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Features in this issue include:
- Mycotoxins and other hazards controlled by the use of FSP
- Alternatives to achieve the sustainability challenge in shrimp production: Sodium Butyrate
- Planning on the move in UK Aquaculture
- Zebra Fish - Nutrition for the new laboratory rat
- Antarctic Krill - Lifeblood of the Southern Ocean
- Biomin Aquaculture Days
- IMMUNE RESPONSE - Dietary protease improves immune responses in Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei
- EXPERT TOPIC: Cobia
- Fish Farming Technology supplement - FARMING THE RESERVOIRS
It’s my pleasure to write this edition’s Editorial and introduce you to a magazine with a wide variety of stories and features that will keep anyone working in the aquaculture business occupied for some time!
That sounds like a bold boast, but there are many different contributors - myself included - of whom I cannot list all here, but suffice to say I can highlight one or two that have made me stop and think about what we are trying to achieve.
Our print magazine
I’m often asked if online magazines and information online is undermining our print publications. The quote I often get is that all the information needed is available online. Well it might be so. But it is located on many and diverse servers and under many different search criteria and firewalls. If you had the time to search out this information I’d like to suggest you undertake the task as part of a university course, because along the way - and from the extended time invested - you will become qualified in the field under review!
But seriously, print magazines have a place in our industry and society in general. By their very nature they pull together, in a meaningful manner, and condense information into readable formats, ready for digestion.
Our experience shows that print numbers are forever increasing while our online content is sought out for specific purposes by readers.
Don’t expect to see International Aquafeed print edition diminish in page numbers or frequency anytime soon. In fact, quite the opposite is happening.
I must point out that it is with the support of our advertisers that gives us the resources needed to bring you this meaningful and informative package, jam-packed with technical content essential to the development of your business. Enjoy the edition and I look forward to receiving your reactions to our editorial line up, if you would be so kind to send me a note - by email!
In this issue
What caught my imagination from the following pages this month included the following:
- The range of contributors to our columns, from The Aquaculture View by Dominique Bureau to Aquaculture without Frontiers by Roy Palmer and our GMP+ writer Els van der Boon; covering topics from insect farming for protein sources to the selfless contribution made by Paula Kantor who was killed in Afghanistan while trying to improve food sources for poorly served people, and the importance of food safety when we make our foodstuffs available to consumers
- The review of UK Aquaculture from the perspective of East-meets-West
- Learning more about Arctic Krill, which might well be essential for us if we are to manage this resource in the future - our industry has to be more knowledgeable about these species and their lifecycle
- Biomin research and development occupies our Photoshoot (and the following two pages) which delve into the work this company is doing on additives to address fish health issues and to combat the impact of threats such as mycotoxins and diseases
- Our Fish Farming Technology supplement looks a farmers operating in reservoirs
- And Cobia is our Expert Topic this month!
- My final favourite is our show report from VIV Asia 2015, which hosted a dedicated ‘Aquatic Asia’ exhibition area which proved highly successful and reflected the growing interest in those supporting intensification of livestock production to now include aquaculture. A job well done!
I hope you will enjoy this edition and continue to find us an invaluable source of information in the future. Thank you
Professor Simon Davies
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