A shrimp hydrolysate, specially formulated for squid helps maximise productivity, states Pierre-Marc Girot. (Photo: Aquativ/Stock File)
Squid by-products processed and exported from Argentina
Friday, September 21, 2012, 23:40 (GMT + 9)
Aquaculture is expanding and to meet this exceptional growth, food producers and manufacturers share a common goal: to maximize the productivity of the farmed species. However, with the constantly changing regulations on food, the emergence of new environmental restrictions and the overall reduction of certain key raw materials (such as fishmeal), it is increasingly difficult to combine high productivity with sustainable practices.
"Thanks to an innovative range of functional hydrolysates - Actipal™ -, and its concept of 'natural active nutrients,' Aquativ proposes natural and effective solutions to help aquafeed manufacturers take on this challenge," comments Pierre-Marc Girot, responsible of product development of the company.
Aquativ is a company dedicated to the production and marketing of functional ingredients for fish diet as part of the Nova division of the French group Diana. This group, with presence in 22 countries and an annual turnover of around EUR 392 million, has more than 1,500 employees, of which almost 200 are especially dedicated to R&D.
"Actipal Shrimp SL 11 is a liquid squid hydrolyzate, which is specially formulated for shrimp. It is processed using by-products of Illex squid transported from Puerto Madryn to the plant that Diana group possesses in Pilar Industrial Park," explained the Frenchman technician Pierre -Marc, now living in Argentina.
"Currently, Actipal exports mainly to Brazil and to other countries from Argentina, as domestic demand is almost non-existent at the moment," he adds.
"This product is made from fresh-frozen by-products that are carefully selected according to their unique nutritional profile and superior attractive quality -- Pierre-Marc stresses --, whose freshness is guaranteed by a strict chain of local suppliers and a fast local production process."
By Cristian Casas