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Insect meal improves growth performance and immune response in shrimpInsect meal improves growth performance and immune response in shrimp
Entobel found that Penaeus vannamei shows a higher growth rate and an increase in disease tolerance against EMS/AHPND when replacing fishmeal with Entobel H-Meal at different levels.
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ADM expands R&D capabilities with a new animal nutrition technology centerADM expands R&D capabilities with a new animal nutrition technology center
The new R&D center in Decatur, Illinois, USA is designed to serve the needs of the broad animal nutrition market, including aquaculture, with a focus on ingredient and nutritional solutions development.
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Skretting’s tilapia diet available for African farmers Skretting’s tilapia diet available for African farmers
Optiline meets tilapia farmers’ demand for higher growth rates at a lower feed conversion ratio. It will first be available to Skretting Africa’s customers and later in other tilapia production regions around the world.
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What is the best weaning diet for grey mullet?What is the best weaning diet for grey mullet?
Researchers found that an omnivorous weaning diet is superior to a carnivorous or herbivorous diet for grey mullet.
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Peruvian & European fishmeal
The catch in Peru was back up last week and reached close to 90,000 m/t which brings the total up to 825,000 m/t landed – still to go about 1.96 million m/t. Prices per m/t FOB vessel Peru port ranged from US$ 1,110/1,120 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$1,365 – $1,620. 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.

Shrimp farmers must adopt sustainable practices to succeedShrimp farmers must adopt sustainable practices to succeed
BCG’s reports on shrimp farming present the current and near-term challenges facing the industry in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and India. The reports describe multiple ways that shrimp producers and traders in these countries can build a future-proof strategy, drive continuous growth, and become leaders in sustainability.
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Climate change set to devastate fisheries Climate change set to devastate fisheries
The expected climate change on the ocean economy report examines the existing and expected climate-driven changes and their impact on three of the largest sources of ocean-based revenue and jobs: coral reef tourism, wild capture fisheries and marine aquaculture. 
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NEW! Extrusion Manager - Canada
The Center for Aquaculture Technologies is seeking a manager to lead the pilot-scale fish feed extrusion technology center at its R&D Facility on Prince Edward Island (Canada).
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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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  • 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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Register for VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia 2020
The launch of VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia 2020 as a joint event combines the expertise of two show organizers, VICTAM and VIV, in a unique event in Asia. The three-day trade show includes our Aquafeed Horizons Asia conference.
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Open registration for Aquaculture Africa 2020
The African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS AC) will hold its first international conference and exhibition Aquaculture Africa 2020 (AFRAQ2020) in Alexandria from November 28 to December 1, 2020.
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Submit your abstract and register for Insects to Feed the World 2020
The 3rd International Conference Insects to Feed the World 2020 will be held in Québec, Canada from June 2 – 6, 2020. Insects as feed is one of the topics that the event will address.
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