Join us at GAA’s GOAL conference on October 23 to congratulate the F3 Fish Oil Challenge winner and contestants!

The F3 Team launched a Global Competition to Create a Fish Oil substitute — Without Fish.

Aquaculture is poised to grow,
but faces a key bottleneck in its supply chain.

水产养殖依赖于利用海洋野生鱼类加工制作而成的鱼粉和鱼油。
物价上涨和供应波动易引致行业动荡
We Need Fish Oil Substitutes, so aquaculture can continue to grow.

This F3 Fish Oil Challenge winner will be announced on Oct. 23.

The next F3 Challenge is now open!

Learn more!

关键问题

飞速发展的水产养殖业为全世界提供了将近一半的水产品,但其饲料所需的关键原料却成为制约该行业可持续发展的一个重大瓶颈。这个关键原料就是海洋鱼类成分,即鱼粉鱼油,通常由一种或多种海洋鱼类加工而成。由于过度捕捞等原因,海洋资源面临枯竭,海洋鱼类原料变得越发稀缺,供应波动较大,价格也在一路上涨。许多从业者一直在寻找创新的替代源,期望摆脱对海洋鱼类资源的依赖。

更为严重的是,水产养殖对海洋野生小型鱼类的依赖可能会影响到捕捞渔业。因为这些小型油性鱼类,又称“饵料鱼”(例如沙丁、鯷鱼和鲱),通常是捕捞渔业中的大型鱼类例如鳕鱼、鲑鱼、金枪鱼等的天然食物。而目前大多数饵料鱼都被磨碎做成了水产饲料。除此之外,这些小鱼还是海鸟和海洋哺乳动物如鲸鱼、海豹和海豚的天然食物。 如果处于海洋食物链中心的小型鱼类灭绝了, 那么依赖它们的生命也将不复存在。

水产养殖业已经取得巨大进步,大幅提高了鱼粉和鱼油的利用转化效率。但专家们都表示,该行业若想继续增长,需要更多的努力,来寻找替代成分。

目前对于蛋白替代源的利用已经规模化,且不会对鱼类生长和健康产生任何负面影响。然而,寻找经济可行的鱼油替代品及其规模化生产依旧面临重重困难。

挑战

开发非鱼基 "鱼油" 替代品 鱼油中含有大量的必需脂肪酸。其中的DHA已经可从非鱼源比如藻类中获得。然而,DHA 只是鱼类营养所需的必需脂肪酸之一。开发一种创新性的鱼油替代品,能含有其他的必需脂肪酸例如EPA和ARA,且二者比率能跟野生饵料鱼水平相当是这次挑战的目标.本次挑战旨在减少对野生渔业资源的捕捞压力,加速提供具有竞争力且经济可行的鱼油替代品。为了加快鱼油替代品的创新和推动无鱼饲料的普及,F3鱼油挑战主办方依据野生饵料鱼中四种已知的脂肪酸水平设计了本次挑战的目标范围值,所有挑战者必须满足这一参赛要求。

Why Participate? 

More important than the prize reward, participants gain access to significant public relations and media attention. The previous F3 (Fish-Free Feed) Challenge was mentioned over 100 times in news stories during the past year. The stories often named participants, and are targeted towards the aquafeed industry in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, participants with qualifying F3oils will be invited to an invitation-only meeting focused on alternative ingredients for aquaculture, to be held in San Francisco, California in February 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to present their products to investors, feed companies, and media.

Who Can Participate?

本次竞赛面向计划或正在销售非鱼基鱼油替代品 (“F3替代油”) 的公司开放,关于替代油的定义标准请查询《挑战规则》。比赛期间,替代油必须直接或经分销渠道间接销售给终端水产养殖户。VIEW CHALLENGE RULES

如何获胜?

奖金将颁发给售出最多 DHA + EPA + ARA的团队,按比赛结束时“合格F3替代油”的销售量来算。 DHA + EPA + ARA的销售量计算公式如下:((DHA浓度+ EPA浓度+ ARA浓度)) per unit of a F3替代油中的必需脂肪酸水平乘以((F3替代油的销售总量)).

F3oil Criteria

For an F3oil to qualify towards the Challenge prize, it must meet the following 产品标准:The F3oil must:

  1. be in dry powder or liquid form
  2. be free of marine animal ingredients
  3. have a fatty acid profile that meets the criteria in the table below:

 Omega 6
20:04
ARA (% of total fat)
Omega 3
20:05
EPA (% of total fat)
Omega 3
22:06
DHA (% of total fat)
n3:n6 Ratio
Minimum0.28.44.912
Minimum values are from the fatty acid profiles of Sardine (Pacific), Anchovy, Herring (Atlantic), and Menhaden fish oils (NRC, 2011). Mobile phone users: Swipe table to right to see the full set of criteria values.

F3oil Sample Submission Requirements.

销售标准:本次挑战仅限于销售用于水产饲料的F3替代油ࠋ所᭷参赛团队必须严格按照“赛程表”中的约定时间汇报F3替代油的销售㔞,并提供相关客户信息以供裁判团抽查所ࠋ格保密᭷提交的客户信息都将严格保密。

比赛时间

注册于2017年9月4日开放, 比赛于2019年9月15日结束。查看赛程表

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