Mostrando entradas de diciembre, 2016

Five truisms and a corollary... aquaculture

Barry Norris in "Why I'm investing in salmon, not beef", sums up with clarity and elegance what this sector is, I highlight five truisms that should be taken into account, whoever is the user of the information.
1. The efficiency of protein production is much better in aquaculture
2. If we consider the FCR, a calf needs 8 kg to increase its weight by one, a pig 3 kg, a chicken 2 kg and the salmon is 1.2 kg, other species are already approaching the kilo.
3. Two thirds of a salmon are edible, in the chicken is a fifth and in the pig about one tenth
4. As meat prices go up, salmon prices drop, this applies to other species of farmed fish
5. One kilo of salmon requires 1,500 liters of fresh water, 14,000 liters of meat
Corollary: Norway, which controls more than 60% of world salmon production, understands this business.

10 trending topics on aquaculture for 2017

I have asked my colleagues of the Technological Watch Service to help me identify the trends that have been trending in aquiculture in recent months and thanks to the wonderful technology of analysis of big data and content indexing is possible to realize of form, say magic for me and with sufficiency contrasted by them, precise and technical with the suitable tools.
Basically because I wanted to know if there is an alignment between the many calls for the innovation momentum currently underway, several orders of bases have just come out, and what the community in the cloud is promulgating as the trend in aquaculture.
There goes the top ten:
1. More than diversification, there is talk of the consolidation of species that must cease to be emerging and which clearly contribute to the growth of protein demand
2. The concept of biological performance is sketched, which I sense is mainly economic of certain species that we consider our
3. Climate change imposes adaptive strategies such as the i…

Criado en la UE

La Unión Europea apoya la acuicultura porque puede ofrecernos pescado saludable y sostenible, e impulsar la innovación en nuevas industrias en toda Europa, desde las comunidades costeras hasta las situadas tierra adentro. El proyecto escolar “Criado en la UE”, forma parte de la iniciativa “inseparables” de la Comisión Europea, que pretende poner de relieve las ventajas de comer, comprar y vender productos acuáticos sostenibles producidos en la UE. El Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente, a través de la Fundación Biodiversidad, apoya e impulsa la difusión e implantación de esta campaña en España, con el objetivo de que un amplio conjunto de colegios, institutos y escuelas de formación profesional a lo largo de la geografía española, impartan un taller "Criado en la UE" que permita a los profesores y estudiantes conocer mejor la acuicultura sostenible que se desarrolla en nuestros ríos y costas y conocer de primera mano cuestiones relacionadas con la…