While others will be writing about nutrition, I hope to be able to bring you useful and interesting news and information relating to the commercial aquafeed sector.
Feed industry journalism and publishing has been my world for more than 25 years. Before starting Aquafeed, I was the co-publisher of the agri-food division of a major U.K.-based international Business-to-Business publishing and exhibitions company, and editor of their major international feed and milling magazine. In response to a rising groundswell of interest in aquaculture and a strong personal belief in its future, I launched the first ever magazine for aquaculture feed – a quarterly, print magazine which, in spite of the strong skepticism from my bosses, and having changed hands multiple times, is still in existence today. Shortly thereafter, in 1998, I moved to Hawaii and created Aquafeed.com, the original on-line information resource which is today the leading information provider for the aquaculture feed industry worldwide.
In the 15 years since the website was created, we have developed newsletters, our quarterly PDF-format magazine (Aquafeed: Advances in Processing & Formulation), our Aquafeed Horizons conferences, which are held in Bangkok and Europe - and in 2013, in North America too. The newest addition to the Aquafeed family is a suite of information products for the hatchery sector: our annual Hatchery Feed Guide published in January, an annual magazine and the repository of a wealth of hatchery-related information resources, the website: Hatcheryfeed.com. All provide free access to content. We also offer technical feed development consulting services under the direction of Dr. Warren Dominy, formerly Director of Aquatic Feeds & Nutrition Department at Oceanic Institute, Hawaii. Warren brings 30 years of aquafeed processing and nutrition expertise to our team.
It is my hope that the insights and knowledge gleaned through our unique relationship with the industry will benefit your business through this column.