New crop based alternative to fish oil
December 12, 2017
Independent study confirms no difference between salmon fed omega-3 canola and those fed fish oil.
A freshwater research study by NOFIMA, one of Europe’s largest institutes for applied research in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries, confirms there are no health or growth differences between fish fed Nuseed’s omega-3 canola and those fed fish oil. Salmon fed diets with Aquaterra™, Nuseed’s omega-3 canola, also had the same omega-3 levels as salmon fed with fish oil.
“It gives the aquaculture industry confidence that Aquaterra is an excellent alternative to fish oil,” says Nuseed Omega-3 Global Lead Commercial Strategy, Benita Boettner. “One hectare of our omega-3 canola has the potential to provide the omega-3 oil from 10,000 kg of fish.
“Aquaterra is a sustainable alternative to fish oil which will help relieve pressure on wild fish stocks while meeting the growing global demand for increased omega-3 consumption.”
Submissions for regulatory approvals of Nuseed’s omega-3 canola have been made in the United States, Canada and Australia. Three thousand acres of omega-3 canola were grown and harvested in 2017 in the US under the stewardship of the USDA notification process.