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Aquaculture Research

Competition aims to fast-track fish-free feed alternatives

Now in its second round, the competition’s participants believe they’re on the cusp of a viable fish oil alternative.
Despite the rising popularity of seafood, aquafeeds’ dependence on fish oil threatens to thwart the growth of the industry. Four international competitors have joined the race to find a solution.
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Alternative proteins

EU's booming insect market requires collaboration to grow

Insect meal has enormous potential for animal feed, but further investment, research and regulations are needed if it's to become a truly viable protein alternative.
Europe has made huge progress breeding insects for animal feed but uptake remains nascent, partly because production hasn't reached critical mass and partly because of numerous regulatory hurdles. But, experts believe a science-driven collaborative push from industry and government might be all that's needed to mainstream insects.
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Nutriad showcases aqua additives in Turkey

Belgium headquartered Nutriad, a pioneer in species specific additive solutions for fish and shrimp, participated in the 9th Future Fish Eurasia exhibition, which was organized at the Izmir International Fair Center (Turkey).
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Phibro acquires aquaculture vaccine manufacturer

KoVax purchase strengthens portfolio of aquaculture products
Phibro Animal Health Corp. has acquired the assets of KoVax Ltd., an Israel-based developer and manufacturer of vaccines for the global aquaculture market. The acquisition strengthens Phibro’s position in fish vaccine innovation and expands its portfolio of aquaculture products.
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Cargill invests in Thai poultry, aqua feed operations

US$70 million investment includes expansion of cooked poultry facility in Nakornratchasima and upgrade of aqua feed plant in Petchaburi
Cargill is investing more than US$70 million in facilities in Thailand over the next two years to address the increase in global demand of seafood and poultry consumption.
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