Thai Union And Corbion Expand Adoption Of Sustainable Feed Ingredient Into Shrimp Aquaculture

Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 858 Views

Thai Union Group PCL, the world’s seafood leader, and Corbion, the global market leader in algae-based ingredients for feed, has expanded the adoption of AlgaPrime DHA, an omega-3 rich algae feed ingredient, in Thai Union shrimp feed following a successful large scale trial in 2019.  The expanded partnership marks a pivotal moment for both shrimp farmers and other seafood producers as it validates another success of using alternative, sustainable feed ingredients at scale.

As one of the fastest growing species within the aquaculture industry, farmed shrimp currently account for 55 percent of global shrimp production, presenting an unprecedented opportunity to drive sustainable growth.  The expanded adoption of AlgaPrime DHA by Thai Union Feedmill PCL reflects a priority to utilise ingredients that are traceable, reliable and sustainably produced.  As an additional source of omega-3s, AlgaPrime DHA is a native, whole algae ingredient that contains high levels of omega-3 DHA, approximately twice as high as the omega-3s found in commonly used fish oils.  AlgaPrime DHA is a clean ingredient, sustainably produced through fermentation with non-GM cane sugar as a feedstock. It also helps to reduce pressure on marine resources and provides supply security for a key nutrient for shrimp growth and development.

“Our expanded work with Corbion progresses our goals on responsible sourcing by making efficient use of marine resources in aquaculture feed and complementing this with the use of alternative oils and proteins.  The work with Corbion is helping to provide feed solutions that support optimal nutrition, consistency and supply chain transparency for our network of shrimp farmers,” said Darian McBain, Global Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Thai Union.


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