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Newsletter for Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Issue 49 Vol 19, Dec 5, 2019. Previous issues are archived at
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Alltech partners with Nofima for large-scale salmon trialsAlltech partners with Nofima for large-scale salmon trials
Developing more robust and sustainable salmon through nutritional product innovations and associated scientific documentation is the aim of Alltech’s latest aquaculture collaboration.
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Finish researchers produce protein from sawdust to be used in aquafeedsFinish researchers produce protein from sawdust to be used in aquafeeds
The Finish Natural Resources Institute has produced single-cell proteins from sawdust that can be used to produce fish feed.
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Mitsubishi Corporation partners with UnibioMitsubishi Corporation partners with Unibio
Unibio has raised additional capital from Mitsubishi Corporation to fund the global roll-out of Unibio’s protein-from-methane production technology. 
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European project to produce protein from insectsEuropean project to produce protein from insects
FARMŸNG will convert vegetal byproducts in mealworm biomass to produce sustainable proteins and lipids for fish feed.
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Peruvian & European fishmeal
The feeling in the trade seems to be that the full quota will not be landed between today and the end of January. Prices per m/t FOB vessel Peru port ranged from US$ 1,090/1,110 m/t for 65/66% protein to US$ 1,340/1,360 for 68% protein, 500 hist, 120 TVN. European fishmeal prices are in the range of US$1,370 – $1,635. 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.

Market uncertainties affecting aquaculture productionMarket uncertainties affecting aquaculture production
Lower shrimp production in Asia, lower prices in Greek production and an increase in global salmon production on the last 2019 issue of the FAO GLOBEFISH Highlights.
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EU trade balance deficit for aquaculture productsEU trade balance deficit for aquaculture products
The 2019 EU fish market report found that EU aquaculture production and landings increased in 2017 but there is still an EU trade deficit for fisheries and aquaculture products.
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Prospects of protein sources in aquaculture dietsProspects of protein sources in aquaculture diets
This review describes the considerable scope for improved efficiency in fed aquaculture and discusses the development and optimization of alternative protein sources for aquafeeds to ensure a socially and environmentally sustainable future for the aquaculture industry.
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NEW! Science Manager Aquaculture – Indonesia
Adisseo is looking for an aquaculture science manager to lead the R&D programs to develop new products and services improving current solutions or to differentiate them from competitors.
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Aquaculture Business Development Manager - Norway
Corbion has an opportunity available for a creative and energetic business development manager whose primary focus will be to further strengthen Corbion’s leading position in the aquaculture industry in Norway, both from a commercial as well as a technical perspective.
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Area Sales Manager Latin America, Spain and Portugal – The Netherlands
Geelen Counterflow is looking for an area sales manager for Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
The candidate will be responsible for the sales of dryers and coolers for petfood, aquafeed, feed, food and oilseeds.
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Trainer in Feed Technology – Switzerland
The Swiss Institute of Feed Technology is looking for a highly motivated trainer in feed technology to expand and adapt its range of courses in terms of scope, quality and internationality.
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Researcher Fish Nutrition – Norway
Skretting ARC is currently looking for a researcher in fish nutrition with an innovative mindset and good collaboration skills to develop novel solutions to optimize fish diets for the company’s fast-growing aquafeed operations world-wide.
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Technology Application Manager (Shrimp) - Vietnam
Cargill Vietnam 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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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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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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Seminar on functional additives in salmon - Chile
The seminar Strategic dimension of the use of functional additives and ingredients in salmon production will be held on December 18, 2020 in Puerto Varas, Chile. Norwegian and Chilean researchers will be taught the seminar.
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