The F3-Future of Fish Feed is currently seeking competitors to join a global race to innovate cost-competitive alternatives to fish oil. The F3 Fish Oil Challenge will award $100,000+ to the company or team that makes and sells the most fish-free “fish oil” to aquaculture operators or feed manufacturers. The global fish oil market is projected to reach over $4 billion by 2021, and the rapidly expanding global aquaculture industry is the greatest source of demand for these essential fatty acids, known as omega-3s and 6. Demand for fish oil as an ingredient in dietary supplements and pet food is also on the rise. Fish oil replacements will help take pressure off dwindling wild fish populations to supply these essential nutrients for farm-raised fish while at the same time remove a bottleneck to growth in the aquaculture industry.
Algae-based feeds can make a difference! Algae can be grown without impacts on natural fish stocks, and their high omega-3 content can make them a sustainable alternative to fish oil.
To learn more and register to compete, visit: www.f3challenge.org.