Update on Fish Oil and Fish Meal from the Gulf

Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus)

A new article posted at PetFoodConnection.com reports that Menhaden fish populations in the Gulf of Mexico are doing well despite the BP oil spill disaster, and analysis of the fish has not revealed any significant toxicity issues associated with this horrible event. This is very good news… even though the Menhaden oil that Animal Essentials¬† sells is sourced from fish that are harvested off the Virginia and North Carolina coasts, we remain vigilant of the impact that this disaster might have upon the species as a whole. Our concern is that fishing closures in the Gulf might add additional fishing pressure upon Atlantic populations of these oily little fishes. So far it appears that this hasn’t happened. Regardless, we will monitoring the situation closely.¬† Read More

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