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Skretting debuts algae-based fish oil alternative

Company says 'breakthrough' product will ensure predictable levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

Aquaculture feed giant Skretting announced Monday a new algal oil for aquaculture feeds that could be an alternative for fish oil as an omega-3 source in salmonid feed.

The oil offers "unprecedented levels" of DHA and EPA, the company said.

"[The oil will] offer a more flexible formulation to its customers as required [and] fish oil volatility will not limit further expansion of the salmon industry," Skretting said.

The company jointly developed the additive with global science-based company Royal DSM and specialty chemicals firm Evonik.

The companies are now looking to scale the algal oil to larger volumes through a pilot program.

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