MRM’s Commitment to Ocean Stewardship
The growing environmental impact of traditional aquaculture methods has prompted world governments, environmental groups, and industry leaders to begin considering more progressive open-ocean aquaculture approach as a sustainable model to meet world supply and demand, yet protect earth’s most vast natural resource: The sea.
The carefully cultivated Norwegian Atlantic salmon sourced to make FreshOMEGA™ is currently being considered for sustainable certification through the third party organization “Friends of the Sea” for its impeccable practices in progressive open-ocean aquaculture, and for the fact that every batch is fully traceable to the exact location of harvested salmon and oil’s origin.
It’s part of our firm dedication to the “going blue” world movement that seeks to preserve the largest ecosystem on earth – and our commitment to an environmental stewardship that is as much concerned about the well-being of the earth, as with your family’s good health.
The Difference Stewardship Makes…
• While traditional aqua-farms teem with an over-density of fish in minute enclosures, and strain ocean ecosystems through the accumulation of feces, antibiotic-tainted fish food, and other wastes, as well as pose a threat to human health, the leading edge practice of progressive open-ocean aquaculture produces high-quality fish and exceptionally pure Omega-rich oil.
• The cold, deep waters of the Norwegian fjords enable the unique progressive open-ocean approach, and keep fish enclosures well-circulated in its pure waters. Waste products disperse and are removed rapidly, resulting in minimal to no impact on water quality. Not all open-ocean operations can say that.
• Deep ocean waters may be nutrient-deficient for free-swimming fish species. Emerging evidence suggests the rearing and nurturing of fin fish in progressive open- ocean operations may pass nutrients on to wild stock, supporting species in adjacent areas.
• Progressive open-ocean enclosures protect fish throughout their lifespan from ‘food-chain’ consumption of contaminants, such as heavy metals (mercury) and industrial chemicals.
• Strict sustainability rules govern Norway’s progressive open-ocean operations and eschew growth-promoting drugs that are routinely added back to increase fish yields in traditional fish farms. Oil sourced for FreshOMEGA meets stringent GOED standards of oversight for EPA and DHA.**
• Most important, progressive open-ocean aquaculture doesn’t contribute to the depletion of world fish populations, nor destroy habitats with waste pollution. It is a practice that offers long-term sustainability, and is in harmonic step with the environment, ocean ecosystems and neighboring communities.