The 2018 APA convention (Asia Pacific Aquaculture) will take place in Taipei (Taiwan) from 23th to 26th of April, and promises to become one of the major aquaculture exhibitions in South East Asia this year. APA18 is organized by the World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter and hosted by the National Taiwan Ocean University. Industry leader Nutriad sponsors the event and will host a technical conference as well.
“Taiwan has been a pioneering country in modern aquaculture and although production is limited today in Taiwan itself, the expertise of many companies and consultants plays a key role in the development of aquaculture in Asia and worldwide,” says Allen Wu, APAC Regional Manager Aquaculture Nutriad, based in Taipei.
This year, Nutriad selected APA18 as its platform for organizing an aquaculture distributor meeting and a customer dining event. Furthermore, Nutriad sponsors a scientific session on “Functional feed for health management.”
“Sponsoring a scientific session provides an excellent opportunity for our central and regional aqua team as well as our partners and customers in APAC to learn about current market developments and new findings regarding the application of our functional feed additives for fish and shrimp,” stated Dr. Peter Coutteau, Nutriad Business Unit Director Aquaculture.

During the sponsored session, Dr. Isern i Subich, Business Development Manager Aquaculture Health Nutriad will present a talk on “Effect of Novel Feed Additive on Performance and Health Indicators during Natural Thermal Fluctuations in Gilthead Sea Bream Sparus aurata in Cage Culture.”
Mr. Ho, Gim Chong, Product manager farm products Aquaculture Nutriad in APAC, will report on his field experiences in “Farm Application of a Functional Feed Additives: An Essential Tool in The Health Management of White Feces Syndrome in Asian Shrimp Farming.”
Nutriad’s central and regional aqua teams will engage with industry professionals and academics at their booth at APA18 to discuss programs for aquaculture additives supporting the prevention of diseases and parasitic infections (SANACORE®, AQUASTIM®, APEX® AQUA, BACTINIL® AQUA); species specific digestive/metabolic enhancers to reduce feed cost and improve performance in fish and shrimp (AQUAGEST®, AQUALYSO, LIPOGEST) and palatability enhancers and attractants to replace fishmeal and stimulate appetite (AQUABITE®).
“Nutriad is committed to developing practical solutions for producers of fish and shrimp in varying conditions all over the world. We consistently invest in product development and in local teams, to work closely together with our customers in improving health and nutrition,” concluded Erik Visser, CEO Nutriad.

Nutriad is an industry leading specialist in the development, manufacture and marketing of animal and aqua feed additives worldwide. Headquartered in Belgium, Nutriad delivers products and services to over 80 countries worldwide through a network of own offices and distributors, supported by four application laboratories and five manufacturing facilities located on three continents.