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Detail

Area
Canada
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Camelina oil
Date
01/05/2017
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Feed standards
Description
Approved the use of mechanically extracted camelina oil as a feed ingredient for farmed fish.
Notes
Canada’s Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approved the use of mechanically extracted camelina oil as a feed ingredient for farmed fish. Camelina oil is viewed as a cost-effective replacement of wild-sourced fish oils in aquaculture feed. The approval paves the way for camelina sativa to serve as a new rotation option for potato farmers in Maritime Canada. In recent years, camelina sativa started attracting interest in the EU, the United States and Canada due to the suitability of its oil for a variety of uses, including as feedstock in the production of road and aviation biofuel (see also MPPU Apr.13’, Feb.’14, Feb.’15, Feb./June’16 & Feb.’17).