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Veramaris joins World Ocean Council’s Ocean Titans series showcasing innovation and partnership

Veramaris has partnered with the World Ocean Council to show how its innovative algal oil helps aquaculture grow by reducing dependency on vulnerable supplies of fish oil as a primary source of Omega-3 for aquafeed.

Delft, Netherlands, 8 June 2023 – On World Oceans Day, Veramaris announced a partnership with the World Ocean Council to highlight the company’s vital work in providing an alternative, regenerative source of Omega-3 (EPA & DHA) as part of their Ocean Titans docuseries. The films are promoted through news agency Reuters featuring analysis from UN leading representatives, policy makers, industry and academic leaders.

Containing footage from inside the new Veramaris facility in Blair, Nebraska, the Ocean Titans episode reveals how algal oil is produced. It also highlights how the product is used directly in the market with testimonials from two of the company’s Norwegian partners — Skretting, a producer of feeds for farmed fish, and Grieg Seafood, an international salmon farming company.

The interviews highlight how collaborations across the value chain are a key success factor in industry growth. Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord appeared in the film, talking about how partnerships such as the one with Veramaris “connect the dots across the value chain” and how important it was for the industry to grow in a sustainable, responsible manner.

Fish farmers need more Omega-3 essential fatty acids for aquafeed. Grieg Seafood Director of Feed and Nutrition Tor Eirik Homme explained how nutrition helps to make the fish as robust as possible and that “the most important part of the Omega-3 is the DHA and EPA”. The Ocean Titans film shows how Veramaris has already made this possible for salmon farmers around the world.

“Our customers are embracing algal oil not only because there isn’t enough fish oil, but also because it’s a reliable and certified sustainable Omega-3 solution for aquafeed. We’re now turning our attention to increasing production, while advancing product quality and operational efficiency,” said Gertjan de Koning, CEO of Veramaris.

By 2050, the number of people eating blue food (i.e. fish, shellfish, and seaweed) is expected to double, yet our planet’s fisheries need support to manage this growth. That’s why retailers are increasingly turning to farm-raised seafood.

Veramaris algal oil helps farmers to increase the supply of farm-raised seafood, providing consumers with an assured supply of fish containing high levels of Omega-3 essential fatty acids that are beneficial for health.

To find out more about Veramaris’ partnerships and the World Ocean Council’s Ocean Titans series, visit:

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Veramaris recently celebrated the release of its first Sustainable Development Report, which comprehensively detailed how this game-changing feed ingredient impacts six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 14, which is focused on oceans.

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About Veramaris

Veramaris is expanding access to sustainable Omega-3 that’s rich in both EPA & DHA with the world’s first ASC-MSC-certified microalgae oil for fish and shrimp feed.

From our headquarters in Delft, Netherlands to our advanced production facility in Blair, Nebraska, we collaborate with value chain partners to support the entire seafood industry in both creating and capturing value. 

From the scientist to the shopper, Veramaris algal oil delivers confidence and ease of use to mitigate Omega-3 supply risk, and attain better performance, less waste, and higher quality seafood.

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