Omega-3 canola named Innovation of the Year finalist by the Global Aquaculture Alliance

30 Sep 2020

Nuseed’s Aquaterra® Omega-3 oil has been named as a finalist for the Global Aquaculture Alliance Innovation of the Year award in recognition of its potential to double the world’s supply of omega-3, an important nutrient for fish and human health.

Nuseed developed Aquaterra® as a partial replacement for marine ingredients. While plant-based protein alternatives to fish meal have been available for years, a market accessible alternative to fish oil has been out of reach. Aquaterra® is the world’s first land-based source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, produced by Nuseed to deliver the nutritional benefits of microalgae via its proprietary Omega-3 Canola.

“While Nuseed is honored, we credit this recognition to global scientific and industry collaboration” says Benita Boettner, Global General Manager Nuseed Nutritional.

Nuseed partnered with scientific and industry leaders at all stages of product development. Aquaculture industry has shown incredible support and interest in Aquaterra®. Leading feed innovators Skretting, BioMar and Salmofood have tested the performance of the oil through extensive feeding trials. World recognized salmon producers, including AquaChile and Multiexport, piloted this novel Omega-3 oil at a commercial scale on BAP certified sites. The results surpassed expectations and indicated Aquaterra® improves fish health and welfare. (

Independent trials conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (NOFIMA) demonstrated safety, performance, and quality parameters of Aquaterra®. The biotechnology for Nuseed’s novel source of omega-3 nutrition was developed in collaboration with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

GAA members attending GOAL 2020 will have the opportunity to vote for Aquaterra and Nuseed on October 8.

About Aquaterra® Omega-3 Oil

Aquaterra® for aquafeed and Nutriterra® for human nutrition are produced from Nuseed Omega-3 Canola oil. In large scale industry fish feeding trials, Aquaterra® has been found to improve fish health resulting in lower levels of mortality. Use of Aquaterra® helps meet key sustainability objectives and its scalability as an alternative land-based source has the potential to double the world’s omega-3 supply.