Friend of the Sea, the preeminent certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment, has announced it has certified Aquaterra from Nuseed Nutritional for sustainable aquafeed production.
Aquaterra is the world’s first non-marine source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and is proven as a partial replacement for fish oil in feed application.
Aquaterra is Friend of the Sea’s first biotechnology certification. Aquaterra delivers the nutritional benefits of microalgae through renewable canola and grown on existing cropland. The unique fatty-acid profile enhances production performance by elevating total omega-3 levels needed for higher-quality nutritious fish. When included in aquafeed, Aquaterra reduces Fish In Fish Out (FIFO) ratios by as much as 62%, while improving the omega-3: omega-6 and DHA:EPA ratios.
“The Friend of the Sea certification confirms Nuseed’s commitment to responsible agriculture and solving environmental challenges through the power of plants. Aquaterra has the potential to double the world’s supply of DHA without pressuring ocean resources,” says Benita Boettner, Nuseed Nutritional General Manager.
Aquaculture is rapidly expanding as an efficient protein source desired by consumers. Aquaterra ensures the sustainable growth of aquaculture by supplying a renewable and scalable source of omega-3 nutrients while reducing pressure on ocean environments.