December 28, 2016
It is imperative to save our oceans and strive for quality that is achieved ethically. At WHC – Nutrogenics, we not only care about quality but also sustainability. WHC – Nutrogenics takes eco-friendliness seriously. From sourcing sustainable species of fish, to the ink used on our packaging, WHC – Nutrogenics endeavours an overall ecological approach.
Sustainable fisheries – We are Friends of the Sea
All our fish oil originates from fish caught in sustainably-managed waters around the Pacific, off the coast of Chile, Peru and the coast of Northern Nord Sea. We accept only abundant fish species that are subject to stringent fishing quotas, small fish species such as anchovies, sardines and mackerel, rather than more endangered species such as salmon or cod. We are certified as Friends of the Sea.
Ecological production method – We aim to cause minimal damage to the environment
Our Omega-3 are manufactured and extracted by a cold-production method and in energy-efficient facilities. By-products from the entire production process are recycled. All excess fats not used for supplements are converted into electricity supplied to the manufacturing industry and a local public network.
Why we do not choose Krill
Fish oil producers who respect the environment do not use krill. This shrimp like sea creature is a source of food for whales, penguins and seals. Alarmingly, there are recent studies that show Antarctic krill stocks may have dropped by 80 percent since the 1970s. It is logical to assume that its use will disrupt the Antarctic eco-system even further.
Fish Oil is actually NOT the cause of overfishing
Approximately 1 million tons of deep sea fish are caught annually for the production of fish oil. This is less than 1% of the catch, whereas 39 times that amount is destined for cattle feed, farmed fish and pet food: