Corbion and BioMar announced at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum that over 350,000 tons of fish feed with AlgaPrime™ DHA has been delivered to Norwegian salmon farmers since 2016. AlgaPrime™ DHA is a sustainably produced algae-based source of long-chain omega-3. For more than 2 years, AlgaPrime™ DHA has been incorporated into fish feed in Norway enabling farmers to improve the omega-3 content and reduce the fish-in fish-out ratio of farmed salmon.
Developed to reduce dependency on marine fisheries and enhance the nutritional value of seafood, AlgaPrime™ DHA is a native algae ingredient that contains approximately three times the level of DHA of fish oil. AlgaPrime™ DHA is a clean and sustainably produced ingredient through fermentation-based cultivation with non-GM cane sugar as a feedstock. It allows incorporation at high levels without concerns of PCB and dioxin accumulation that can be an issue for some forage fish and fish oil. Since 2016, Corbion has been producing AlgaPrime™ DHA at large industrial scale. Unlike other resources such as fish oil, which can fluctuate on supply and price, AlgaPrime™ DHA is a reliable and consistent source of omega-3.
“Through our partnership with BioMar, we’ve seen strong adoption of AlgaPrime™ DHA and have shown our ability to make a significant impact on the aquaculture industry over a short period of time,” said Marc den Hartog, Executive Vice President of Innovation Platforms at Corbion. “AlgaPrime™ DHA is helping to provide consumers with options that are better for their families and the environment and meeting retailer and consumer demand for healthy and more nutritious seafood.”
“At BioMar, we’ve seen an increased global demand for feed formulated with alternative ingredients such as AlgaPrime™ DHA, due to their nutritional performance and sustainability excellence,” said Vidar Gundersen, Global Sustainability Director at BioMar. “Our aquaculture feeds with AlgaPrime™ DHA continue to be adopted and trusted by salmon farmers, as they look to improve the omega-3 content and sustainability profile of their salmon.”
Salmon brands that include AlgaPrime™ DHA are now available in US, UK and EU markets offering consumers farm raised salmon with an improved sustainability and nutritional profile. In addition, AlgaPrime™ DHA-fed salmon have been included in ready-to-eat and meal kit delivery services, providing consumers with algae-fed salmon through multiple retail touch points.