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GAA names Nuseed’s omega-3 oil as Innovation of the Year finalist

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Aquaterra® Omega-3 oil by Nuseed was named as one the finalists for the Global Aquaculture Alliance Innovation of the Year award in recognition of its potential to double the world’s supply of omega-3.

Nuseed developed Aquaterra® as a partial replacement for marine ingredients. While plant-based protein alternatives to fishmeal have been available for years, a market accessible alternative to fish oil has been out of reach. 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.

“While Nuseed is honored, we credit this recognition to global scientific and industry collaboration,” said Benita Boettner, global general manager Nuseed Nutritional. The company partnered with scientific and industry leaders at all stages of product development. The aquaculture industry has shown incredible support and interest in Aquaterra®. Leading feed innovators Skretting, BioMar and Salmofood have tested the performance of the oil through extensive feeding trials. World recognized salmon producers, including AquaChile and Multiexport, piloted this novel omega-3 oil at a commercial scale on BAP-certified sites. The results surpassed expectations and indicated Aquaterra® improves fish health and welfare.

Independent trials conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (NOFIMA) demonstrated the safety, performance and quality parameters of Aquaterra®. The biotechnology for Nuseed’s novel source of omega-3 nutrition was developed in collaboration with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

GOAL finalists will present at GAA’s upcoming virtual GOAL 2020 conference to be held from October 5-8, 2020. More information here.

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