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Tas scientists uncover omega-three secret for salmon

TASMANIA - The work of Tasmanian scientists could significantly ease pressure on fish stocks around the world while getting rid of a major problem for Australian farmers.</b> <br><br> Researchers from the University of Tasmania and CSIRO have discovered that salmon fed oil extracted from the noxious weed patterson&#39;s curse can produce their own omega-three. <br><br> It is the first time in the world salmon have been shown to make omega-three themselves, as usually they accumulate it from other marine sources. <br><br> The discovery could ease pressure on fish stocks because fish farms would not rely as heavily on marine sources for feed. <br><br> Professor Chris Carter from the University of Tasmania says crops could even be genetically modified in future to form a sustainable fish feed. <br><br> <i>Source: abc.net.au</i>

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