Friend of the Sea Certifies Aquaterra® for Sustainable Omega-3 Oil

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Aquaterra is the world’s first land-based source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids

Friend of the Sea, the preeminent certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment, announced today that it has certified Aquaterra® from Nuseed Nutritional for sustainable aquafeed production. Aquaterra® is the world’s first non-marine source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and is proven as a partial replacement for fish oil in feed application.

Aquaterra® is Friend of the Sea’s first biotechnology certification. Aquaterra® delivers the nutritional benefits of microalgae through renewable canola and grows on existing cropland. The unique fatty-acid profile enhances production performance by elevating total omega-3 levels needed for higher-quality nutritious fish. When included in aquafeed oil mix, Aquaterra reduces Fish In Fish Out (FIFO) ratios by as much as 62%, while improving the omega 3: omega 6 and DHA: EPA ratios.

“The Friend of the Sea certification confirms Nuseed’s commitment to responsible agriculture and solving environmental challenges through the power of plants. Aquaterra® has the potential to double the world’s supply of DHA without pressuring ocean resources,” says Benita Boettner, Nuseed Nutritional General Manager.

Aquaculture is rapidly expanding as an efficient protein source desired by consumers. Aquaterra® ensures the sustainable growth of aquaculture by supplying a renewable and scalable source of omega-3 nutrients while reducing pressure on ocean environments.  

About Friend of the Sea

Friend of the Sea, a World Sustainability Organization project, awards sustainable practices in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Fishmeal, and Omega 3 Oil.  The organization promotes pilot projects related to restaurants, sustainable shipping, whale and dolphin-watching, aquaria, ornamental fish, UV creams, etc. It is the only sustainable fisheries certification program recognized and supervised globally by a National Accreditation Body.  

About Nuseed Nutritional and Aquaterra®

Nuseed Nutritional is a registered business under the Nufarm umbrella of companies, selling nutritional products derived from plants and seeds. Nuseed Omega-3 Canola, the world’s first plant-based source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, is developed with advanced biotechnology. Aquaterra® for aquafeed is produced from the oil. In large scale industry fish feeding trials, Aquaterra® has been found to improve fish health resulting in lower levels of mortality. Use of Aquaterra® helps meet key sustainability objectives and its scalability as an alternative land-based source has the potential to double the world’s omega-3 supply.  

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