Veramaris, a producer of ASC-MSC certified EPA & DHA omega-3 algae oil, has appointed former Seafood Connection operations lead Johan Brouwer to its business development team. He will focus his expertise and industry connections on growing the European retail and food service seafood markets for the company.
Brouwer said: “I am really excited to be joining Veramaris at such a pivotal time for the aquaculture industry, when there is real potential to make a difference to the environmental issues that need to be addressed.
“I am looking forward to working with our partners to help them achieve their sustainable seafood goals.”
Veramaris’ CEO Karim Kurmaly said: “Aquaculture needs to scale up to meet the world’s increasing demand for seafood but it can only do so sustainably. This is where Veramaris comes in; our algae oil, naturally rich in both EPA & DHA Omega-3 helps to reduce the industry’s reliance on wild catch fish, and we also have the capability to produce, at scale, a natural and sustainable alternative to fish oil.
“Our success depends on our people and I am thrilled to welcome Johan to our talented team. His proven track record in the industry will be a huge asset as we continue on our mission to expand the world’s supply of certified sustainable EPA & DHA Omega-3.”
The company was founded three years ago by DSM and Evonik. It offers omega-3 nutrition in both the aquaculture and pet food industries. Salmon, shrimp and other species, as well as cats and dogs, can now grow up on EPA & DHA omega-3 from natural marine algae.