Bringing Smart Farming to Aquaculture

lizzy schultz

Farmers across the livestock production sectors have begun to have increased access to smart farming technology on their operations, including the booming global aquaculture industry. Rully Setya Purnama is the Chief Operating Officer of eFishery, a company offering integrated feeding solution for fish and shrimp farming that allows operators to control their fish/shrimp feeding performance directly from a smartphone or …

Tuna Feed Research Leads to Sustainable Tuna Farming

Jamie Johansen

The Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program funded feed research by Dr. Alejandro Buentello of Ichthus Unlimited, LLC in the pursuit of finding sustainable tuna aquaculture. Various soy-based diets for use in tuna farming and ranching were tested and “Feeding Bluefin,” is a video summarizing the research project and its potential impact on protecting endangered wild tuna stocks. “The successful research …

Alltech Collaborates with Aquaculture Feed Producers

Jamie Johansen

Coppens International, an innovative Dutch aquatic feed and nutrition company that joined Alltech in 2016, will be collaborating with Guabi, a leading fish feed producer in Brazil. Guabi entered into a strategic partnership with Alltech earlier this year linking the two leading aquaculture feed producers from opposite sides of the ocean together to accelerate solutions for the aquaculture industry. “The …

Alltech’s Commitment to Sustainable Aquaculture

Jamie Johansen

According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12% increase in feed production in 2016. Asia maintained its volume and accounts for approximately three-quarters of global production per Alltech’s 2016 Aquaculture Survey. These results are no surprise, but present a new set of challenges. Dr. Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives and engagement for Alltech, …

#USsoy Brings Competitive Advantage to Aquaculture

Jamie Johansen

Iowa no-till corn and soybean farmer, Rolland Schnell, was one of the many farmers from states throughout the Midwest who trekked south to Panama for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) Aquaculture Educational Opportunity. During the event we spent a day at the Panama Canal getting a full glimpse of the important role infrastructure plays …

Aquaculture + U.S. Soy = A Budding Relationship

Jamie Johansen

As the fastest growing animal protein, aquaculture is the center of conversations beyond the circle of animal agriculture. And the most common circle these days discussing aquaculture is soybean. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined forces to host the 2017 Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama. U.S. soybean growers, researchers and aquaculture experts …

Omega-3-rich Canola from Cargill Benefits Aquaculture

Jamie Johansen

A new groundbreaking type of canola in development by Cargill could give aquaculture farmers a more sustainable way to raise fish rich in EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids. The plant-based source of the nutrients, developed in collaboration with BASF, could provide an alternative to using fish oil in aquaculture feed and could ease harvest pressure on wild fish populations that currently …

New Fish Supplement From Phibro Animal Health

Lizzy Schultz

Phibro Aqua has announced the launch of PAQ-Gro for Hatchery, a new nutritional feed supplement to maximize fish health during grow-out in hatcheries and nurseries. “Cultured fish and shrimp species in their early stages are especially susceptible to stress, disease and, ultimately, mortality,” Dr. Raanan Ariav, Vice President of Phibro Aqua, commented. “We believe that, when fed daily, PAQ-Gro for …

Aquaculture on the Rise = More #USSoy

Jamie Johansen

Did you know that aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production system in the world today? Or that aquaculture is the fastest growing utilization area for soy protein ingredients? Aquaculture and U.S. soybean production easily fit hand-in-hand. While I was at the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange I quickly realized the relationship aquaculture and the soybean community have formed and …

Successful Career Skills in Fisheries

Jamie Johansen

A new study from the American Fisheries Society (AFS) discovered employers most value critical thinking and communication skills when hiring entry-level fisheries professionals. “Are We Preparing the Next Generation of Fisheries Professionals to Succeed in their Careers?” appeared as a feature in a Fisheries Special Issue on Education. The AFS surveyed its membership, which includes a broadly representative sample of …