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Aquaculture Research

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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Global demand for aqua feed to reach $122.6 billion by 2019

Asia-Pacific accounted for 65 percent of market share
According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research,the global demand for aqua feed was valued at $57.74 billion in 2012 and is expectedto reach $122.60 billion in 2019, growing at a compound annual growth rate(CAGR) of 11.4 percent from 2013 to 2019. In terms of volume, the demand was 35,000.0kilo tons in 2012 and is expected to reach 72,207.8 kilo tons in 2019, growing ata CAGR of 10.9 percent from 2013 to 2019.
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Alltech symposium explores health possibilities of algae

High-DHA omega-3 algae variant could lead to improvements in human health
It’sgreen, it’s slimy – it’s algae. And it’s actually none of those things – atleast not the heterotrophic high-DHA omega-3 algae variety produced at AlltechAlgae in Winchester, Ky.
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Bell Aquaculture to open feed mill in Indiana

Mill will use local ingredients to produce feed to service aquaculture industry on mass scale
Bell Aquaculture plans to open a feed mill to supply feed forthe local and national aquaculture industry. The new mill, located at Bell Farmsin Albany, Indiana, will be the first of its kind to locally produce feed to servicethe aquaculture industry on a mass scale using local Indiana ingredients.
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Aquafeeds suffer a loss of volume in 2013

Disease, slipping demand lead to drop in production
Aquaculture's growth in recent years has provided one of the brightest stars in the compound feeds firmament, but its record in 2013 was rather less impressive. Asia had problems with shrimp disease as well as with reducing fish volumes of both pangasius and tilapia. Declining markets for salmonid feeds were seen in the key sectors of Norway, Chile and Canada. Smaller aquafeed sectors, such as in Australia, similarly reported reduced volumes.
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Will Europe change its aquafeed protein after EU feather meal decision?

Poultry groups will be watching with interest how feed businesses in Europe respond to the European Union’s decision that feather meal can be used in feeds for fish. Until now, a ban on using any type of so-called processed animal protein has been in place since 2000, triggered by the “Mad Cow Disease” crisis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy that was deemed to be transmissible through in-feed materials of animal origin.
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Aquaculture groups release common requirements for fishmeal sourcing

Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Global Aquaculture Alliance, GlobalGAP aim for responsible sourcing of fishmeal, fish oil
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and GlobalG.A.P. have announced the creation of common requirements for the sourcing offishmeal and fish oil for farmed fish diets. This move to harmonize feed requirements between certification schemes is another step in helping aquaculture buyers seek responsibly sourced products, according to IFFO (the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization).
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