Ireland to host world’s largest marine ingredient / seafood byproduct facility

Irish fishermen are aiming to harvest fish oils and minerals that could provide valuable health-enhancing ingredients for consumers and sportspeople.

Agriculture and Marine Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed plans by the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) to build the largest marine food ingredients plant in the world in Co Donegal.

The proposed facility would take 50,000 tonnes of boarfish, which is currently only used for low-priced fishmeal, and extract high-end proteins, oils and calcium for use as food ingredients.

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