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Veramaris’ guideline for optimized omega-3s in shrimp feeds

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Veramaris released a whitepaper focused on how an optimized diet can bring better welfare and ultimately contribute to improved productivity in shrimp. The whitepaper is part of Optimum Omega Nutrition™ by Veramaris® that offers a guideline for meeting EPA & DHA omega-3 and ARA omega-6 requirements in aquaculture feed. The first release was focused on salmon.

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) vital for survival, health, performance, and, eventually, product quality of farmed shrimp species. Traditionally, EFA dietary requirements have been met with fish oil (FO) and fishmeal (FM). Yet, supply limitations and environmental considerations are driving the use of more sustainable ingredients, such as marine algal oils. 

Veramaris® natural marine algal oil is a sustainable source of EPA and DHA that meets shrimp's optimum dietary requirements which is at least 1% of EPA & DHA in the diet and improves its health, robustness, and growth performance throughout production in challenging farming conditions.

Download the whitepaper here.


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