Nutriterra Now Friend of the Sea Certified

Friend of the Sea, the global certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment, is pleased to certify Nutriterra as a sustainably produced source of omega-3. Therefore, Nutriterra can now display the Friend of the Sea logo that proves its commitment to sustainable production practices.

Furthermore, Nutriterra joins Aquaterra as the first products to receive the new plant-based certification from Friend of the Sea. 

Nutriterra Total Omega-3 is an innovative plant-based source of omega-3. Marine-based sources of omega-3 are rich in DHA+EPA, while canola inherently supplies ALA. Nutriterra, derived from Nuseed omega-3 Canola, contains DHA+EPA and ALA, covering the spectrum of short and long-chain fatty acids.

Nutriterra has been developed with innovative biotechnology to deliver the nutrition of microalgae through the renewable canola seed. By investing in scientific research, Nuseed and its partners developed a sustainable source of plant-based omega-3 that spares the oceans and protects the land, meeting Friend of the Sea certification guidelines. 

“Consumers are deeply concerned about ocean health. Nuseed’s sophisticated technology has the potential to double the world’s supply of DHA without depleting ocean resources. Consumers are also looking for better tasting options. Nutriterra provides total omega-3 nutrition with a milder sensory experience than marine oils.” says Benita Boettner, Nuseed Nutritional General Manager.

Canola is a rotational crop that improves soil and increases yield in subsequent plantings. The Friend of the Sea logo granted to Nutriterra guarantees the sustainable production of these crops and respect of the following criteria:

Safeguarding of the ecosystem.

  • Protection of wild fauna and flora.
  • Protection of soil and water resources.
  • Prohibition of the use of dangerous substances.
  • Responsible waste and energy management.
  • Social responsibility of the whole chain.
  • Legal compliance.

Additionally, by using canola instead of fish for Omega-3 production, Nutriterra takes pressure off the oceans’ precious natural resources. Nutriterra can double the world’s supply of omega-3 nutrition on less than 5% of current canola-producing land. And by growing omega-3 canola we release less GHG than harvesting wild fish by boat.

“We’re thrilled to see how innovation can support sustainability efforts. Nutriterra is a good example of this. We’re pleased to announce the certification of this new ingredient from the Nuseed family who has shown a strong commitment to sustainable practices”, said Paolo Bray, CEO and Founder of Friend of the sea.

For more information on the Friend of the Sea mission and certification process visit