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These ponds filled with algae might be the key to saving the world’s fisheries

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Texas-based nutrition company Qualitas Health is scaling up its algae production to provide a new source of omega-3s for over-the-counter supplements. Algae also is a potent source of protein.

These ponds filled with algae might be the key to saving the world’s fisheries


Usually fish provide omega-3, but because global fisheries are in jeopardy, it's becoming increasingly difficult to meet consumers' demand for supplements.

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Industry insiders and mainstream media have noticed the emergence of algae as a crop.

Qualitas Health facilities are located in West Texas and New Mexico. These regions provide cheap land that have brackish groundwater, an ideal environment to grow algae.

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Qualitas hopes to eventually use the algae it grows for not just omega-3, but also for protein. The potential there is immense. One acre of algae can produce as much protein as 300 acres of peas.

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