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Egyptian tilapia promoted at La Cuisine International Food Festival

WorldFish provided 100 Kilograms of its fresh Abbassa tilapia to be cooked by the Egyptian Chefs Association (ECA) at La Cuisine Festival held in Cairo, Egypt, on 10 December.

The festival saw 1500 guests from around the world to sample dishes from chefs from countries including Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Morocco, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, India, Russia, Mexico, in addition to Egypt.

Egypt is the world’s second largest producer of tilapia, producing more than one million tons per year. With almost all of the tilapia production consumed locally, WorldFish, along with other feeding companies and stakeholders of the sector in Egypt, are working on promoting farmed tilapia as an affordable, tasty and healthy source of protein for all Egyptians.

Malcolm Dickson, Program Manager for WorldFish said: “In Egypt, 27% of the population live in poverty and suffer from high rates of childhood stunting. This is why WorldFish is keen to promote tilapia as a cheap and nutritious source of protein for the poor. However, the market for tilapia needs to be expanded to all sectors of the population. Events such as La Cuisine, might make people think again about the type of fish they prepare for their families”.

This was the second cooperation between WorldFish and ECA after the first taste test workshop hosted by WorldFish on 29 August 2016 at the Abbassa Research Center. The first workshop aimed at introducing high quality Egyptian Abbassa strain tilapia to twenty of Egypt’s top chefs.

The Egyptian tilapia stand was sponsored by WorldFish along with leading private sector companies under the umbrella of the Aquatic Union for Fisheries Cooperatives.

Mohamed Gouda, Committee member of the Aquatic Union for Fisheries Cooperatives explained: “The Egyptian Tilapia was presented in four recipes which were a great success in this international festival. The Aquatic Union for Fisheries Cooperatives will continue its support for this fish along with the stakeholders of the aquaculture sector, by establishing the ‘Support Fund for Egyptian tilapia’. Its main role is to build the market reputation for tilapia and develop new aquaculture and marketing methods. In this context, a cooperation protocol with all stakeholders including research centers, aquaculture cooperatives, feeding companies and large fish farming businesses, is under preparation.”

For more information or to request an interview contact:

Toby Johnson, Head of Communications
Mobile Tel: +60 (0) 175 124 606
Email: t.johnson@cgiar.org
Web: worldfishcenter.org

About WorldFish
WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. Globally, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 800 million depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future.

About CGIAR
CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partners.

Global Aqua Feed Market Driven by Growth of the Aquaculture Industry

The field of aquaculture has, over the decades, witnessed significant growth owing to the surging demand for aquatic food stuffs, which in turn, has resulted in the increased demand for aqua feed. A report studying the performance of the global aqua feed market has been recently added to the colossal database of Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE). The 88-page research report is titled “Aqua Feed Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019” and is a concise yet information-packed analysis of the global aqua feed market.

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The research study highlights the major factors driving the aqua feed market and those that prove to be a hindrance to its development. According to the report, the global aqua feed market is fueled by the escalating consumption of fish and the growth of the aquaculture market. Rising demand for functional and conventional aqua feed from China and other Asian countries is bound to present the global market with strong opportunities for growth. However, the volatile nature of the prices of raw materials is a key factor challenging the development of the aqua feed market.

The aqua feed market is segmented on the basis of end use and region in order to fully understand and interpret the workings of the global market. On the basis of end use, the aqua feed market is categorized into mollusks, crustaceans, salmon, carps, tilapia, catfish, and others. On the basis of region, the aqua feed market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. Figures pertaining to demand, revenue, volume, and value are provided in the report from 2012 to 2019.

The research report includes a detailed section on the vendor landscape of the aqua feed market, in which leading competitors are identified and profiled on the basis of attributes such as company overview, product portfolio, financial standing, business strategy, and recent developments. A SWOT analysis of each of these companies studies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats faced during the forecast period. In addition, the report also makes use of Porter’s five forces analysis to understand the impact of suppliers, buyers, new entrants, substitutes, and rivals.

The most significant players operating in the global aqua feed market include Cermaq ASA, Avanti Feeds Ltd., Tongwei, Alltech Inc., Ridley Corporation, Norel Animal Nutrition, NK Ingredients Pte Ltd., Dibaq Aquaculture, Nutreco N.V., Aller Aqua A/S, Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, Cargill Incorporated, BioMar A/S, Nutriad, and Beneo GmbH.

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Feed experiment to increase nutritional value of tilapia

1 February 2016 – WorldFish scientists will begin to experiment with feed ingredients that can increase the nutritional value of tilapia as part of a new project.

AquaLINC, funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims to increase supplies of fish that are more affordable and have a higher nutritional content for consumers in Egypt and Bangladesh. Implemented by WorldFish, the project will focus on developing production models for tilapia that meet the demands of resource poor consumers and are profitable for producers and retailers.

Using feed-additives to increase the Omega 3, and micronutrient content of farmed fish will have significant benefits for all, but especially for resource poor consumers who are more likely to be under nourished.

Recent WorldFish research in Egypt and Bangladesh suggests poor consumers typically prefer purchasing less expensive, smaller fish while aquaculture production systems in both countries are increasingly geared towards producing larger fish. Focusing on a popular farmed fish, tilapia, AquaLINC will examine the business case for how to increase the production and market for smaller fish.

Smaller fish which consume less feed and have shorter lifecycles may reduce the environmental footprint for fish production, another research area for the project.

Nigel Preston, Director General, WorldFish: “We are committed to innovations that will promote pro-poor fish value chains. Increased consumption of fish in nutritionally insecure parts of the world will improve food and nutrition security.”

AquaLINC will establish enabling conditions for the development and expansion of pro-poor tilapia value chains in Bangladesh and Egypt by testing the economic and technical feasibility of producing more nutrient-rich and smaller-sized fish and its acceptance by poor consumers. These innovations are expected to lead to: improved quality of fish; increased consumption of fish by the poor, particularly for nutritionally vulnerable populations (women of reproductive age and young children); and lower environmental impacts in fish production.

The three-year project will build on current research on the nutrition and health benefits of fish. It will also add to the research on increasing the affordability of fish for poor consumers and a growing body of work on the environmental impact of farmed fish production.

For more information or to request an interview contact:

Toby Johnson, Senior Media Relations Manager
Mobile Tel: +60 (0) 175 124 606
Email: t.johnson@cgiar.org
Web: worldfishcenter.org

Safety Concerns & Healthier Eating Trends Driving Change and Opportunity for U.S. Seafood Producers

Homebred Tilapia producers are best positioning themselves for the paradigm shift already under way

BONITA, CA – December 23, 2015 —  Few realize it, but the United States’ seafood market is worth a whopping $60 billion, mostly shrimp. Even more amazing, most consumed seafood in the U.S. is imported. This is good news for New Global Energy Inc. (OTCMKTS:  NGEY), who seeks to close the loop on fully sustainable fish farming that’s safe and healthy for Americans.

With greater oversight and greater scrutiny of the seafood industry falling into place, however, United States consumers are understandably hesitant to consume more fish. Not only is the quality of this foreign seafood being increasingly questioned, safety concerns are now the norm.

Perhaps no other sliver of the seafood market has been held back by quality and safety concerns as much as tilapia has. That concern is creating opportunity for American providers, however, which can verify and validate their fish, is not only of the highest quality, but meets the highest safety standards.

It’s this aspect of the maturing U.S. tilapia market  in fact, the SmallCap Network research staff believes could provide a potentially compelling opportunity for investors in 2016.

In spite of the country’s capable seafood production business, more than 90% of the seafood eaten in the United States is imported. Tilapia is no exception. The majority of the tilapia eaten in the U.S. comes from China, Indonesia, Ecuador, and Honduras, just to name a few. Not all of these countries necessarily have the same safety and quality standards the U.S. may have. And, perhaps worse, even where standards are strong, the enforcement of those standards may or may not be consistent.

As an illustration of the concern, a 2009 report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, noted that over the course of the eight prior years, a great deal of the tilapia imported from China had been banned from being shipped to the U.S. because those “fish are often raised in ponds where they feed on waste from poultry and livestock.”

Of course, even where farm-raised tilapia isn’t consuming waste, mercury consumption is an ongoing and valid concern.

It’s not to say all Chinese fish farms are guilty of breeding tilapia in conditions that make them unsafe for consumption, and to the country’s credit, enforcement of minimal standards is improving. But, with 200 million small, independent aquafarms of less than two acres per farm coupled with the fact that China produces a whopping 40% of the world’s tilapia supply, regulatory oversight is still tenuous at best.

It’s unfortunate tilapia’s reputation has been damaged too, as it’s a particularly good source of protein. Aside from being a source of omega-3 fatty acids (which are important for brain function), one serving of tilapia can provide half the daily recommended amount of protein intake.

It’s this convergence of growing demand for tilapia and fear of consuming it that has presented an opportunity for U.S.-based providers, who can breed the fish safely and effectively, and in a venue that’s easy for consumers and regulators to verify is safe and clean.

Individual companies like New Global Energy Inc. (OTCMKTS: NGEY) are quietly working to lead the charge.

Those who know New Global Energy well likely know it as a Moringa farm. Moringa is the world’s newest superfood, rich in nutrients and full of antioxidants. However, the Company’s entry into the Moringa business was actually fueled by New Global’ s aim to grow its own fish feed, so it would know exactly what its tilapia were consuming.

New Global Energy, through its subsidiary Aqua Farming Tech, has also gone to great lengths as well as expense, to ensure the water it breeds its fish in is properly filtered, safe, and clean.  This new found process of full sustainability is receiving rapid growth adoption across many industries.

The bulk of New Global Energy’s aqua farming growth plans are in front of it. As was recently noted in seafood industry publication Undercurrent News, the company aims to produce 27,500 pounds of tilapia per week by the first quarter of 2017, and the potential addition of a third and possibly even a fourth fish farm could ramp up that level of output. That translates into a few million in annual tilapia sales, making NGEY a potentially exciting prospect for investors.

Chicken of the Sea® Adds Flavored Tilapia to Pouched Seafood Success Story

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chicken of the Sea continues to make a name for itself in pouched seafood with this week’s launch of Tilapia Select Fillets, a new line of single-serve, 3-oz. pouches containing America’s most popular white fish seasoned with the latest on-trend flavors.

The four new shelf-stable products target seafood fans looking to combine the health benefits of tilapia with an economical protein alternative in salads, sandwiches and rice bowls for lunch, snack time or dinner. The San Diego-based seafood provider is making the new line available at retailers nationwide for an SRP of $2.49.

According to a growing number of health professionals, tilapia plays an important role as the FDA looks to significantly increase recommended seafood consumption levels in the U.S. in the coming months.

“Americans simply aren’t eating enough lean seafood,” explained Serena Ball, registered dietitian and founder of TeaspoonOfSpice.com, where she helps families find shortcuts for making healthy homemade meals. “Not only is Tilapia an affordable, high-quality protein option, its high selenium content makes it essential for boosting cognitive function and enhancing the immune system. Selenium is also important in body metabolism.”

Answering the increased call for affordable seafood, Chicken of the Sea Tilapia Select Fillets represents several product firsts: the first single-serve, shelf-stable pouched tilapia; and the first line of flavored tilapia. The new line also comes on the heels of the 2014 launch of Chicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon Pouches, an industry first from the brand that introduced the world to boneless, skinless salmon in 1984.

Chicken of the Sea - Tilapia Pouches

Chicken of the Sea – Tilapia Pouches

Chicken of the Sea’s four new Tilapia Select Fillets varieties exceed industry benchmarks on likeability, flavor and purchase intent in brand testing. They include:

  • Chicken of the Sea Tilapia Select Fillets in Marinara Sauce: Sustainably caught Chicken of the Sea tilapia seasoned with a flavorful Marinara sauce in a 3-ounce single-serve pouch.
  • Chicken of the Sea Tilapia Select Fillets in Teriyaki Sesame Sauce: Sustainably caught Chicken of the Sea tilapia seasoned in a bold, tangy Teriyaki Sesame sauce in a 3-ounce, single-serve pouch.
  • Chicken of the Sea Tilapia Select Fillets in Santa Fe Sauce: Sustainably caught Chicken of the Sea tilapia seasoned with a zesty Santa Fe sauce in a 3-ounce, single-serve pouch.
  • Chicken of the Sea Tilapia Select Fillets in Yellow Curry Sauce: Sustainably caught Chicken of the Sea tilapia seasoned in savory Yellow Curry sauce in a 3-ounce, single-serve pouch.

“With the launch of the Chicken of the Sea Tilapia Select Fillets, Chicken of the Sea continues the pouched seafood innovation story it started last year with Flavored Salmon Pouches,” said Maureen McDonnell, Chicken of the Sea director of brand marketing. “Tilapia has become the new seafood of choice for discriminating seafood lovers looking for a mild-tasting, affordable white fish – and our new single-serve pouches give families four innovative new ways to enjoy the fish over rice, pasta or greens, or even straight out of the pouch.”

According to McDonnell, tilapia is now the second-most consumed seafood in restaurants and fourth-most consumed seafood at home. She says the launch coincides with anticipated new FDA advice encouraging more seafood in Americans’ weekly diet. This includes pregnant and breastfeeding women, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to recommend eat two-to-three servings of seafood every week to encourage prenatal brain development.

Expected to be filed this year, FDA’s amended guidance follows exhaustive reviews of the positive health effects of eating fish — including the high levels of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids — which point to the need for expectant and nursing women to quadruple their seafood intake.

Chicken of the Sea is introducing new recipes and serving suggestion to accompany the launch of its Tilapia Select Fillets. To access the company’s growing library of recipes, serving and meal-planning suggestions for its tilapia and other seafood products, go to www.chickenofthesea.com.

About Chicken of the Sea

Founded in 1914, Chicken of the Sea (COS) is a leading provider of healthy, sustainable and delicious seafood, offering not only a robust product line but the recipes and meal-planning insights needed to inspire seafood lovers to greater culinary creativity and inspiration. The company provides tuna, salmon, clams, crab, oysters, shrimp, mackerel, kipper snacks and sardines in cans, cups and pouches as well as innovative new products consistent with seafood’s growing status as a healthy “new” protein choice in America.

Headquartered in San Diego, COS sustainably sources its seafood products from around the world, and packages them at a state-of-the-art processing facility in Lyons, Ga., as well as at third-party facilities. The company is led by a team of industry veterans with more than 300 years of collective experience in the packaged seafood industry.

For information on Chicken of the Sea, including recipes, serving suggestions and nutritional and meal-planning insights as well as information on the latest new Chicken of the Sea products, go to www.chickenofthesea.com.

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Bob Ochsner
714-881-2341
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