Cooperation for testing new raw materials for aquaculture focuses on performance and sustainability

Marine raw materials are valuable ingredients for fish feed. Their value can be further exploited through targeted use of their functional properties to achieve higher performance and a greater extent of sustainability

Aller Aqua and marine ingredients producer TripleNine have entered a research collaboration to identify components of marine raw materials with particular function to benefit fish health and growth.

Feeding trials on selected fish species are going to be conducted at Aller Aqua Research.

Both companies partook in the first SDG Accelerator program initiated by the UNSDP. The program is now running for the second time and still focusses on developing new business solutions based on the UN SDG’s. Within the program TripleNine took initiative to be active rather than reactive in terms of developing alternative marine raw materials in the aquaculture supply chain and thus positively influence the sustainability agenda.

Marine raw materials form the basis of many high-quality fish feeds. In this collaboration with marine raw material expert TripleNine, we are aiming to make maximum use of marine raw materials and their functional components for optimizing feed performance. Value addition to marine ingredients will also promote the continuous sustainable use of marine resources in fish feed, by making the most out of them.” Explains R&D Director at Aller Aqua, Dr Hanno Slawski.

Chief Commercial Officer at TripleNine, Kenneth Storbank states: “TripleNine fishmeal and fish oil is of highest quality and essential valuable ingredients for the aquafeed producers. We are confident, that newly developed products will help to further improve the performance of aquaculture by increasing fish health and growth. As the aquaculture sector aims to increase sustainability, we, as marine ingredient developers, need to aid the process by introducing and actively collaborate for testing product improvements and alternatives to the already known products.” 

Research is the ultimate tool to make continuous advances in the aquaculture value chain, and collaboration to achieve shared goals will accelerate this agenda. Aller Aqua Research continuously test raw materials for efficiency and performance, and the close collaboration with TripleNine will allow the company to evaluate new raw materials before they are released into the market. For TripleNine the possibility of having new products tested commercially with professional partners will provide thorough documentation of the effect.