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  • Oxygen Limits Pond Production - Courtesy - ROEL H

    The principal constraint in pond production is oxygen availability. Oxygen is needed for fish respiration, waste decomposition and algal respiration. Part of the primary production is available for the fish growth.    The addition of feed to the pond increases oxygen demand. The chemical oxygen demand (COD) of 1 kg of feed is about 1400 g O2. About 45% of the feed COD is retained ...

  • BioMar plant first to comply with new ASC-standard

    We are very pleased about this approval, as it means, that fish farmers, who want to become ASC certified, can utilize our feed, says Ole Christensen, Managing Director for the BioMar factory in Denmark. Ole Christensen notes with satisfaction, that the systems, BioMar has put in place to document responsible purchasing of e.g. fish meal, fish oil, and soya, are working according to the ...


    By The BioMar group

  • USSEC’s Indian Aquaculture Team Learns Production Technologies for New Fish Species in Vietnam

    USSEC’s Southeast Asia (SEA) and Asia Subcontinent (ASC) regions teamed up to educate a team of 14 aquaculture entrepreneurs on hatchery and farm production technologies for new fish species. The focus was on a high value fish variety called the murrel, which fetches $4.50 – $ 7.00 per kilogram (whole fish), depending on the market region. This fish is easily farmed in China and SEA, ...

  • The Soy Checkoff Continues to Find New Customers in Global Aquaculture

    Even though soybean meal is the No. 1 protein source used in fish feeds worldwide, many people are still unaware of the benefits of feeding soy to this sector of animal agriculture. And the aquaculture industry is working on feed sustainability with soy as part of that equation. To educate other global aquaculture representatives, soy checkoff farmer-leaders Mike Beard, from Frankfort, Ind., and ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Skretting to offer algal oil breakthrough

    Fish oil availability will not limit the aquaculture industry’s growth Skretting is now able to offer aquaculture feeds containing a ground breaking algal oil that consists of unprecedented levels of the two essential long chain Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, thanks to the joint development of Royal DSM and Evonik. This alternative to the finite supply of fish oil is currently ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Aqua feed – Animeal Factory

    Animeal Factory is an aqua feed factory in the city of Deurne, the Netherlands. They produce Fish Feed as well as Pet food on multiple production lines. As Animeal Factory is highly committed to control odours emitted by their processes, Aerox was requested in 2016 to design and supply a tailor made Aerox Injector for a new built fish feed line. Aerox was selected based upon received references ...


    By Aerox B.V.

  • Is the aquaculture boom starting to fade?

    The aquaculture industry has reached an important crossroads, with new challenges emerging regarding the sector’s ability to meet future world demand for fish. Small-scale farmers in developing countries are facing difficulties in exporting their produce, and need help to become competitive and access global markets, according to FAO. In 2006, the world consumed 110.4 million tonnes of fish, ...

  • Fish Feed Plants

    In addition to the process and plant design for the complete line, Kahl provided support regarding the basic formulas and the raw materials to be used as well as intensive training of the operating personnel. The fish feed factory is equipped with the latest KAHL process technology, the core of which is ...


    By Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG

  • Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable

    Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians. A South Dakota State University fisheries scientist is developing a soy protein feed that's tasty and easily digestible to eventually reduce the industry's need for using wild-caught fish as food for farm-raised fish. Much of the tilapia, Atlantic salmon and catfish that Americans toss into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Impact of sustainable feeds on omega-3 levels in farmed fish

    As the global population and its demand for seafood increases, more of our fish will come from aquaculture. Farmed Atlantic salmon are a global commodity and, as an oily fish, contain a rich source of the health promoting long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids. Replacing the traditional finite marine ingredients, fishmeal and fish oil, in farmed ...


    By Algae Energy, Inc

  • Shifts in Mediterranean fish farming increase pressure on wild fish stocks

    Fish farming in the Mediterranean has increasingly shifted from producing fish such as grey mullet, which are herbivores near the bottom of the food chain, to species such as sea bass, which are predators. This ‘farming up’ the food chain requires wild fish to be caught to provide feed. A return to farming fish lower in the food chain would use marine resources more efficiently, a new ...

  • ASA/WISHH Aquaculture Handbook Engages Industry, Provides Resources for Pakistan Fish Farmers

    The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistanwas in the spotlight across the globe this week. The handbook, produced under the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded “FEEDing Pakistan,” ...

  • Lockheed Martin´s Technology-Infused Mobile Fish Pen Named A Top 25 Invention By TIME Magazine

    You've heard the old saying — there are plenty of fish in the sea — however, this may not always be the case. The inability of wild fisheries to supply the burgeoning demand for healthful and protein-rich seafood has given rise to a ...


    By Lockheed Martin

  • Shuangyao Auto-feeder used in aquaculture

    Suzhou Shuangyao New Material Co.,Ltd is one of the first few companies in the world which pioneered into the manufacturing of auto-feeder. Our Auto-feeder has award the patent in China . The auto-feeder is a aquaculture device with advanced design concept and many patented technologies that being specialized developed for mass aquaculture Farmers. It can be used in fish ponds reservoirs, ...

  • A bird’s eye view of fishery discard reforms

    Reforms to reduce discards of over-quota fish catches are generally predicted to have positive effects on marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Although concerns have been raised over the impacts of the changes on scavenging seabirds who feed upon discarded fish, new research on gannets indicates that, while they often forage near fishing vessels, more than half their time is spent foraging ...

  • USSEC conducts cage aquaculture production cost management seminar in the Philippines

    USSEC conducted a cage aquaculture production cost management seminar for the Chinese staff and managers of Sahara Feeds Corp. Milkfish Cage Farm in Taal Lake, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines on December 7. USSEC Philippines Technical Manager – Aquaculture Levy Manalac discussed how to manage and save on cage aquaculture production cost with the proper use of extruded floating feed and good ...

  • Big Fish in the Pond – From U.S. Soybean Fields to Global Aquaculture

    You’ve heard the predictions – the world’s population is supposed to climb to a staggering 9 billion people by the year 2050, increasing the pressure on the 2 percent of Americans who farm today to produce food, feed, fiber and fuel. You’ve also heard about many of the efforts your soy checkoff makes to support U.S. soybean farmers in meeting this demand. But did you know ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Economics of aquaculture

    This technical paper provides an analysis of the economic implications of, and the reasons for, adopting various feeding practices for different fish species and aquaculture systems in Asia. It comprises of six selected country case study reports from Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam) and an overall synthesis ending with conclusions and recommendations. ...

  • Embargoed until 00.01hrs Sunday 12 September 2010: fish with chips to help Defra predict future stocks

    Sensors similar to those used in computer games consoles are to be planted into fish to help scientists better understand their movements under water. Scientists from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are looking to pilot the technology as part of their research into fish habits which will ultimately help with predictions about future fish stocks. ...

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