Around the world almost 20% of wild capture fish is solely used to feed other fish, putting huge pressure on vulnerable marine ecosystems. Veramaris and other key microalgae stakeholders have submitted a letter to Carmen Preising, Deputy Head of Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, expressing our commitment to working with The European Commission on their #EU4Algae initiative.
On behalf of team Veramaris, one of our main priorities has been to ensure the safety and well-being of all our people. Since March 6th, colleagues at our head office in Delft have been safely and successfully working from home. At our production facility in Blair, we have put a series of measures in place to ensure that our shift teams are protected. We are extremely grateful to those in production and operations who ensured that our output was not interrupted. In fact, because of their dedication and flexibility, we have produced as much algal oil in the first quarter of this year in Blair as we did all of last year, across our three plants. These undoubtedly challenging times for all of us, but we are here to work for our customers to ensure a constant supply of our natural marine algal oil. We are also ready to help our stakeholders around the world in any way we can. Please stay in touch, stay safe and lets emerge even stronger together out of the crisis.
A 1980s NASA project started our sustainable algae technology, for you to farm MORE and HEALTHIER fish today.