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OMEGA-3 oils in salmon: past, present and the future


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5 years ago a portion of Atlantic salmon of 130 g was able to deliver 3.5 g of beneficial omega-3.

3.5 g Omega-3 oils are the recommended weakly intake.

Instead of eating one portion of farmed salmon, now we would need to eat two portions.

Omega-3 levels in farmed salmon have dropped because of the industry's success.

Salmon get their omega-3 from smaller oily fish that have been ground up and mixed into their feed

Genetically modified plants might be able to produce fish oil to maintain the salmon farming industry.

Study was done by researchers at Stirling University.

Levels of beneficial omega-3 oils in farmed salmon have fallen significantly in the past 5 years

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Professor of Molecular Nutrition at University of Stirling and expert in Fatty Acids and Metabolism and Fish and human health.

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Director of nutrition at Mowi, formerly Marine Harvest.


Public Research university.