Scientific evidence shows that Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may provide many health benefits leading to strong demand for Omega-3 PUFAs. Most Omega-3 PUFAs come from limited fish oils so new sources for Omega-3 must be found for the growing demand.
Several algae strains have been found to be good sources of Omega-3 PUFAs. Shrimp by-products have also been found to contain good quantities of Omega-3 PUFAs.
The current market for nutraceutical grade Omega-3 is estimated at $25billion and is expected to grow to $34billion by 2016.