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Veramaris appoints seafood industry expert to accelerate adoption of its sustainable algae oil

Monday, July 5, 2021

Veramaris has netted former Seafood Connection operations lead, Johan Brouwer, to join its business development team. Brouwer, who has spent the last eight years helping grow the frozen fish specialist, will now focus his expertise and industry connections on growing the European retail and foodservice seafood markets for Veramaris.  

Commenting on his appointment, Brouwer said, “I am really excited to be joining Veramaris at such a pivotal time for the aquaculture industry when there is real potential to make a difference to the environmental issues that need to be addressed. Veramaris’ sustainability value proposition, including its recent joint certification from ASC-MSC, gives retailers and the foodservice sector a viable solution for their seafood sustainability challenges and I am looking forward to working with our partners to help them achieve their sustainable seafood goals. Veramaris offers a game-changing solution and I am thrilled to be a part of the company as its growth accelerates.”

Veramaris’ CEO, Karim Kurmaly, said that “aquaculture needs to scale up to meet the world’s increasing demand for seafood but it can only do so sustainably. This is where Veramaris comes in. Our algae oil, naturally rich in both EPA & DHA omega-3, helps to reduce the industry’s reliance on wild catch fish, and we also have the capacity to produce, at scale, a natural and sustainable alternative to fish oil. Our success depends on our people and I am thrilled to welcome Johan to our talented team. His proven track record in the industry will be a huge asset as we continue on our mission to expand the world’s supply of certified sustainable EPA & DHA omega-3.”

Earlier this year, Veramaris became the first microalgae oil producer for feed to achieve joint ASC-MSC certification therewith expanding the world’s access to certified EPA& DHA omega-3 by 45%.

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