Dr. Hsiang-Yin Chen ft. Dr. Fan-Hua Nan / Department of Aquaculture,
Dr. Ann-Chang Cheng / Department of Aquaculture, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology
(1) Mr. Deral Chen / CEO, Blutech Inc.
(2) Mr. Ealic Chou / Business Development Manager, Blutech Inc.
(3) Mr. Dennis Niu / Vice President, IoT Solutions Dept., World Peace Industrial Co., Ltd
Session 4: Automatic water quality monitoring and management system for aquaculture
Summary: The system integrates detection modules, microprocessors, Mechatronics controls, real-time imaging, wireless transmission, servers, and APP technologies to monitor water quality for different waters, with modularization, automation, high precision, remote monitoring and other advantages. All results and images can be sent to the server. Red and green icons are used to indicate whether the water quality is normal or not. The system, server, and APP will alert the administrator with sound when the water quality is abnormal.
Wu Chih Wei / Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University
Mr. Ping-Sheng Weng / President, Taiwan Offshore Aquaculture Association
Mr. Roger Gilbert / Publisher of International Aquafeed
Shinn-Lih Yeh / Chief and Researcher, Mariculture Research Center, Fisheries Research Institute, COA
Session 1: The last piece of the puzzle for water treatment in aquaculture: free radicals
Summary: Due to some unknown parameters of water quality testing for aquacultures in the past, many diseases occurred to aquatic animals even with good reports of water quality. That is, the parameters for water quality testing were not the factors causing the diseases of aquatic animals. Many research institutes have devoted to investigating the indexes of water quality for years. Free radicals in the environment are one of the most critical indexes of water quality.
Free radicals, the unstable species excited by the environment, can cause damages in genes, cells and immune systems. The characteristics of damages caused by free radicals are typically degenerative, hereditary, and irreparable. Therefore, the following phenomena appear:
1. Aquatic animals die after the rain.
2. Spawns become feebler after the damage occurs.
3. Aquatic animals can have a relapse easily after injuries.
Free radicals in ponds come from air pollution and the overused substrate. That is the reason why the death of aquatic animals usually happens after the rain. In addition, new ponds usually have the higher yield.
Mr. Chen Chien-Chih / Manager, Sheng Quan Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
Session 2: Development of Biotechnology Products Using Fish Scale Waste
Summary: Due to limited resources on the earth and depleted marine fisheries increasingly, raising aquaculture technology that could increase bio-resources, and make good use of aquatic wastes to enhance added value are urgent priority. Fish scales are rich in collagen and hydroxyapatite, if it is developed into a variety of biotechnology products, this will not only reduce environmental pollution, but also turn waste into high economic value products, increasing the income of fishermen, aquaculture farmers and food processing industries. The fish scale biotechnology products that we have developed are summarized in the following: 1. Collagen and its related products such as facial masks 2. Human body calcium supplements - hydroxyapatite 3. Functional peptide seasoning 4. Gelatin edible film 5. Gelatin spray preservatives 6. Fish scale exfoliating soap.
Dr. Chien-Kuo Han / Department of Food Nutrition and Health Biotechnology, Asia University
Session 3: The current status and outlook for the commercially cultivated technology of mud crab Scylla serrata
Summary: The mud crab Scylla Serrata has high selling price and high demand in Global market. Taiwan is a consumptive country of mud crab, but most of the crabs are imported from foreign countries. Traditional polyculture couldn't provide enough amounts for domestic demand. Taiwan is in great need of hastening the development of new cultivated technology model to stabilize supplies and prices of crab. Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) develops a rearing model for mud crab. We have enhanced the technology of field ponds cultivation, and have established the model of Independent Boxes Farming. In the future, we will continue to develop and research by integrating the cultivated technology of mud crab with renewable energy, intelligence, and scale farming facilities to increase the output and international competitiveness of Taiwan.
Ms. Yu-Chen, Wu / Fisheries Research Institute, COA
Summary: Climate change is increasing frequency and severity of heat waves, drought and flooding events. Shifts in climate are likely to cause changes in insect pest and disease pressure. Agriculture must adapt to these challenges to satisfy the demand for food of a growing world population and maintain profitability of farming while conserving natural resources. Improved crop management technologies together with genetic enhancement of cultivars are required to ensure yield and product quality in harsh environments. Adjusting crop calendars, diversifying crop portfolios, and growing cultivars that carry resistance against major pests and diseases as well as tolerance to abiotic stresses will increase the resilience of agricultural production. Mobilizing biodiversity for crop improvement and more rapid and precise breeding technologies combining genomics and phenomics with classical breeding are generating better cultivars that yield well under variable environmental conditions in a timely manner. First products of these efforts such as flood-tolerant rice, a broad range of heat tolerant and disease resistant horticultural crops including tomato, pepper and broccoli, and drought tolerant field crops such as corn or soybean are available and broadly adopted, while more smart plants capable of tolerating harsh climates are about to reach farmers.
Summary: Assisting stakeholders; seed companies and seed producers, who are engaged in vegetable seed production and sales to be able to 1) Ensure the integrity of the production chain from stock seed to commercial seeds and 2) Safeguard Intellectual Property Rights (IP) and other rights of the parental lines in general
This document is the property of, and all copyright herein is owned exclusively by, the International Seed Federation (ISF) and Asian Pacific Seed Association (APSA). The Guide is not exhaustive. It is the responsibility of any user of this Guide to consider the user’s specific circumstances when developing a process specific to its organization, and in meeting any applicable legal requirements
Summary: Assisting stakeholders; seed companies and seed producers, who are engaged in vegetable seed production and sales to be able to 1) Ensure the integrity of the production chain from stock seed to commercial seeds and 2) Safeguard Intellectual Property Rights (IP) and other rights of the parental lines in general This document is the property of, and all copyright herein is owned exclusively by, the International Seed Federation (ISF) and Asian Pacific Seed Association (APSA). The Guide is not exhaustive. It is the responsibility of any user of this Guide to consider the user’s specific circumstances when developing a process specific to its organization, and in meeting any applicable legal requirements
Session 3: Organic acid application in drinking water and silage making Summary: Ruminants require palatable and nutritious silage for best performance. The quality of silage depends on the ensiling process during which lactic acid bacteria multiply, leading to the formation of fermentation products which preserve the silage, maintaining its quality. Optimum fermentation conditions (moisture level, temperature, sugar and exclusion of air) as well as the prevention of reheating after opening the silo are key factors in successful silage making. Organic acid additives Lupro-Mix® NA and Lupro-Grain® help to achieve excellent silage even under the challenging conditions. Clean drinking water should be provided to the animals to achieve the optimal genetic potential. Dirty water could harbour pathogens, i.e. Salmonella spp, Escherichia coli and Campylobacter, which in turn can negatively affect animal performance. Pathogens could be transferred to the final animal products and finally consumer safety. The best solution for safe drinking water is to prevent pathogen contamination and no withdrawal time. Lupro-Mix® NA inhibits or eliminates the pathogenic microorganisms by lowering water pH and disrupting their metabolism. This also prevents biofilm build up in water pipes and keeps pipes and drinking nipples clean. It is easy to apply, low-cost and with minimal corrosivity.
Session 6: Zero emission biogas power generation sale and Operation support system Summary: MACRO-e Technology like to share the zero emission farming concept to the world, to able help our farmers to share the great benefit from farm sewerage into power (electricity, heat and cool）organic fertilizer, also help faming to create a smells-free farms. we like to help our farmers reducing emission outcome from traditional ranch, made those emission become part of income, not expend, even more friendly to your family and neighborhood.
Session 5: The Introduction of the Japanese latest Grading and Packing center