Farmed salmon need marine omega 3

 

 

 

A new study shows that marine omega 3 fatty acids are necessary in feed to protect the good health of the farmed salmon.

 

In her PhD thesis at Nofima, Marta Bou Mira studied what minimum level of marine omega 3 fatty acids is required in feed to ensure that farmed salmon maintain health and grow well through various life phases under differing environmental conditions. The particular fatty acids she studied are were EPA and DHA. Fish oil is the more important source of these fatty acids. 

 

The experiments showed that the long marine omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are necessary in salmon's feed to protect their good health and robustness. 

 

Read more about the study at Nofima's website HERE