Author: Johnathan A Napier

The supply of fish oil to aquaculture: a role for transgenic oilseed crops?

Douglas R Tocher,
Monica B Betancor,
Johnathan A Napier,
Olga Sayanova,
Sarah Usher,
Richard P Haslam
Summary The importance of an alternative and sustainable supply of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC omega-3) has long been established. As these biologically active fatty acids have a role in nutrition and health, there is an ever increasing demand for oils containing LC omega-3 e.g. eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids are produced by micoroganisms and enter our diet through the consumption of fish.   However, in order that the …