Tuna Feed Research Leads to Sustainable Tuna Farming

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Aquaculture, Feed, Fish, soybeans, sustainability

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 … Read More

Alltech Collaborates with Aquaculture Feed Producers

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Feed, Fish, Nutrition

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 … Read More

Watch Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Commodity Classic

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Conservation, environment, Farming, Fish, Ranches, sustainability

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will preview at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas before it airs worldwide on Discovery Channel in August. Based on a book by the same name, the Discovery Impact film weaves together the stories of a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a handful of Gulf fishermen who feed the world while stewarding the land and water … Read More

Alltech’s Commitment to Sustainable Aquaculture

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Fish, Food, Nutrition

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, … Read More

#USsoy Brings Competitive Advantage to Aquaculture

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed, Fish, Food, Nutrition, soybeans, Transportation, USSEC

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 … Read More

Omega-3-rich Canola from Cargill Benefits Aquaculture

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Aquaculture, Cargill, Fish, Nutrition

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 … Read More

Aquaculture on the Rise = More #USSoy

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed, Fish, Food, soybeans, sustainability, USSEC

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 … Read More

Successful Career Skills in Fisheries

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Aquaculture, Education, Fish, Food

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 … Read More

NFI Launches New Website

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Company Announcement, Fish, Food, Technology

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has announced the launch of www.AboutSeafood.com, a newly redesigned website with major updates to its functionality and direction. AboutSeafood.com will not host any recipes, and will instead be used as a home for advocacy and industry information. The site offers a dynamic platform that will bring the newest content to visitors, and live streaming social … Read More

Alltech Releases Global Aquaculture Production Data

Lizzy SchultzAlltech, Aquaculture, consumer, Feed, Fish, International, Meat, Production, Research

Following the release of their annual Global Feed Survey, and based on several industry requests, the research team behind Alltech recently completed a deeper dive into analyzing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer for Alltech, sat down with for an interview with AgWired on the results of the analysis. … Read More