Nutriad sponsors major aquaculture events in Asia

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad continues to show its leadership role in the aquaculture industry as it announced its sponsorship of three major events in the coming months: Asian Pacific Aquaculture (APA) 2017, The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) 2017 and Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA).
With one mayor event, each month in the coming period, Nutriad is investing in showcasing its products and services across the Asian region. Being close to our customers and interacting with leading experts in key aquaculture markets is part of our strategy as we are increasing our footprint in the industry. It promises to be a busy summer,” says Dr. Peter Coutteau, Business Unit Director Aquaculture for Nutriad. “Our sponsorships focus on supporting the aquaculture sector in general, and more specifically South East Asia, to help producers deal with the key challenge of reducing the impact of diseases and parasites on productivity.”
Asian Pacific Aquaculture (APA) 2017, the major aquaculture exhibition in South East Asia organized by the World Aquaculture Society, takes place Kuala Lumpur from 24th to 27th of July. Nutriad sponsors the scientific session entitled “Functional Feeds for Disease Prevention.” At this session, chaired by Dr. Peter Coutteau and Prof. Dr. Rossita Shapawisurely, speakers from the industry as well as the academic sector will treat some hot topics related to Health management and farm practices in Thailand, functional feed additives to prevent fish and shrimp diseases, effects of soybean meal on tissue cholesterol status and molting relative gene expression in white shrimp as well as effects of garlic against Aeromonas hydrophila in Nile Tilapia.
“We carefully selected the speakers and topics for this Nutriad sponsored session, allowing our partners and customers in APAC to learn about current market developments and new findings regarding health management,” stated Allen Wu, Regional Manager Aquaculture APAC and Board Director of World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter. Nutriad will also organize a gala diner upon invitation.
The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) 2017 is built around central them of Finfish Aquaculture: Strategies for Growth. This is the second time this series of roundtables, initiated in 2011, is focusing on the finfish aquaculture industry. The meetings will take place in Bali, Indonesia from August 16-17 will explore the growth potential of Asia’s finfish aquaculture industry.  Nutriad proudly has been sponsoring TARS since 2012. This year, the company sponsors Prof. Dr. Francisco E. Montero from the University of Valencia, Spain to speak on Parasites Prevention in Fish Farming.
“Parasite control is one of the key issues in health management of all commercial species of fish, including salmon, tilapia and marine fish. However, there is a general lack of basic knowledge on fish parasites in the aquaculture industry, particularly in Asia,” according to Dr. Maria Mercè Isern Subich DVM, Nutriad’s Business Development Manager Aquaculture Health. “Prof. Montero, involved in research on fish parasitology since 2001, will share his views on the life cycle and mode of action of different species of fish parasites relevant for aquaculture, and illustrate current practices and challenges to prevent and/or treat parasites in fish farms in Europe.”
The 10th Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA) conference will be organized by the Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society (FHS-AFS) in Bali, Indonesia from Aug 28 to Sept 1. FHS-AFS was founded in 1989 in Malaysia and made a tradition of this triennial scientific symposium to update members and aqua health professionals on topics related to aquatic animal health in Asian aquaculture. DAA10 central theme will be “Enhancing Aquatic Health Research and Services through Public-Private Sector Partnerships” and anticipates the attendance of 500 delegates from 30-40 countries. Nutriad is a silver sponsor at DAA10 and Dr. Maria Mercè Isern Subich DVM will give an overview of recent trial results obtained with Nutriad’s health program in lab and field trials during an oral presentation entitled “Functional feed additives as prevention of parasitic disease in fish”.