Optimum Omega Nutrition

for salmon

Omega-3 and Omega-6 dietary guidelines to improve health, welfare, quality and performance of Atlantic salmon

Optimum Omega Nutrition for salmon provides practical guidelines to help salmon farmers set feed specifications for meeting EPA & DHA Omega-3 and ARA Omega-6 requirements, whilst maintaining the Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio in salmon diets. This leads to improved salmon health and welfare throughout production enabling Atlantic salmon to deal with the challenging conditions of a commercial salmon farm.

By using Veramaris algal oil in conjunction with the Optimum Omega Nutrition guidelines, fish farmers not only stand to improve productivity, product quality, and yield but also lower their marine footprint.

Key findings:

  • Dietary EPA + DHA requirements of Atlantic salmon vary throughout the production cycle, but are never lower than 10% of total fatty acids
  • The ratio of EPA:DHA is important to the health and welfare of Atlantic salmon, in addition to the total amount of EPA+DHA in the diet
  • The Omega-3 : Omega-6 ratio plays a critical role and should be kept around 3:1 throughout the life cycle

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Studies for other species