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Marelife NEWS April 2013


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Marelife NEWS April 2013

  1. 1. NASF PRE-CONFERENCE • March 6 • 2012 The MareLife News Newsletter from Marelife • April • 2013 VIBRANT THINKING! THE WINNERS! MARINE VIDEO EXTRA! Theglobalkey playerslive. TheNASFMarineInnovationDayinBergenreleasedideasand directionsforlongtermsolutions, andfeaturedactionsfor sustainableexpansionofglobalaquaculturebasedfoodsupply. The Marine Innovation Day in Bergen March 5, 2013, attracted an all time high audience with 210 delegates. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare. Paul van der Heyden, Jan Økern and Neil Robertson. NASFMarine Innovation Day2013: AllTimeHigh!
  2. 2. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 20132 KEY PEOPLEDoersintheMareLifenetwork! MareLife, the independent science-based marine innovation network, has reinforced its staff and put in operation R&D projects initiated by experienced working groups covering key areas in marine innovation. A strong and committed staff combined with highly experienced people on our Board and in core working groups, provides Marelife with a solid foundation for moving forward, says Marelife executive manager Øystein Lie. Staff The staff consists of Øystein Lie (Executive Manager), Carl Seip Hanevold (Cermaq) (Working Chairperson), Jon Aulie (The Norwegian Seafood Federation, Marine Ingredients), Paul J. Midtlyng (Aquamedic AS, Aquaculture disease control),Sytse Ybema (Sustainovate, Ocean Resources) and Erik Fedde Lopez, Fedde Consulting (Administrative matters) Our four working groups. Marelife has four working groups in the core areas fisheries, aquaculture, ingredients industry, commercialization. These working groups have been initiating our R&D projects and strategic efforts like the Havlandet Norge report and are chaired by the following people: Fisheries: Lars Olav Lie (Liegruppen AS), Aquaculture: Petter Arnesen (Marine Harvest ASA Ingredients Industry: Jon Aulie (MARING Forum, the Norwegian Seafood Federation, FHL) Commercialization: Knut Traaseth (Norwegian Venture capital Association) NASF Marine Innovation Day Chair: Karl Almås, CEO SINTEF Fishery & Aquaculture Moderator: Jostein Refsnes, COB Norlaks Chair Vision Paper 2013 and Award Committee: Kjell Maroni, R&D Director FHF Board of directors * Carl Seip Hanevold (Cermaq), Chairperon * Live Haukvik Aker (Considium Consulting), deputy chairperon * Kjetil Jakobsen, University of Oslo * Odd Magne Rødseth, AquaGen * Dag Knappskog, MSD Animal Health * Ørjan Olsvik, University of Tromsø * Torstein Steine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, UMB * Espen Rimstad, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, NVH * Kristine Naterstad, Nofima * Jon Aulie, The Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) MARING The Nomination Committee Sissel Rogne, CEO, The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board (Committee chairperson) Director General Arne Benjaminsen, Ministry of fisheries and coastal affairs (FKD) Geir Andreassen, CEO, The Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) Far-reaching network Marelife has grown its membership base from 17 founding members to currently 48 members and has a strong international network. See the member list here: |ØysteinLie|JonAulie|ErikFeddeLopez|PaulJ.Midtlyng|SytseYbema|LarsOlavLie|PetterArnesen|KjellMaroni|LiveHaukvikAker|KjetilJacobsen|JosteinRefsnes OddMagneRødseth|DagKnappskog|ØrjanOlsvik|TorsteinSteine|EspenRimstad|KristineNaterstad|ArneBenjaminsen|GeirAndersen|KnutTraaseth|SisselRogne|KarlAlmås Carl Seip Hanevold
  3. 3. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 2013 3 THE AQUA- CULTURE EXPLORERSTheeventwherenewfrontiers arechallenged. The NASF Marine Innovation Day gathered major stakehold- ers and key players. Manufacturers, solution providers, fin- ance, public sector and authorities, networkers, consumer organizations, NGOs and the press arrived i Bergen to paint the scenarios and point at tracks to follow and innovations needed to sustainably expand global aquaculture many fold. Leading ambassadors of the sector and serious engagement by all delegates made this again a vibrant and successful event in the spirit of shaping the future for the aquaculture sector. The participation was all time high, over 200 delegates from most corners of the planet made it by far the largest special session of NASF. The way the delegates involved and engaged was a golden gift to our common mission. In her opening address, Christina Abildgaard Director RCN pointed at the immense untapped potentials of the blue resources, and an- nounced that the blue is a key emerging priority for the world eco- nomy (quoting World Bank Group). She displayed convincing empiric data on how state of the art R&D has paved the way for new innov- ative breakthroughs for improved cost efficiency, productivity and sustainability in global aquaculture. The Marine Innovation Award winners from left: Paul van der Heyden on behalf of Hortimare BV: Integrated Aquaculture of salmon and Kelp, Jan Økern CEO Oxysolutions AS: Radical new oxygenation technology, Neil Robertson European Commercial ManagerNovartis Animal Health: Nucleic Acid Vaccine. Photo: Thorvald Tande Christina Abildgaard, The Research Council of Norway. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare.
  4. 4. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 20134 LOOKING TO THE NEW MARKETSGeorgeChamberlain'stoptenlist offutureexpansiongeographies George Chamberlain, President GAA, stated in his opening key-note speach that rising global demand for seafood, driv- en mainly by a rapidly growing middle class in China and other Asian nations, is putting new pressure on the aquacul- ture industry to find sustainable ways to increase pro- ductivity. Hence, he also pointed at a clear trend: The global economy's shifting "centre of gravity”. By 2030 well above 60% of World middle class will live in Asia Pacific. The estimates of rising de- mand, which far exceed earlier projections based solely on popu- lation increases, indicate that seafood demand is likely to keep rising for several decades. Chamberlain displayed challenging statistics on the ratio between projected seafood consumption growth versus projected growth in aquaculture supply to 2030 and with this knowledge of rapidly increasing seafood demand, aquaculture producers are seek- ing improved technologies to sustainably produce more seafood with fewer resources. Mr Chamberlain listed in his opinion the major challenges con- straining aquaculture growth as the following: disease management, feed supplies, environmental issues, investment capital, and market acceptance. His talk substantiated in more details the major com- ponents among these constraints and on the science and technology part he stated that genetics represented a major driver for enhanced productivity. He went through the main measures for contemporary George Chamerlain, Global Aquaculture Alliance. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare.
  5. 5. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 2013 5 aquaculture (genetic enhancements, optimized feeding regimes, dis- ease control, managements and infrastructure) by major shrimp and tropical finfish species (tilapias, pangasius etc), reviewing also briefly the pioneering shrimp farming tech, disease research and commer- cialization carried out by Dr Fujinaga and Dr Liao. George Chamberlain projected very interesting top 10 potential expansion geographies (Brazil, Russia, US, Australia, DR Congo, India, Sudan, Argentina, Bolivia and Mozambique), pointed at the still volat- ile market dynamics to be expected, the still low level consolidated sector, the versatile capital investments structures and last but not least the critical factors of market acceptance with the market as the main driver for certification needs. His final highlights on aquaculture opportunities were: rising middle class Asia Pacific as demand driver, major constraints to over- come: environments, feed, disease, finance and market, and that in- creased common effort into innovation is needed to address and to tap. He welcomed the audience to GOAL XIII, October 7-10, Paris. VIDEOS: Check out the Marine Innovation Day video channel, featuring key players in the global biomarine sector outlining the challenges and opportunities for global aquaculture! Hanne Benjaminsen, Cape Fish. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare.
  6. 6. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 20136 GREEN VISIONS FROM GREECEAboutdevelopingmethodsof evaluatingandminimizingthe environmentalfootprint. Dr Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos, CEO Kefalonia Fisheries, focused on the Mediterranean aquaculture sector, which has experi- enced dynamic growth over the past 30 years. Compared to global aquaculture production, it is still far from reaching its potential. The same elements that contributed to the dynamic growth of this sub-sector of European aquaculture will continue to drive its growth in the next 20 years: The recognized health benefits of fish together with the positive image of the Mediterranean diet and the produce from the region, the oceanographic, climatic and geomorphological characteristics of the region. In order to make the industry more competitive and viable, re- search into species diversification, genetics, disease prevention and management and improvement of feed quality, efficiency and sus- tainability must be encouraged. None of this, however, can happen if the industry does not pass into a more mature phase where profes- sionalizing the industry with better management, better data and most importantly planning will help smooth out the volatility that has largely hampered its development so far. Promoting long-term vision, planning and management skills re- quired to compete in the more mature phase the industry is in now is essential. This means developing science-based methods of evaluat- ing our environmental footprint, developing innovative means of minimizing it, and adapting in a competitive manner to the chal- lenges of climate change. Barazi addressed extensively major future challenges and fea- tured fascinating out of the box future visions and self sustaining concepts to adapt to these major existential issues: water and en- ergy supply, feed bottle necks, climate change. Indeed inspirational inputs to the Vision Paper. Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos, Kefalonia Fisheries and Pierre Erwes, BioMarine. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare. MAGAZINE: Read the interview with Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos in Blue Frontier Magazine!
  7. 7. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 2013 7 ALGAE FUTUREAboutnewfattyacidssources andimprovemetsinfishdiseases control Odd Magne Rødseth, CEO Aqua Gen AS, stated the fact that aquaculture continues to be the fastest growing animal food production sector on the planet, with an average annu- al growth rate close to six percent the last decade, outpa- cing the global population growth. In 2010 people consumed about 60 million tonnes fish, crusta- ceans and mussels from aquaculture with the Asia-Pacific as the major aquaculture region. Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout are the main fish species produced in cold water regions, and the pro- duction reached 2.5 million tonnes in 2010, representing around six percent of the global farmed fish production. The farming of cold water carnivores, representing a high trophic level of marine organisms, is dependent upon capture fisheries for the supply of their major dietary source of protein and lipids. Farmed salmon and trout are among the largest consumer of fishmeal and fish oil in the world. There is still strong evidence that current pro- duction is sustainable, but it will be increasingly difficult for aquacul- ture to exploit a larger share of the total fish meal and fish oil supplies. Intensive research programmes have therefore been initiated to find alternatives to fish oils. The most promising efforts include pro- duction of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids by yeast fermentation, ex- traction from algal sources or genetic modification of oilseed crops. Production losses in general and infectious diseases in particular continue to constrain aquaculture sustainability. In response, scientists and industry have developed new techno- logies and improved management strategies based on better under- standing of the genetic and physiological basis of immunity and disease resistance. In the post genomic era there will be a better understanding of the host-pathogens interactions that can be ex- ploited to develop new tools to improve the way in which fish dis- eases can be controlled. VIDEO: Bergen aims at becoming a seafood innovation innovation center. Tanja Hoel, Fiskeriforum Vest. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare. Odd Magne Rødseth, Aqua Gen. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare.
  8. 8. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 20138 LAND & WATERThemainchallengesseenfrom FAO Doris Soto, FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Departement, gave a plenary keynote as an introductory prelude to the Think Tank. She did sum up and outline her talk on the following major topics: FAO FI efforts to advance the global aquaculture agenda, the EAA and its relevance to open aquaculture horizons and the process to aquaculture zoning and site selection within the EAA. She listed the main challenges as the following: *Land and water availability *Cost and energy efficient productivity *Ecosystem impacts Concerning feeds, Doris Soto's list contained: Fishmeal, Fish Oil and other ingredients, Biosecurity and health, Conducive policy, Technology and knowledge, Finance and investment, Improve equity and social impact, Diversify the sector, External forcing factors (e.g. climate change). She also listed FAOs efforts to pro- mote a global aquaculture agenda: - Promoting aquaculture governance and compliance with the CCRF, Assisting member countries into policy and planning of the sec- tor, Producing certification guidelines and compliance assessment to promote the sector and consumer confidence, Production and dis- semination of investment tools for small farmers, Better feeds and feeding, Better management practices, Biosecurity, Technological im- provement, Genetic improvement, Promoting the ecosystem ap- proach to aquaculture. Furthermore she presented the aquaculture spatial planning within the EAA as the following: The spatial planning of aquaculture, be it the zoning, or the location of specific sites can use the EAA framework considering the social, economic/productive, environ- mental and governance elements. VIDEO: - I want to bring the Norwegian Cod to China, says Mr. Tjoen Kong Lim, Lim Shrimp Organization. Whatch the video! Rita Westwik (left) and Tjoen Kong Lim.
  9. 9. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 2013 9 These factors are considered “elements” of the carrying capacity to sustain aquaculture in a specific area or water body, FAO has been developing tools and guidelines for aquaculture zoning and site se- lection. Doris Soto finalized with FAO's future efforts on these top- ics: - We are developing a tool box for EAA implementation containing training for policy makers, managers and extensionists on the EAA steps and tools as well as testing and training on the guidelines for aquaculture zoning and site selection within the EAA. Full presentations of all keynotes can be downloaded here: THINKING VISIONSThenewmanualtoshapethe future Two main new components were introduced and exercised on the Marine Innovation Day with the think tanks and work on a vision paper. Seven categories of specialized sessions were run in parallel, chaired by experienced experts in the field. Ahead of the confer- ence the chairs produced one page memos for each field embra- cing main issues upon which to guide the workshop sessions. Intense discussions took place during the brief and hectic parallel sessions and the chairs summarised and presented their synthesis during the subsequent plenary. · From the Think Tank (TT) “race for space” one clear message was sent that we need major innovations to find and agree on the utilization of optimal sites for long-term efficient aquaculture pro- duction, where are the “super-sites” and how can they be utilized in a sustainable manner. · In TT “science &technology” the question about species was debated, landing at 5 groups most probable to be the major contrib- utors to growth (salmonids, cyprinids, catfish, bass/bream and shrimps). To really contribute to food production the group focused on production time, innovations are needed to cut the time from egg to market by 50 percent. · TT “brains, money &dialogue” focused in on the need for the aquaculture industry to innovate to be the most attractive know- ledge-based industry globally, the most talented young people in the world should prefer the aquaculture industry. · Related to this the TT “engineering & gear solutions” dis- cussed innovations for intelligent technology – the need for techno- logy which work perfect independent of human operating mistakes. · In “human health & seafood” the importance of seafood as healthy food was addresses, and the need for major innovations util- izing completely new feed raw material sources. · This was echoed in TT ”existing & new bio resources” ad- dressing the need to innovate and develop fully integrated systems for balanced, ecosystem based harvesting and total utilization of all the catch. · From TT “market innovation” the concept of a Total Brand Management Approach together with a strengthened market orient- ation among the players came out as essential for further develop- ment and value creation. VIDEO: The think tank experience
  10. 10. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 201310 VISIONS IN PARISFocusontheneedformajorin- novativesolutions Based on a mandate formed in interaction with the Marine Innovation Day chair, Karl Almås, an international work group chaired by Kjell Maroni is in progress aiming at devel- oping a vision paper focusing on major innovative solutions or breakthroughs needed to expand global aquaculture sig- nificantly. The group collected substantial inspiration and inputs from the MID, starting with the keynotes and followed up by Think Tanks and Innovative cases. The essence of the VP is not yet revealed, but it is obvious that important components of the carbon foot print of the sector will be addressed in a comprehensive way, including issues like sustainable feed supply (e.g: aquafeed 100% based on raw materials not used for human food and sustainable exploitation of marine resources), considerably enhanced predictability in the farming phase (e.g. new powerful disease control systems and accompanying regimes to manage environmental and wild stock impacts) in addition to neces- sary focus on recruitment of human capital, communication and mar- ket innovation. The likely road map of the vision paper is expected that the re- port will be launched at GOAL XIII Conference, October 7-10, Paris. NASF Marine Innovation Day Presentations, Photo collections and case portfolio can be viewed at: Professor Karin Pittman, University of Bergen, presenting her innovative case Mucus Metrics. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare. The NASF Marine Innovation Day organizer prof. Øystein Lie (left),manager MareLife, acknowledging the conference moderator Jostein Refsnes (right), COB Norlaks, and Vision Paper leader Kjell Maroni, R&D Director FHF, for a great job at the conference. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare.
  11. 11. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 2013 11 THE WINNERSStrongcompetitionbetween17 casesofinnovation Solutions: To highlight potential innovative and powerful solutions the MID launched an Innovation Award. 17 cases were submitted and evaluated by the jury (see box), ending up with 3 awards in the following categories: BestInvention This category cover «longs shots», cases with signi- ficant commercial potential in the long run if success even if not yet “in business”. The award winner in this category is OxySolutions. OxySolutions has de- veloped and patented a radical new method for oxy- genation of water. The technology can increase the amount of oxygen in water up to 1000% in normal room conditions (temper- ature and pressure). This new totally bubble-free oxygenation solution makes it possible to oxygenate large tanks or RAS facilit- ies to the desired level dependent on fish type. This enhances food uptake, fish health and growth. BestSolution Covering smart solutions. The award winner here is Hortimare for their system to produce kelp is a valu- able source of marine proteins, rich in essential amino acids to be used in fish feed. Kelps can be cul- tivated in the neighborhood of fish farms and use the valuable nutrients coming from them, bio-remediating the sea at the same time. This results in a more stable ecosystem and less pressure on worldwide fish catches for fish meal. BestInnovation This category is covering cases more related to total system innovation, i.e. the innovation is more about connecting different known innovations. The award winner was Novartis Animal Health for their work on nucleic acid vaccine (NAV) technology for fish. This is a novel biomedical technology offering distinct ad- vantages over conventional immunization or chemotherapy. Case portfolio can be viewed here: Jørgen J. Lund, CEO North Atlantic Seafood Conference (left) and Jon Hindar, CEO Cermaq. Photo: Gorm K. Gaare.
  12. 12. THE MARELIFE NEWS • APRIL • 201312 THE MARELIFE NEWS - NEWSLETTER TO MARELIFE MEMBERS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Øystein Lie | PRODUCED BY: Oslo Business Memo | ·MareLife is an independent, international science-based marine innovation network organized on a membership basis. All three major industrial bio marine fields are part of the network: aquaculture, fisheries and marine byproducts ·MareLife is a true cross sector network, embracing leading international players and trend setters from industry, finance, public and private investors, universities and a range of science and technology organizations. Join the network! WWW.MARELIFE.ORG Erik Lopez Fedde Jon Aulie Carl Seip Hanevold Øystein Lie