Farmed vs. FreshOMEGA

Farmed vs. FreshOMEGA™ Extra-Virgin Salmon Oil

Just as there are significant differences between caged poultry and free-range poultry, there are also vast differences between near-shore, closed-tank fish farms and the more sustainable practice of progressive open-ocean aquaculture.  


Progressive open-ocean aquaculture is broadly defined as the rearing of marine organisms, such as fin fish and shellfish, in exposed areas that exist beyond significant coastal influence.   


Early iterations of open-ocean aquaculture pioneered the rearing of fin fish with less control over organisms and the surrounding environment – a big improvement over land-based operations (referred to as just ‘aquaculture’ or ‘aqua-farming’) which are often undertaken in small enclosures, such as fixed ponds and tanks where marine life literally lives in its own waste.  


This important distinction between farming known simply as ‘aquaculture’ and the most current and sustainable version known as ‘progressive open-ocean aquaculture’ – which allows fish to live in open seas – means a world of difference to the health and welfare of your family.    


The Dividing Line of Environmental Impact  


In the last two decades, fish farming in tanks has traditionally been associated with things you don’t want to feed your family: antibiotics, coloring and dyes, genetic modifications that alter species, and environmentally destructive waste, has made the choice of farmed fish unfavorable – particularly by those who seek organic, natural and sustainable food sources.   


Progressive open-ocean aquaculture systems eschew these practices, and produce fewer and less severe environmental impacts than those caused by near-shore aqua-farming systems.    


Deep water currents sustain fish in large, free-floating netted enclosures that disperse water rapidly, keeping ecosystems well-circulated and clean – leaving minimal impact on water quality in open seas.


Pristine oxygenated water conditions make tending fish in the open ocean unnecessary.  Antibiotics and hormones used in traditional aquafarm pools are not necessary in Norway’s progressive open-ocean aquaculture enclosures.


The end result is pure, unadulterated Atlantic salmon, raised in the wild – untouched by man’s hands – as nature intended. Yet, fish are fed high-grade foods not available in the wild and not tainted by heavy metals passed down through the food chain in the wild.  


All this produces the healthiest fish swimming in the sea, and the healthiest extra-virgin Omega-rich oil available on the market today.**