July 08, 2018

09/07/2018: Aqua Feed Extrusion seminar at SPACE 2018, France

Aquaculture is one of the fastest developing sector in the world, now accounting for nearly 50 percent of the world’s fish supply

Currently 100 percent of floating feed and about 60 percent of sinking feed is made by extrusion technology. Traditionally, single-screw extruders are widely used for producing the feeds for low protein adult fishes such as tilapia, catfish, grass carp, etc. Now we see twin screw making some special and ultra-fine feed. Basic extrusion technology has been around for a long time. It has been used in one form or another in the food and feed industries.

There has been no revolutionary or significant development in extruder design. As the aquaculture sector grows, there is increasing aquafeed demand in the market. Thereby aquafeed making business is also the promising industry in the world.

There are hundreds of species of fish which require a wide range of feeds. Some species need floating feed (catfish, carp), some of them need slow sinking feed (salmon, trout) and some of them need fast sinking feed (shrimp). The quality of the feed has a direct effect on fish reproduction, maturation, growth rate, uniformity of growth, resistance to stress and diseases, mortality and water quality.

The feed industry experiences constant change to meet the needs of an evolving market. New processing technologies provide this industry the flexibility and efficiently to process a wide spectrum of foods that are trending toward increased complexity. Due to the rising demands of food production and necessary food per person, the consumption of fish increases dramatically.

In this one day course participants will learn about current status of aqua feed globally, principles and introduction to extrusion technology, selection of raw material and their properties for making aqua feed, grinding of raw material for making good quality pellet, extrusion of aqua feed, twin screw extruders to process aqua feed, optimising aqua feed quality, and latest technology for the ingredients, vacuum coating of aqua feed and finished product analysis.

This course is organised by the International aqua feed magazine and Dr Mian N. Riaz, world leader in extrusion technology from Texas A&M University.

For more information visit the SPACE Aqua Seminar website, HERE or email organiser Tuti Tan tutit@perendale.co.uk

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