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HOUSTON — October 13, 2015 – The fisheries that supply Omega Protein’s marine ingredients products have been recognized for their sustainability by a recently released report from the non-profit Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). The report, which gives high ratings to the Atlantic and Gulf menhaden fisheries, and the highest possible rating to the Antarctic krill fishery, is the latest in a series of official and independent evaluations to find that the marine ingredients provided by Omega Protein, and its subsidiary Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. (Bioriginal), come from responsibly managed sources.

The SFP report, “Reduction Fisheries: SFP Fisheries Sustainability Overview 2015,” evaluates global fisheries targeting “low trophic level” species such as menhaden, herring, and anchoveta. It rates these commercial fisheries according to a range of categories, including, whether or not they have adopted precautionary management, whether they follow expert scientific advice, and by the health of their stocks.

On these metrics, Omega Protein’s primary marine ingredients – Antarctic krill, and Atlantic and Gulf menhaden – come from among the top-ranked sustainable fisheries in the world, even as recent news reports have indicated that one-third of the global catch for reduction fisheries comes from fisheries ranked as “poorly managed.”

Antarctic krill is the only fishery in the world to rank in the report’s highest category, for “very well managed fisheries.” It was especially praised for its low, precautionary catch levels, which means that the krill fishery is not likely to be damaging the overall krill population. Bioriginal provides RIMFROST Antarctic Krill oil that is certified as sustainable by the non-profit sustainability certification groups Marine Stewardship Council and Friend of the Sea.

Atlantic and Gulf menhaden are included among the highest ranked fish species, with both being rated as “reasonably managed fisheries with stocks in good condition.” Both received high marks for the current strong health of their menhaden populations, and the report considers both fisheries to be operated at sustainable levels. The Atlantic menhaden fishery improved its ranking significantly over last year’s SFP report, largely due to updated scientific information that clarified that the stock is healthy.

The report’s conclusions are echoed by other official and independent reports. In early 2015, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the interstate agency that manages Atlantic menhaden, issued a new menhaden stock assessment. It found that menhaden are not overfished nor experiencing overfishing, and that the stock is being fished sustainably. The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC), which manages Gulf menhaden, reached the same conclusion in its 2013 assessment that the stock is not overfished and overfishing is not occurring. In addition, Friend of the Sea certifies both fisheries as sustainable.

Omega Protein has also been recognized for its sustainable practices as a leader in the marine ingredients industry, most recently by IFFO, an international organization that represents the marine ingredients industry worldwide and promotes the sustainable use of fish meal and fish oil. In September, IFFO honored Omega Protein by presenting it with the IFFO Leadership Award at the organization’s Annual Conference in Berlin.

About Omega Protein
Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME) is a century-old nutritional company that develops, produces and delivers healthy products throughout the world to improve the nutritional integrity of functional foods, dietary supplements and animal feeds. Omega Protein’s mission is to help people lead healthier lives with better nutrition through sustainably sourced ingredients such as highly-refined omega-3 rich fish oil, specialty proteins and nutraceuticals.

Ben Landry
Director of Public Affairs, Omega Protein
[email protected]

Bioriginal Europe/Asia will be exhibiting at Vitafoods Europe 2015, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland on May 5-7 at the Palexpo.

Come visit us at our booth #J58, and be sure to join us Wednesday, May 6th, for an exciting event we’re co-hosting with RIMFROST!

For further details, please see the invitation below.


Saskatoon, Canada – March 20, 2015

Bioriginal received the NSBA Business Builder Award for Export, sponsored by Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) on March 19th.

Bioriginal Food & Science Corporation (Bioriginal) was recently recognized for their continued advancement of the global omega industry, winning the North Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA) Business Builder Award for Export at the 18th annual awards dinner on Thursday March 19th, 2015. Since it was founded in 1993, Bioriginal has grown to be a global leader in omega solutions; developing unique, propriety methods and groundbreaking science-based omega innovations utilizing both plant and marine-based sources. “We have seen significant growth in our industry in recent years, and Bioriginal remains a leader in developing market-driven products to help our customers worldwide meet this demand. We are honored to have our efforts and achievements recognized by the NSBA’s respected Business Builder Awards program,” said Joe Vidal, President and CEO of Bioriginal.

Bioriginal has grown from a Saskatchewan-based start-up to a global leader in exporting omega solutions to worldwide markets. In recent years, the company has implemented an aggressive growth strategy, resulting in significant growth in North American and global markets. It was for this significant contribution to the export industry of Saskatchewan that Bioriginal won the NSBA Business Builder Export award.

“As the global market for omegas continues to expand and evolve, Bioriginal is strongly posed to anticipate and meet this demand,” said Joe Vidal. “We have seen remarkable growth over the past 22 years that we have been in business, and we look forward to providing omega solutions to established and emerging global markets for many years to come.”

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Bioriginal is a global leader in delivering complete omega solutions to the food and nutraceutical industries. With over 20 years of global expertise in plant and marine-based omegas, Bioriginal has carved out a niche by scientifically combining ingredients from all over the world, directly from the source, to create unique and efficacious solutions. Bioriginal has developed proprietary methods and systems to provide customized turnkey solutions for our customers that help them compete and win in a highly competitive space. Bioriginal is headquartered in Saskatoon, Canada, with facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and is a subsidiary of Omega Protein Corporation. For more information, please visit

Omega Protein Corporation’s Human Nutrition division includes Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. (Bioriginal) and Nutegrity. Their ingredient portfolios include three primary lines: protein products, specialty omega ingredients and other nutraceutical ingredients. Nutegrity™ represents the combined expertise of Cyvex Nutrition (botanicals and fish oils), Wisconsin Specialty Protein (dairy ingredients), and InCon Processing (molecular distillation).

For additional information, please contact:

Kelly Shone
Director of Marketing
Bioriginal Food & Science Corp
Phone: 1-306-975-1166
Email: [email protected]

Bioriginal is pleased to announce that it has been named a finalist for the Annual Business Builder Awards, put on by the North Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA). Selected from among the very best of Saskatoon area businesses, Bioriginal has been nominated as a finalist in the Export category. The Export award, sponsored by Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP), is awarded to the NSBA business that successfully entered or expanded in a market outside of Saskatchewan. The NSBA awards banquet has gained prominence through the years, and has become one of the largest in the province. The 18th Annual Business Builders Awards banquet will be held on Thursday, March 19th at Prairieland Park.

For more information visit:

North Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA)

Houston, TX – January 20, 2015

Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils, essential fatty acids and specialty protein products, is pleased to report that after more than a year of thorough analysis, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has released its 2014 Atlantic Menhaden Stock Assessment. The assessment indicates that the status of the Atlantic menhaden population is not overfished; nor is overfishing occurring.

To view the full press release, visit:

The Health Ingredients Europe 2014 in Amsterdam was very successful. The RIMFROST and Bioriginal teams joined forces and had a lot of high quality visitors at the booth.

Two people from AlaskOmega® came over from the U.S. to support the promotion of the high quality, MSC certified AlskOmega fish oil concentrates. We would like to thank all visitors for their visit and hope we will continue to grow the Omega market together.

Bioriginal HiE 2014

December 4, 2014 –

Discover the clear difference of RIMFROST SUBLIME krill oil

  • Highest phospholipid levels on the market
  • Consistently high Astaxanthin levels
  • RIMFROST’s own krill collecting vessel ‘Juvel’ has low emissions, energy use and climate impact
  • Immediate on-board processing retains natural high quality of the krill
  • 100% Traceability
  • Investing in leading research and clinical studies
  • Certified Friend of the Sea
  • MSC certification expected mid-2015

Bioriginal is the exclusive Distributor of RIMFROST SUBLIME krill Oil in North America & Europe. Contact us to learn more about RIMFROST SUBLIME krill oil

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Irvine, California – November 17, 2014

Nutegrity launched its new corporate website,, to offer information on the company’s sustainably sourced marine, protein and nutraceutical ingredient offerings, as well as their applications in products ranging from sports nutrition to beverages.

To learn more about Nutegrity’s new site, please click here to read the full press release.

Bioriginal Europe/Asia will be exhibiting at Health Ingredients Europe, taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on December 2-4 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Come visit us at our stand #F43, and be sure to join us Wednesday, December 3rd, for an exciting “get together” event we’re co-hosting with RIMFROST!

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RIMFROST Bioriginal Invite

Ålesund, 10 November 2014

Olympic Seafood AS, a fishing company based on the Norwegian west coast, has signed an agreement regarding research collaboration with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and the University of Oslo. The company owns the RIMFROST brand.

Olympic Seafood AS has license to harvest krill in the Antarctic Ocean and produce krill oil. Potential health effects from krill oil supplements are part of what the researchers will try to establish from this collaboration. A novel “omics” technology will be utilized to identify new biomarkers that may help better our understanding of how non-communicable diseases can be prevented by consuming nutrients of marine origins.

“The project is part of the research groups “Dietary Intervention Studies and Health Effects in Humans” at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and “Clinical nutrition, atherosclerosis and inflammation”, says Professor Kirsten Holven at UiO and Associate Professor Stine Ulven at HiOA.

“A Ph.D. candidate will be engaged through the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and his/her degree will be based on the research project. An intervention study will be carried out where we look at underlying mechanisms of health effects from krill oil supplements and fish. The project shows how research partnerships between academic institutions and the industry can contribute to increased knowledge that is important to the society by documenting health effects of food supplements and fish”, continues Holven and Ulven.

“We are very satisfied with this long-term collaboration with two well-known and respected contributors within human nutrition research”, says Research Director Inge Bruheim at Olympic Seafood AS. “This partnership is important for Olympic Seafood AS and part of the company’s strategy to build further on the documentation of positive health effects of RIMFROST SUBLIME Antarctic krill oil,” says Bruheim, to finish off.

For more information:
Inge Bruheim, Research Director
Olympic Seafood AS | Mobile +47 416 46 382
E-mail: [email protected] |

To view the original press release, click here.