Tuesday, May 22, 2018

22/05/2018: The Aquaculturalists recognised as significant aquaculture blog

The Aquaculturalists has been listed as the third highest ranking aquaculture blog globally according to Feedspot.

In the listing it is noted that The Aquaculturalists has been providing news from the aquaculture industry for eight years.
 
Image credit: Feedspot

The Aquaculturalists blog continues to cover all things aquaculture from around the globe. Operating in conjunction with the monthly magazine, International Aquafeed, the quality material posted daily is sourced by members of a team who are constantly in contact with the industry.

The Aquaculturalists strives to deliver the most interesting and relevant updates from around the world in an impartial manner, from company updates through to technological breakthroughs. Whilst occasionally sharing lighter stories which highlight the relevance of aquaculture in communities everywhere, and the efforts that go into this critically important industry.

Visit the Feedspot Top 20 Aquaculture blogs list, HERE.

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22/05/2018: Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2018

Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei, Taiwan April 23-26, 2018

Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2018 (APA18) conference and exhibition, was held from April 23rd to 26th, 2018 at the Taipei Convention Centre (TICC), Taipei, Taiwan.

 Through the collaboration and joint efforts of the National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), APA18 steering committee, and the World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC), the APA 18 event has been very successful. APA18 comprised of a conference, aquaculture sessions, business meetings, tradeshows and farm tours. The event opened for registration and was attended by approximately 2,000 participants coming from 48 countries. The tradeshow, consisting of 100 booths, was a leading exhibition with many companies presenting their aquaculture products. There were 445 abstracts with 295 oral presentations and 150 posters at the conference.
 

Left to right: Mr Tian-Shou, Chen; Ex-Director General of Fish Agency of Taiwan, Dr I-Chou, Liou., Academician of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan.,Dr Ching-Fong Chang, President of National Taiwan Ocean University,Mr Hong-Yen Huang, Director General of Fish Agency of Taiwan, Dr Guillaume Drillet, President of WAS-APC, Mr Allen (Ming-Hsun), WU, Regional Manager- Aquaculture, Nutriad, Mr Jeff Chuang, General Manager of Sheng Long Biotech.  
Image credit: WAS
The opening ribbon cutting was officiated by Dr Ching Fong Chang, (president of NTOU), Dr Guillaume Drillet (WAS-APC President), and the representative APA18 : Mr Tian-Shou, Chen (Ex-Director General of Fish Agency of Taiwan), Dr I-Chou, Liou., (Academician of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan)., Mr Hong-Yen Huang, (Director General of Fish Agency of Taiwan), Mr Allen (Ming-Hsun), WU, (Regional Manager- Aquaculture, Nutriad), and Mr Jeff Chuang, (General Manager of Sheng Long Biotech).

The plenary session on April 24 was a presentation by Dr Ching Fong Chang, with title “Introduction to the conference theme Aquauculture Innovation Sustainability and Food Safety. And Dr Peter De SCHRYVER, presented “New Insights in Microbial Management to make intensive aquaculture more sustainable.

APA18 had 40 sessions on aquaculture with topic including aqua feed, shrimp culture, fish disease, environment biodiversity and climate change, tilapia health and farm tour. More than 60 participants joined the two farm tours with tour 1 at West of Taipei, Koi Farm and Fisheries research, and Tour 2 at East of Taipei, NTOU and NMMST, organised by NTOU.

At the president’s reception, participants also enjoyed the traditional dance, and show from Taiwan.

APA18 would like to thanks their sponsors Sheng Long Co., Ltd, Nutriad, MSD Animal Health/ Merck, DaBomb inside, and Kemin in making APA18 successful.

The WAS team look forward to meeting you at the next APA19, June 19-21, 2019 at Chennai Trade Center, Chennai, India.


For more information visit the World Aquaculture Society website, HERE.

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22/05/2018: Pancreas disease in farmed salmon

by MSD Animal Health, UK

MSD Animal Health has undertaken a comprehensive survey of pancreas disease in farmed salmon in Scotland.

One of the key findings of the Scottish Pancreas Disease (PD) Mapping Project is that blanket vaccination appears to have resulted in a significant reduction in positive results.
 


The results of the project also suggest that herd immunity and improved husbandry practices may also be proving effective as pancreas disease has now fallen down the list of most prevalent diseases found in farmed salmon, however remains a continued risk.

The year-long study by MSD Animal Health, working in collaboration with producers of farmed salmon in Scotland, undertook survey work across 96 sites in Scotland, covering the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland (the Northern Isles) and along the West coast.

The survey covered both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations to evaluate vaccine efficacy comparing comprehensive historical data collected since 2008 and a similar mapping project completed in 2015 with the recent findings.

For the PD Mapping Project 2018 the methodology used was similar to that of the 2015 project, which was to assess the prevalence of Salmonid alphavirus (SAV) and neutralizing antibodies, which indicated a challenge has been present. Where positive SAV was identified, the virus was subtyped to determine which of the six subtypes of SAV were found. This has enabled the mapping project team to provide the most comprehensive view yet of the geographical distribution of SAV subtypes.

Results of samples can highlight the following:
1. Negative virus and antibody: No exposure to the site to PD at that precise moment in time;
2. Positive virus: Active, circulating viral infection;
3. Positive antibody and positive virus: Mid to late stage infection;
4. Positive antibody only: Previous infection.

Serology samples were the predominant diagnostic method used during the survey. Samples were taken at key periods during the production cycle when the SAV infection pressure is likely to be most present.


Read the full article, HERE.

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Liptosa company profile

  
LípidosToledo SA began in 1996 as a family business and under the guidance of a group of professionals with extensive experience in the Animal Nutrition field. 

From the outset, the company's mission has been to provide its clients with personalised service and efficient, natural products that are able to meet the demands of the sector.

In 2000 Lípidos Toledo SA moved its facilities, building a modern manufacturing plant in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo, Spain). In 2012 it acquired a new industrial warehouse in the vicinity of the main facilities where the manufacturing of the powder additives takes place and a third storage warehouse.

With these new facilities Lípidos Toledo SA is able to have separate manufacturing lines for the different products they manufacture, avoiding the risk of cross contamination.

Furthermore, the new facilities enable the company to manufacture products with fishmeal derivatives, allowing the company further expansion, mainly in the aquaculture range.

The facilities allow the manufacture of nutritional products, liquid and powder based phytobiotic additives, nutraceutical products and nutritional and specialty products without any risk of the products becoming cross contaminated.

In 2010, Lípidos Toledo SA acquired a large office space at C/ San Romualdo 12-14 in Madrid, Spain where all logistics work is carried out. This enables Lípidos Toledo SA to fulfil its objective of manufacturing products of the highest quality and providing its clients the best service.


Visit the Liptoaqua website, HERE.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

21/05/2018: Maine wants to return salmon and herring to historic habitat, USA

A Maine state project aims to bring salmon and river herring back to a tributary of one of the state's major rivers. 

 
Togus Pond - Augusta, MaineImage credit: Doug Kerr on Flickr(CC BY-SA 2.0)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is using its Species Recovery Grants to States Program to award more than $310,000 USD to the Maine Department of Marine Resources for the project. The state wants to restore salmon and herring back to Togus Stream.

The stream is a tributary of the Kennebec River. The state says the river was once home to the fish, but the construction of barriers has blocked them from their historical habitat for more than two centuries.

Marine resources department sea run fisheries director Sean Ledwin says the stream has the potential to support runs of more than 300,000 river herring into Togus Pond every year.


For more infomation visit the Maine Public website, HERE.

Visit the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website, HERE.

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21/05/2018: The best of British aquaculture

by Zasha Whiteway-Wilkinson, Production Editor, International Aquafeed

Aquaculture UK, the biannual fish farming event held in Aviemore, Scotland, between May 23-24, 2018, is set to attract the biggest and widest array of visitors in recent years.

Hosted by Benchmark Holdings PLC, who are “a pioneering, innovation company operating in the aquaculture, agriculture and animal health sectors”, the show will cover every aspect of aquaculture and boasts to provide the best commercial and technical advice for fish farmers, farm managers and aquaculture professionals.
 

In this edition of International Aquafeed you will see numerous news stories and features, especially surrounding technology where a line has been added in blue depicting where that company will be hosting a stand at the show. We have also featured a main focus interview with prominent show organiser Matthew Colvan as our main interview spread this month, where he talks about his history and the work that has gone into organising this year’s show.

You will see included in this preview a floor plan supplied by Aquaculture UK, which you will be able to use to find the necessary stands to expand your professional network. On the final page of this article you will also see that we have broken down the exhibitors into categories of different parts of the industry for ease of use for you to be able to find them at the show. These include:

1. Genetic eggs
2. Nets, cages and mooring systems
3. Feed and nutrition
4. Counting/grading and sorting machines
5. Barges and feeding systems
6. Fish health
7. Feeding systems
8. Underwater equipment – ROVs
9. Water Treatment
10. Other

At the show, International Aquafeed will be at stand 115, where we will have a number of magazines available and also the opportunity to speak with the team in regard to possible collaborations or editorial suggestions you may have for featuring any products or research you’re involved in in the magazine.

The timetable of the two days is as follows, between 1000-1700 in the Conference Tent in the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre there will be “Aquavation – the Ripple Sessions”, where SAIC will discuss how they’ve brought together industry and research to drive innovative solutions to industry-defined challenges within Scottish Aquaculture.


Read the full show preview in the online International Aquafeed magazine, HERE.

Visit the Aquaculture UK 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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