Aquaculture

As consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of overfishing and the increased risk of ocean-borne contaminants in the seafood they eat, the need for a safe and sustainable aquaculture diet has become more important than ever. A sustainable diet opens up the possibility of new, value added products for fish farmers and, in turn, provides healthier, contaminant-free, seafood options for consumers. That’s where DHAgold comes in. Martek’s DHAgold (formerly AquaGrow GOLD) is a sustainable DHA omega-3 feed ingredient derived from a source that fish eat naturally - algae!

Did you know?

  • The fatty acid content of shrimp and fish is greatly influenced by their diet, increasing the importance of providing a direct source of DHA omega-3 in aquaculture diets.
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids, including DHA, are essential for normal growth and development in fish.

 

Benefits of DHAgoldTM

  • DHAgold is a sustainable source of algal DHA omega-3 that is naturally free of ocean-borne contaminants.
  • DHAgold is fish-free.  As a result, it can be utilized to reduce the fish in-fish out ratio, making aquaculture operations more sustainable and products more attractive to eco-conscious consumers.

 

Feeding DHAgold

DHAgold can be fed as part of a larval diet, aimed at maximizing growth and survival, as well for fish enrichment, delivering added nutrition to the end consumer. As fish meal supplies decline, DHAgold will become an increasingly important piece of the aquaculture industry’s fish meal replacement strategy.

Looking for more information? Email animalnutrition@martek.com for more details on how DHAgold, the sustainable DHA alternative, can be incorporated into your aquaculture diets.