By Madelyn Kearns, Editor
Published on Wednesday, February 08, 2017
The European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP) has gained a new supporting member in multinational animal feed additives firm Nutriad, the firm announced on 8 February.
As a member of the interdisciplinary society, Nutriad will work closely with other EAFP affiliates to promote the exchange of knowledge in regard to aquatic diseases affecting fish and shellfish within both aquaculture and wild fisheries.
“Nutriad is proud to become an official supporter of the EAFP, recognizing the work of the executive members and associates,” Peter Coutteau, Nutriad’s business unit director for aquaculture, said.
Nutriad has four application laboratories and five manufacturing facilities located on three continents, and its products are currently sold in more than 80 countries, and the company said its international reach can be used as an asset by the EAFP.
“Aquaculture producers are increasingly suffering economic losses from a wide variety of diseases and parasites which affect productivity in all regions and species. There is a growing interest in prevention strategies based on natural solutions and we are increasing our efforts in developing more specialized feed additives in this area,” Coutteau said.
Nutriad employees will be in attendance at the upcoming biannual EAFP Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland in September 2017 to discuss current issues and events involving fish and shellfish pathology.
“Recent trial results under lab and field conditions have shown promising results in critical diseases in aquaculture such as protozoan gut parasites in marine fish and white faeces syndrome in shrimp,” Mercè Isern Subich, Nutriad’s business development manager for aquaculture health, said. “Some of the results will be published in the coming months and will be submitted for presentation at the upcoming EAFP meeting in Belfast during 4 to 7 September.”