Fish feed: a changing industry

Fish feed: a changing industry Fish feed: a changing industry

The Offshore Mariculture Conference Mexico 2017 will welcome a variety of feed producers who will offer a detailed insight into all types of feed, including the latest developments and changes within the industry.

On day one of the conference, attendees will benefit from session three dedicated to the nutrition for farmed fish, with speakers including:

Albert G.J Tacon, Aquatic Farms

Albert is the Technical Director at Aquatic Farms Ltd, located in Hawaii. Tacon is an experienced international aquaculture consultant, specialising in aquatic feeds and nutrition, working in over 44 countries, with over 228 scientific publications and one patent. Aquatic Farms specialises in marine and coastal consulting, research and development, providing services for the implementation of fisheries, aquaculture and marine environmental projects in over 20 countries.

During the conference Tacon’s presentation will cover Marine fish nutrition and feed development: towards the formulation of more sustainable marine fish feeds’, discussing the latest developments in marine fish nutrition and feed development.

Dr. Adel El-Mowafi, Cargill

Dr. Adel El-Mowafi is the Technical Application Director at Cargill. Cargill provides support to aquaculture farmers; feed manufacturers and distributors to deliver better, sustainable and environmentally conscious animal nutrition.

Dr. Adel El-Mowafi will be covering Making the right feed choices: applying nutritional theories to improve profitability which will help delegates to gain a full understanding on the nutrient needs of fish according to environmental conditions.

Iannis Karacostas, BioMar EMEA Division

Iannis Karacostas, Product Manager-Marine species at BioMar EMEA division will be covering the topic Nothing to spare, including the discussion of commercial fish feeds, with the main focus on how to use the required nutrients in the most sustainable way possible.

BioMar are innovators dedicated to an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture. With roughly one in five farmed fish produced in Europe and Chile fed with BioMar feed, worldwide they supply feed to around 80 countries and more than 45 different fish species.

D. Allen Davis, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences

D. Allen Davis, Alumni Professor at the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences presentation will cover Development of low fishmeal feed formulations for the California Yellowtail, Seriola dorsalis; which will include the discussion of why Seriola dorsalis is the top candidate species for ocean farming in both southern California and Norther Baja Mexico.

Throughout his career David’s main activities include, the development and improvement of commercial feeds and feed management strategies, providing continuing education opportunities to the industry as well as graduate student education.

These high-level speakers will offer the chance for attending fish farming companies, fishery research organisations, export associations, processors, feed manufacturers and equipment and service suppliers; gain valuable information and insight on the progress of and prospects for farming offshore such as the latest policies, products, research and case studies within the fin/shell fish and seaweed offshore farming industries.

View the Offshore Mariculture Conference 2017 programme here


Fish farmers can obtain preferential rates to attend the conference; contact the team for verification and a discount code.

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