New algae aquaculture feed ingredient to be launched in US

[USA] Algae production technology firm Heliae Development and aquaculture chemicals firm Heliae Syndel Laboratories have signed an exclusive distribution agreement to supply the aquaculture market with “Nymega”, a new docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) precision formulation ingredient for feed formulators.

DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid key to both fish and human health. The prime source of DHA in the human diet is from consumption of DHA-rich fish such as salmon.

However, due to the replacement of fishmeal and fish oil with plant-based materials low in DHA in formulated feeds, the content of DHA in farmed salmon has been in decline.

“Nymega is a DHA-rich algae that provides a precision tool for targeting DHA levels in feed,” Heliae’s CEO, Len Smith, said.

“Nymega’s simple profile allows formulators to target specific DHA content, providing key benefits across fish species and at multiple growth stages- at a price that is finally affordable,” Smith added.

The merger of Heliae’s algae production expertise with Syndel’s product development and marketing experience brings new, affordable source of DHA to aquaculture feed formulators, creating new opportunities to bring algae products to aquaculture feed formulation, according to the firms.

Heliae and Syndel are showcasing Nymega this week at the Aquaculture America Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.

Pending regulatory approval, Nymega will be available early this year.


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