Fund­ing boost for by-prod­ucts project

Fish Farmer - - News -

A FEED project to ex­ploit the po­ten­tial of marine by-prod­ucts has se­cured NOK 16 mil­lion in fund­ing, an­nounced BioMar, a part­ner in the scheme. The QMAR project – ‘un­lock­ing the nu­tri­tional and tech­ni­cal qual­ity po­ten­tial of marine by-prod­ucts in sus­tain­able salmonid feeds’ – starts in Jan­uary and is funded for four years.

Ac­cord­ing to Hanne Jorun Six­ten (pic­tured), se­nior re­searcher at BioMar’s global R&D Nutrition Re­quire­ments Group and QMAR project man­ager, the project will en­able BioMar and its part­ners to de­velop in­gre­di­ents and feed prod­ucts based on by-prod­ucts of marine raw ma­te­ri­als.

In ad­di­tion, work on the project, which is sup­ported by the Re­search Coun­cil of Nor­way, will be con­ducted on un­der­stand­ing the mech­a­nisms un­der­ly­ing the ben­e­fi­cial ef­fects of com­po­nents based on marine raw ma­te­ri­als.

‘The project will strengthen BioMar’s work on sus­tain­abil­ity,’ said Six­ten. ‘More­over, it will play a part in in­creas­ing the sus­tain­abil­ity of both fish­eries and aqua­cul­ture by cre­at­ing in­cen­tives and so­lu­tions for fully exploiting the en­tire catch.’

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