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The Aquaculturists

A regular look inside the aquaculture industry Repairs to ancient English fish pass now complete The Environment Agency has carried out the work at the Roman Steps near Skinningrove, east Cleveland, which is the largest in North-East England. bit.ly/1yq6cDE

Marine Harvest ASA to merge Marine Harvest Chile with AquaChile The Board of Directors of Marine Harvest ASA is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Conditional Transaction Agreement (CTA) with Empresas AquaChile SA (hereinafter AquaChile) to merge Marine Harvest Chile SA with AquaChile. The surviving entity will be AquaChile and AquaChile will continue to be listed on the Santiago Stock Exchange on a stand-alone basis. bit.ly/1sXNSkz

Scientists raise alarm on China's fishy aqua farms Fish farmers in China have been increasingly harvesting wild stocks in order to feed their caged varieties, putting new strains on the world's oceans, said new research from scientists at Stanford University, Reuters reports. bit.ly/1AM5ZI2

Mid East’s First Aquaculture Exhibition Launches As Industry Investment Surpasses US$12 Billion AquaME, formally a vertical of the AgraME exhibition, will become the regions first standalone platform dedicated to the burgeoning aquaculture and fishing industry. bit.ly/1J7cTOk

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Sir Bob Geldof: Responsible aquaculture important in feeding the world

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he complex challenge of feeding the world's growing population can only be properly addressed when all stakeholders - commercial operations, governments and NGOs - find genuinely fair and practical ways of working together, Sir Bob Geldof told delegates at AquaVision 2014. In his keynote address, the rock star turned poverty and environmental campaigner said he believes that aquaculture can play its part by bridging the gap between sustainable fisheries and the global demand for seafood but that the industry can only hope to achieve this when systems are responsibly implemented and managed. "We need to get to the point whereby aquaculture is not only a viable business but also a viable methodology for keeping so many of us alive," said Sir Bob. Stating that 20 percent of the world's population uses 80 percent of the earth's resources, he urged the aquaculture industry to strike the right balance between consumer and business demands together with the broader social and environmental needs of the planet. "When you do this, and you will, you will have

helped deal with the signature issue of our time, which is inequality and disequilibrium. That is worth fighting for and it is worth getting right. All of this is achievable; we just need the will, commitment and absolute understanding that we will implement that change," he said. www.aquavision.org

Kasetsart University honours Erich Erber

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n a dignified ceremony, graced by the presence of HRH Princess Chulabhorn and 2450 students at Kasetsart University (Bangkok), Erich Erber, the founder of Biomin and Erber Group, was the sole recipient of the prestigious PhD hc from 2014. The university council had already decided in June 2014 to award Dr Erber the degree 'Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Nutrition and Food Technology Honoris Causa'. Dr Erich Erber's overall contribution to the field of Thai agriculture and animal nutrition development led the university council to bestow the honorary degree.  4 | INTERNATIONAL AQUAFEED | January-February 2015

Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol handing over the PhD certificate to Erich Erber (Chairman, Erber Group)

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The January February 2015 edition of International Aquafeed magazine

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The January February 2015 edition of International Aquafeed magazine