Sustainable Marine Sourcing

September 20, 2010

In association with the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, and the Department of Fisheries Western Australia, Cognis Australia (Tullamarine, Victoria) has announced the opening of a new facility for sustainable production of artemia (brine shrimp). Artemia are a critical food source for fish and prawn aquaculture, and the new project, which has been jointly funded by all three groups, will provide a sustainable source of carotenoid-rich artemia to the aquaculture market, under the trade name Nutremia.

In association with the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, and the Department of Fisheries Western Australia, Cognis Australia (Tullamarine, Victoria) has announced the opening of a new facility for sustainable production of artemia (brine shrimp).

Artemia are a critical food source for fish and prawn aquaculture, and the new project, which has been jointly funded by all three groups, will provide a sustainable source of carotenoid-rich artemia to the aquaculture market, under the trade name Nutremia.

Cognis indicates that its new facility, which is a closed production system, will significantly reduce bio-security concerns, such as the threat of natural waterborne pathogens.


In other sustainability news, EPAX-AS (Aalesund, Norway) has announced the launch of its new Ecovision website, which intends to better communicate the company...s sustainability, traceability, and accountability efforts in marine oil production.

EPAX-AS harvests its fish in Peru with finished ingredient omega-3 manufacturing completed Norway. The full business operation was granted Friends of the Sea certification, last fall.