It is a well known fact that the oceans are not an inexhaustible source of fish, and that the certain parts of worlds fisheries are subject to overfishing and decline in biomass. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations today consider that 87% of the world’s fish stocks are either overexploited or fully exploited (SOFIA report, 2012).
Ecolomega fish oil is made using only by-products of human fish fillet production from sustainable, ethically correct and environmentally friendly sources, living up to the strictest standards in Europe. Farmed in Denmark, the fish are harvested and processed within hours, securing a unique fresh fish oil that sets an environmental carbon foot print of about one third of f.ex. wild caught cod, calculated by the Global Warming Potential factor. While the feed of the fish caries the majority of the total energy utilized, the ability to re-use by-products from the production of fish fillet and Ecolomega fish-oil, the need for external marine sources in the feed are limited to a minimum, and the overall CO2 footprint for Ecolomega fish-oils are settled much lower than conventional fish oils.
Climate impact comparison of various fish oil and/or protein sources
It goes without saying that the by-products used for Ecolomega fish oils and proteins carries full traceabilty from fish roe to finished product