Friday, 27 February 2015

Premium Aquaculture to produce 4,500mt of catfish per annum

Following the Federal Government’s decision to review its fish importation policy, an indigenous firm, Premium Aquaculture Limited, has stated it would produce 4,500 metric tonnes of catfish per annum.

The company’s management team, which visited the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, in Abuja said it was compelled by the Minister to invest in fishery farming as it will help to develop the local production of fish and reduce the country’s dependence on imported fish. Read more...

Cargill invested $7.8 million dollars in Puebla to promote the growth of aquaculture in the south of Mexico

  • The Company increased its production capacity with the construction of a new extrusion line for the production of fish feeds at its facility of Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico.

  • The expansion, which fully aligns with the company’s growth strategy and enhances its competitive position in the aquaculture market, will serve the feed demand for catfish, trout, and tilapia of Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula.

  • The new line is part of a $16 million investment plan in Mexico and Central America that looks to serve the needs of the region’s aquaculture producers.

  • The world increasingly needs more sources of affordable lean protein. Cargill is dedicated to helping feed the world. This expansion will significantly enhance Cargill’s ability to fulfill that need. Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing areas of food production in the world with growing demand all over the globe. Aquaculture production is a key solution to fulfilling the growing demand for protein, and Cargill intends to play a major role.
As part of the celebrations for its 150th global anniversary and 50 years of operations in Mexico, Cargill Mexico inaugurated the expansion of its animal feed facility. The expansion is the result of a US$7.8 (€5.062) million dollar investment, informed Gerardo Quintero, Managing Director of Cargill’s Feed & Nutrition business for Mexico and Central America. Read more...

Successful Aquaculture America 2015

The United States Aquaculture Society (chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, USAS/WAS), the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association (ASA) hosted Aquaculture America 2015 (AA15) in New Orleans, LA, February 19-22, 2015.

The Aquaculture America conference is the best place to learn about the latest aquaculture research and issues, newest technology and visit the largest aquaculture trade show. The AA15 conference attendees included 1894 registered participants from 58 countries. The conference offered 59 sessions, both technical and industry sponsored, with 626 oral presentations and 121 posters. Read more...

Thursday, 26 February 2015

ALLER AQUA GROUP inaugurates its new Egyptian factory!

Aller Aqua Group A/S, situated by Christiansfeld in Denmark, is one of Europe’s largest producers of environmentally friendly fish feed. The company will officially inaugurate the new Egyptian factory on Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

Aller Aqua is the biggest in Egypt – and all of Africa

Aller Aqua Group has, in cooperation with IFU (Investment Fund for Developing Countries), bought the majority of an Egyptian family company in 2011. In 2014 the company has finished a brand new state of the art fish feed factory in Egypt. It is this factory – Egypt’s largest and most modern production of environmentally friendly, extruded fish feed – which is going to be inaugurated. Read more...

Announcement for NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension and Technology Transfer 2015 Competition

The Federal Funding Opportunity has been announced for the NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Extension and Technology Transfer 2015 competition. This call is for aquaculture extension and technology transfer proposals (unlike last year’s aquaculture research competition).

The Federal Funding Opportunity announcement is available on at the following web address:    It can also be found by searching for Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2015-2004399; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.417 Read more...

Seafood in Schools heads to Aberdeen City Grammar

Seafood Scotland’s acclaimed ‘Seafood in Schools’ project will be visiting Aberdeen City Grammar on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th March, with a series of workshops designed to teach children where seafood comes from, how healthy it is to eat, and how it gets to their plates.

S2 and S3 pupils studying health and food technology will join primary pupils from Ashley Road, Glicomston, Mile End, St Joseph’s and Skene Square primaries, with more than 240 children taking part. Each pupil will attend three half-hour workshops, whilst a separate session at lunchtime for teachers, aims to give them more confidence in using seafood as a context for learning. Read more...

Rice Lake Weighing Systems’ Products on Display at Boston’s Seafood Expo North America

From harvesting and processing, to production and packaging, Rice Lake provides industrial weighing and process-control equipment for the seafood market.

Rice Lake Weighing Systems will be in attendance at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, the continent’s largest seafood trade event, March 15th through 17th at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Read more...