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Newsletter for Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Rangen sold to Wilbur-EllisRangen sold to Wilbur-Ellis
Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition, LLC acquired the assets of Rangen, Inc., a privately-held, 90-plus year-old aquaculture and general feed production company with production facilities in Buhl, Idaho, and Angleton, Texas, USA.
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Biomar’s solid third quarter performance improves revenue and Biomar’s solid third quarter performance improves revenue and earnings
The company is delivering solid results across the globe. A strong financial result in Q3 brings the group to raise the overall guidance for the year once again. 
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Ridley plans a new organizational structureRidley plans a new organizational structure
The company board has approved an internal restructure plan which will see a significant reduction in staffing levels throughout the organization to improve customer alignment while removing an estimated $5 million annualized costs from the organization.
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Kemin opens innovation and technology center in ChinaKemin opens innovation and technology center in China
The new 4,200-square-meter facility is an RMB 100 million investment that will work in the multiple industries Kemin serves, including animal nutrition and health, and aquaculture.
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Canadian Cooke feed mill expands productionCanadian Cooke feed mill expands production
Northeast Nutrition Inc., a Cooke feed mill located in the Truro Business Park in Nova Scotia, Canada, has increase its fish feed capacity from 65,000 tons up to 100,000 tons.
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Alternative proteins to be validated by EU researchersAlternative proteins to be validated by EU researchers
The 4-year project, NextGenProteins, will optimize and validate the production of three alternative proteins – microalgae, insects and single cell proteins - to demonstrate their suitability in an industrially relevant environment as addition to, or substitute of, traditional protein sources.
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Evonik declares force majeure for its methionine production in Antwerp
Following an issue with hydrocyanic acid (HCN) supply for methionine production, Evonik has temporarily shut down its methionine manufacturing plants in Antwerp.
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Second Peruvian anchovy season announced
Peruvian Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) reported that the second anchovy fishing season in the north-central area of ​​the Peruvian coast will begin on November 16. The assigned catch quota will be 2.78 million tons. The quota was assigned according to the sustainable management criteria recommended by Peruvian Institute of the Sea (IMARPE) which conducted research cruises to assess the status of anchovy biomass.
Peruvian & European fishmeal
Prices per m/t FOB vessel Peru port ranged from US$ 1,050/1,070 m/t for 65/66% protein to US$ 1,300/1,320 for 68% protein, 500 hist, 120 TVN. European fishmeal prices are in the range of US$1,370 – $1,820. Read more at Hammersmith Marketing on our Fishmeal page.

Also available: Today’s grain prices and commodity futures. There is also a wealth of up-to- date commodity information available via links from our Markets & Price Reports Page.

Technologies shaping the future of shrimp productionTechnologies shaping the future of shrimp production
Expert insights into the key challenges and opportunities in shrimp aquaculture are offered in a new leadership magazine launched by Benchmark.
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No illegal compounds found in Norwegian farmed salmonNo illegal compounds found in Norwegian farmed salmon
The Norwegian annual report Monitoring program for pharmaceuticals, illegal substances and contaminants in farmed fish summarizes the monitoring data collected in 2018 on the status of illegal substances, pharmaceuticals and contaminants in Norwegian farmed fish.
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Is the large-scale use of alternative feeds in salmon sustainable?Is the large-scale use of alternative feeds in salmon sustainable?
A multi-scale integrated analysis, that anticipates the environmental and socio-economic impacts of large-scale implementation of alternative salmon feeds, considers that insect sources as replacements of fishmeal and fish oil represent an interesting alternative but raises uncertainty.
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NEW! Technology Application Manager (Shrimp) - Viet Nam
Cargill Viet Nam seeks a technology application manager to implement and apply CQN global technology in the region, design and apply it for the business team according to the local strategy.
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NEW! Project Coordinator - Norway
Skretting ARC is looking to fill a permanent position for a project coordinator at Lerang Research Station in Forsand, Norway.
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NEW! Post-Doctoral Researchers - Sweden
An international multidisciplinary research team at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is seeking two postdoctoral students in microbiology, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, bioengineering, aquaculture or related fields to work internationally on aquaponics/recirculating aquaculture research.
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NEW! Aquaculture Graduate Research Fellowship – USA
The fellowship aims to support exceptional graduate students and help them become tomorrow's leaders in aquaculture science and management. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive set of professional development trainings offered by VASG to enhance their career readiness.
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INVE Aquaculture position openings – Belgium and Southeast Asia
INVE is seeking to further expand its team and is currently looking for: Aquaculture Researcher Artemia (Belgium); Account Manager for Oceania, Far East and Southeast Asia; Financial Analyst (Belgium); Regulatory Affairs Manager (Belgium).
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PhD student in animal biology - France
Phileo by Lesaffre is looking for a PhD student to develop yeast-based products to improve the performance of plant-based aquafeeds.
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Global Product Manager - Thailand
A global animal health and nutrition company with market leading presence in over 100 countries is looking for a global product manager to expand its aquaculture business.
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Shrimp Production and R&D Manager - France
The French aquaponics company, Agriloops, is looking for a shrimp production and R&D manager. The company is looking for talent to manage their first commercial scale farm in 2020.
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Feed Nutrition Manager - East Africa
A newly acquired feed facility is looking for a feed plant nutrition manager in East Africa. The facility currently produces poultry feed but plans on adding of new lines such as aquafeed.
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  • Laboratory analysis and lab scale demonstrations highlight extrusion processing conditions critical for high performance RAS feed production
  • Mixing in aquafeed production
  • A considerable resource of a tiny crustacean – Calanus finmarchicus
  • Krill performance for all
  • Rewarding responsible production and sourcing: ASC’s new Feed Standard
  • Hydroxy-selenomethionine reduces the effects of stress in fish
  • EURASTiP, bridging the gap between Europe and Southeast Asia
  • A palatability enhancer that improves the performance of feed pellets in shrimp aquaculture
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Aquafeed Horizons Asia 2020

Findings on sustainability and responsible sourcing of marine ingredients
Findings on sustainability and responsible sourcing of marine ingredients
The EUfishmeal workshop on sustainability and responsible sourcing of marine ingredients was held in October attracted more than 70 participants from various European countries.
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Plant-based ingredient one of the top innovator honors at Fish 2.0 Global Forum
Montana Microbial Products, which produces high-quality barley protein concentrates for fish feed, received one of the Top Innovator awards at the last Fish 2.0 Global Forum.
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The 2020 Aquaculture Awards are now open
Entries and nominations from both commercial and research sectors from around the world are welcome. The closing date for entries is March 9, 2020.
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The 2nd International Cold-Water Fish seminar took place in China
The China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), Heilongjiang River Fisheries Research Institute (HRFRI) and Aller Aqua hosted the event to promote the development of cold-water fish farming. The seminar focused on cold-water fish farming, fish nutrition, disease prevention and industrialization.
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Abstract submission opens for Gill Health Initiative
The 2020’s Gill Health Initiative meeting will be held at the University of Stirling from April 1 – 2, 2020. Abstracts are now being accepted including nutrition solutions.
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