Sven-Olof Malmqvist Aquaculture comes in many shapes and fashions
ne has to establish that the “new aqua production” is what the poultry production was in the past (and still is) fast growing item with white meat production on the the behalf of traditional meat production like meat and pork. The consumer pattern is clear so both aqua and poultry will gain in popularity. First, we have the corporation side of the business, huge enterprises with quarterly reports to the shareholders, fair to say that the salmon production worldwide starting with Norway as the leader and Chile as a runner up then you have Canada, US, Scotland NZ, Tasmania etc is still in growth even if prices on salmon varies a lot during the fiscal year. Undoubtedly the salmon reckon to be a very healthy alternative to red meat with all the constraints in terms of sustainability, methane emissions, feed conversion rate usage of resources etc. Globally, Catfish and Tilapia are produced more in tonnage but it is a more scattered industry. Another lucrative business is shrimp which seemed to be production at the moment with highest investment rates. But there is a possibility for the smallholders in developing countries to establish a sustainable aqua production in order to provide for the family and in the end also create a stable income over the years. But in order to get it going there must be taken some initiatives which can improve the rate of success. Feed is one major factor, another is the environment and management and simple training. Aquaculture without frontiers (AWF)is one example of the NGOs who tries to encourage smallholders production with fundings, trainings, scholarships among other activities to improve the production.
Sven Olof is an experienced export manager with a demonstrated history of working in the chemicals industry. He is skilled in marketing management, market planning, business planning, international business and sales management. He is a strong sales profession who graduated from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Malmoe.
BioMar exceeds expectations on sustainability KPIs for raw materials
ioMar Group releases its ‘Integrated Sustainability Report’ today, three years ahead of schedule with four out of five KPI’s for raw materials have reached the 2020 target. BioMar has decided to raise the bar further and have now set new targets for 2020. The company’s ‘Integrated Sustainability Report’ is a comprehensive report that is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and referencing the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. It gives complete transparency on BioMar operations not only with their sustainability KPIs but their finances and growth ambitions. The report takes an in-depth look at the role and importance of traceability and data analytics in the future of sustainable aquaculture. Traditionally, the feed comprises about 80 percent of the impacts in raising fish. The feed ingredients and operations account for most of the mass energy flows in the value chain and hence it plays a crucial role in the overall sustainable, and the environmental and social development of aquaculture. “Sustainability in the aquaculture industry begins with the feed and in BioMar we believe it is our responsibility to provide our customers with innovative, high performance feed solutions that also reduce the impact on our environment,” said Carlos Diaz, CEO BioMar Group. In 2015 BioMar addressed the sustainability of their raw materials by setting ambitious targets for the use of certified products. These KPIs included 100% certification of all soy protein, krill and palm oil and 70 percent of all fishmeal and fish oil. While soy protein remains on track to achieve its 2020 objective, all other ingredients have meet or exceeded expectations. BioMar will now raise the bar on their targets for fish meal and fish oil to 80 percent certified material by 2020. “Sustainability and responsible sourcing is an ongoing challenge. To continue to be leaders in sustainability we will look to set even more demanding targets beyond 2020 that will help drive us to new heights”, stated Carlos Diaz. BioMar will continue with their commitment to driving sustainability in 2018 and by year-end will have finalised a full source-to-market sustainability rating of their entire raw material portfolio. This comprehensive assessment tool will enable them to steer their raw material purchasing toward more sustainable solutions, and enable aquaculture farmers and the wider value chain to have a more complete understanding of the sustainability of every raw material found in aquaculture feed. The BioMar Integrated Sustainability Report 2017 can be found at: https://bit.ly/2KrPhNW
12 | July 2018 - International Aquafeed