Commercial Scale Trials Prove Unique Omega-3 Profile of Aquaterra® Delivers Improved Aquaculture Outcomes

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Nuseed, (nuseed.com) has completed three commercial-scale fish trials with industry, confirming the efficacy of Aquaterra® Omega-3 canola oil as a partial replacement for fish oil in aquaculture feed.

Information source: Nuseed / press release

The trials, undertaken in Chile, indicate the inclusion of Aquaterra® in feed results in decreased fish mortality and reduced Fish In Fish Out (FIFO) and Foraged Fish Dependency Ratios (FFDRo). The expression of EPA+DHA in the fillet and sensory analysis are equivalent in Aquaterra® and fish oil diets, signifying Aquaterra® meets consumer taste and nutrition expectations. A white paper detailing these findings is available at AquaterraOmega3.com.

Aquaterra® is the world’s first land-based source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, produced by Nuseed to deliver the nutritional benefits of microalgae via its proprietary Omega-3 Canola. Nuseed partnered with leading salmon producers and feed suppliers to conduct commercial-scale feeding trials in the largest study of its type with a new feed ingredient. The trials were conducted over an 18-month period with 3 million fish across three sites. Safety, performance, and quality parameters were measured in Aquaterra® and control diet groups, and confirmed results of independent trials conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and

Aquaculture Research (NOFIMA).
“This study demonstrates Aquaterra® is a highly effective, sustainable complement to fish oil for the aquaculture industry which, until now, has been reliant on limited marine ingredients. It’s the first step in Nuseed addressing global challenges through the power of plants and agriculture” says Benita Boettner, Nuseed Global General Manager Omega-3.

Aquaculture is rapidly expanding as an efficient protein source desired by consumers. However, aquaculture depends on wild fish ingredients to feed farmed fish, and these resources are insufficient to meet the needs of industry growth. Aquaterra® ensures the sustainable growth of aquaculture by supplying a renewable and scalable source of omega-3 nutrients while reducing pressure on ocean environments.

Aquaterra® is commercially available and positioned to quickly scale production. Technical support is offered to feed producers and fish farmers to facilitate implementation.

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