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Aquaculturist update - October 2010



A monthly review of news from around the aquaculture industry

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  • 1. A monthly review October 2010
  • 2. THE AQUACULTURIST | October 2
  • 3. THE AQUACULTURIST | October THE INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED MARKET PLACEHi my name is Martin Little. I am the Aquaculturists, with a background in Marine Zoology CRAFTMANSHIP IN THE ANIMAL FEED AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRYand eight years working in the field as a consultant fisheries observer in the North Atlantic, Iam now part of International Aquafeed magazine, and as well as my column in the pages ofthe magazine I will be running a accompanying blog that can be found at http://theaquacul-turists.blogspot.com/ WWW.OTTEVANGER.COMOctober 1, 2010Scotlands leading aquaculture firm faces prosecution over Silo Constructionmass fish death. & EngineeringDuring raids carried out on vessels owned by the Lakeland group largeamounts of pesticides were found on the boats. Used to treat and kill liceon salmon, it was found that at least 6000 fish deaths have been caused SCEdue to this pesticide, and the moralities could be as high as 20,000 alsoother marine wildlife were affected. Read more... Maximum bulk storageSloppy science behind FDA evaluation of GE salmon.Dr Micheal Hansen from the US Consumers Union told the public hear- www.sce.being, of the sloppy science being used to get the fish approved as food. He +32(0)51 723128points to the woefully inadequate data they are relying on, he also claimsthat AquaBountys own data though incomplete does raise issues to hu-man health - that of increased allergenicity. Read more... TESGO INTERNATIONAL FouSeafood Services Australia (SSA) calls U.N Agency n ded in 1981statement "Misleading, Damaging".Australia seafood services (SSA) has criticised the United NationsEnvironment Program (UNEP), for claiming that almost all commercial Consultancy for animal and aqua nutritionfisheries will have collapsed by 2050. The SSA slammed the statement knowledge transfer and Marketing of Nutri-Performance specialitiesas damaging and misleading and was disappointed that the UNEP would T: +31 164 616151 • F: +31 164 612171such a ill-founded statement. Read more... E: tony@tesgo-int.comUruguay enters into the network of aquaculture of the Tesgo.indd 1 21/12/2009 09:16Americas (RAA)President Jose Mujica (Uruguay) has authorised the countrys entranceinto the network of aquaculture of the Americas (RAA). Created in March2009 to promote the sustainability of aquaculture in numerous countriesacross the region. Uruguay will benefit from training, human resources,and exchange of information among other things. Read more...Hope for new vaccine against white spotResearchers for the US agriculture research service (ARS) are workingon a preventative vaccination for the parasitic infection known as whitespot. This parasitic infection costs aquaculture and fish hobbyists about$50 million annually in losses. The idea is to use preventative treatmentand rather than dosing fish individually. The aim is to create a vaccinethat can be delivered in with the food or direct to the water. A new vaccinewould not pose a threat to the environment like the treatment used todaywhich can be harmful environmentally. Read more... 3
  • 4. THE AQUACULTURIST | OctoberChef says no frankenfish debate goes onChef Rick Moonen is against genetically engineered fish; he does notbelieve that the new “fish is safe”, as has been suggested by AquabountyTechnologies. His concerns range from, if they escaped what damagewould be done to the wild populations to the fact that there is no planto label them in grocery stores. He also worries that this could cause alarger demand for smaller species to be used as feed for these franken-fish. Read more...Farmed fish destroy wild fishAn essay found in this weeks Conservation Biology Journal, suggest thatfarmed fish are causing wild populations to decline. He suggests that ahigh density of caged farmed fish, promotes infection that affects wildpopulations near the fish farm. Sea lice is one example that impacts fishfarms and also impacts the wild populations, even though the farmedfish survive the wild populations suffer. And if the sea-caged system isoverstocked this can lead to extinction of the wild stocks near by. So dofarmed fish destroy wild fish? Read more...October 04, 2010Fish feeder product demand risingAn historical moment for Aquaculture Engineering Group as they prepareto launch their new commercial model automated fish feeder. After threeyears of trails in the Bay of Fundy waters. The company plan to launchtheir first feeder from a site off Grey’s Island, one of the problems withfish farming is that the sites need daily feeding, which can be treacherouswhen located in the open sea. The new fish feeder will be automated andcontrolled via computer link. Read more...Fish Company cultivating algae for biofuel.Pesquera San Jose, are planning to produce bio fuels by cultivatingbrown algae (Macrocystis Pyrifera). Working with Innovachile project BALBio fuels the aim is to promote aquaculture for species with higher com-merical expectations and lower impact on the environment. The projectwill be implemented in Chile Curaco de Velez region. Read more....Future for Scotland’s Mussel farmingA recent study commissioned by the Scottish government, into the futureof mussel farming in Scotland. Has shown there is potential for goodgrowth in this sector of aquaculture. Due to the rapid increase in produc-tion in the Shetlands, over the last 10 years from 1,400 tonnes in 1999 to5,800 tonnes in 2008. However, compared to Europe the UK’s productionof mussels remains low and there is a substantial scope for increasedproduction without impacting the market supply. Read more...Aurora Algae moves into PerthAurora Algae new regional headquarters is to open in Perth Australia;this new office will be led by Matthew Caspari, Co-Founder and Austral-ian managing director of Aurora Algae, who will oversee construction andoperation of the commercial - scale facility in the Northwest region of theCountry. This new facility closely follows Aurora Algae’s launch of theindustry’s first photosynthetic platform for the production of sustainable,premium products. Read more... 4
  • 5. THE AQUACULTURIST | OctoberOctober 05, 2010 THE INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED MARKET PLACEZinc important for developing salmonThe results of a research project carried out by Nofima Marin in Norway,showed that low levels of zinc found in juvenile farmed salmon was thecause of spine malformations. This showed that there was a need to bet-ter control the levels of zinc in the diet of the farmed salmon, the effectsof low levels of zinc showed compressed vertebrae in some fish. Also Extruderphosphorous deficiency was more severe in the salmon when zinc levels for Fish Feedwere insufficient. Read more...Estimated 6,000 new marine species discovered AMANDUS KAHL GmbH & Co. KG Phone: +49 40 727 71 010 years, 80 countries and some 9,000 days at sea, an international www.akahl.desurvey of life in the oceans and how they are connected, shows that theoceans were richer than first thought. During the project, 30 million indi-vidual organisms was observed and an estimated 6,000 previously un-known species were recorded. Professor Paul Holm indicated that thereis still 20 percent of the oceans volume to be explored. Read more...Aquafeed news portal.The international aquafeed news information portal, with news storiescovering all aspects of aquaculture. If you are interested in aquacultureor just enjoy reading about the new advances in the farming of AtlanticSalmon, Salmon, Tilapia then visit our portal for up to date news stories,and a searchable archive dating back 4 years. Or you could go to ouronline publication of our bi monthly International Aquafeed magazine andfind out what’s new in the world of aquaculture with an online archive ofthe magazine. There are stories from Australia, Canada and Norway aswell as many European countries like France, Spain and Ireland.This is a unique and valuable site containing a vast amount of informationand stories on environmental issues, feed and the technology involvedin general fish farming today. It is a must read for students, teachers andprofessional of the aquaculture industry. This well maintained site is easy IMD_40x40m_classADto navigate using a custom search engine that make searching simple. Agreat site with lots to offer, go on give it a look today.October 11, 2010Martha’s Vineyard ponds to host Winter Flounder.Martha’s Vineyard/Dukes County fishermen’s association are working Whatever you are lookingwith the University of New Hampshire to save the Winter Flounder, which for in the milling industry? ...was once so abundant in Martha’s Vineyard waters. The project which ... find it with IMDstarts on November 1st will be in two phases, first part of the project will www.internationalmilling.combe to study the two ponds the Lagoon and Menemsha ponds and thesecond part will be to raise and release tagged winter flounder into thetwo ponds. Read more... IMD_40x40m_classAD.indd 1 15/03/2010 12:4Aquaculture investment gets backing from Shetland CouncilbackingTwo aquaculture enterprises have secured new investment from theShetland Islands Council, a mussel farm the North Atlantic Shellfish will T +86 514 87848880 • F • +86 514 87848686expand its mussel farming business. Also there will be a new state of the E • muyang@public.yz.js.cnarts 100 percent water recirculation salmon hatchery facility at Girlsta.Read more... www.muyang.com Muyang_CLASS.indd 1 21/12/2009 11:5 7
  • 6. THE AQUACULTURIST | OctoberOctober 12, 2010Aquaculture News from around the WorldPhD from Plymouth UK gets Aquaculture job in Nelson New ZealandDr Mark Burdass will be the head of a new aquaculture program in Nel-son New Zealand, he will move to New Zealand in December. Dr Burdasshelped to design the Nelson Marlborough Institute of technology (NMIT)diploma of aquaculture program. The diploma will be the only aquaculturequalification at this level in New Zealand, and has already attracted inter-est from prospective students. Dr Burdass is recognised internationally asa leader in his field of marine-farming teaching. Read more...EU, Norway, Iceland and the Faroes will discuss mackeelquotas for 2011 crucial for ScotlandThe Scottish fishing federation and the Scottish Pelagic Fisherman’s As-sociation will begin talks on the 12th October over the quotas on mack-erel for 2011. They will be pressing for a deal that does not jeopardiseScotland share in the fishery, but also to protect the fishery for the futureand to challenge the irresponsible actions of Iceland and the Faroes.Read more...October 13, 2010Barramundi: The Anti Salmon.Joshua Goldman the chief executive officer of Australis Aquacultureafter three years of searching for a better fish, after fifty candidates, hechooses the Barramundi. A native of Southeast Asia, Northern Australia.In terms of biological needs, barramundi are anti salmon they have theability to turn vegetarian feed into much sought after omega-3 fatty acids.They require less feed per pound than farmed salmon do. Read more...Nova Scotia Aquaculture opens its doors to the public.Three fish farms in Nova Scotia Canada will open their doors to the publicfor tours, allowing for a better understanding of aquaculture and for thepeople to see the environmentally and economically sustainable industry.Sterlin Belliveau Minster of Fisheries and Aquaculture said, “I encourageeveryone to take this opportunity to visit a fish farm and learn about aqua-culture from local experts.” Read more…Marine Harvest files complaint with ESA and EFTAFarming salmon giants Marine Harvest filed complaints on outdated own-ership restrictions that will not allow them to be part of the consolidationof the industry. The firm’s complaint specifies that the current regulationviolates article 31 and Article 40 of the European Economic Area (EEA)Agreement. Read more... 8
  • 7. THE AQUACULTURIST | OctoberOctober 14, 2010 THE INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED MARKET PLACEFinding Alternative fish feeds from plant proteinsFeeding fish in fish farms is an environmental issue; this is due to the fact AquafeedClassified40_2x40mFIthat smaller species are used in the feed, as fishmeal and fish oil. Nowresearchers and aquaculterists are working to find new alternatives in theform of plant proteins. ARS aquaculture scientists are working to devel-ope fish feeds that don’t include fishmeal. One problem is that differentspecies of fish have different nutritional requirements, William Wolters, ®research leader said that the new modern diets are working better than STYLE CC-XD (XTREME DUTY)the previous diets did. Read more... Polyethylene Elevator BucketKenyans see fish prices rise ELEVATOR BUCKETS & BOLTS St. Louis, Missouri USAIn Kenya the Government are now considering an aquaculture program T:+1 314 739 9191• F:+1 314 739 5880as a viable option for reducing the cost of fish. In recent time the Kenyan www.tapcoinc.comconsumers have seen the price of their favorite fish Tilapia, Nile Perchand Dagaa increase, by three to four percent. According to Dr RichardAbila the use of Aquaculture would ease the pressure on the lakes.Read more... Buhler AG CH – 9240Finland decrees new regulation on welfare of farmed fish Uzwil, SwitzerlandFinland passes new regulation for the welfare of farmed fish. This new T: +41 71 955 11 11 F: +41 71 955 28 96regulation will look at how the fish is kept, minimum requirements for fish E: fu.buz@buhlergroup.comfarm structures, equipment, remediation of water quality. It will also definethe minimum requirements for monitoring and safeguards for the well be- www.buhlergroup.coming of the fish. This is the first legislation of its kind relating to the welfareof fish. Read more... Advertisements inAnglian Water power failure kills fish in river in Essex these spaces comeEngland from the InternationalA power failure at Anglian water sewage treatment works caused an en- Aquafeed Marketvironmental incident in the River Wid in Essex England. Hundreds of fish Place. For moreand invertebrates were killed when raw sewage was discharged into the information visitriver during a power failure. The backup generator failed and as a conse- www.aquafeed.co.ukquence the sewage was discharged directly into the river. Read more...UK Fishing Industry awarded £3.2 million grantThe English fishing industry was awarded a £3,2 million grant from theEuropean Fisheries Fund (EFF) and the Marine Management Organisa-tion (MMO). A total of 11 projects was approved by the MMO, the largest Extruderproject to be approved was the regeneration of Southwold Harbour area for Fish Feedin Suffolk for £1.22 million. Read more... AMANDUS KAHL GmbH & Co. KGOctober 18, 2010 Phone: +49 40 727 71 0 www.akahl.deNew Zealand Chainmail Manufacturer looks towards fish-farmingNew Zealand Hi tech chainmail developer Kaynemaile is looking towardsfish-farming as a potential customer for their seamless polycarbonatemesh. There could be many advantages to using this kind of material, itis strong flexible and easy to clean, it also could be used as a low mainte-nance environmentally friendly predator barrier against seals and sharks.Read more... 9
  • 8. THE AQUACULTURIST | OctoberFish farm plans challenged by Animal welfare groupRSPCA are being urged to object by animal welfare groups to the plan-ning application of a new fish farm in Berneray the Outer Hebrides. Theplanned location of this fish farm is near to the Seals breeding grounds,Glasgow-based Animal Concern has written to the RSPCA calling fora total no-kill policy in seal control at RSPCA Freedom Food endorsedsalmon farms. The RSPCA has refused to back down. Read more...World Wildlife Fund announce halfway point reached inGlobal AquacultureThe WWF announced that they are at the halfway point to completingthe finalization of eight sets of global aquaculture standards, addressingthe potentially negative impacts of abalone farming on the environment.The announcement came after completion of certification standards forbivalves, pangasius and tilapia and other species were expected to befinalized by mid 2011. Read more...One regional Voice and a new nameThe fish farmers group, now known as the Atlantic Canada Fish Farm-ers Association are planning to not only represent New Brunswick but torepresent all regional finfish farmers in the area including Nova Scotia.The association executive director Pamela Parker said in a news release."More and more finfish aquaculture companies farm in multiple provin-cial jurisdictions, and they are all facing similar issues, challenges andopportunities. Having a single, regional voice representing their interestswith consumers, government agencies, communities and regulators is apositive and forward-thinking move." Read more...New fish feeds from fish by-productsScientists test fish by-products as a new source of fishfeed, the USDAfunded scientists in Hawaii have been using tails, heads and bone andskin and internal organs that are normally disposed of and made theminto a fishfeed for shrimp and fish. they have found that many of theAlaska fish parts work well as feeding stimulants, which help the shrimpeat plant based protein feeds. Read more...Aquaculture in Azerbaijan promoted by the USAIDUSAID promotes the second aquaculture conference in the Zagatala dis-trict of Azerbaijan. The conference which was sponsored by the Econom-ic Growth Program of the Baku Office of the US agency for internationaldevelopment. The USAID is proud to host the conference for Azerbaijanifish farmers to promote development of the aquaculture sector in thecounter. Read more...October 19, 2010Harbor Branch Oceanographic get pearl grantThe Florida Legislature has awarded a grant to Harbor Branch oceano-graphic Institute to set up a queen conch pearl production and create anew industry. Early attempts to culture pearls from the queen conch hadnot been successful, however researchers at Harbor Branch a division ofFlorida Atlantic University developed a seeding technique, and producedmore than 200 queen conch cultured pearls. Read more... 10
  • 9. THE AQUACULTURIST | OctoberSummit to tackle human impact on ocean environment THE INTERNATIONALIn Nagoya, Japan the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened, AQUAFEED MARKET PLACEthe conference document describes the “urgent need to assess and mon-itor the impacts and risks of unsustainable human activities on marineand coastal biodiversity”. International governments will decide on meas-ures to reduce the impact of humans on the oceans environment. TheCBD is widely supported and was ratified by 193 countries. Read more...October 20, 2010 CRAFTMANSHIP IN THE ANIMAL FEED AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRYIceland and Faroe increase their Mackerel quotaIceland’s and the Faroe Islands decision to raise their quotas for Mack-erel was met with anger and disbelief by the Scottish and Norwegian fish-erman and the international environmental group WWF. Icelands ministryof fisheries and agriculture raised their quota this year as no global quotahad been reached. The EU fisheries chief Maria Damanaki said she was WWW.OTTEVANGER.COMready to go to battle, dubbing it the ‘Mackerel war’. Read more... Silo ConstructionOctober 21, 2010 & EngineeringNew appointment for AgriMarineAgriMarine has appointed a new acting senior advisor, Mr Philip M.Fitzpatrick will be acting senior advisor he has extensive seafood and SCEfood industry experience in roles with multinational companies. As well asbeing a seasoned industry professional in both aquaculture and marine Maximum bulkfisheries. AgriMarine Holdings are delighted to have him in this role. storageRead more... www.sce.be +32(0)51 723128Oil spill in the Gulf increases interest in Indiana ShrimpIndiana’s aquaculture industry could help fill a void in shrimp produc-tion after the devastation of the BP’s Gulf oil spill. Kwamena Quagrainie,aquaculture-marketing director for Purdue University, has said that peopleare concerned after the oil spill, about the quality of the seafood comingfrom the Gulf. He pointed out that there is a void to be filled, and that theaquaculture industry is in a good position to fill that gap. Read more...October 22, 2010Salmon lost in Truck crash, Holbart, AustraliaA road accident in Holbart Australia ended with the loss of $250,000worth of salmon. The salmon was being transported to northern Tasmaniafor processing when the accident occurred at about 2:00am. Huon Aquac-ulture says there is nothing to worry about, the lost fish will be replacedand there should be no delay as the fish would not have been at themarket until Monday. Read more...Americans buying up Chinese TilapiaChinese raised Tilapia is being exported to America on a large scale andthe US consumption of them keeps increasing. In 2009 the U.S. imported404 million pounds of tilapia, up from 298 million in 2005. As over fish-ing threatens the worlds wild fisheries, aquaculture advocates say fishfarms will play a far greater role in feeding people around the world.Read more... 11
  • 10. THE AQUACULTURIST | OctoberOctober 25, 2010Krill fishery in southern oceans closedOn October 10th an area of the Southern Oceans was closed due to thequota being reached for the Krill fishery. The total catch this year was justover 211,000 tonnes the highest krill catch for at least a decade. The fish-ery will be a key topic at the convention on the conservation of Antarcticmarine living resources (CCAMLR). Read more...Peruvians to invest in Chilean aquacultureNumerous large Peruvian fishing companies are interested in investing inChilean aquaculture it was announced by the head of the Subsecretariatof Fisheries of Chile. The future of aquaculture is in the Pacific Ocean,putting Peru and Chile at an advantage, Pablo Galilea believes that thebilateral fishing relations have been strengthened between Peru andChile. Read more...October 26, 2010Oil still present in the Gulf of MexicoSeveral days after it was claimed there was little surface oil still presentin the Gulf of Mexico, photographs showed that the claim was incorrectand there are still vast tracks of oil present on the surface. Miles of longstrings of weathered oil is heading towards the marshes on the Missis-sippi river delta, with thousands of migrating birds moving towards theregion. Read more...Stirlings aquaculture MSc courses attracts twenty onenationalities this yearStirling Universitys Institute of Aquaculture has twenty one new MScstudents this year from twenty one different countries, the University con-tinuing their role as an international leader in teaching aquaculture to theworld. With over 35 years of experience and 700 aquaculturists alreadyqualified from over 75 countries. Read more...October 27, 2010Pacific fisheries could collapse within 25 yearsA new major study of the Pacific Island fisheries indicates that it couldcollapse within the next 25 years unless there is a concerted effort to pre-serve stocks. Reported on New Zealand radio the study covered oceanic,coastal, aquaculture and freshwater fisheries the study indicates that thefisheries agencies need to adapt. Read more...Scotland awarded £10.9 million fundingScotland’s fisheries have been awarded £10.9 million which is to beshared between 144 companies, under the (EFF), European FisheriesFund potentially safeguarding nearly 3,500 jobs. Fisheries secretary Rich-ard Lochhead said ‘that the EFF funds will help the industry to invest andto increase production and bolster employment for Scotland’s fisheriesand aquaculture industries’. Read more... 12
  • 11. THE AQUACULTURIST | OctoberOctober 28, 2010 THE INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED MARKET PLACEFire onboard Faroe fishing vesselThe Athena a factory ship from the Faroe Island has suffered a fire atsea, 230 miles southwest of the Isle of Silly, about 80 crew from the ves-sel have taken to lifeboats. No injuries have been reported about 30 crewhave stayed on board to help fight the fire. Read more...GM salmon updateAnastasia Bodnar writes an interesting article on the BioFortified site, the CRAFTMANSHIP IN THE ANIMAL FEEDarticle on the proposed aqua-bounty salmonoid, showing that the Center AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRYfor Food Safety (CFS) has a ‘new’ document written by the National Ma-rine Fisheries Service (NMFS). In the document its points out that the USFood and Drug Administration (FDA) knowingly withheld a federal biologi-cal opinion by the US Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS). Read more... WWW.OTTEVANGER.COMOctober 29, 2010Catfish farmers in Nigeria urge Federal Government for help Silo ConstructionThe Catfish farmers association of Nigeria (CAFAN), has urged the Fed- & Engineeringeral Government to help by providing technical help and funds to improveaquaculture in Nigeria. The association has complained that Nigeria hasbecome a dumping ground for substandard fish feed and fingerlings. SCERead more... Maximum bulk storage www.sce.be +32(0)51 723128 TESGO INTERNATIONAL Fou n ded in 1981 Consultancy for animal and aqua nutrition knowledge transfer and Marketing of Nutri-Performance specialities T: +31 164 616151 • F: +31 164 612171 E: tony@tesgo-int.com Tesgo.indd 1 21/12/2009 09:1 13
  • 12. For more information about the Aquaculturist visit:www.theaquaculturists.blogspot.com