GSI launches novel oil con­test

Fish Farmer - - United Kingdom News -

THE Global Salmon Ini­tia­tive (GSI) has launched a com­pe­ti­tion for feed com­pa­nies to pro­duce novel oils high in omega-3 for fish farm­ing. The ten­der, an­nounced at Aqua Nor last month, in­vites or­gan­i­sa­tions to share their pro­pos­als to sup­ply par­tic­i­pat­ing GSI mem­bers with a min­i­mum of 25,000 tonnes of novel oil, and up to 200,000 tonnes, an­nu­ally for a min­i­mum of two years. The dead­line is Oc­to­ber 31, 2015.

The farmed salmon in­dus­try uses ap­prox­i­mately 350,000 tonnes of fish oil each year, and this is ex­pected to grow by about five per cent each year, in line with in­dus­try growth.

Alf-Helge Aarskog, CEO of Marine Harvest, said: ‘En­sur­ing a long-term sup­ply of our feed re­sources has al­ways been a key fo­cus for the GSI, and through this com­mit­ment to new novel oils, in­stead of wait­ing for the mar­ket to act, we hope to ac­cel­er­ate the de­vel­op­ment of vi­able novel oils at a com­mer­cial scale to im­prove the long-term sta­bil­ity of our sup­ply chain.’

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