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Veramaris Manolin Big Data Partnership Reveals Benefits of Optimum Omega Nutrition in Norwegian Salmon Farming

Veramaris’ partnership with Manolin uses data collected from over 232 million fish and 99 farms to reveal meaningful benefits of higher dietary EPA & DHA levels on biological performance and harvest quality. These results empower farmers to increase their return on investment through nutritionally optimized salmon feed.

Delft, Netherlands, 23 August 2023 – Scientific understanding of the benefits of essential fatty acids in fish nutrition is developing fast, but the implications for commercial salmon farming proved hard to define, until now. A new partnership between Veramaris and Manolin has enabled the use of big data in commercial aquaculture conditions for the first time, with the aim of gaining insights into Omega-3 (EPA & DHA) levels in commercial aquafeed and the effects upon fish performance, quality, health and welfare.

Earlier this year, Veramaris recruited Manolin’s experts to conduct research and analyze anonymously provided feed and farm data. Through its innovative ‘Harpoon’ aquaculture research data intelligence platform, Manolin conducted a focused study analyzing data from most Norwegian production zones to provide insights into the impact of dietary EPA & DHA levels on farmed salmon performance.

“Our platform has collected data from more than 900 generations of farm salmon, producing insights for the aquaculture industry and demonstrating the immense potential of leveraging data intelligence in aquaculture research. In addition, our anonymous and unbiased data is well-placed for industry collaborations such as this one with Veramaris,” said Tony Chen, CEO of Manolin.

John Costantino and Tony Chen from Manolin

Veramaris has been assisting farmers make the most of its new algal oil Omega-3 product by resetting omega nutrition specifications in feed to improve farm productivity. “We started by studying performance in research conditions before progressing to individual commercial farm sites, but the study allows us to go so much deeper than this,” said Ian Carr, Senior Director for Global Business Development at Veramaris.

The implications of the study are far-reaching and showcase the potential of analyzing data in commercial settings to gain insights into fish performance. The results reveal that above-average EPA + DHA levels in salmon feed led to significant improvements in metrics including feed performance — with an average of 11% improvement in economical feed conversion ratio (eFCR) recorded — ultimately benefiting farm profitability.

The project has provided a proof of concept based on big data to unlock the full potential of Veramaris’ Optimum Omega Nutrition (OON) approach. “The results, which used data from some 232 million fish, have deepened our understanding of the impact of EPA & DHA levels on the performance of farmed salmon,” said Yann Le Gal, Global Business Development Manager at Veramaris.

Veramaris’ OON guidelines, used in conjunction with natural marine algal oil, can effectively support fish farmers to ensure animal welfare and performance are maximized, without creating additional strain on our oceans.

Today, Veramaris and Manolin will showcase early results from the project in respective presentations at the AquaNor conference in Trondheim, Norway. Find out more details about the study here:

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About Manolin

Manolin is a pioneering aquaculture technology company dedicated to transforming the industry through AI-driven data intelligence.

With their Watershed and Harpoon platforms, Manolin empowers fish farms and aquaculture suppliers to proactively manage fish health, optimize performance, and enhance product research for sustainable and efficient growth.

Trusted by aquaculture companies worldwide, Manolin provides actionable insights, enabling farmers and suppliers to make informed decisions and enhance productivity.

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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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