In this session, major algae and seed oil manufacturers will discuss the latest research and production techniques that are enabling algae and terrestrial plants to provide the desirable omega-3 fatty acid profiles that rival those of traditional fish oils.

Moderated by Dr Kevin Fitzsimmons, chair of the F3 Challenge and professor and director of international programs at The University of Arizona, the webinar will feature fish oil replacement success stories from top algae and seed oil producer.

New, more sustainable sources of omega-3-rich DHA and EPA are needed for aquaculture to meet the global demand for seafood. Both macro- and microalgae strains, as well as genetically engineered plants such as canola and camelina, are quickly establishing themselves as more readily available and secure omega-3 supply chains for the fish feed and human nutrition sectors.


  • Pablo Berner, aquaculture lead, Nuseed
  • Dr David Hazlebeck, CEO, Global Algae Innovations
  • Dr Karim Kurmaly, CEO, Veramaris
  • Ruud Peerbooms, president of algae ingredients, Corbion

Further information

The F3 team recently launched The F3 Challenge – Carnivore Edition, which is designed to accelerate the development and adoption of fishmeal and fish oil substitutes in feeds and will award $100,000 in each of three categories – salmonid, shrimp, and other carnivorous species – to the contestants that produce and sell the most “fish-free feed.”

Contestants who have submitted a qualifying feed sample can record “fish-free” feed sales from 1 October 2020 towards the prize. Six competitors are currently registered for the contest.


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