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Veramaris, Skretting and Blumar support Walmart on Atlantic salmon sustainability initiative

Last year, we collaborated with the salmon company Blumar and their feed producer Skretting to innovate a feeding protocol for Optimum Omega Nutrition (OON) with feeds that were rich in Omega-3 (EPA & DHA) using Veramaris algal oil. This approach helped to meet the nutritional requirements of Blumar’s salmon for improved health, welfare and quality outcomes.

Thanks to this collaboration, Blumar is advancing its environmental goals and taking action to reduce reliance on marine ingredients as the primary source of essential fatty acids in feed.

At the same time, in alignment with their global sustainability ambitions, Walmart were considering what actions they could take towards becoming a regenerative company, one dedicated to placing nature and humanity at the center of its business practices. Together with the Walmart Foundation they had already established an ambitious goal: to protect, manage more sustainably, or restore at least 50 million acres of land and 1 million square miles of ocean by 2030.

But to achieve this, Walmart needed to take action with place-based initiatives to bring their sustainability objectives to life. One such action was unveiled at Walmart’s 2023 Sustainable Seafood Summit, where they announced a collaboration for their Atlantic salmon supply chain together with Blumar, Skretting, and Veramaris. This partnership was designed to reduce the dependency on wild fish stocks by implementing a feed formulation strategy that includes natural marine algal oil, sourced from Veramaris, as an alternative to traditional sources of Omega 3 (EPA & DHA).

Actions such as this are so important for enabling the growth of more sustainable aquaculture to provide good food that doesn’t cost the earth.

Dive into other Spotlights for a snapshot of our innovative projects!

The NON-Fôr project

Feeding experiment in Northern Norway to develop and examine high-performance fish feeds.

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Sustainable Shrimp

Value chain collaboration to bring healthy, sustainable shrimp to European supermarkets.

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Fish for Health

Partnering with researchers to demonstrate the benefits of algal oil for healthier shrimp.

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Cargill RegenConnect

Promoting regenerative agriculture practices to reduce Scope 3 emissions.

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Scientific Paper

Confirming that algal oil can both partially, and fully, replace fish oil in fish feed.

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ASC-MSC Certification

Certification renewal to help feed producers to meet the brand-new ASC Feed Standard.

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Big data study

Analyzing the impact of EPA & DHA on the performance of over 200 million fish in Norway.

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Ocean Regeneration

Partnering with Blumar and Skretting to support Walmart’s ambition for ocean regeneration.

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