06.11.19 - ISHI Marine Technologies Launches 4 brands of Shrimp Feed in technical collaboration with Zeigler Bros, USA
Moana Technologies tie up with Contractor family to set up Black Tiger Shrimp
Broodstock Multiplication Centre in Gujarat
To start 4 hatcheries in East and West Coast in 2020
ISHI Marine family with friends and partners during the feed launch function held at Surat, Gujarat on May 8.
Surat: ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES, the company promoted by Contractor family of Surat, Gujarat, launched Shrimp Feed Plant with four brands of feed at a grand ceremony held in Surat on 8 May 2019. ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES has the production capacity of 30,000 tonnes of shrimp feed annually.
It produces INGESTA and NANSHE as Vannamei feeds, HAMUN and TIMEE as Tiger shrimp feed. It also produces premium feed with Vpak in all above mentioned brands. The state-of-the-art new shrimp feed plant is located at Plot No 432, Sakhya GIDC, Vaagra Taluka in Bharuch district, Gujarat spread across 26,181 square meters area.
Mr Jignesh U. Contractor from ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES talking to Aqua International Editor Mr M.A.Nazeer said, "Basically we were thinking of producing high quality shrimp feed and seed for our own farms to avoid dependency and risk of diseases in culture.
To achieve growth and long term success, ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES has tied up with Zeigler Bros Inc., USA as their technology transfer partner. We use premium grade ingredients to produce high quality feeds, he told. We want to set up new standards in the market on production of good quality feeds for aquaculture, he added.
Contractor’s family has started Shree Saikrupa Aquaculture Pvt Ltd in 2003 with 3 hectares of shrimp farming at village Parujan in Navsari district. In 2006, Mr Jignesh Contractor has established a trading firm VAISHNAVI AQUATECH as a dealer and distributor for aqua feeds, probiotics and healthcare products of different companies and became an active and leading farmer-cumbusiness man in aquaculture sector in Gujarat state. They are also distributors of INVE Aquaculture farming inputs in West Coast.
In 2015, Mr Jignesh along with his brothers Mr Vaibhav and Mr Dhaval started working on setting up ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES, the state-of-the-art new shrimp feed plant near Bharuch. They started feed plant construction work in February 2018 and within one year time they completed plant construction and began feed production in May 2019.
Mr Umakant Contractor, the father and his sons Mr Vaibhav Contractor, Mr Jignesh Contractor and Mr Dhaval Contractor received well attended large gathering of guests in the Grand Ceremony of Feed Launch held on 08th May 2019 at Surat.
In future, they want to come up with 4 hatcheries producing SPF black tiger shrimp seed from Moana project in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The company has targeted to produce 500 Million Moana tiger shrimp seed in the first year of operations, Jignesh informed.
VAISHNAVI AQUATECH is presently producing 2,000 tonnes of prawns and selling 8000 tonnes of Vannamei shrimp feed besides supplying farming inputs to 25 percent of farmers in the Gujarat state.
Head quartered at Surat, our team of brothers, father and the employees of the company are behind the success and growth of the company in aquaculture sector, said Mr Jignesh.
Mr Mathew Zeigler, President, Zeigler Brothers Inc, USA, addressing the inaugural function of ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES shrimp feed plant said, "Today is a big day for Zeigler Brothers. We signed the agreement for Technology Transfer Programme with ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES in March 2015 to produce grow out shrimp feed in Gujarat state, India. The plant designing was done by ESE, Kansas, USA. Zeigler and ESE developed the plant for ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES. Cremach of Gujarat has erected the equipment and the machinery. A lot of equipment came from USA and I am happy to say that the feed plant has come up very nicely. For Zeigler it is third generation business.
Zeigler has set up six feed plants across the world and we are happy to have tie up with Contractor’s family, who are working very hard in Indian Aquaculture sector with different activities, he stated. Zeigler established two plants in Mexico, one plant each in Ecuador, Egypt and India in collaboration with local partners.
Zeigler works with the principle of Nutrition through Innovation, he stated. Zeigler has animal research centre at Florida and feed processing research centre at Pennsylvania. Zeigler will also help ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES to procure quality inputs and ingredients for the feed. We, Zeigler and ISHI MARINE TECHNOLOGIES will work together and change the Indian Aquaculture industry with high quality feeds and services said, Mr Mathew Zeigler.
Zeigler originated in 1935 as a local producer of poultry and livestock feeds. Till date the company had been continuously developing new and innovative technologies for specialty markets. Utilizing core competencies in R&D, nutritional formulation, and process engineering, Zeigler currently manufactures over 300 products and exports to over 50 countries around the world.
Though Zeigler manufactured first aquatic feeds in 1955, the company continuously focused on research and development of aquatic feeds under leadership of Dr. Thomas Zeigler. It was only in the 80’s where they became the pioneer in developing technology to achieve desired water stability for shrimp feeds. With focused journey of identifying and pursuing solutions to aquaculture industry, the company took leap in playing key role of the paradigm shift in this industry. Since then the company has achieved many milestones in development and also received various awards in aquaculture industry. The company continues to lead its ways in technological advancement to increase sustainability, safety and productivity of shrimp feeds to make its way to the top of the industry.
Tie up with Moana Technologies
Contractor’s family are also working to set up black tiger shrimp Broodstock Multiplication Centre in Gujarat in collaboration with Moana Technologies, USA, which is likely to come into operations in 2020. Mr Walter Coppens, CEO of Moana Technologies LLC, Belgium, confirmed it during a brief interaction with Aqua International Editor here on May 8.
Contractor’s Family are also planning to come up with a shrimp processing plant soon.
Ms Zankhana Patel, MLA, Dumas, Surat, Mr Maruthi Yeligar, Deputy Director, MPEDA, Valsad, Mr Pradip Navik, Mr Narendra Tandel, Dr Manoj Sharma, Mr Shanthi Bhai, Mr Yellanki Ravi Kumar, Mr G.G Srinivas, Mr Nakul Bhai and others spoke on the occasion.
While Mr Dhaval Contractor welcomed, Mr Vaibhav Contractor proposed vote of thanks.
AQUA INTERNATIONAL • June 2019