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March - April 2015

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Editors desk

I am writing this editorial from Llanelli, a coastal town in South Wales on a Spring visit to my home region. A view of the ocean provides much inspiration along with the wonderful Welsh culture, cuisine and the locally famous beer (Felinfoel), and also the heart of our rugby heritage in Wales - the famous Llanelli Scarlets team.

Fishing has always been a major recreation here and we have some of the finest beaches in Europe and water sports activities.
Aquaculture in Wales has much potential and I hope it is encouraged in future.

The magazine has always tried to bring innovations to the forefront and we always focus on the most exciting developments and technologies embracing aquafeed technology and the latest news and interviews of major figures and those making waves in this dynamic industry. After periods of uncertainty and austerity, we see encouraging trends and a surge of interest in the fish nutrition domain and applications to feed production.

As usual, we span some hot topics and articles from experts in various fields.
In our news section we report on a new generation of BioMar’s ORBIT feed concept targeting the specific challenges of the production of salmon smolt in Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS) that will become available from the beginning of April.

Our feature on extrusion of aquafeeds by Gordon Young, Food Stream Pty Ltd, Australia and Dennis Forte, Dennis Forte & Associates, Australia, outlines a number of major benefits over the more traditional pellet milling processes. But extrusion is a very complex process. Technology is ever changing to deal with this and we report on these new developments.

Wheat proteins offer high quality proteins for aquaculture feeds, and a feature by Dr Emmanuelle Apper, MSc Aurélien Feneuil and Dr Frédérique Respondek of Tereos provides an interesting scope for this interesting ingredient.

Immunostimulation in Aquatic Animals by Philippe Tacon, Global Aquaculture Manager, Phileo reveals a new applied perspective on natural solutions to combat emerging diseases in aquatic farmed species.

In our Fish Farming Technology section my very good friend, Robert M Durborow, Professor and Aquaculture Specialist, Kentucky State University, and Melvin L. Myers, Associate Professor and Safety Engineer, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta review safety measures on aquaculture farms, a very important topic as the industry expands.

Our special species focus in this issue is on Carp. This feature covers specific areas: Fish and finance: How China dictates the size of your carp farm, by Malachi Stone of International Aquafeed, and Carp production in India: Present status and prospects, by Dr B. Laxmappa of the Department of Fisheries in Mahabubnagar, India.

The significance of gender in aquaculture will be addressed at the WA2015 on Jeju Island, Korea 26-30 May. Entitled ‘Women in Fisheries and Aquaculture’, it will have a particular significance to Jeju, given that historically, the role of seafood-gathering on the island has been dominated by women.

We also report on the recent Aquaculture America 2015 (AA15) in New Orleans.  The Aquaculture America conference is the best place to learn about the latest aquaculture research and issues, newest technology and associated aquaculture trade show. 

Our Interview section is with Nils Einar Aas, Sales Director, Aker BioMarine. He explains why krill is so beneficial, krill’s future and how Aker BioMarine is working to protect the krill resources of tomorrow.

Please enjoy the latest edition and keep sending us your views and articles for possible publication.

Professor Simon Davies

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International Aquafeed reflects a passion for aquafeed and excitement about new technology. Our objective is to be a respected provider of information about aquafeed in the widest sense.

Feed makes up around 70 percent of the cost of producing farmed fish. In each issue, we take an in-depth look at a wide range of technical issues associated with aquafeed production and use. We bring our readers global news about new technology and research, feed ingredients and micro-ingredients, market trends and all issues that impact on the aquafeed supply chain today and tomorrow.

We have a deep commitment to our readers and our advertisers. We believe in quality information and quality design, just as you believe in the quality of your products.



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