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Monday, May 22, 2017

22/05/2017: Livestock and Aquaculture Philippines 2017

Two days to go and our doors will finally open! What are you waiting for? Pre-register NOW!
Well-known speakers from livestock and aquaculture industries will tackle knowledgeable and interesting topics on the technical seminars. These speakers include Ms. Maria Rovilla Luhan, Dr. Emilia Quinitio, Dr. Theerawit Poeikhampha, Dr. Wilfredo Resoso and many more!


Ms. Maria Rovilla J. Luhan

Dr. Emilia T. Quinitio

Dr. Theerawit Poeikhampha 

Dr. Wilfredo Resoso

Mr. Tommy H. Krogh

Dr. Sumit Saxena
Dr. Saurabh Agarwal 

Mr. Robert Walbeek, BSc

Dr. Erwin Awitan 

Visit the site HERE for more information.

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22/05/2017: InfiNet Wireless provides super-fast over-water transmission for Regal Springs fish farms

The solution reduced human intervention, improving employee productivity

InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, has provided a cost-effective solution to enable the transmission of voice, data and video surveillance footage across all Regal Springs production centres.

Regal Springs is the number one producer of all-natural tilapia, which it grows in rural farms across Mexico, Honduras and Indonesia, in large floating pens to avoid health risks which wild fish can sometimes experience. Due to the vast geographic spread of its facilities, Regal Springs approached INXITE, InfiNet's partner in Mexico specialising in wireless communications and infrastructure solutions, to help provide a more flexible and reliable wireless backhaul network that enables the simultaneous transmission of voice, data and video streams between all its production centres.

INXITE designed the network for optimum performance across Regal Springs' challenging landscape and environment, using the InfiNet Wireless portfolio of solutions that could withstand the harshest climates and be fully reliable even across long distances. The InfiLINK XG was ultimately selected to maximise its best-in-class data rates, speeds and low latency, and was carefully grounded to withstand frequent atmospheric discharges associated with lighting strikes.

“Before the InfiNet Wireless implementation, we had to depend on low cost wireless technologies that did not provide the required performance for us to be able to maintain the high-quality standards our operation needed every day,” said Humberto Villalobos, IT Manager at Regal Springs Mexico. “We are very satisfied with the InfiNet high-speed connectivity deployed throughout the water reservoirs that support our different applications and interconnectivity with our processing plants on the other side of the mountains, all in real time.”

The solution that was ultimately deployed consisted of a combination of both Point to Point (PTP) and Point to Multipoint (PTMP) wireless products. The PTP links were based on the InfiLINK XG product range and are today used to create communication between the main production centres – the administration office on the main land and the fish farms. The PTMP links connected each area and department inside the production centres, enabling Regal Springs to quickly and easily scale the network for its future needs. As all the farms are situated on open water, InfiNet Wireless proved to be the best available low-power consumption solution in the marketplace since it can easily operate via the only available source of electrical power, solar energy.

“Regal Springs needed a solution that was both flexible in terms of geographical coverage and one that improved company productivity, as well as deliver error-free data packets across all production centres,” said Carlos de la Madrid, LATAM Director at InfiNet Wireless. “The solution provided by InfiNet Wireless, along with significantly reduced operational costs when compared to the previous platform, allowed Regal Fish Farms to improve the productivity of its employees and assets, and their valuable time is no longer spent on manual tasks and interventions.”

Regal Springs can now focus entirely on its core business of farming fish in the knowledge that it has put in place a reliable and scalable wireless infrastructure that supports all its needs for voice, data and video transmissions across the wide geographic expanse of all its rural facilities.

About InfiNet Wireless

InfiNet Wireless is in a unique position, being one of the largest privately owned Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) developments and manufacturing companies in the world. Since its foundation, InfiNet has maintained organic growth through innovation and the ability to deliver complete customer satisfaction throughout. Listening to its customers for more than 22 years, coupled with its innovative approach in research and development, have resulted in a range of advanced fixed wireless connectivity solutions that are a perfect fit for many requirements, making InfiNet Wireless the natural choice for global communication corporations and governments, all of whom require uncompromised connectivity.  With over 500,000 deployments from the plains of Siberia to the deserts of the Sahara, InfiNet Wireless is active in market segments that deliver Broadband Wireless Access to service providers of all types, government entities, transportation sector (including mobile and nomadic functionality) and Oil & Gas. For more information, please visit our website at or connect with InfiNet Wireless on social media: @InfinetW

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22/05/2017: Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show 2017

Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show 2017 is looking for suppliers with a wide range products with sustainable development and innovation to showcase to an audience of suppliers, traders, importers, exporters, manufacturer, distributors, and government.

If you are a supplier interested in getting your products in front of over 8,000 buyers, TFSS is the largest international platform in Taiwan.

Why should you exhibit at TFSS?
● Access over 8,000 buyers from the entire eco-system of the industry, with 32% buyers flying from all over the world and 68% coming from the entire Taiwan to have business meetings and networking.

● Meet NEW Customers, Meaning NEW Opportunities and NEW Sales, pick who you’ll want to meet and nominate them to be in our one-on-one procurement meeting. Where your nominated buyers will be able to get free accommodation or air ticket to meet you at the show.

● Discover a gateway to connect you to ASIA PACIFIC region, Taiwan is the meeting point to connect Asia Pacific region to global market

● Launch your latest innovation and technology to the high quality buyers, your product will be included on our SHOW PREVIEW and will be distributed to 2,000 high quality buyers throughout Asia

● Keep contracts with your existing customers. As a must visit show in Asia, you will be able to meet your existing customers and if you’re not here, they will be spending their time with your COMPETITOR

Let’s the industry see your commitment to the fisheries and seafood industry and you are here to SELL!

Over 70% space has already booked!!! Get your space now!!!

Post Show Report 2016


Total 212 exhibitors comprising seafood, value added seafood, fishing vessel, fishery equipment & technology, processing machine, and aquaculture. National Pavilion represented from Korea, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Pacific Countries, and Japan


Total 6,418 comprising retail, distributor, wholesaler, importer, exporter, broker, aquaculture industry, fisheries equipment, manufacturing & processing equipment, processed seafood manufactured from Taiwan and 56 other countries

Show Features

Hosted Buyers Program - Supported by Taiwan Central Government, we fly 200 buyers from all over the world and give them free accommodation.

Business Matchmaking - Business procurement meeting is organized by TAITRA to help exhibitors to meet the potential buyers with high purchasing ability.

International Conference - The speakers are professional expert in the industry who covered the contemporary issues in the industry.

Fish Master Forum - Adopted theatre seated style; Fish Master Forum is an international seminar covering a range of topics. Sessions ran all days show and located inside the main hall.

Factory Visit - Buyers are able to see the new technology and innovation from the market leaders in Taiwan on-site.

Read more HERE.

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22/05/2017: Pangasius farm Vam Nao 2 achieves ASC certification

Vam Nao 2 has achieved certification against the ASC pangasius standard for responsible aquaculture after assessment by independent certifier Bureau Veritas. The farm is based in Vietnam's An Giang Provence and supplies pangasius to ASC certified Vinh Hoan Corporation as part of their vertically integrated supply chain.

Vam Nao 2 is run by Mr. Nguyen Van Nhan, who started cage farming on the Mekong delta in 1990. Mr. Nguyen started farming pangasius in land based ponds in 2000, the same year he began to cultivate pangasius for Vinh Hoan. He has now joined their long term contract farming program, where he continues to farm fish for them. Mr. Nguyen attributes the success of the farm to working closely with Vinh Hoan from the beginning and to the way the farm is run, with all the employees working as a close team, caring for the environment and the local community together.

Fish Feeding
"A lot has changed over the past decades since I began farming pangasius.  We have tirelessly improved the farming techniques and practices from day to day, year to year through learning from our experience and market demand," said Nguyen Van Nhan. "I share Vinh Hoan's vision for sustainability, and I also have an understanding of their market which demands international certification."

"We are pleased to welcome Vam Nao 2 to the ASC programme," said Esther Luiten, Commercial Director for the ASC. "Farmers such as Mr. Nguyen and his team are to be applauded for their commitment to operating to best practises, as part of a transparent and robust certification scheme. Because ASC certified farms undergo assessment by a qualified, independent auditor and publicly report how they produce pangasius, consumers can have confidence they can readily find product raised in a way that cares for the ecosystem- with strict limits on water usage, discharge and no use of toxins-from farms that respect and support the communities where they are sited."

Read more HERE.

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Reed Mariculture company profile

Reed Mariculture is the world's largest producer of marine microalgae concentrates. Their Instant Algae® larviculture feeds are used by over 500 hatcheries, universities, and marine ornamental operations in more than 70 countries around the world. They also produce zooplankton, copepods, and weaning feeds. 
Reed Mariculture's Instant Algae products are closer to nature than any other feed on the market. They produce whole-cell, whole-food microalgae feeds and enrichments from marine algae using proprietary processes. Their products provide fish, bivalve and shrimp hatcheries with clean, convenient, long shelf-life feeds that are superior choices to replace or supplement live microalgae. They have feeds that ensure stable and rapidly-reproducing rotifer populations and offer rich nutritional value.
Reed Mariculture pride themselves on customer service and technical support. In addition to their expertise growing microalgae, they provide rotifer starter cultures (10 million to over 1 billion rotifers) and all the support necessary for customers growing their own cultures. They are also experts in shipping logistics, however remote your location. Reed Mariculture have a commitment to excellence will keep you coming back to the company.
Find out more on the site HERE.

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22/05/2017: Vietnam Pangasius Association Officially Supports AQUACULTURE VIETNAM 2017 Exhibition

In May 2017, the leading international trade exhibition organiser – UBM Asia, VINAPA and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Branch in Can Tho (VCCI Can Tho) have come to an agreement to collaborate as partners in order to promote aquaculture and seafood production of the Mekong Delta area to the international market. The partnership also hopes to bring in advanced technologies, and technical and business innovations to support the industry’s sustainable development through Aquaculture Vietnam 2017, the first B2B international aquaculture exhibition in Mekong Delta.

VCCI Can Tho and VINAPA wholeheartedly endorse the great idea and concerted effort of UBM Asia in holding Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 and believe this show is a valuable opportunity for all aquaculture industry players to discover new aquaculture innovations and solutions, find potential buyers and suppliers to accelerate their sales and grow their businesses.

AQUACULTURE VIETNAM 2017 will take place on 25-27 October 2017 at the Can Tho International Exhibition Fair Centre (EFC), Can Tho City, Vietnam, featuring the latest products, services and technologies from more than 100 leading suppliers. The show covers all areas in the industry, including breeding, feed, aqua feed processing, water supply operation and treatment, fish handling, veterinary medicines and vaccines, amongst others. This is an ideal venue to launch new products, meet decision makers, and promote products and services. The exhibition also offers direct access to qualified buyers and suppliers from across Vietnam and Indochina region representing all aspects of the aquaculture industry.

Click HERE for Exhibitor profiles.

Click HERE for information on why to exhibit.

Click HERE to become an exhibitor

With our sponsorship packages, we are offering a limited number of companies the chance to take advantage of additional opportunities to network and promote their company profile amongst Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 visitors and exhibitors. Contact [button link to website] the organiser for more information.
Vietnam Office
T: +84 8 5401 2718 
F: +84 8 5401 2717 
UBM Malaysia
T: +603 2176 8788
F: +603 2164 8786
UBM Exhibitions Philippines, Inc.
T: +63.2.551-7803; 551-7564; 551-7718 
F: +63.2.551-7391 
UBM Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
T: +(66) 2642 6911
F: +(66) 2642 6919 / 20 
Read more HERE.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

19/05/2017: Driving East Africa's Blue Revolution

Many donor-driven attempts at developing the East African aquaculture sector have failed, until a Dutch-East African initiative adopted an innovative approach and the FoodTechAfrica project was born. 

Aquaculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

African Fish Farming
Worldwide, aquaculture produces more than what is caught from the wild. However, this is not yet so in Africa. Of the global aquaculture output, only 2.5 percent is farmed in Africa, according to the FAO and most of this is concentrated in two countries; Nigeria and Egypt. Now contrast that with an African population set to rise from one to two billion (>20 percent of the world’s population) and the stage is set for a blue revolution.
Demand for fish in Africa is thus going up, whilst wild-catch is declining. In East Africa, Lake Victoria, wild catch declined by half on the Kenyan side of the lake. This leaves fish farming or importing fish as the two main options to provide fish to the growing consumer base. Africa is under the spotlight when it comes to global food security, and food security is best achieved by sustainable local production. Thus, it is important to look inland, towards sustainable farming of freshwater fish.

Read more HERE.

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Romer Labs company profile

Founded in Washington, MO, in 1982, Romer became over the years a leading provider of diagnostic solutions for the agricultural, food and feed industry.
Today, Romer Labs offers a broad range of innovative diagnostic solutions covering mycotoxins, food pathogens, food allergens, gluten, GMO, veterinary drug residues, and other food contaminants.
Our portfolio includes:
ELISA test kits - AgraQuantLateral flow devices - AgraStrip® and RapidChekFluorometric tests - FluoroQuantReference materials - BiopureCleanup Columns - MycoSep, MultiSep, MycoSpin, StarLineSampling mills
Furthermore, they operate 4 accredited, full-service laboratories in Austria, UK, US and Singapore. Using cutting-edge technology in the fields of chromatography and immunological analysis, Romer labs offer services for the analysis of mycotoxins, food allergens, meat speciation, VDR and GMO.
Romer Labs is at the forefront of diagnostic technology and we are constantly expanding our product and service portfolio to meet your continuously evolving demands.
The key objective at Romer Labs is to provide scientifically sound, high-quality products and an exceptional service, in line with their mission – Making the World’s Food Safer.
Read more HERE.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

18/05/2017: Commercial Copepod Production - a World first

The market for copepods is enormous. 

All marine fish and crustaceans eat copepods as the natural prey during their first live stages in the wild and therefore get the nutritional components they need. The high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids (DHA, EPA) in the copepods strengthen the larvae to survive the highly stressful and sensible first live phase.

C-Feed is the world’s first commercial producer of live copepods and copepod eggs. Started in 2014, but with over 15 years of background research from the Norwegian university of science and technology and SINTEF Sealab, C-Feed opened the doors to the first industrial scale production plant for copepods in 2016. Based in Trondheim, the center of aquaculture in Norway, there was a lot of great competence and experience available for realising this milestone.

Article by Björn Ronge, Marketing Director, C-Feed, Norway

Read more at our online edition HERE

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F3 Update: Asia maintains lead

Global “F3 Challenge” hits halfway point for USD $200,000 prize

A team from China is leading five other teams from around the world at the midpoint in a contest competing for more than USD $200,000 in prize money for developing a viable food source for fish farms without using fish in the ingredient list.

The result, contest organisers say, will help insure a sustainable supply of seafood for the planet by scaling up fish-free feed, called “F3” to meet the global demand for high-quality protein to feed the world’s growing population.

Guangdong Evergreen Feed Industry Co., Ltd is in first place with 53,815 metric tonnes of feed sold, and the team comprised of Myanmar-based Htoo Thit Co. and global animal nutrition company Biomin is in second place with 29,600 metric tonnes sold to date.

Contestants are using everything from insects to algae as a base to develop a fish-free aquaculture feed. The winning team must demonstrate that their fishless fish food is a viable, cost-competitive alternative to conventional fish-based feed. The contestants must prove their recipe can scale up by targeting sales of 100,000 metric tonnes by September 15, 2017, or be the furthest along by the challenge end date.

Fish farms, or aquaculture, now provide about half of the world’s seafood. But some fish farm owners are looking to innovate new ways to feed all those billions of fish in a way that doesn’t rely on fish resources from the ocean. The challenge is, in the wild, fish eat other smaller “forage fish.”

Currently, forage fish are harvested from the wild and ground up into fishmeal to feed all those aquaculture fish, removing forage fish that whales, sea birds, and larger fish like tuna need to eat.

Professor Kevin Fitzsimmons, University of Arizona and former president of the World Aquaculture Society is a judge of the F3 Challenge. He expounded, “This contest aims to change that, just as grass-fed beef has helped make that industry more ecologically sustainable.”

The six teams also include partnerships from more than one country. Nations represented include China, U.S., Australia, Austria, Myanmar, South Africa, Pakistan, and Thailand. These teams are advancing to the third sale-reporting phase on July 15, 2017.

The F3 Fish-free feed prize is intended to spark innovation in the aquafeed industry to find viable, cost-competitive aquafeeds free of fishmeal and fish oils. Sustainable alternative protein sources can reduce pressure on ocean ecosystems to supply aquaculture fishfeed components and help meet global food security needs in the future.

The F3 (Fish-Free Feed) Challenge launched in Nov. 2015 on the HeroX crowdfunding site to encourage innovation of alternative ingredients for aquaculture fishfeeds that are as nutritious and healthy to fish and consumers as conventional fish-based feeds.

HeroX is a parallel initiative to the well-known XPRIZE contests aimed at solving some of the world’s major challenges through prize money. Previous contests have tackled space flight, ocean acidification and more.

All sales reported to date are unverified. F3 challenge judges will verify that all feed sold are “fish-free” per the contest rules. Indonesian company JAPFA Feeds decided to become a participant rather than a contestant of the F3 Challenge, therefore no sales for the company are being reported.

The fish-free feed innovation race is on!

Who do you think will win?

Cast your vote at:

Read more HERE

Adding value to African aquaculture production

Tilapia in net: Photo credit to BioMar
BioMar Group has an increasing presence in Africa and is now launching a complete high performing range for tilapia and African catfish for African markets.

Africa is a continent with huge demands for more food, produced in a responsible and sustainable way.

“We believe that aquaculture is one of the answers to this demand”, said Ole Christensen, Vice President for BioMar’s EMEA division. “BioMar Group has ambitious targets and initiatives for shaping an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture in collaboration with the entire aquaculture value chain.”

In recent years, the growth of African catfish and tilapia farming has increased particularly in the African markets. For many years, BioMar has served the African markets from France by offering high performing starter and grower diets for these species. As farms become increasingly intensive, the need for a diet targeted for broodstock has grown. To meet this demand, BioMar France now expands its product range to cover all nutritional needs of these species at all stages of their life cycle by introducing broodstock feed type EFICO Genio 838F, available for all tilapia and African catfish farmers in Africa and other markets served by BioMar’s EMEA division.

As in Africa, tilapia is also a popular aquaculture species in Central America. Cross-utilising knowledge and expertise in aquafeed across borders and continents is one of BioMar’s important strengths, and it was central in developing BioMar’s feed range for tilapia.

Global R&D at BioMar has in close collaboration with the unit in Costa Rica carried out research on this species and developed high value feed types, which have been fine-tuned by working in close collaboration with an intensive tilapia farm.

“The goal of broodstock feed EFICO Genio 838F is to increase reproduction capacity”, said Michel Autin, Technical Director of BioMar EMEA. “The vitamin mix and levels are fine-tuned to promote an increase in the number of females actively spawning. Our newly developed broodstock feed has a formulation that includes the necessary protein and vitamin balances, which contributes to increased spawning frequency, hatchability, and survival of fry."

The EFICO Genio 838F includes the probiotic Bactocell® and immune modulating ingredients similar to BioMar’s EFICO Genio broodstock feeds for trout, sea bass and sea bream to improve survival and boost the immune system.

 “These efforts have been of great value to the development of the feeds offered by BioMar for warm freshwater fish like tilapia and African catfish”, said Michel Autin. “And now we can, for the first time, provide a broodstock diet that is specialised for warm freshwater fish whose natural diet is largely plant based.”

African aquaculture production is expanding in various ways and into various species. BioMar’s presence in Africa steadily grows. The markets served by BioMar are not limited to tilapia and catfish.

“We have for many years also supplied feed to a growing number of sea bass and sea bream farms based in Northern African countries. We aim to add value to African aquaculture production. We listen to and react based on the needs of our customers as we want to act as a locally responsive, agile, and specialised aquaculture feed provider, building our efforts on the four fundamental pillars: Innovation, Performance, Sustainability, and Cooperation.” Ole Christensen concluded.

Read more HERE.

Biomin company profile

BIOMIN are dedicated to developing innovative and sustainable solutions that ensure customer success through healthy and safe animal nutrition.
The application of science and expertise is based on first understanding and appreciating their customer’s needs and concerns. This principle enables the company to deliver solutions that support animal health, optimize performance and production efficiency.
They are a leader in animal nutrition and health, developing and producing feed additives, premixes and services for the improvement of animal performance, in an economically viable way.
They pay particular attention to solutions for mycotoxin risk management, holistic approaches towards promoting growth naturally as well as specific solutions that address dietary requirements for swine, poultry, dairy and beef cattle as well as aquaculture.
Biomin have an ongoing commitment to their customers, performance-oriented innovation, a corporate culture that nurtures and recognizes talent and decisions that prioritize sustainability.
Visit their site HERE.

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18/05/2017: Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2017

PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 24-27, 2017

Organized by the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society
Hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Agro-Based Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Plenary Speaker and Special sessions at the APA17

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24th -27th July 2017

APA17 is an aquaculture platform for all societies to organize their annual project meetings. We have since confirmed our first plenary speaker, Mr. Herve Lucien-Brun from Aquaculture & Qualite in France. The organisers, Asian-Pacific Chapter World Aquaculture Society and Malaysia Fisheries Society, have announced the second plenary speaker, Dr. Mazuki Bin Hashim, Senior Director of Fisheries Biosecurity Division for the Department of Fisheries Malaysia. He will be presenting about the topic “What can Malaysia offer to expand aquaculture?” which is directly linked to the theme of APA 17, Transforming for Market Needs.

Dr. Mazuki Bin Hashim
Dr. Mazuki Bin Hashim has a Ph.D from the National University of Malaysia. He has Bachelor Degree in Agribusiness and Diploma of Fisheries Science from the University of Agriculture Malaysia. With more than 38 years of experience in three aquaculture sectors, Mazuki is a advocate of aquaculture development in the country. He was Director of Aquaculture Development Division (2014-2016), Head of Sectoral Planning (2012- 2014), Head of Investment and Technical Advisory (2008-2012) and Senior Fisheries Officer (2005-2008). Department of Fisheries Malaysia. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2017 (APA2017).

Sessions at the APA17 cover all aspects of aquaculture within Malaysia and the region. The Malaysian Farmers sessions, on July 25th will be organized by Department of Fisheries and Malaysian Fisheries Society. It will be attended by shrimp and finfish farmers sponsored by the Department of Fisheries. Presentations will on July 26th, five outstanding experts from Asia Pacific have been invited to present their advance research developments on Shrimp and treatment on the special Farmer’s day program “The Advanced Research Developments on Shrimp Culture” organized by Sheng Long Bio-Tech International Co., Ltd from 13:30-17:20 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Updates on

Hotel information

Corporate rates and reservation form for APA 17 have been published on the WAS Website. Information on farm Tours will be available and updated on our website soon. The Presentation/poster awards for Students is still open for submission and will be judged during the conference.

Members of the WAS-APC will get to meet the current and newly elected group of officers and directors on July 26th. The election results have been announced to our WAS-APC members and elected board members are Dr. S. Felix (President – Elect), Ms. Tracy Chin (Treasurer), Dr. Imad Saoud and Dr. Sagiv Kolkovski (2 Directors).


APA17 Gold sponsors: Sheng Long Bio-Tech International Co.Ltd 

WAS premier sponsors:

Blue Aqua International PTE LTD
Tyson Food Inc. Corporate
Zeigler Bros. Inc. and
Darling Ingredients/SONAC

President Reception sponsor: Fishance.
APA17 Session sponsors: Nutriad, MSD & Evonik.

For Conference management contact John Cooksey, Email: 
For Booths and meeting space, contact Mario Stael, Email: 
WAS-APC office: Website: /

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ANDRITZ company profile

ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. 

Other important business segments include automation and service business. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries. 

In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants.

Visit their site HERE.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

International Aquafeed - May 2017

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May 16, 2017: Zambian factory project moving quickly

Credit to Aller Aqua: A visual representation of the factory in Zambia

 In Zambia the Aller Aqua factory is now under construction, and staff members have started filtering through.  The company has also reported entering the African market from several strategic positions.

 Whilst the new factory is under construction in Siavonga, Aller Aqua Zambia has made the first sales agreement with one of the largest Tilapia producers in the World – Yalelo Limited.

 Yalelo has plans to grow the production of Tilapia to 30 thousand tonnes in Zambia within the next few years. This rapid expansion will help secure the company’s success in the African country. The new factory will have a production capacity of 50 thousand tonnes of fish feed per year and will be the most technically advanced fish feed factory in Southern Africa.

Clear and expansive strategy
 Henrik Halken, Chairman of Aller Aqua Egypt explains, “Aller Aqua Group is in rapid expansion. Since the company began producing fish feed for aquaculture more than 50 years ago it has achieved constant growth. In addition to the factory in Denmark, the company has built factories in Poland in 2001, Germany in 2007 and Egypt in 2015. Currently, the company is building in both Zambia and China, and has just extended the capacity in Egypt with a third production line. This has increased the capacity in Egypt substantially. Both of the new factories are expected to be inaugurated in 2017. In Zambia we are investing a total of US $10 million, as well as a significant amount in Egypt.”

 He continues, “With the investment in Zambia, we will be the market leaders in Africa in terms of modern and environmentally friendly fish feeds for aquaculture. This will enable us to expand our sales not only in Zambia but also the surrounding countries.”

 He goes on to say that, “The African market will, without a doubt, grow significantly in the coming years. The number of inhabitants is rising quickly and the population will need healthy food which is high in protein. Fish farming and locally produced fish is part of the solution for this, and fish farming can further help people get a livelihood and get out of poverty. In Zambia, approximately 95 percent of the raw materials we will use comes from the local market, which is a great advantage. The build of the factory is Zambia is ongoing and on schedule. Obviously, there are many challenges when building in Zambia compared to Denmark. But we have a fantastic team and management whom will ensure that we succeed and overcome these challenges.”

 In January 2016 Aller Aqua took the consequence of the increased activity in the African countries and appointed Niels Lundgaard Commercial Director of Africa. Niels focuses entirely on expanding the business in the Sub-Saharan countries, and have during recent years helped Aller Aqua Group start sales companies in both Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.

 “With the subsidiaries in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya we have strong bases for the rest of the region. Recently a distributor agreement was signed in Rwanda, and there are Aller Aqua agents in both Benin, Tanzania, Cameroon and Senegal. To countries such as Uganda and Madagascar, Aller Aqua sells feed directly from its German factory. This gives us a wide reach in the area. We have highly skilled teams in place, and enter the markets with our usual approach; We want to grow with the customers and help them increase the output on their fish farms. We do this by providing extruded fish feed, advice and training. We further hold seminars and participate in local events and exhibitions.” Niels explains.

 As a result of Aller Aqua’s growth in the markets in Sub-Sahara, the company will participate in the World Aquaculture 2017 event as Gold Sponsors.

 Hans Erik Bylling, CEO and owner of Aller Aqua points out, “We have a solid set-up in Europe, whereas we in Sub-Saharan Africa see that we have big impact now. The rising incomes and developing economies in countries like Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana support this potential, and has had the effect that we have opened subsidiaries in all three countries. This, combined with our operations in Egypt and Zambia, made it an obvious choice to support the World Aquaculture 2017 event, which takes place for the first time in Africa.”

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