Industry News

Importance of omega-3 and dietary fish oil

30th March 2020
This article was written by Prof. Doug Tocher, from the Institute of Aquaculture (University of Stirling) Fish oil is a natural source of the omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (EPA and DHA), that are essential nutrients for all vertebrates having important roles in development and in...

What makes fishmeal so special?

30th March 2020
  As the foundation of aquafeed, fishmeal is perhaps the most established and well-known of the feed ingredients, certainly for aquaculture. It provides essential nutrients to farmed fish which are not available in other ingredients as a single package and is therefore the nutritional benchmark...

Fishmeal and fish oil have a multiplier effect

17th March 2020
This article was published in Frontline of Fisheries - March 2020  Fishmeal and fish oil are the starting points for formulating diets for farmed fish As the fastest growing protein sector for more than 25 years, aquaculture remains one of the world’s most successful food producing industries as...

Fishery science

28th February 2020
This article was published in International aquafeed magazine It is a truism that bad news sells across media, whether this is old-fashioned column space in newspapers, audio in radio or video in television, or retweets and likes in social media.  The fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and by...

The omega-3 gap

27th February 2020
Author: Helen Ann Hamilton, Ph.D. (BioMar Global Sustainability Specialist) It is widely known in the aquaculture industry that omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, are critical inputs to fish farming and a large part of what makes eating fish so healthy. However, the importance of EPA/DHA for humans...