Tag Archives: Aquaculture

  • Frost and Sullivan Award 2012

    OHT Recognised at Awards in London

    Those who dare to dream and chase what they want, will always be recognised at some point. It is with great pleasure that we were recognised on May 14, 2013 as the 2012 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. We do not operate Ocean Harvest to win awards but it […]

  • Stefan Kraan

    Seaweed fed salmon can improve human health

    The health benefits associated with the consumption of salmon are well known. In addition to being an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals, salmon represent one of the few major sources of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the human diet. Adequate intake of both these beneficial omega-3 fatty acids has been […]

  • Shore covered in Seaweed

    Tide must turn to use potential of seaweed

    An estimated 100,000 ton of seaweed washes up daily on the Irish coastline, but only a fraction of this resource is currently being exploited for its potential as a foodstuff, and the raw material for medical, cosmetic and other uses. Countries such as Norway, France and Spain are decades ahead of us when it comes […]

  • Shrimp fed on OceanFeed

    Aquaculture Breakthrough in Shrimp Farming

    The black tiger prawn, Penaeus monodon, is a marine crustacean widely reared for food in Asia and is often the one that ends up on your restaurant plate. At approximately 36 centimetres in length and weighing up to 650 grams this is the world’s largest species of prawn.P. monodon is also the most widely cultured prawn species […]

  • Seaweed Protein: Properties and Possibilities in Aquaculture

    Seaweed is a natural and sustainable ingredient with a lot of different functional biological properties, amongst them protein. Protein are biochemical compounds comprising one or more polypeptides typically folded into a globular or fibrous form that facilitate biological functions in the body. Although the structure and biological properties of seaweed proteins are still poorly documented, […]

  • Seaweed – an untapped source of protein and bioactive compounds for aquaculture

    Seaweed is fast gaining a reputation as the ideal sustainable food source. Certainly, the nutritional properties of seaweeds are both unique and interesting, with some seaweeds having protein levels as high as 47%. Seaweed, therefore, represents an untapped source of protein and has great future potential. As the global population continues to rise, the need […]