Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Veramaris wins the F3 Fish Oil Challenge, accelerating sustainability in aquaculture
The F3 Fish Oil Challenge is an incentive prize designed to help accelerate commercial-scale ingredients for aquaculture feed that meet the nutritional requirements of fish to produce healthy seafood for consumers without utilising wild-caught fish.
Contestants of the F3 Fish Oil Challenge sold a combined total of roughly 850,000 kilograms of 'fish-free' oil during the contest, equivalent to saving over two billion forage fish from use in aquaculture feed the largest amount of fish ever conserved through a contest.
'We are pleased with the efforts made by all of the contestants to innovate and sell fish-oil alternatives for aquafeeds that don't rely on ocean resources,' said Kevin Fitzsimmons, F3 Challenge chair and professor at the University of Arizona. 'I know this is just the beginning for Veramaris and others to address a major bottleneck in supply chain for aquafeeds support healthy farm-raised fish and healthy oceans in the future.'
Read the full article on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.