Feed management arises for profitable aquaculture

It was presented in the 10th Regional Aquafeed Forum (RAF10) which was hosted by Directorate of Fisheries of Vietnam (DoF) from September 29th to October 01st 2018 in HàNội.

Vietnamese seafood reached 7.22 million tons in 2017 with 3.83 million tons from farming. Target is to reach 4 million tons of farmed products in 2018; 4.75 million tons in 2020, and 6.3 million tons between 2025 and 2030.

In his speech, Deputy Director General of DoF Trần Đình Luân said that aquaculture is one of the fastest food production industries of Vietnam. It requires around 4.7 million tons of feed each year. There are now 759 companies supplying 9,932 products of feed, additives, and environment treatment which are already listed for using in farming. Vietnam’s aquaculture is now meeting domestic demand and aims to export; thus input material like feed, additives,young fish and products for environment treatment and must be well controlled. Any change in ingredients and feed management which facilitates the farming is now getting special attention. That was also the main topic discussed in RAD 10.

RAF10 included five workshops with more than 30 presentations from leading experts and speakers who have worked in domestic and international aquaculture. They spoke about feed traceability in Belgium, development of soy-bean’s protein for farming white leg shrimps, bio-energy model to produce feed for black-spot grouper. They also talked about new technique and technology such as Biosipec super-intensive shrimp farming which was expected to reduce disease, environment impact and assure farmers’economic profit due to high productivity.

NguyễnVănTiến, Deputy Director of Aquaculture Surveying, Testing and Accreditation Center (ASTAC) under DoF, the host of RAF 10, said the forum concentrated on advanced science in feed nutrition and others. It offered an opportunity for managers, researchers, nutrition experts, feed factories, material supplier and technicians to exchange their profession. It was also a place to develop cooperation relationship among institutes, universities and companies.


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