Corbion fermented algae ingredient helps fish farm reach expansion goals


The continued expansion of BioMar feed with Corbion’s AlgaPrime DHA shows the demand for algae-fed salmon for omega-3 benefits

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Algal ingredient supplier Corbion and aquaculture feed specialist BioMar have collaborated to help an Atlantic salmon farm expand. With help from the two European companies, Kvarøy Arctic has introduced its sustainably raised salmon brand, Kvarøy Arctic to the US and Canada.

The responsibly-sourced, clean feed was created by BioMar as part of their "In the Blue" salmon diet concept and includes AlgaPrime DHA, the sustainably produced, algae source of long-chain omega-3s.

Jill Kauffman Johnson, Head of Global Market Development of Algae Ingredients at Corbion, said: "Kvarøy Arctic has been at the forefront implementing a new feed model developed by BioMar to utilise a range of innovative ingredients, including AlgaPrime DHA."


According to Kvarøy Arctic, the salmon has double the omega-3 content of other farmed salmon and a fish-in fish-out (FIFO) ratio of only 0.48:1, one of the lowest in the aquaculture industry. This has been achieved in part through pioneering work with Corbion to use microalgae as a sustainable source of long-chain omega-3s.

Developed to reduce dependency on marine fisheries and provide a new source of long-chain omega-3s for the aquaculture industry, AlgaPrime DHA is a native, whole algae ingredient that contains approximately three times the level of DHA of fish oil. AlgaPrime DHA is also a clean ingredient, sustainably produced through fermentation with non-GM cane sugar as a feedstock and a production system powered by renewable energy.

"We are excited to continue our partnership with Kvarøy, and help them reach their goals for raising healthy and delicious salmon that is rich in omega-3s with a low FIFO," said Vidar Gunderson, Global Sustainability Director at BioMar. "The success of our innovative feed solutions is tied to maintaining nutritional value and flavor while also continuously reducing environmental impact."

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The continued expansion of BioMar feed with AlgaPrime DHA is the latest in a series of milestones that shows demand for algae-fed salmon among farmers, brands and retailers.