Skretting India goes beyond the supply of high quality feed for aquaculture. In an attempt to become an integrated solution provider, the global leader in nutritional solutions for aquaculture launched AquaCare portfolio today to provide practical solutions to improve water quality for shrimp and fish farming systems in India.
In a grand virtual event, the company unveiled two products- AquaCare Control and AquaCare Mineral Balance for the farmers here.
Introducing the products, Dr. Saurabh Shekhar, General Manager Nutreco South Asia said, “Our objective in India is to become an integrated solution provider for our customers, and with the launch of AquaCare, we will be able to extend our expertise and product portfolio in this area. We are confident that with our innovative, research-driven products to support the growth and subject-matter specialists on field for practical guidance, we can support our farmers to ensure successful culture.”
“While we have been catering the Indian market through our range of high-quality feed, we also understand that challenges in aquaculture extend beyond feed. As a key part of our ongoing commitment to improve the sustainability of the industry, we go beyond the supply of sophisticated and sustainable feeds with AquaCare which is specifically focused on providing practical solutions to improve water quality for aquaculture,” added Dr. Saurabh.
The launch of AquaCare Mineral Balance follows Skretting’s first water care product, a probiotic bioremediation solution that improves water quality and provides a platform for significant efficiency and productivity gains.
“The simple-to-use product is designed to work preventatively, with the objective to load the water in pond farming systems with beneficial bacteria that prevent the same space from being occupied by potentially harmful bacteria. This practical, cost-effective solution ensures that pond systems have stable, nutrient-rich water that is also ionically balanced, thereby providing the platform necessary to optimize species’ growth and health,” said Dr Arjen Roem, Strategic Marketing Director, Skretting Asia.
Having the right balance of minerals, and ensuring they are highly bioavailable provides a more stable environment for shrimp and fish production, and offers the scope for farmers to leverage their market opportunities.
India with its fast growing urban population and continuously evolving aquaculture industry presents huge market opportunities. While aquaculture industry in India has significantly grown over the last decade, the producers face a growing challenge in terms of access to safe and clean water.
The virtual event witnessed participation of company’s dealers, technicians and farmers from across India.