CalamarineTM certified as sustainable

February 11, 2010 09:01

The Omega-3 ingredient CalamarineTM, made solely from the by-products of Calamari food processing, achieves Friend of the Sea certificationб reports with reference to Friend of the Sea.

Friend of the Sea announces certification of CalamarineTM, a new high-DHA Omega-3 ingredient  from the Norwegian company Pharma Marine. The ingredient comprises a range of concentrates as well as natural oil made from calamari trimmings from food processing factories all over the world.

By using only the by-products from existing fisheries, Pharma Marine is adding value to these important global fishery resources. Friend of the Sea recognizes that increasing the use of fishery by-products is very important on the road towards a more sustainable future for global fisheries.

The announcement comes at a time when Friend of the Sea is rapidly gaining recognition as the international standard for sustainability certification of fishmeal, fish oils and Omega-3 supplements.

"CalamarineTM is a range of new high-DHA Omega-3 products derived from byproducts only. We are thankful that we are able to bring this new eco-friendly and uniquely sustainable ingredient to our customers in a time when consumers are becoming increasingly educated on issues of sustainability and accountability." comments Pharma Marine chairman, Leif Kjetil Gjendemsjø, himself a 20 year veteran of the Omega-3 business. "We are glad that our company and product has passed external scrutiny and that Friend of the Sea recognizes the positive impact our production has on the environment"

About Pharma Marine Group

Pharma Marine's new manufacturing facility is located on the west coast of Norway, near Aalesund, a region where refining marine oils dates back more than 130 years, and now accounts for a considerable part of the world's high grade Omega-3 output. In addition to advanced purification technologies, the facility houses a state-of-the-art research laboratory where several market-changing, patent protected innovations are being developed. Pharma Marine Group is the only supplier of Calamari derived Omega-3 concentrates.

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