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New source of Omega-3 Gateway Shrimp diet F3 Challenge Feedinamics

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Issue 20 / November 2019 New source of Omega-3 Details on Omega-3 Canola Oil

Welcome to the latest issue of Aquaculture Scoop. This month we hear the latest on Omega-3 as a source of sustainable fish feed in the form of Canola Oil, plus how to maximise farm performance with Skretting’s Gateway Shrimp diet. Veramaris has won the F3 Challenge fish oil prize and Feedinamics informs us on the best way to calculate nutritional value. Authenticity DNA testing is implemented and Biomar reports on how that is achieved, while Norway’s seafood exports are set to exceed NOK 100 billion in 2019.

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Gateway Shrimp diet Maximise farm performance

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New sources of omega-3 are safe to use in fish feed The demand for fish oil rich in omega-3 has long been greater than the supply. Sources that can meet the requirement for omega-3 in the diet of farmed fish have until now been scarce. However, new sources of omega-3 are partly on the market and research shows that these are safe to use in farmed salmon feed.

microalgae Schizochytrium sp., which is not genetically modified but naturally rich in DHA. These sources are partially available on a commercial scale.

Scientific publication: Omega-3 canola oil effectively replaces fish oil as a new safe dietary source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in feed for juvenile Atlantic salmon  

Why research sources of omega-3?

Nofima scientists have tested two new sources. One of them is canola oil extracted from a rapeseed plant which is genetically modified to produce the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and ALA. The other is the

The results show that both of them provide good performance, quality, composition of fatty acids and health for the salmon.

Both humans and fish require the long, marine omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA to maintain good health. What we receive from fish oil derived from wild fish is not enough to meet the needs of a growing population and aquaculture industry. Therefore, several sources of marine omega-3 are

Bente Ruyter has extensive experience regarding research on sources of omega-3 in salmon feed, and now sees that access to new sources is fully available. Photo: Joe Urrutia © Nofima.

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needed. Some omega-3 is used in health food products, some in animal feed and a large proportion in feed for farmed fish. Omega-3 levels in Norwegian farmed salmon have previously fallen and one now assumes that the lower limit has been reached. This trend can now be stopped by utilising new sources.

• Biomass from the algae Schizochytrium sp. is a good source of DHA in the diet of salmon and also contributes to better muscle colour. This ingredient created no differences regarding the odour and flavour of the fillet compared to salmon fed with fish oil.

In the research project “New omega-3 sources in salmon feed”, the aim was to obtain scientific evidence regarding new feed sources and their effect on fish performance, quality and health. The project manager was Nofimaʼs senior scientist Bente Ruyter.

Global challenge for the industry

Nofima carried out feeding trials using canola oil in salmon diets both in freshwater and seawater land-based fish tanks in Norway. Canola oil was added to the feed in increasing amounts. A parallel feeding trial has also been carried out on juvenile salmon in warmer water in Australia. This was to test canola oil at two different growth rates. This was important in order to detect any effects that might occur when fish grow rapidly during early stages of life. Nofima also carried out feeding trials where salmon were fed with microalgae from when they were 100 grams to when they reached their slaughter size. The salmon that were fed the new ingredients were analysed for growth, composition, muscle quality and health. One of the purposes of the microalgae trial was to look at sensory parameters such as odour and taste.

The feed sources were good for the salmon “We know that salmon need the fatty acids EPA and DHA in order to maintain good health. This research shows that salmon can utilise these fatty acids both from the new sources of omega-3 and from fish oil in the same way, says Ruyter.

The main findings are: • Canola oil has a favourable fatty acid profile compared to conventional plant oils, with high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids alpha-Linolenic acid and DHA. Analysis of a number of health markers suggests that this is a safe source of oil in salmon feed. • Canola oil in salmon feed in both freshwater and seawater provides equivalent growth rates as fish oil, and better skin and muscle colour.

Access to greater volume of feed ingredients rich in omega-3 is considered as one of the major challenges regarding growth in the aquaculture industry, both in Norway and internationally. “It now looks like there are solutions, but it will also be important in the future to utilise sources of omega-3 in fish as optimally as possible”, says Ruyter. The assessment of whether oil from genetically modified rapeseed can be permitted for use in feed in Norway depends on government regulations. Only then will the industry be able to decide whether to use canola oil. Knowledge gained from this project will contribute to this assessment.

About the project • Funded by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF). The project was established after a joint announcement with the Research Council of Norway. • Project period 2015-2019 • Budget: NOK 15.6 million • Ingredients tested: • Aquaterra canola oil from Nuseed Pty Ltd (Australia) • Schizochytrium sp. (heterotrophic microalgae) from Alltech Inc (USA) • The project is led by Nofima and is in collaboration with CSIRO (Australia) and the Institute of Marine Research. • Facts about the project can be found here: 37/

Contact person Bente Ruyter Senior Scientist Tel: +47 930 97531 Email:

Environmental pollutants could not be detected in salmon fed with canola oil. Aquaculture Scoop / November Issue 2019

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The testing platform, developed by Norway-based Orivo in collaboration with BioMar, is based on advanced DNA-technology. The test determines the species composition of marine ingredients with a high level of precision, able to detect the presence of even very small amounts of DNA. BioMar believes that DNA-testing of marine ingredients in the aquaculture industry is a natural answer to the call from customers and stakeholders for improved transparency and traceability in seafood value chains. BioMar realized already fifteen years ago that the industry could not grow at the expense of wild fish stocks. Since then, they have improved the sustainability profile of their sourced fisheries by supporting science-based certification schemes (IFFO RS, MSC, ASC, etc.) and by developing alternative raw materials, such as vegetable protein and microalgae

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BioMar introduces authenticity DNA testing for marine ingredients for marine omega-3s. Supporting the development of DNA-testing of marine ingredients is therefore the next step in BioMar’s commitment to

sample of raw material matches the

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reported composition on the traceability certificate. BioMar has a great deal of trust in our suppliers and

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After several years of dedicated R&D

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effort, the system has been thoroughly tested and optimized to produce reliable, accurate, and reproducible results. The test will be commercially

available from January 1st, 2020. “To have BioMar, one of the largest and most innovative aquaculture feed producers, join as our first client in this area has been key. We greatly appreciate the patience and faith they have shown during the development and testing stage of the technology. Their long-term commitment to this project is a sign that the service we are now providing is of value to the feed industry, and we hope this is just the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration”, says CEO Svein Erik Haugmo from ORIVO.

certifications, product verifications (with the possibility of using the verification logo on the label), as well as product screening and benchmarking. All services have special sampling routines solving third party sampling challenges. Eventually there will be a wide range of offers servicing different value chain actors – including retailers and consumers. ABOUT ORIVO AS

five farmed fish produced in Europe, South and Central America is fed on BioMar feed. Worldwide, BioMar supplies feed to around 80 countries and for more than 45 different fish species. BioMar is wholly owned by the Danish industrial group Schouw & Co, which is listed on the NASDAQ, Copenhagen. Learn more about the BioMar Group on

ORIVO provides laboratory services for testing authenticity of marine-based ingredients. The testing technology is based on proven NMR- and DNA-technologies combined with strong database and analysis algorithms. ORIVO is able to verify Haugmo also reveals that ORIVO is marine species and region of origin looking to increase their footprint in via quality assured sampling the feed industry. protocols. Based in Molde, Norway, ORIVO serves the global “Together with BioMar we have markets independent 3rd party started working on selected feed verification to meet the consumer ingredients, but these represent just demand for non- adulterated and a small part of the many sustainable feed and supplements industry-specific issues which we think can be solved with our ABOUT BIOMAR AS technology. We are currently working very hard on developing BioMar is a leading supplier of tests that can address all of these high-performance feed to the global issues, and we plan to launch these aquaculture industry. Currently, consecutively in the near future as BioMar operates 14 feed factories soon as they are ready for the and is currently constructing market”, continued Mr Haugmo. another two. The factories are ORIVO offers subscription programs with random analysis and mandatory next-level-invalue-chain checkpoints, batch

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placed across the globe in Norway, Chile, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador and very soon also in Australia. Roughly one out of

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2019 expected to be the first year in which Norwegian seafood exports exceed NOK 100 billion

Norway has exported 1.8 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 76.2 billion so far this year. This is a decrease of 7 per cent in volume, but an 8 per cent, or NOK 5.5 billion, increase in export value compared with the same period last year. «All the key seafood species have seen growth in export value in 2019. The largest growth has been salmon with an increase of NOK 3 billion, or 6 per cent. Globally, there is still strong growth in demand for Norwegian salmon. The second largest growth has been mackerel, with an increase of NOK 604 million

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or 49 per cent from the same period last year. A weak Norwegian kroner remains an important contributor to the total increase in exports”, says Tom-Jørgen Gangsø, Director of Market Insight and Market Access with the Norwegian Seafood Council. In September, Norway exported 203,000 tonnes of seafood worth NOK 8.7 billion. This is an increase in volume of 18 per cent, while the value increased by 14 per cent or NOK 1.1 billion from the same month last year.

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Large volume increase in Norwegian salmon exports So far this year, Norway has exported 806,000 tonnes of salmon worth NOK 52.3 billion. This is an increase in volume of 6 per cent, while the value has increased by 6 per cent or NOK 3.1 billion from the same period last year. Norway exported 109,000 tonnes of salmon for NOK 6.1 billion in September. This is a volume increase of 24 per cent, while the value increased by 7 per cent or NOK 412 million. The average price for whole fresh salmon in September was NOK 50.08 per kg, compared with NOK 60.96 per kg in September 2018. So far this year, Poland, France and Denmark have imported the most salmon from Norway. “There has been strong volume growth from both Norway and other salmon producing nations into the market. That increase in supply is the main reason why salmon prices in 2019 are somewhat below last year's level”, says Paul T. Aandahl, Seafood Analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

China shows a real appetite for Norwegian seafood

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Led by fresh salmon, which is growing at 92 percent, we have seen positive development across all seafood export categories to the Chinese market. Exports of both mackerel and king crab have more than doubled their value compared to the same period last year. At the end of Q3, the increase in exports to China total NOK 1 billion, making China the largest growth market for Norwegian seafood so far this year. “This demonstrates the strength and scope of the seafood cooperation between Norway and China. More and more Norwegian seafood is being exported to China and Chinese people are showing a great appetite for a range of Norwegian seafood products”, says Victoria Braathen, the Norwegian Seafood Council's fisheries envoy to China.

The fascinating seafood market in South Korea craves Norwegian seafood South Korea is a world leader in seafood consumption, and consumers know what they want. The latest study, launched during the Norwegian ministerial visit on October 16, shows that the origin of seafood is one of the most important pieces of information consumers are looking for at the point of purchase. This is precisely one of the reasons why Korean consumers have so enthusiastically adopted Norwegian seafood.

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“The Norwegian industry has worked with origin labeling for many years, and the market shows a fantastic increase in origin-labeled products with the Seafood from Norway logo. So far this year, Norway has exported 37,500 tonnes of seafood to South Korea worth more than NOK 2 billion. This is a value increase of 11% compared to the same period last year, and higher than in the same period any other year before. The volume is so far this year 24% higher than last year”, says Gunvar L. Wie, the Seafood Council's fisheries envoy in Japan and South Korea.

Norway has exported 3,800 tonnes of frozen cod, including fillet, for NOK 165 million in September. This is a 4 per cent decrease in volume, while the value increased by 1 per cent or NOK 2 million compared with September last year.

Growth by volume for trout

“At the same time, we see that both fresh and frozen fillets account for larger shares of the export volume and together with increased prices there has been considerable value growth for both products”, Pettersen continues.

Year to date, Norway has exported 40,800 tonnes of trout worth NOK 2.6 billion. This is a 30 per cent increase in volume, and a 25 per cent, or NOK 516 million, increase in value from the same period last year. In September, Norway exported 5,420 tonnes of trout for NOK 325 million. This represents a volume increase of 46 per cent, while the value of trout exports has increased by 26 per cent or NOK 63 million. So far this year, the United States, Belarus and Thailand have been the largest importers of trout from Norway. “As we have seen with salmon, strong volume growth has pushed the price of trout below last year's level. So far this year, the export price for fresh trout is NOK 56.52 per kg, which is NOK 3.87 lower than for fresh salmon”, says Aandahl.

Fresh cod exports fall, whilst frozen cod exports see gains

Fresh cod So far this year, Norway has exported 44,200 tonnes of fresh cod, including fillets, for NOK 1.9 billion. This is a 23 per cent decrease in volume, while the value of fresh cod exports fell by 7 per cent or NOK 150 million from the same period last year. So far this year, Denmark, Poland and the Netherlands have been the largest markets for fresh cod. Norway exported 1,600 tonnes of fresh cod, including fillets, to a value of NOK 82 million in September. This is a volume growth of 11 per cent, while the value increased by 39 per cent or NOK 23 million “Lower quotas on cod have led to lower exports of most cod products. The fall in volume, along with a weak Norwegian krone, is probably the main explanation for the price having gone up”, says Seafood Analyst Ingrid Kristine Pettersen with the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Frozen cod So far this year, Norway has exported 53,700 tonnes of frozen cod, including fillets worth NOK 2.3 billion. Volume increased by 4 per cent, while value increased by 19 per cent or NOK 361 million. China, the United Kingdom and Poland were the biggest buyers of frozen cod so far this year.

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“Frozen whole cod is the cod product with the lowest price growth, but the volumes are higher than at the same time last year. Uncertainty surrounding Brexit and stable demand is the main explanation for the UK being the market that has had the largest volume growth so far this year”, says Pettersen.

Significant rise in value of clip fish exports So far this year, Norway has exported 64,600 tonnes of clipfish for NOK 3.2 billion. Volume remains at the same level as last year, while the value of exports has increased by 8 per cent or NOK 249 million from the same period last year. In September, Norway exported 9,800 tonnes of clipfish worth NOK 553 million. This is a volume increase of 2 per cent, while the value increased by 18 per cent or NOK 86 million from September last year. Portugal, Brazil and the Dominican Rep. were the biggest buyers so far this year. “The low volume of salted fish is one explanation for the increased export of clipfish to Portugal in recent months. This increase, together with continued growth for clipfish of saithe, means that total clipfish exports are on a par with last year. Cod clipfish continues to drive price increases, with sei clipfish also now starting to contribute to increased prices”, says Ingrid Kristine Pettersen, Seafood Analyst with the Norwegian Seafood Council “After a couple of years of price falls, we now see a positive development in the price of sei clipfish. Especially in the last couple of months, the prices of both fresh whole, frozen whole and sei clipfish have increased significantly. Reasons behind this include increased demand in several markets. For example, increased purchasing power due to more stable oil prices has led Congo Brazzaville to become the next largest market for saithe clipfish”, says Pettersen.

Decline in salt fish exports So far this year, Norway has exported 19,200 tonnes of salted fish worth NOK 1.1 billion. This is a decrease of 22 per cent, while the value fell by 12 per cent or NOK 152 million from the same period last year. In September, Norway exported 998 tonnes of salted fish worth NOK 47 million. Volume fell by 17 per cent, while export value fell by 19 per cent or NOK 11 million. Portugal, Spain and Greece have been the most important markets so far this year.

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Large export value increase for dried fish


So far this year, Norway has exported 2,815 tonnes of whole dried fish worth NOK 492 million. This represents a volume dec line of 157 tonnes, or 7 per cent, but a rise in export value of NOK 56 million or 15 per cent. In September, Norway exported 366 tonnes of dried fish worth NOK 76 million. This is a volume increase of 18 per cent and a value increase of 32 per cent or NOK 18 million. Italy has been the most important market so far this year.

So far this year, Norway has exported 107,000 tonnes of mackerel for NOK 1.8 billion. This is a volume growth of 14 per cent, while the value increased by 49 per cent or NOK 604 million. In September, Norway exported 10,100 tonnes of mackerel worth NOK 182 million. This represents a 45 per cent growth by volume, while the total export value increased by 75 per cent or NOK 78 million. So far this year, China, South Korea and Japan have imported the most mackerel.

“The export of dried codfish has got off to a good start this fall, and increased volumes have partially offset lower volumes at the start of the year. Good demand in Italy has helped keep prices high and the average price is now over 200 kroner a kilo”.

“Expectations of reduced catch in 2019 led to increased prices as long ago as last autumn. Increased prices along with increased export volume is the reason behind the current growth in export value. The increased export volume is due to both increased imports and increased catches in Norway”, says Aandahl.

“Rising demand in Nigeria has also led to increased volumes and all-time high prices of of dried fish heads”, says Ingrid Kristine Pettersen, Seafood Analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Good value growth for Norwegian herring - and even stronger gains for mackerel

Herring So far this year, Norway has exported 200,000 tonnes of herring for NOK 1.9 billion. The volume is at the same level as last year, while the value increased by 7 per cent or NOK 120 million. In September, Norway exported 16,900 tonnes of herring worth NOK 223 million. This is a 6 per cent decrease in volume, but the value of herring exports has increased by 26 per cent or NOK 46 million. Lithuania, Poland and the Netherlands have been the biggest export markets for herring so far this year. “There has been a rise in prices for most herring products, which is an important reason for the value growth for herring. The price increase has been particularly significant for the North Sea herring. In addition, there has been considerable growth in the export of herring roe, which is due to a lack of capelin roe”, says Paul T. Aandahl, Seafood Analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

An increase in value of king crab exports, whilst export of prawns increases in volume So far this year, Norway has exported 1,600 tonnes of king crab for NOK 510 million. This is a 6 per cent increase in volume, while the value increased by 16 per cent or NOK 71 million. In September, we exported 170 tonnes of king crab worth NOK 63 million. Volume increased by 40 percent, while value increased by 66 percent or NOK 25 million. South Korea, the US and Japan haver been the main export markets for king crab so far this year. So far this year, 12,300 tonnes of prawns have been exported, worth NOK 821 million. This is a 79 per cent increase in volume, while the value increased by 45 per cent or NOK 254 million. In September we exported 3,200 tonnes of prawns worth NOK 136 million. This is an increase in volume of 290 per cent, while the value increased by 92 per cent or NOK 65 million. Sweden, the UK and Iceland bought the most prawns so far this year. “The growth in value for shrimp and shellfish is largely due to increased volumes for the largest species. For shrimp, there has been significant volume growth as a result of both increased imports and increased catches”, says Frank Isaksen, Seafood Analyst at the Norwegian Seafood Council.

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Skretting’s gateway shrimp diet for maximising farm performance and flexibility New Xpand utilises the full growth potential of shrimp, providing proactive farmers with the means to further enhance their operations Shrimp farming has become a fiercely competitive sector in recent years. The modernisation of the industry in many of the

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world’s key growing regions, including improvements to infrastructure and the increased intensification of production, has led to a supply growth rate that is exceeding the current increase in demand, and this trend continues to exert strong downward pressure on shrimp prices.

With shrimp farmers increasingly seeking new cost efficiencies as well as ways to differentiate their products in the marketplace, Skretting developed Xpand, a superior performance grower diet. The solution has already been launched in Vietnam, and will be strategically introduced to other important shrimp farming

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knowledge that the right nutrition and appropriate ingredients deliver much-improved ‘’We are very confident that performances in farming systems Xpand presents a strong and enable far closer control on alternative to regular shrimp production outcomes, Skretting feeds. Shrimp prices have been challenged during these past two ARC set about developing a diet tailored to the shrimp sector’s years, which has encouraged unique needs and economic farmers to look for superior growth performances, as much as circumstances. for solutions that optimise Xpand is the result of four year’s production costs. Xpand ticks all R&D, incorporating the the right boxes; it’s a very important addition to Skretting’s investigation and validation of shrimp nutrition portfolio,” said many different ideas. Built upon a Marc Le Poul, General Manager of thorough understanding of the digestive physiology of shrimp, Skretting South Asia. this development work focused on the three key pillars: Focused R&D markets around the world.

Over the course of the past three decades, the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) has conducted pioneering research into the functionality of the different nutrients in aquaculture feeds. With the

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enable farmers to be much more proactive in their decision making. Without taking any shortcuts or unnecessary risks, by feeding their shrimp this new solution, farmers can reduce the associated costs and impacts of farming in exposed water locations. This is because they are given the choice to either harvest their shrimp earlier at the same size, or alternatively, they can produce larger sized shrimp within their usual production schedules. Optimised farming

The development work for Xpand confirmed that many steps are critical to optimise the digestion • Pond support of the feed and its conversion into • Improved nutrition growth. While feeding shrimp • Improved growth with Xpand leads to a shorter The overriding aim of Xpand was feed consumption time (time needed to eat a set quantity of to provide farms with far greater levels of flexibility and in doing so feed), Skretting’s research also

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found that shrimp achieved faster gut transit time (time needed to process the ingested feed through the gut). This confirmed that with Xpand, the nutrient uptake is quicker and also that the nutrient breakdown is faster. In addition, feed intake is increased while maintaining the feed conversion ratio, which in turn leads to improved growth of the shrimp. “Essentially, these results illustrated that growth is maximised through improved feed consumption and efficient nutrient absorption,” said Lenaïg Richard-Breivik, Global Product Group Manager for Shrimp at Skretting.

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Furthermore, by applying Skretting’s latest formulation technology, the physical formulation of the pellet has been upgraded and made more conducive to the feeding behaviour of shrimp and the environment in which they are raised. The main benefit of this advancement is that the level of particles lost from the feed while it is in the water are reduced ahead of it being consumed by the shrimp. This in turn supports water quality in the ponds throughout the production cycle.

game-changing solution for many of our customers. Through this heightened flexibility, farmers are now in a position to make the decisions that are best suited to their own unique operations,” said Richard-Breivik. For more information visit:

“Whether it’s bigger, more valuable products, or it’s reducing the grow-out stage to get shrimp to market in less time, Xpand has the potential to be a

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Feedinamics: an unprecedented tool to calculate the nutritional value of raw materials online After the success found by the INRA/AFZ “Tables of composition and nutritional values of feed materials” published in 2004, commonly known as “the green book”, the AFZ has published in September 2017 in collaboration with Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe and the EAAP, the new tables of composition and nutritional values INRA/CIRAD/AFZ. These new tables are totally accessible at no charge and can be consulted in English and French at Like the “Green Book”, these new tables allow nutritionists and formulators to know the average nutritional values of more than 300 raw materials described according to 260 nutritional criteria. They are based on a database of nearly 3 million of values and they take into account the latest advances in animal nutrition. Of course, these new tables incorporate the latest work carried out at the INRA for establishing the new ruminants feeding system. The given values are part of a statistics regular control and the considerable number of data makes it possible to generate equations of transition

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between the different parameters when necessary. Although colossal, this work has its limits and since 2013 the AFZ wanted to go beyond of what these classic tables may offer. The AFZ started a research project looking to determine from chemical composition data of raw materials, equations for predicting the nutritional values. The originality of this works resides in the fact that the equations are specific for each raw material or group of raw materials and it makes possible to determine the composition and the nutritional values for a raw material on demand. This gives formulators the possibility to know the nutritional interest of their own raw materials and not just to base on average values. This work was achieved thanks to the granting of a Research Tax Credit. The only missing peace was to put this tool at the service of users through an online platform.

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allowing its users to adapt, in terms of parameterized equations the raw material which he has. From the raw material analysis data entered by the nutritionist into the application, all the relevant equations are activated, and it allows the user to quickly determine the complete nutritional profile of the raw material. This nutritional profile can then be exported as a csv file or to a formulation software.

Today this is possible thanks to the technology RMLINK developed by A-Systems, software publisher of the formulation software Allix. This technology allows the online dynamic calculation of the nutritional values of raw materials. A-Systems puts on services a website that enables to calculate dynamically the values of raw materials through the parameterized equations. Once the raw materials are valued by the user, this can export the results as a cvs file or if he possesses a license of Allix formulation software, to access in a transparent way to the site. The calculated values are directly integrated in the Allix formulation software, without needing to pass through import or export of data. Each supplier of tables of raw materials can thereby have an interactive tool

This application, leaned on the website, will be available on subscription. It is set to develop to receive eventual valuations of raw materials according to more and more criteria, adapted to many animal species, and integrating regularly the latest researches from around the world. The AFZ wishes to increase the outreach of its know-how in terms of qualification of raw materials, and put it at the service of a community of users the widest possible, both in France and abroad (the application is available in French and English). For more information: Valerie HEUZE (AFZ)Â : Feedinamics:

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Veramaris wins F3 Challenge, named world’s best-selling “fish-free” omega-3 source for aquaculture • Veramaris has sold the most fish-free omega-3 EPA & DHA and ARA of all aquaculture ingredient suppliers • World’s #1 salmon farmer Mowi, Yuehai Feed Group, and, AlphaFeed committed to use Veramaris’ natural marine algal oil in new trial feeds. • The Future of Fish Feed (F3) is an initiative to accelerate innovation in aquaculture feed, supported by USA’s leading NGOs, including The Nature Conservancy   Thanks to pioneering Norwegian salmon farmers rapidly adopting Veramaris’ natural marine algal oil, Veramaris outperformed its competition in the “F3 Fish Oil Challenge”. Veramaris sold the largest amount of “fish-free” algal oil rich in EPA & DHA omega-3 and ARA (arachidonic acid) that meets the nutritional requirements of fish.

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The F3 Fish Oil Challenge is a $200,000 prize to accelerate commercial-scale adoption of alternative feed ingredients that reduce the industry’s reliance on wild-caught fish and help aquaculture to continue producing healthy seafood for consumers. According to F3 calculations, the EPA, DHA, and ARA volumes sold by Veramaris are equivalent to nearly 90% of the 2 billion fish conserved through the challenge. The Veramaris volumes were predominantly produced at two pilot facilities in Slovakia and the US. On July 10th this year, Veramaris opened its world-scale facility in Blair, Nebraska to keep up with increasing demand for omega-3 EPA and DHA. The capacity at the Blair site can cover 15% of the global salmon aquaculture’s need for these essential fatty

acids that up until now were sourced from the oceans. Industry leaders such as the world’s largest salmon farmer Mowi, as well as Yuehai Feed Group and AlphaFeed have committed to trial Veramaris’ winning algal oil, rich in omega-3 EPA and DHA – a testament to a strong commitment to sustainability. “I have to thank those courageous leaders along the entire value chain for their collaboration and for taking significant steps to ensure a continued sustainable future for aquaculture”, says Veramaris CEO Karim Kurmaly during the award ceremony at Global Aquaculture’s Alliance GOAL conference in Chennai, India. Veramaris, founded by DSM and Evonik, excels at providing the

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aquaculture industry a high-quality source of EPA, DHA, and ARA, thereby removing a bottleneck for future growth and performance of the entire industry. A recent study by the Norwegian research institution Nofima proved that high levels of omega-3 EPA and DHA in salmon diets resulted in significantly improved fish survival, growth, coloration, and welfare.

The Future of Fish Feed was launched in 2015 as a collaborative effort by NGOs, researchers, and private partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of aquaculture innovations to alleviate pressure on the oceans. The F3 Challenge is sponsored by The University of Arizona, University of Massachusetts Boston, Cuna del Mar, Synbiobeta, Anthropocene

Institute, Dawson Family Fund, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, The Campbell Foundation, Tides Foundation, and The National Renderers Association.

Michael Tlusty, F3-Judge and Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts (left), Karim Kurmaly CEO Veramaris (center), and Kevin Fitzsimmons, Chair and Judge of the F3 Fish Oil Challenge (right).

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Events in detail November Aquafeed Extrusion Technology short course (South America) 4-6 November Temuco, Chile Fish 2.0 5-6 November California, USA Expo Pesca AcuiPeru 6-8th November Lima, Peru Food & Feed Drying Technology short course (South America) 7-8 November Temuco, Chile INFOFISH World Shrimp Trade Conference and Exposition 12-14 November Bangkok, Thailand Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2019 20-22nd November San Jose, Costa Rica OSTARICA.html GenAqua 2019 26 November Trabzon, Turkey

2020 January International Production & Processing Expo 2020 28-30 January Atlanta, USA

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MVC: Cereals Mixed Feed Veterinary 2020 28-30 January Moscow, Russia

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May Aquaculture UK 19-21 May Aviemore, Scotland

Aqua Expo 2020 29-30 January Santa Elena, Ecuado June m/ World Aquaculture 2020 8-12 June February Singapore Aquaculture America 2020 9-12 February October Honolulu, Hawaii World Fisheries Congress 2020 Fish International 2020 9-11 February Bremen, Germany AquaFarm 2020 19-20 February Pordenone, Italy AquaEx India 27-29 February Hyderabad, India

11-15 October Adelaide, Australia www./

November RASTECH 2020 16-17 November South Carolina, USA EuroTier 2020 17-20 November Hanover, Germany

March VIV MEA 2020 9-11 March Abu Dhabi, UAE Seafood Expo North America 15-17 March Boston, USA Victam Asia 24-26 March Bangkok, Thailand

April Seafood Expo Global 21-23 April Brussels, Belgium

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Welcome to the latest issue of Aquaculture Scoop. This month we hear the latest on Omega-3 as a source of sustainable fish feed in the form...

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