Not too much price input this week. So, we use the chance to some other general info.
OmegaVeritas started this spring with a certification program, to verify the origin of fish meal. Biomega was the first production company to be approved. In effect, this means that a sample can be drawn from our Salmeal Complete, and sent to OmegaVeritas for verification. They will then test if the sample contains minimum 95% salmonoids from Norway. The Authenticity documentation ensures customers the origin of the meal. Should any of you wish to send a sample, please contact http://www.omegaveritas.com/contact/ or Biomega. In some markets fish meal might be traded and blended before delivered to customers, and OmegaVeritas can now verify the original species.(Just for your info, so far they can only verify the species they certify. So they may not be able to detect what other species are in the meal if that would be what you are looking for).
Some more info, which may not be directly linked to salmon meal and oil, but still useful as general knowledge about fish meal and oil. Over the last years, the pet industry is increasing the focus on sustainability. And, there are several certification bodies verifying this. At the same time, i might be useful for some of you to see that there are several levels of sustainability from wild fish. The 2016 report from Sustainable Fisheries Partnership holds a good overview, and can be read here: http://cmsdevelopment.sustainablefish.org.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/08/22/SFP_Reduction%20Fisheries_Sector_2016-fc08787e.pdf Perhaps too much for some of you to read, but the summary might give some inputs. This is focusing on reduction fisheries, i.e. fisheries where the main purpose of the catch is to make fish meal and oil.