Algae feed for the aquaculture industry

09 Mar 2017
AlgaPrime DHA was developed to reduce dependency on marine fisheries and enhance the nutritional value of seafood

AlgaPrime DHA was developed to reduce dependency on marine fisheries and enhance the nutritional value of seafood

Successful trials of a native, whole algae specialty feed ingredient which is high in omega-3s, are helping to make the product more commercially available to salmon farmers and the wider aquaculture industry.

Consequently, TerraVia and Bunge Ltd have been able to expand its distribution agreement for AlgaPrime DHA with the global feed supplier BioMar Group.

"We take pride in driving the sustainability agenda of the industry and are pleased to be the first feed producer to bring this new feed ingredient to our customers while ensuring economies of scale," said Jan Sverre Røsstad, Vice President and Head of Salmon Division at BioMar Group.

Graham Ellis, Senior Vice President, business development, TerraVia said: "AlgaPrime™ DHA offers a traceable and sustainable source of omega-3s. As an alternative to ingredients like fish oil and fishmeal that come from small oily fish, AlgaPrime DHA can help customers meet consumer and retailer demand for salmon with enhanced levels of omega-3s."

AlgaPrime DHA was developed to reduce dependency on marine fisheries and enhance the nutritional value of seafood and it’s expected to be a key feed ingredient going forward for the aquaculture industry.

It is produced at the TerraVia and Bunge joint venture production facility in Brazil using renewable energy and a native algae strain.

TerraVia Holdings Incis a plant-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company that harnesses the power of algae.

Bunge Limited is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries.

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