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Research project to assess sidestreams for salmon feed

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Researchers and companies from five countries have joined forces to develop a new salmon feed. Norway’s Nord University will lead the project and Veramaris is among the partners.  

The project will assess the use of insect meal and algae as ingredients for salmon feed. “One of the goals is to reduce the use of fishmeal and fish oil down to zero,” said project manager Mette Sørensen, professor at Nord University.

Researchers will test if synthetic red pigments can be replaced with Haematococcus pigments, the protein replacement with black soldier fly and mealworm meals and the fish oil replacement with Schizochytrium microalgae. 

The goals of the project are that salmon feed ingredients are produced in so-called sidestreams and reduce CO2 emissions and the environmental footprint of salmon production, which is largely due to the import of feed ingredients. 


Photo caption: Front form left to right: Scientist Florence Perera and Professor Mette Sørensen. Back from left to right: Dmitri Henrik Blaauw, Kirill Spliten, Anjana Mahesh Palihawadana and Eyassu Ghebre. Photo credit: Svein-Arnt Eriksen.


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