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Aquaterra a new way of feed technology. Aquaterra® is Friend of the Sea’s first biotechnology certification. Aquaterra® delivers the nutritional benefits of microalgae through renewable canola and grows on existing cropland. The unique fatty-acid profile enhances production performance by elevating total omega-3 levels needed for higher-quality nutritious fish. When included in aquafeed oil mix, Aquaterra reduces Fish In Fish Out (FIFO) ratios by as much as 62%, while improving the omega 3: omega 6 and DHA: EPA ratios. Aquaterra® is the world’s first non-marine source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and is proven as a partial replacement for fish oil in feed application. The product is developed by Nuseed Nutritional.

Aquaculture is rapidly expanding as an efficient protein source desired by consumers. Aquaterra® ensures the sustainable growth of aquaculture by supplying a renewable and scalable source of omega-3 nutrients while reducing pressure on ocean environments.

Nuseed Nutritional was the finalist in 2020 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award. It is one of the signatory company for ‘United Nations Global Impact’ project. They supports the Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Nuseed Nutritional shown the commitment to make UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of the organisation, and engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.

Courtesy: Friend of the Sea, Global Aquaculture Alliance & Nuseed Nutritional

By Amod Ashok Salgaonkar

About Friend of the Sea

Friend of the Sea is currently a project of the World Sustainability Organisation, an international NGO whose mission is to promote environmental conservation.

Friend of the Sea has become the leading certification standard for products and services which respect and protect the marine environment. The certification awards sustainable practices in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Fishmeal and Omega 3 Fish Oil. Friend of the Sea also promotes pilot projects related to restaurants, sustainable shipping, whale and dolphin-watching, aquaria, ornamental fish, UV creams and others.

Friend of the Sea is the only sustainable fisheries certification process recognised and supervised globally by a National Accreditation Body. Several benchmark studies have confirmed the strength and reliability of the Friend of the Sea certification and chain of custody.