USSEC Southeast Asia participated in the Asian-Pacific Aquaculture 2017 “Transforming for Market Needs” in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from July 24 – 27.
The aquaculture conference featured different researches, studies, and trials from various aquaculture stakeholders from academia, suppliers, feed millers, research institutes, and fishery government officials.
USSEC Philippines presented Soy In Aquaculture feeding demonstrations that highlighted the use of USSEC’s tilapia diet with zero fishmeal to grow tilapia. USSEC Philippines Technical Manager and SEA Feeding Demonstration Coordinator Levy Loreto Manalac presented USSEC’s comparison of a zero fish meal formulated feed, a U.S. soy-optimized formulated feed with three percent fish meal and commercial feed using USSEC’s marketing program’s low volume, high density cage (LVHD) aquaculture technologies with tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in a commercial Philippine tilapia cage farm on Taal Lake.
The presentation highlighted that the use of USSEC tilapia formulated feed with zero fishmeal costs less to produce a kilo gain of the tilapia in comparison with tilapia diets with fishmeal. Mr. Manalac also discussed the principles of LVHD cage culture technologies, like the chessboard type of cage positioning for better water exchange, use of high quality extruded floating feeds, and satiation feeding management.