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Getting Started @ VIV Asia: The Aquatic Conference!

Alex Whitebrook/ March 15, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

VIV Asia is one of the world’s largest, most comprehensive trade exhibitions for the food and feed industries. This year, the trade expo is being held in Bangkok, and in cooperation with VIV, International Aqua Feed magazine organised a conference focusing on Aquaculture. The line up of speakers included a wide range of representatives from both academic and commercial backgrounds in

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Aquatic Asia – The final line-up!

Alex Whitebrook/ March 8, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The Aquatic Asia 2017 conference is coming this month in the beautiful city of Bangkok, Thailand! In total the one-day conference, hosted in cooperation with Progressus and Perendale Publishers, will present 12 highly respected Thai fisheries speakers across three sessions, at Novotel Sukumvit 20. Each session will be focused on ‘biosecurity’, ‘feed quality’ and ‘water quality’ in farming shrimp and fish

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GRAPAS 2017 – Registrations open!

Alex Whitebrook/ March 7, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

GRAPAS exhibitions and conferences are held in Cologne and Bangkok. These events are co-located with FIAAP and VICTAM. The latest technology used within a rice or flour mill/food processing plant will be displayed. Also on show will be a wide and varied display of ancillary equipment and systems – silos, elevators, magnetics, conveyors, bagging, trucks etc. There will also be

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Further Outbreak of White Spot Disease Detected in Logan River

Alex Whitebrook/ February 24, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

A new outbreak of white spot disease has been reported on a giant tiger prawn farm in Logan River, Queensland. This farm was the remaining uninfected prawn farm in the Logan River area but confirmed it had detected signs of diseased prawns on 11 February. The presence of white spot DNA was confirmed on 13 February. The infected pond has

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Record Short First Fishmeal and Fish Oil Season in Peru

Alex Whitebrook/ February 24, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

On 27 July 2016, Peru’s production ministry surprised the fishmeal and fish oil market by calling an end to the first center-north fishing season even though less than half of the quota had been met. The closure aimed to allow anchovy breeding to commence without interruption, according to FAO GLOBEFISH. The mere 900,000 tonnes of landings from the first fishing

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Aquatic Asia 2017 conference draws near!

Alex Whitebrook/ February 22, 2017/ News/ 1 comments

The Aquatic Asia 2017 conference is coming this March in the beautiful city of Bangkok, Thailand! In total the one-day conference, hosted in cooperation with Progressus and Perendale Publishers, will present 12 highly respected Thai fisheries speakers across three sessions. Each session will be focused on ‘biosecurity’, ‘feed quality’ and ‘water quality’ in farming shrimp and fish species in both

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Russian Aquaculture is recovering, after a dire year

Alex Whitebrook/ February 22, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The aquaculture company Russian Aquaculture gained solid revenues and increased fish production in 2016, after heavy losses in the 2015 financial year. According to the company’s last financial report, revenues from salmon farming in Murmansk Oblast in 2016 amounted to RUB 2.01 billion (USD 34.5 million) and revenues from activities in neighbouring Karelia worth RUB 461 million (USD 7,9 million).

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Soy catches more value through aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ February 21, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

New approval for U.S. aqua feed could increase demand for soybean meal. Casting a wider net to increase soybean meal demand is paying off, according to the soy checkoff. The checkoff, along with the Soy Aquaculture Alliance and many others, has been working to open doors to increase soybean use in U.S. aqua feeds. Following years of checkoff-funded research, the

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Peru: Fishing made US$908 million in 2016

Alex Whitebrook/ February 19, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Exports of Peruvian fishery products for human consumption totaled US$908 million in 2016, reported Alfonso Miranda, Chief of the Fishing and Aquaculture Committee at the National Society of Industries (SNI). Although said figure is 1.2% lower than the amount registered in 2015, Miranda is confident fishing for human consumption will recover thanks to promotion efforts carried out by the government.

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Copper Sulfate kills fungus on fish eggs

Alex Whitebrook/ February 19, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Fungus on fish eggs isn’t only an eyesore for the aquaculture industry, it’s also deadly to fish and expensive to treat. U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists have found that copper sulfate kills fish egg fungus and is cheaper than current treatments. Agricultural Research Service scientists previously compared the effectiveness of copper sulfate to treat catfish eggs against two current treatments—formalin

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