Why use fish if we can use algae? And contribute to the preservation of marine life & bio-diversity.
We believe this is an easy choice to make. So, we set out to develop a new generation of Omega-3. One that is made directly from the original source of Omega-3, natural marine microalgae. This way, our Omega-3 is able to shorten the food chain in the ocean, allowing us to reduce the world’s dependence on fish and relieve pressure on fish stocks in the sea.
1 kg of our Natural Marine Algal Oil, replaces 60 kg of wild catch fish in a pet food formulation. That's 3,000 anchovies that we don’t need to catch anymore.
To get there took years of intensive research. We searched and studied different microalgae before we discovered the best of the best from our library of 6500 microalgae. A very special strain of an algae called Schizochytrium sp., discovered in the North Pacific. It has the advantage of producing Omega-3 fatty acids in high concentrations. The result is an algal oil exceptionally rich in both EPA & DHA Omega-3, a concentration that exceeds 50%.
Our algal oil is a validated sustainable solution.
We are actively contributing to the realisation of several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the member states in September 2015. They serve as a guiding framework for our sustainability efforts.
By including our Natural Marine Algal Oil in your pet food, Our SDG contributions become yours. You can help to conserve wild forage fish stocks by reducing the need to overfish the oceans.
Based on the expanded Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) criteria, which now include land and ocean metrics, Veramaris has been the first to integrate the four new impact categories. The expert reviewed LCA* showed a strongly positive impact on all ocean metrics and a neutral impact on land metrics.
Our sustainability efforts are equally recognised by the Pet Sustainability Coalition, which has accredited Veramaris a Positive Impact Company.
"The Pet Sustainability Coalition is excited to be working with suppliers like Veramaris that are committed to transforming the pet industry through sustainable ingredients"
Caitlyn Bolton Dudas
Pet Sustainability Coalition