IFFO presents at Aquaculture UK 2018
Neil Auchterlonie travelled to Aviemore, Scotland, on the 22nd May in order to take up an invitation to present at a workshop during the Aquaculture UK event. The workshop, arranged by the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) was developed to address the importance of nutrition and its link to welfare in farmed fish. In a packed afternoon (and auditorium) presentations were provided by the major feed companies in the UK (Biomar, Cargill, Marine Harvest, Skretting), as well as the Fish Vert Group and the Institute of Aquaculture.
For those members who may be interested, Neil’s presentation may be accessed here. As well as a general overview of the sector, a key theme in the presentation is the richness of fishmeal for a variety of micronutrients (especially vitamins and minerals), the requirement for these materials by farmed fish, and the decline of their concentration in aquafeeds as a result of substitution of fishmeal.