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Aquaculture Research

Evonik breaks ground on AQUAVI Met-Met production plant

Operations at new site in Antwerp, Belgium, expected to begin in 2015
Evonik Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the on-schedule start of construction on the first plant for the production of AQUAVI Met-Met in Antwerp, Belgium.
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Cargill to build tilapia feed plant in Mexico

Company to break ground on 60,000-metric-ton facility in July
Cargill plans to build a 60,000-metric-ton tilapia feed plant in Tehuacan, Mexico, according to a report. The company plans to break ground in July 2014.
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Saudi Fisheries Company to build $22 million feed mill

New mill will produce 96,000 tons of aquaculture feed per year
Saudi Fisheries Company (SFC) plans to build a new feed mill for aquaculture feed on the Red Sea coast in Asir Province, Saudi Arabia. The new feed mill will cost $22 million and will produce 96,000 tons of aquaculture feed per year, according to a report.
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Emerging trends in Latin American aquafeed production

From Chilean salmon to Ecuadorian shrimp to Mexican tilapia, the aquaculture feed industry has embraced new technology and growth; but, each market continues to face unique challenges.
As the Latin American aquaculture industry evolves and grows, so does the aquafeed industry. In the region, there are basically four major players in the aquafeed arena. Chile, the largest aquafeed producer in the region, has developed a highly advanced salmon industry, both in feed technology and nutrition. 
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In the mix

Aquafeed industry feels prolonged sting of EMS

Shrimp production plagued by Early Mortality Syndrome in Asia, Latin America
Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal food-producing sector; however, in the short term, the effects of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) continue to hit shrimp producers hard.As cited in the June 2014 Feed International cover story, “Emerging trends in Latin American aquafeed production,” the volume of fish feed production is growing, but, depending on the region, the Latin American shrimp sector is struggling. 
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BioMar, Sagun form joint venture fish feed company

New factory will service Turkey, neighboring countries
The BioMar Group and the Sagun Group have formed a joint venture fish feed company in Turkey. The joint venture will establish a fish feed factory, which is expected to begin operations at the end of 2015.
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