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AlgaPrime DHA by Corbion and BioMar Collaborate to Provide Feed for Kvarøy Arctic

According to Kvarøy Arctic, the salmon has double the omega-3 content of other farmed salmon and a fish-in fish-out (FIFO) ratio of only 0.48:1, one of the lowest in the aquaculture industry.
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Corbion and BioMar have collaborated with Kvarøy Arctic to introduce their sustainably raised salmon brand, Kvarøy Arctic to the US and Canada.  The responsibly-sourced, clean feed was created by BioMar as part of their "In the Blue" salmon diet concept and includes AlgaPrime DHA, the sustainably produced, algae source of long-chain omega-3s. 

"With AlgaPrime DHA, you have a clean input into the fish feed.  You will have a cleaner fish and therefore a healthier fish," says Kvarøy Arctic CEO Alf-Gøran Knutsen. 

"We are thrilled to continue to be part of Kvarøy Arctic's journey and family legacy to demonstrate leadership in sustainable practices in salmon farming," said Jill Kauffman Johnson, Head of Global Market Development of Algae Ingredients at Corbion.  "Kvarøy Arctic has been at the forefront implementing a new feed model developed by BioMar to utilize a range of innovative ingredients, including AlgaPrime DHA." 

According to Kvarøy Arctic, the salmon has double the omega-3 content of other farmed salmon and a fish-in fish-out (FIFO) ratio of only 0.48:1, one of the lowest in the aquaculture industry.  This has been achieved in part through pioneering work with Corbion to use microalgae as a sustainable source of long-chain omega-3s.  Developed to reduce dependency on marine fisheries and provide a new source of long-chain omega-3s for the aquaculture industry, AlgaPrime DHA is a native, whole algae ingredient that contains approximately three times the level of DHA of fish oil.  AlgaPrime DHA is also a clean ingredient, sustainably produced through fermentation with non-GM cane sugar as a feedstock and a production system powered by renewable energy.

"We are excited to continue our partnership with Kvarøy, and help them reach their goals for raising healthy and delicious salmon that is rich in omega-3s with a low FIFO," said Vidar Gunderson, Global Sustainability Director at BioMar. "The success of our innovative feed solutions is tied to maintaining nutritional value and flavor while also continuously reducing environmental impact."

According to Kvarøy Arctic, their Kvarøy Arctic salmon is now available at retail through Whole Foods US locations (Midwest and Atlantic regions) and at Whole Foods Canada (Ontario and British Columbia), with the designation "Whole Foods Atlantic Farm Raised Salmon—Product of Norway" in the fresh case. Additional specialty retailers, distributors, and customers will be announced later in 2020 or can be found in the "Where to find" section of 

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