A sustainable industry

Responsibility

  • The Danish fishmeal producers are committed to sustainable usage of natural resources based on biological advice
  • No overfishing
  • Fish stocks are within safe biological boundaries and closely monitored
  • Use of fish with no or little demand for direct human consumption
  • Use of rest raw material/trimmings from the filleting industry
  • Stocks and factories are certified by independent third parties
  • Complies with IFFO RS, MSC and FAO Code of Conduct
  • Primarily used in aquaculture-production, which has a low environmental footprint compared to e.g. beef and pork

High quality products

  • Raw material freshness
  • Modern vessels with cooling equipment
  • Pelagic fishing with low impact on ecosystems
  • Full traceability to verify species and origin
  • Advanced production and rinsing facilities remove persistent organic pollutants that may be in the raw material
  • Products are pure and free from contaminants, pathogenic organisms and mycotoxins, natural toxins etc.
  • Quality testing is performed all the way from catch to customer ensuring that all products are in accordance with the highest standards
  • Production is performed in respect for the use of valuable marine resources and certified according to ISO standards

 

Health benefits

Fishmeal and fish oil provide all essential amino acids, minerals, phospholipids and omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) and bring those into the human diet. EPA and DHA are central components in all cell membranes – particularly important for the development of the brain and vision early in life. EPA and DHA contribute to the function of the heart, blood system and immune system.

  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces risk of cardiac attack
  • Reduces inflammation and formation of blood clots

Strategic feed ingredients

All marine fish are reliant on marine omega-3 fatty acids to varying degrees and fishmeal and fish oil are, without equal, the most valuable ingredients in diets for aquaculture and many land-farmed animals. The composition of micronutrients in fishmeal, including amino acids, vitamins and minerals, support growth and optimal physiological function of animals and farmed fish. This makes  fishmeal and fish oil indispensable feed ingredients.

  • High protein content of 62 to >70 %
  • Rich in long chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA
  • Contains minerals; calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and selenium
  • Contains vitamins; B1, B2, B6 and B12
  • High digestibility

 

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