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Newsletter for Thursday, April 7, 2022

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April 7, 2022
Nicovita to invest $80 million in its shrimp feed plant in Ecuador
The investment will be the most important of a series scheduled for the coming years to reach a production capacity of one million tons of balanced feed.
BioMar acquires shrimp intelligent feeding technology
The company acquired AQ1 Systems, a producer of acoustic feeding technology for the shrimp farming industry, which will create new synergies between farming technologies and feed solutions.
Benelux-based investor acquires majority stake in hatchery feed supplier Ocean Nutrition
The acquisition will support ambitious growth targets and complementary add-on acquisitions in the aquatics and aquaculture industry.
BioMar Australia commissions algae oil facility
The new algae oil facility at its Wesley Vale factory in northwest Tasmania will make AlgaPrime DHA available for the Tasmanian salmon and the Australian and New Zealand aquaculture industries.
Phileo by Lesaffre unveils its tilapia functional nutrition program
The Program Aquasaf Tilapia aims to improve gut health and support disease prevention strategies. 
Evonik releases the first edition of MetAMINO Atlas
The report displays the results of 15 performance trials investigating the relative bioavailability of supplementary methionine sources in animal diets. 
Partnership will introduce novel sustainable soy ingredients into EU salmon feed industry
Benson Hill and Denofa plan to form a strategic alliance to introduce sustainable soy protein ingredients into the Northern European aquaculture feed market.
Aqua-Spark invests in microalgae company Kuehnle AgroSystems
Kuehnle AgroSystems' patented process produces affordable, sustainable natural astaxanthin from algae for the salmon, shrimp, and human nutraceuticals markets.
Partnership to provide improved solutions for accurate in-field NIR analysis
NeoSpectra by Si-Ware and NutriControl partnered for quick, accurate materials sampling capabilities for a broad range of applications, including animal feed.
Are salmon as pink as they used to be?
Nofima researchers will collect data from commercial production facilities to identify causal relationships and recommend measures for improving pigmentation in salmon.
WorldFish pilots last-mile feed business models to boost aquaculture in Zambia
The project aims to increase access to quality fish feed and fish seed and attracted Aller Aqua to invest in training on feed management and other best management practices.

Brilliant Planet Limited closes $12 million funding to grow algae in the desert

Saudi Arabia to establish algal industry for aquafeeds

IFFO demonstrates the critical role of marine ingredients within blue food
US farmers expect to plant more soybeans and less corn acreage
Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant a record-high 91.0 million acres of soybeans in 2022, up 4% from last year, but less corn.
EU authorizes four genetically modified crops for use as animal feed
The authorization decisions do not cover cultivation but only the import of the GMO crops.

Peruvian & European fishmeal
Prices per m/t FOB vessel Peru port ranged from US$ 1,600/1,620 m/t for 65/66% protein to US$ 1,800/1,820 for 68% protein, 500 hist, 120 TVN. European fishmeal prices are in the range of US$1,600 – 2,250.
Read more at Hammersmith Marketing.

Principles of fish immunology
The book provides a comprehensive overview on the immune system of fish, reviews fundamentals and latest developments in fish vaccinology and discusses immune reactions to different pathogens.
Meagre price structure analysis in the EU
EUMOFA released a new price structure analysis that analyzes the production and market trends of meagre, focusing on price structure along the supply chain in Greece, Italy and Spain.

NEW!  Junior Feed Formulator - France
BioMar WestMed is looking for a fish nutritionist to support feed formulation and recipe optimization for the BioMar factories in France and Spain.
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Senior Research Project Manager, Aquaculture - USA
ADM is looking for a senior reseach project manager to develop innovative and science-based products.  
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Production Manager - China
Skretting is looking for a production manager to join its team in China.
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Zeigler Bros. open positions - USA
Zeigler Bros. has several open positions to join its team.

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Product Manager Aquafeed - India
Kemin is looking for a product manager to join its aquafeed team in India. 

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Product Manager Aqua Nutrition - France
Innovafeed is looking for a product manager on aqua nutrition to join is business development team.
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  • Advanced maturation feeds for biosecure production of robust nauplii
  • Plant extracts support oxidative balance and promote growth in fish larvae and postlarvae
  • Status of Artemia cysts use and its future sustainable production
  • Selecting shrimp broodstock for small-scale indoor shrimp farming
  • Photoperiod with artificial intelligence demonstrates improved salmon smoltification

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Meet the F3 Challenge - Carnivore Edition competitors
In this webinar session, the contestants competing in the F3 Challenge - Carnivore Edition discussed their innovations, challenges and future plans for using fish-free feeds beyond the F3 Challenge. Contestants have already sold a combined total of over 3,000 metric tons of fish-free feed in the first sales period for the contest.

INFOFISH World Shrimp Trade Conference unveils line-up of speakers
The conference is expected to gather over 250 top industry leaders around the globe and will also host a virtual exhibition with 40 booths available.

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