The nutritional value of farmed salmon could be boosted by a new generation of fish feed created from algae by a young Scots scientist.
Douglas Martin, 26, has developed a sustainable way of increasing the Omega content of the fish.
He has created a nutrient rich microalgae which is grown in giant stainless steel tanks using waste water from the whisky industry.
Martin said: “The sustainability of fish feed is a serious issue for the aquaculture industry. Collapsing fish stocks are driving the use of fishmeal replacements, such as soya beans and sunflower seeds.
“Our microalgae replaces the practice of mincing up other small fish to put into animal and fish feed. But it is naturally rich in Omegas so it brings the levels back up – it’s where the healthy bit comes from.”
Source: The Scotsman // Original Article