AlgaPrime DHA boosts salmon’s omega-3

Salmon sustained with AlgaPrime DHA have reportedly higher levels of essential fatty acid, omega-3 Photo: AlgaPrime Salmon sustained with AlgaPrime DHA have reportedly higher levels of essential fatty acid, omega-3 Photo: AlgaPrime
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Specialist in algae-based food ingredients, Corbion, and aquaculture feed company, BioMar, announced at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum that over 350,000 tons of fish feed with AlgaPrime DHA has been delivered to Norwegian salmon farmers since 2016.

AlgaPrime DHA is a sustainably produced, algae-based source of long-chain fatty acids. For more than 2 years, AlgaPrime DHA has been incorporated into fish feed in Norway, enabling farmers to improve the omega-3 content and reduce the fish-in fish-out ratio of farmed salmon.

"Through our partnership with BioMar, we've seen strong adoption of AlgaPrime DHA and have shown our ability to make a significant impact on the aquaculture industry over a short period of time," said Marc den Hartog, executive vice president of innovation platforms at Corbion.

Nutritious and sustainable

AlgaPrime DHA is produced through fermentation-based cultivation with non-GM cane sugar as a feedstock and salmon brands that include AlgaPrime DHA are now available in US, UK and EU markets.

"At BioMar, we've seen increased global demand for feed formulated with alternative ingredients, such as AlgaPrime DHA, due to their nutritional performance and sustainability excellence," said Vidar Gundersen, global sustainability director at BioMar.

The significant growth of BioMar feed with AlgaPrime DHA is the latest in a series of milestones that shows demand for algae-fed salmon among brands and retailers. In 2017 AlgaPrime DHA was awarded the 2017 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.

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