Smart Upcycling: Reducing Nutrient Waste to Improve Our Carbon Footprint

In BioMar, we are innovating within circular marine supply chains to create a more sustainable future. By continuously reducing the use of wild-caught fish in our aquafeeds, we've forged new partnerships and investments that promote a circular economy. These efforts are increasing the circularity of our raw materials and reducing our carbon footprint.

Marine By-Product from Seafood Production

Reducing Our Dependency on Wild Fish

Despite a significant reduction in marine ingredient inclusion over the past decades, BioMar still relies on these ingredients for optimal fish nutrition and health. To address this, we're investing in the upcycling of wild marine by-products to ensure no nutrients go to waste.

Upcycling Wild-Caught Seafood Waste

Commercial fishing and processing often discards fish parts like heads, tails, and skeletons. In partnership with marine “bio-refineries,” we transform these by-products into nutritious aquafeed ingredients, ensuring that valuable nutrients are efficiently reused.

Recovering Waste from Omega-3 Supplements

The omega-3 supplements industry leaves behind by-product oil rich in fatty acids beneficial for fish and shrimp. Previously burned as fuel, in BioMar we upcycle this oil into aquafeeds, reducing waste and reintroducing nutrients into the food chain.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

BioMar's commitment to upcycling wild marine by-products is central to our sustainability efforts. We continuously seek new methods to capture and repurpose valuable nutrients through initiatives like the Blue Food Partnership.

Read the full story and read more about BioMar's sustainability initiatives in our 2023 Sustainability Report.

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