Algae deemed ‘viable’ fish oil alternative in aquafeed

Algae deemed ‘viable’ fish oil alternative in aquafeed

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After a breakthrough year, expert says algae may be ready to go mainstream as an alternative to fish oil.

World consumption of critical omega-3 fatty acids is expected to exceed demand by 2020, according to a November presentation by Christian Meinich, managing director of fish and vegetable oils at Norwegian commodities brokerage Holtermann. But after a breakthrough year that saw a dramatic expansion in commercial production, Meinich believes algal oil may soon become a common supplement to traditional fish oil sources of omega-3.