and Fish Oil Organization’s Responsible Supply Chain of Custody (IFFO RS COC) which are certified by the IFFO. Researchers at Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) have been actively investigating alternative raw materials for many years. Through their research, Skretting has gained the knowledge and developed the technology to replace traditional marinebased feed components with alternative ingredients. N3, a salmonid diet that utilizes a new marine algae oil, was launched at Skretting’s Infinity Seminar at Aqua Nor 2017, and will be globally available in 2019. Jointly produced by DSM and Evonik, the natural algae oil incorporated in N3 contains high levels of EPA and DHA. N3 is already being used by some salmon producing operations that were keen to evaluate its performance, and guests at the Infinity seminar became some of the first people in the world to taste salmon that had been reared without any fishmeal or fish oil.
“It is widely maintained that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and so the salmon tasting was a fitting finale to the seminar,” said Evy Vikene, Marketing Manager in Skretting Global Salmon. “Our guests, including many leading figures from the salmon and seafood industry, were very complimentary about the fish’s quality, flavor and texture, with many saying that it was indistinguish-
able from a top-quality salmon fed on a traditional diet containing fishmeal and fish oil.”
New targeted feeds
Salmon feeds There has been a slew of new feed products during the summer. Skretting’s N3 launch comes hot on the heels of Prime and Express, a duo of salmon feeds designed for faster and
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