Aller Aqua and marine ingredients producer TripleNine have entered a research collaboration to identify functional components of marine raw materials that benefit fish health and growth. Feeding trials on selected fish species will be conducted at Aller Aqua Research.
Both companies took part in the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Accelerator program initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNSDP). The program is now running for the second time and still focuses on developing new business solutions based on the UN SDGs. Within the program TripleNine took the initiative to be active rather than reactive in terms of developing alternative marine raw materials in the aquaculture supply chain, and thus positively influence the sustainability agenda.
“Marine raw materials form the basis of many high-quality fish feeds. In this collaboration with marine raw material expert TripleNine, we are aiming to make maximum use of marine raw materials and their functional components for optimizing feed performance. Value addition to marine ingredients will also promote the continuous sustainable use of marine resources in fish feed, by making the most out of them.” Explained R&D Director at Aller Aqua, Dr Hanno Slawski.
“TripleNine fishmeal and fish oil is of highest quality and essential valuable ingredients for the aquafeed producers," Chief Commercial Officer at TripleNine, Kenneth Storbank staid. "We are confident, that newly developed products will help to further improve the performance of aquaculture by increasing fish health and growth. As the aquaculture sector aims to increase sustainability, we, as marine ingredient developers, need to aid the process by introducing and actively collaborate for testing product improvements and alternatives to the already known products.”
Research is the ultimate tool to make continuous advances in the aquaculture value chain, and collaboration to achieve shared goals will accelerate this agenda. Aller Aqua Research continuously test raw materials for efficiency and performance, and the close collaboration with TripleNine will allow the company to evaluate new raw materials before they are released into the market. For TripleNine the possibility of having new products tested commercially with professional partners will provide thorough documentation of the effect.