Daily Edition 19/2/18
Daily Edition 19/2/18
The Aquaculture Daily
Aquaculture Digest 16/2/18
By 2015, Chinese tilapia aquaculture industry downturn, weak exports, disease-prone, while Vietnam, Malaysia and other emerging countries continue to encroach Chinese farmed tilapia export market, a cold wave in early 2016 so that the already fragile industry more worse . But for a mature breeding species, can not disappear for no reason, it also means that tilapia farmers to survive in the cracks, there are still a lot of room to explore improved. Today small summary of tilapia farming techniques in recent years, hoping to give farmers in 2016 to bring some new idea
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CHINA - Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest tilapia farm and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co Ltd have become the first Chinese farms to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.
This landmark achievement reflects the pioneering initiative and efforts of a few farms in the industry to tackle some of the major challenges facing tilapia farming in China.
Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest tilapia farm and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co. Ltd are the first among a number of farms that undertook pre-assessments with help from WWF China to see if they operated in a way that meets the ASC Tilapia Standard.
A third tilapia farm, Wenchang Zhou Qinfu, has been assessed against the ASC standard and hopes to be certified soon.
Achieving ASC certification brings global recognition that Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest tilapia farm and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co. Ltd are operating in a responsible way. It marks the start of their contribution towards a global market for responsibly produced seafood.
Mr Yang Huaying, Deputy Executive Director Hainan Sky-Blue Ocean Foods Co. Ltd said: “We are pleased that Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest has passed the assessment against the ASC Tilapia Standard. ASC certification allows us to prove to our customers that we are committed to responsible aquaculture.”
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At the INFOFISH Tilapia 2015 conference, Professor Kevin Fitzsimmons estimated that global tilapia production exceeded 4.85 million tonnes in 2014. For 2015, it is forecasted that production will grow by 6% to total 5 million tonnes.
ChinaDuring the recent Tilapia 2015 conference organized by INFOFISH in Kuala Lumpur, Professor Dr Jun Rong Liu reported that domestic Chinese tilapia production in 2013 was 1.6 million tonnes. She noted that though domestic demand for tilapia remains strong, much work needs to be done by the industry to improve the quality of the fish.
Indeed, balancing high production, quality and sustainability is challenging for the tilapia industry in China. In order to increase quality, the industry must take a comprehensive approach to deal with brood stock, water quality, fish feed, live handling, value-added processing and live transport. The Chinese tilapia industry has also been turning its focus more towards sustainability.
In terms of exports, Chinese volumes are slowing with the nation’s exporters looking to diversify and enlarge their markets. During the first quarter of 2015, total exports of frozen tilapia experienced marginal growth (+2.2%) in volume compared with the same time period last year, primarily due to increases in frozen fillet (+9.7%) and breaded fillet (+22.5%) exports. Besides increased frozen fillet exports to the major markets, the USA and Mexico, exports also increased to Israel and Iran. In general, EU countries imported less tilapia during this period.
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CHINA - With the improvement of cultivation technology and the steady growth in per-capita consumption of aquatic products, the output value of the Chinese fishing industry and the aquaculture industry keep growing year after year.
In 2014, the gross output value of China's fishing industry amounted to RMB2.0859 trillion, and the added value was up to RMB971.8 billion.
The national output of aquatic products totaled 64.615 million tons, a rise of 4.7 per cent from a year earlier, of which the output of aquaculture reported 47.484 million tons, up 4.6 per cent year on year.
Freshwater culture is the main part of aquaculture in China, with its output holding more than 60 per cent .
In 2014, the freshwater cultured output reached 29,357.6 kt, accounting for 61.8 per cent and mariculture's output hit 18,126.5 kt, occupying 38.2 per cent.
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Hainan as China's second-largest production and processing base tilapia, tilapia output accounted for about 25 percent of the national total. Its tilapia industry after two decades of development, currently has from seed, feed the fish processed into a mature supply chain, industry structure formed with regional characteristics. Meanwhile, as Hainan exports and exports of agricultural products rank first, tilapia is Hainan's foreign trade can not be ignored in a business card.
However, in recent years, due to increased market competition at home and abroad, farming environment is complex, pathogens accumulate, such as multiple reasons, "Chinese tilapia" because of the overall reputation of food safety issues has been questioned, loss and other international market demand backdrop, non 海南罗Fish industry is facing severe challenges.
Tilapia is a tropical species of tropical Hainan unique environmental advantages, Hainan tilapia industry insiders generally recognized as more ecological than other parts of China tilapia, better quality, more healthy. Unfortunately, however, over the years it has never been the opportunity of tilapia in Hainan international market awareness of its proper value, but because unity labeled "Made in China" label is submerged in a number of foreign buyers of "OEM" Product , you can not create higher value-added products.
Hainan tilapia practitioners deeply future market demand for differentiated products and regional brands, and that the downstream industry in urgent need of a joint supply chain, to create "Hainan tilapia" regional brand of the organization, in order to coordinate the region Members implement standardized production, the creation of regional brands.
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