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Fish International 2012: Aquaculture: focus on certification and technology Published:  21 October, 2011

Fish farming from the German and international perspective: Aquaculture is one of the perennial favourites at fish international in Bremen.

From 12 to 14 February 2012 the 13th edition of Germany’s largest trade fair for fish and seafood will take its as yet closest look at this sector of the industry.

The role played by certificates in aquaculture is a much discussed topic at present. The fact that consumers look out for quality seals has been suggested by a study conducted by the University of Applied Sciences Münster: https://www.fhmuenster.de/fb8/downloads/buxel/10_Studie_Lebensmittelsiegel.pdf  Against this background, a professional forum at fish international 2012 will offer lots of information about organic labels and there will be opportunities to meet representatives of relevant certification companies such as Global G.A.P. or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

For the first time the trade fair’s scope is being broadened to specifically cover technology and equipment for fish farming, too. For example, one of the leading suppliers, Aquaculture Fischtechnik GmbH from Nienburg, will be displaying modern equipment and even a complete recirculation system in operation at its 320 sq. m. stand. The company is also planning to launch the world’s most comprehensive catalogue of fish farming equipment with more than 400 pages. “A lot of passion has gone into this project and it is almost complete,” said Aquaculture CEO Dr. Ulrich Kronert in mid-October.

Also among the exhibitors is BAADER – Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH + Co. KG, the world leader for fish processing. The Lübeck company, whose customers for aquaculture processing lines up to now mainly came from abroad, recently for the first time installed processing equipment at a farming facility in Mecklenburg, North Germany.

“To our knowledge this is the first time that African catfish is being farmed in Germany, and the farm uses waste heat from biogas,” says BAADER Managing Director Robert Focke. An interesting project – and for that reason the company will not only be showing a film of the facility at its stand but is also organizing a professional forum. Visitors will be able to learn more about the use of biogas in fish farming or experience the Lübeck company’s competence in the field of processing technology for farmed fish.

fish international takes place in Halls 4 and 5 from 12 to 14 February 2012. For more information please visit www.fishinternational.com