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Thursday, May 25, 2017

25/05/2017: Leiber company profile


An innovative future with refined brewers' yeast

(From Leiber's website) 

How can our customers' requirements be met in terms of quality and innovation time and again with brewers' yeast, one of the world's most natural and healthy raw materials? 

This question gives us the most motivation and direction for our daily activity. The challanges that result from such disparate applications, such as taste, health and fermentation, form the basis for new ideas - virtually every day! 

We produce brewers' yeast at three sites. Germany, Poland and Russia for a varied and demanding customer base in more than 40 countries and employ over 180 people.

Our passion is a wide range of brewers' yeast products. We have therefor established ourselves as the worlds' leaving provider of brewers' yeast products for over six decades. 

Visit their website here. 

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25/05/2017: Show daily from Livestock 2017 Philippines Expo

Image courtesy of Livestock 2017 and Aquaculture Philippines
 Livestock Philippines 2017 and the very first Aquaculture Philippines successfully opened today. 

The welcome ceremony was preceded by remarks from His Excellency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, represented by Atty. Hansel O.Didulo Assistant Secretary for Regulations, Department of Agriculture. 

 The local and international agribusiness community together with the country's top leaders and major stakeholders graced the opening of Livestock Philippines 2017 and the very first Aquaculture Philippines. 

 Over 250 exhibitors from 30 countries presented the latest innovations in feed, livestock, meat and aquaculture. Renowned industry experts also led the first part of a three-day series of seminars and conferences. 

Read more HERE.

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25/05/2017: Dinnissen is developing by a mix of innovations

Dinnissen has broadened the deployability of its mixers, thanks to a mix of innovations

The mixers have been further improved in several areas, and, moreover, they explicitly consider the role of the mixer in the overall operation. That is why the validation of mixing processes have now been added to their service. 

The improved D-Topline mixer is easy to clean
Dinnissen Process Technology is actively engaged in the development and manufacture of process equipment such as grinding mills, mixers, bulk bag filling systems and turnkey projects for the food industry,animal feed industry, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. The company is a specialist in prudent, hygienic and rapid mixing of powders, pellets and granules.

They never shirk challenges such as achieving higher capacities, improving homogeneous mixing of micro-components, mixing poor flowing materials or processing high percentages of liquid. On the contrary; Dinnissen are constantly looking for applications that are a trigger for the development of even better mixers.

Improved D-Topline 
This desire for constant innovation has recently led to the introduction of the 'Improved D-Topline', a model based on the familiar Pegasus double-axle paddle mixer. The geometry of the installation is modified in such a way that the upper sides of the mixing chamber lean in towards each other, resulting in a drop shape.

The negative angle of inclination in the upper side of the mixing chamber reduces the risk of product adhesion. In addition, the 'Improved D-Topline "can be equipped with an additional hatch ('front hedge') on the front.

This feature makes it much easier to inspect or clean the mixer. In some cases, thanks to this hatch, a version can be offered where the paddle axle assembly can be driven entirely from the mixing chamber. Furthermore, the ‘Improved D-Topline’ is provided with a divisible shaft seal, allowing the installation to be CIP-cleanable.

High-shear mixer 
Dinnissen is at an advanced stage of optimising high-shear applications in the mixing process, which are also based on the Pegasus mixing principle. There are applications in which powders require a greater frictional force in order to obtain a homogeneous product. A change in the paddle configuration ensures that the new high shear process applies the necessary energy to the product, but without sacrificing the typical advantages of the Pegasus mixer.

Explosion-proof mixer 
Yet another development is the introduction of an explosion-proof mixer (Atex-zone 20 internal), suitable for processing materials in which the Kst- and LEL-values are within a fixed range. This mixer was subject to a risk assessment and received a type approval for the entire Pegasus mixer range from an independent Notified Body. 

 

An example of an 'All in One' concept
‘All in one’ concept 
The 'All in one' concept is Dinnissen’s response to the demand for fully integrated process lines. An example is the mixing line which has recently been shipped to a customer in the United States. This consists of a skid comprising a docking system for vessels which can be deposited into the mixer dust-free, which can then move the mixer up and down to mix and fill the same vessel again.

The great advantage of the 'All in one' concept is that the various components are perfectly matched to each other. This means that a consistently high-quality product can be guaranteed. There is no segregation of the product, and moreover the process is completely dust-free and explosion-proof.  

Smart concept 

Dinnissen is becoming increasingly involved in the concept stage with their customers. This lies in the fact that the company not only acts as a process specialist but also as a solution provider. Nowadays, processes are developed using 3D modelling, simulations and time analysis.

Thanks to VR support (Virtual Reality), the customer can visualise the design of a process and have an idea of the accessibility and possibilities of systems and components at a much earlier stage. One of the accomplishments of Pegasus mixers is that they are able to mix in concentrations as low as 0.1%. This offers the possibility of removing a premix-step, thereby simplifying the process and gaining the benefits of less handling and energy consumption.

Validation 
The increasing interest in the role of the mixer in the overall production process translates into the need for Dinnissen’s customers to have the mixer validated. A validation makes it possible to determine which set of parameters will result in the raw materials being homogeneously mixed to produce an end product of the required quality.

Thus, making it possible to reproduce the mixing processes. Dinnissen is also interested in this validation data, as it will allow them to further optimise their mixers. For that reason, Dinnissen has now added a validation of its mixing processes, which may, if required, be undertaken by an independent agency.

Read about Dinnissen, HERE.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

24/05/2017: Fishmeal … or beyond



Sustaining fishmeal in the modern aquaculture market

A special report published this month by Rabobank’s RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team by Matthew Muller, International Aquafeed magazine

Fishmeal’s increasing scarcity over recent years has led to the rise in the production of alternative protein ingredients being sourced to keep up with aquaculture’s continuing demand for increased production, says a major report on major report on fishmeal newly-released by RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness compiled by Gorjan Nikolik and Beyhan de Jong. 

“With now one good season in Peru behind us and another good season on the way, supply is good and prices have stabilised at a relatively lower level. 
“With scarcity of fishmeal and fish oil and high prices, many projects for alternative meals and oils have been stated worldwide. Many are in the pre-profit start-up phase,” say the authors.

“We combine these two observations to make the conclusion that the next few years will be decisive for the rising alternatives producers. Some will emerge and achieve scale, which may in the medium-term further erode prices or at least prevent prices from rising again to what they had been. 

“This means all the others will need to find niche markets for their products,” they add.
Therefore, a need for solid growth strategies has presented itself, which companies are keen to exploit in order to remain profitable and competitive. It is prudent to take a look at some of the economic factors of supply and demand that surround the issue of fishmeal. 

Read more HERE.

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24/05/2017:Nutriad company profile





The global population increases 50% in the next 4 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 & safety, challenge your business. 
Nutriad has been a manufacturer of state-of-the-art feed additives for more than 50 years and they know the agricultural market. They are passionate about our work with an ambition to be the customers’ first choice in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Every day their staff work on finding ways to improve production.
Being active in more than 80 countries, they understand the global issues thoroughly. The experience of dedicated local product specialists is available direct for customers. Nutriad create the best practical solutions for today and tomorrow.
Visit their site HERE.




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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

23/05/2017: Omega 3 innovation


Evonik and DSM recently announced to establish a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. This breakthrough innovation will, for the first time, enable the production of omega-3 fatty acids for animal nutrition without using fish oil from wild caught fish, a finite resource.

International Aquafeed Magazine caught up with Dr Christoph Kobler from Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH and Dr David Nickell from DSM Nutritional Products Ltd to find out more about this ground breaking idea.

Christoph Kobler is Head of Product Line Sustainable Healthy Nutrition at Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH. He holds a PhD in Chemistry from University of Stuttgart.
David Nickell is Vice President for Global Marketing & Business Development, Animal Nutrition and Health at DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. He received a PhD in Aquaculture from University of Stirling.

Can you give the readers an overview of what your breakthrough is?

Kobler: We are the first to offer a liquid, non fish-based alternative source of long chain omega-3-fatty acids. By the help of natural marine algae, we produce an algal oil that contains a natural balance of both essential omega-3-fatty acids EPA and DHA – a true market first. Also, the exceptionally high concentration of active ingredients at greater than 50 percent, increases the flexibility in feed formulation.

Nickell: Furthermore, our new algal oil can be applied in feed production in the same way as fish oil. That means feed and pet food producers can easily introduce it in the process. To meet the increasing demand for omega-3-fatty acids in animal nutrition, we will manufacture at an industrial scale. The initial annual production capacity will meet roughly 15 percent of the total current annual demand for EPA and DHA by the salmon aquaculture industry.

What prompted the joint venture?

Nickell: The success was only possible thanks to the complementary competencies that both of our two companies bring to the collaboration. DSM has expertise in the cultivation of marine organisms including algae whilst Evonik’s focus has been on developing industrial biotechnology processes and operating at large-scales. Our teamwork across companies, countries, and cultures is fantastic and we consider our joint venture the perfect way of collaborating.

Read more HERE.

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23/05/2017: African Extrusion Seminar 2017



‘Aquaculture without Frontiers CIO UK’ is supporting a one-day extrusion seminar hosted by Wenger Manufacturing of Sabetha, Kansas in the USA and International Aquafeed magazine and which will be held during the up-coming World Aquaculture 2017 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

The venue is the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa from 12:00-18:00 on Monday June 26, 2017. The event is free of charge and limited to 150 places.

If you’re interested in attending this unique opportunity, please register HERE

“The Wenger company and IAF are making their contributions in organising and running this event free-of charge to attendees, however a donation towards AwF CIO’s work in Africa, which is aimed at assisting small fish farmers adopt more modern practices that support fish heath and productivity while reducing environmental impact would be much appreciated,” says Roger Gilbert, publisher of International Aquafeed magazine.


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Liptosa company profile







LIPTOSA is a family-run company founded in 1996, committed to provide efficient solutions to distributors and customers involved in the animal nutrition business. We are specialized in animal nutrition, always looking for a healthy and complete growth of animals, believing that a proper nutrition is essential for diseases prevention. 
Faithful to the philosophy of "the green way of life", we seek for the most sustainable way to obtain effective products, in accordance with the strict European regulations and taking advantage of the resources provided by nature.Currently, LIPTOSA is present in more than 56 countries spread across five continents. We are able to tackle global challenges, but focused individually, and offering tailor made solutions for each client.
From the very beginning, our research has been focused on the diversity of animal species kept under versatile production scenarios. Thanks to the knowledge of the diversity we can provide an individual approach and solutions adapted to the concrete needs of each particular customer. 
Visit their site HERE.




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Monday, May 22, 2017

22/05/2017: Livestock and Aquaculture Philippines 2017






OPENS IN TWO DAYS!
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!



SEAWEED KAPPAPHYCUS: CLONAL PROPAGATION AND CULTURE

Ms. Maria Rovilla J. Luhan


HOW TO GROW MUD CRABS IN POND: HARD OR SOFT  
Dr. Emilia T. Quinitio


SWINE NUTRITION FOR BETTER ANIMAL PERFORMANCE IN HOT CLIMATE
Dr. Theerawit Poeikhampha 


USE OF FULL FAT SBM AND CASSAVA IN ANIMAL DIETS: THE THAILAND EXPERIENCE
Dr. Wilfredo Resoso


SKOV DA 1700 BLUE FAN NON-CORROSIVE AND LOW POWER CONSUMPTION
Mr. Tommy H. Krogh


ROLE OF PROBIOTICS IN IMPROVING GUT HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY
Dr. Sumit Saxena
Dr. Saurabh Agarwal 


ANTIBIOTICS REPLACEMENT IN ANIMAL FEED
Mr. Robert Walbeek, BSc


 FULLTIDE: NEW ALTERNATIVE TO ANTIBIOTICS 
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.
ENDS

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 www.infinetwireless.com 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

Exhibitor

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

Visitor

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

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
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.
   
CONTACT INFORMATION
   
Vietnam Office
T: +84 8 5401 2718 
F: +84 8 5401 2717 
E: thao.nguyen@ubm.com
 
UBM Malaysia
T: +603 2176 8788
F: +603 2164 8786
E: rita.lau@ubm.com
   
UBM Exhibitions Philippines, Inc.
T: +63.2.551-7803; 551-7564; 551-7718 
F: +63.2.551-7391 
E: jessica.go@ubm.com
 
UBM Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
T: +(66) 2642 6911
F: +(66) 2642 6919 / 20 
E: duangcheewan.j@ubm.com
   
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

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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: https://goo.gl/Tp2qlg

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