Corbion and BioMar have collaborated with Kvarøy Arctic, a third-generation, family-owned Atlantic salmon farm, to introduce their sustainably raised salmon brand, Kvarøy Arctic, to the U.S. and Canada. The feed was created by BioMar as part of their "In the Blue" salmon diet concept and includes AlgaPrime™ DHA.
According to Kvarøy Arctic, the salmon has double the omega-3 content of other farmed salmon and a fish in-fish out (FIFO) ratio of only 0.48:1, one of the lowest in the aquaculture industry. This has been achieved in part through pioneering work with Corbion to use microalgae as a sustainable source of long-chain omega-3s. AlgaPrime™ DHA is a native, whole algae ingredient that contains approximately three times the level of DHA of fish oil. It is also a clean ingredient, sustainably produced through fermentation with non-GM cane sugar as a feedstock and a production system powered by renewable energy.
"We are excited to continue our partnership with Kvarøy, and help them reach their goals for raising healthy and delicious salmon that is rich in omega-3s with a low FIFO," said Vidar Gunderson, Global Sustainability Director at BioMar. "The success of our innovative feed solutions is tied to maintaining nutritional value and flavor while also continuously reducing environmental impact."
According to Kvarøy Arctic, their Kvarøy Arctic salmon is now available at retail through Whole Foods US locations (Midwest and Atlantic regions) and at Whole Foods Canada (Ontario and British Columbia), with the designation "Whole Foods Atlantic Farm Raised Salmon—Product of Norway.”
The continued expansion of BioMar feed with AlgaPrime™ DHA is the latest in a series of milestones that shows demand for algae-fed salmon among farmers, brands and retailers.