Farmed fish: a major provider or a major consumer of omega-3 oils?

December 2012
FAO Aquaculture Newsletter;Dec2012, Issue 50, p4
The article focuses on the health benefits offered by fish and any other seafood products, specifically from their omega-3 fatty acid content docosahexaenoic (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), as well as the significance of these acids in fish diet. It notes that DHA and EPA are imperative in the diets of farmed fish to provide people the annual omega-3 requirement of the people. It also mentions some alternatives for these amino acids such as in plants.


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