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'Aquaculture requires feeding pellets to fish in cages, whereas marine agriculture uses sunlight as the energy source and the elemental wealth of the sea water, with no artificial input.' ©iStock/typhoonski

Omega-3 supply shifts: The case for marine agriculture

By Professor Michael Crawford

Varying forces are rapidly shifting the omega-3 supply chain. In this guest article, veteran researcher professor Michael Crawford says a rapid upscale in sea farming can make a major contribution to sustainable fish oils, with a potentially raised nutrient...

Researchers claim the global supply of EPA and DHA could be upped by 25% or even doubled through by-product use. ©iStock/PhotoShoppin

Better by-product use could increase EPA-DHA supply by 25%

Mapping the future supply of fish oil

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Researchers from the University of Stirling have used FAO data to map the future use of fishery by-products in the production of marine ingredients like omega-3. They found an overall increasing trend in the amount of fishmeal and fish oil being obtained...

There are a wealth of new studies investigating new efficacies for omega-3s, including a range of health effects not previously explored. © iStock.com / arijuhani

Special Edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3: Latest research developments

By Will Chu

Omega-3s have long been touted as beneficial for a range of areas such as brain, heart and eye health and dry eyes. What's new for these friendly fats? 

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