Sustainable food production to help solve global challenges

Despite lockdowns in many countries due to COVID-19, AQUA-Cal+ continues to gain ground in shrimp culture.

In Malaysia, customers usage has not dropped since the start of the pandemic, with customers like QQ and Manjong continuing to order and increase application to a larger number of ponds. We are anticipating small increases in the coming months as restaurants open again. Although China was severely affected by COVID-19, we are starting to observe a slow recovery with sales starting again as the industry recovers from a downturn over the first quarter. In Vietnam, our trials in shrimp nursery culture are looking promising while new trials on white leg shrimp have also started in Taiwan.

Feeding a growing human population

The world’s population is expected to grow by over a third, or 2.3 billion people, between 2009 and 2050. This will not only give rise to an increased demand for food, as a result of more mouths to feed, but will also create other challenges. Increased incomes, economic development of emerging nations and urbanisation will result in changes in consumption patterns and a slow revolution of our food value chain.

Find out how Calix’s AQUA-Cal+ is helping feed a growing human population, while responding to changes in consumption patterns and a slow revolution of our food value chain.

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AQUA-Cal+ is non-toxic, non-corrosive, safe, environmentally friendly and meets many core needs in aquaculture.

AQUA-Cal+ is made by flash calcining a mixture of magnesite and dolomite to produce a unique, very high surface area powder, and then hydrating the powder to produce a slurry for ease of application to ponds. It has been specially formulated to impact on both the aqueous and benthic ecosystems in the pond.

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Environmental risks of marine aqualculture

  • Incubation of local diseases caused by a high concentration of fish
  • New diseases and parasites introduced by seed stock
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Escape of non-native species
  • Fish sewage – contains uneaten food, waste products, disease and pathogens

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