four years of age.

Nevertheless, Cooke said the company understands concerns from the tribal communities about long-term impacts of the escaped fish in their tribal waters, and has offered to fund a study to evaluate any potential impacts that may arise.

“We want to work with the tribes on this,” said Cooke. “We have asked for the ongoing input and participation from several Coast Salish tribes in a scientific monitoring program that includes the selection of academic researchers, the sharing of real-time sampling and testing data, as well as consultation and coordination with their tribal fisheries experts. We have also offered to expand their expert capacity by funding some full-time positions within their tribal fisheries departments or at their tribal hatcheries.”

Cooke said this is only one of the many ways that the company’s work is ongoing, even after the conclusion of the initial recovery effort.

“We are continuing to work with all state, federal, and tribal agencies to ensure that this incident is not repeated,” said Cooke.

“As a recent purchaser of this farm, we had already prioritised the facility for upgrade, and we have plans to spend significant amounts of capital over the next few years to upgrade all our facilities in Washington. We will continue to collaborate with state and federal agencies and our tribal partners to demonstrate the safety of our facilities, and we’ll also be sharing concepts from our experience in other regulatory environments throughout the world with lawmakers and regulators to enhance and strengthen the state’s regulatory framework for net-pen aquaculture.”

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific purchased the Cypress Island facility in summer of 2016, which was already stocked with fish.

The company applied for a permit in February of 2017 to perform infrastructure upgrades after the fish were to be harvested in the fall of 2017.


Read the original press release, HERE.

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