BioMar part of FAO and GSI expert panel

Michael Adler, R&D Manager Americas, will represent BioMar at the workshop organized by FAO in a joint effort with the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), the workshop aims to analyze the potential for reducing aquaculture GHG (Greenhouse Gas) contributions and increasing sustainability of aquaculture.

The event will take place in Liberia, Costa Rica during 9 – 11 November 2015 and will gather renowned experts on aquaculture feeds, feeding and environmental issues and management, FAO experts and representatives from GSI.

There will be a number of presentations, where the topics of discussion will focus on the potential to continue reducing FCR in salmon farming and other species, the assessment of the current GHG contributions of aquaculture, and the transfer of feeding technologies from salmon farming to other freshwater species such as tilapia, carps and catfishes and marine shrimp.

Michael Adler's presentation will discuss "Improving Feeds and FCR: the perspective from salmon farming (feed quality and management) and how the lessons learnt from salmon industry to be used in tropical freshwater species".

- In the great scheme of things it was not long ago that FCRs in Salmon farming were above 2, large efforts in R&D and innovation in the different factors influencing salmon production has led this livestock sector to be one of the most efficient, with potential FCRs close to 1. This workshop is a great opportunity for cooperation and to transfer technology by using the experiences in salmon to support growth in aquaculture, says Michael Adler.

- Improving FCR and the feeding process to reduce environmental footprint are challenges that we all can overcome by collaborating, sharing knowledge and working on innovation for improved sustainability, concludes Michael Adler.

Michael Adler

Michael Adler, R&D Manager Americas, BioMar