Cargill ensures omega-3-rich canola will benefit aquaculture
Canola crushing plant in Fort Collins, Colorado. (Photo: Cargill)
(UNITED STATES, 12/1/2016)
Feed producer firm Cargill is developing a new groundbreaking type of canola that could offer aquaculture farmers a more sustainable way to raise fish rich in EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
The firm’s representatives explained that the plant-based source of the nutrients, developed in collaboration with BASF, could provide an alternative to using fish oil in aquaculture feed and could ease harvest pressure on wild fish populations that currently supply much of that oil.
In feeding trials conducted with salmon in Chile, the firm was able to completely replace fish oil in feed rations with oil from EPA/DHA canola.
"As a fish feed producer, we need to reduce our dependency on marine resources," pointed out Einar Wathne, president of Cargill Aqua Nutri...
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