A new farmed Pacific coho brand launched this week at Seafood Expo North America, called Silverside™, claims a forage fish dependency ratio (FFDR) of just 0.5 kilograms, a level that would make it a leader in farmed salmon sustainability.
The sales director for BluGlacier, a jointly owned sales company serving the North American market established by Ventisqueros and Blumar, told the Advocate at the Expo that the product will be available to the U.S. and Canadian markets this October.
With the farmed salmon industry using an average FFDR of 1.5 kilograms, the super-low feed used to make the product makes it the industry’s “first net salmon producer,” said Chris Fream, sales director at BluGlacier. FFDR is analogous to the Fish-In-Fish-Out (FIFO) ratio, which measures the number of kilograms of wild fish utilized to produce 1 kilogram of farmed salmon.
The feed being used is produced by BioMar and it includes fermented marine algae meal, manufactured by TerraVia, that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Source: Global Aquaculture Alliance / Original Article