The Market

Omega-3 sourced from marine oils is the fastest growing sector in the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) ingredient market. Neptune is well positioned in the industry because of its strong scientific focus, an essential growth driver, which is required to maintain a competitive edge. With time, scientific research has demonstrated the benefits related to omega-3 consumption and combined with media attention have increased consumer awareness.

According to trends, the omega-3 market will continue its growth from $1.8 billion in 2011 to reach more than $3.1 billion in annual sales within the next few years, driven by demand for dietary supplements, functional food and drinks, and the pharmaceutical industry.