Ciona meal

The sustainable alternative to marine feed ingredients

Ciona meal is a novel marine feed ingredient from the Swedish west coast. The raw material is Ciona intestinalis, a proud member of the sea squirt family.
We cultivate the sea squirts in open water. After harvest, they become a 100 % organic product in a zero emission circular system.

Due to its qualities, Ciona meal is excellent for use in feed production. It contains healthy marine fats and minerals needed for cultured fish as well as for aquarium fish. Thus, it can replace fish meal without loosing the most important substances for the growth and health of the fish.

Due to its qualities, Ciona meal is excellent for use in feed production. It contains healthy marine fats and minerals needed for cultured fish as well as for aquarium fish. Thus, it can replace fish meal without loosing the most important substances for the growth and health of the fish.

Main nutrient composition:

41-45 % marine proteins
3 – 3.51 % marine lipids – whereof 48 % omega-3

Download a complete nutrition index

Blue circularity

Cultivating sea squirts in the sea and are using the whole biomass in our products. We don’t need to use any fertilizers, pesticides or other additives. When harvesting the sea squirts, we also help the ocean by removing excess nitrogen and phosphorus. This creates a totally circular process with zero CO2 emission. Therefore, our mission is a win-win deal for all parts – nature, aquaculture and the society.

Successfully verified

Ciona meal has been verified as an fish feed ingredient by the Norwegian research institute Nofima in 2019. The feeding tests were made on Atlantic salmon during three months, where 50 %
of the fish meal was replaced with Ciona meal.

Ciona meal has also been tested and verified as feed ingredient for pigs, chickens and cats,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 2018 and 2019.

EU registered feed ingredient

Ciona meal are now accepted as a feed ingredient in the EU. It is now published at
https://feedmaterialsregister.eu/register

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Fish-Free Fish Feed
A sustainable and organic feed ingredient
from the Swedish West Coast

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Contact us

Fredrik Norén, Founder, RnD manager, fredrik@marinefeed.com

Olle Stenberg, CEO, olle@marinefeed.com

Visting & postal adress

Marine Feed Sweden AB
Ängsvägen 12
SE-444 31 Stenungsund
Sweden

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Supporting funding

EU project: EUFutureAqua

EU project: AquaBioProFit

Swedish VINNOVA: 5-tonnes-green-fish-in-dish

Swedish HaV: Blue nutrient harvest

EIT Food: Rising Food Stars