November 7, 2018
Nutriad attends Aquaexpo Ecuador, underscores importance of Ecuadorian market
Nutriad recently participated in the International AquaExpo 2018 in Guyaquil, Ecuador.
The event was organised by the National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA).
AquaExpo has become a reference in the shrimp industry in the Americas and receives increasing global attention, due to the importance of Ecuador in global shrimp production, Nutriad said.
The shrimp sector employs an estimated 200,000 people directly and indirectly in Ecuador. In 2017, the country produced and exported more than 400,000 tonnes of shrimp with industry expecting to grow 4-5% in 2018.
This year's event attracted more than 750 attendants, who mostly came from South America. Other attendants came from Europe and Asia. In addition, 31 international speakers presented various topics on nutrition, health, genetics, diseases, biosecurity and management practices oriented to the farming of white leg shrimp.
In Ecuador, Nutriad is working with BIOBAC, which distributes the company's aquaculture specialties. Nutriad's aqua team supported the BIOBAC booth with a focus on programmes for aquaculture additives (SANACORE® GM and BACTINIL® AQUA) that support the prevention of shrimp diseases and species-specific digestive/metabolic enhancers (AQUAGEST® and LIPOGEST®) which help reduce feed cost and improve performance in shrimp.
"Nutriad has been working with producers in South America in general and in Ecuador for many years. Our philosophy of sharing insights and working together with local professionals has helped us establish a leading position in the aquaculture markets," Peter Coutteau, Nutriad's business unit director of aquaculture, said.