Ocean Nutrition Canada Honours Wilmar International Limited for 2010 Most Significant Contribution to Human Health Award in the Omega-3 Sector

By Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., PRNE
Sunday, March 27, 2011

DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia, March 28, 2011 - Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC), the world's largest Omega-3 EPA/DHA
solutions provider, and supplier of MEG-3(R) brand Omega-3 EPA/DHA
(eicosapentaenoic acid/docosahexaenoic acid) ingredients, is pleased to
announce that it recently presented Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar)
with an award for 2010 Most Significant Contribution to Human Health in the
Omega-3 Sector.

In December 2010, ONC announced that it entered into an exclusive
long-term strategic agreement with Wilmar, based in Singapore. The
collaboration resulted in the launch of Wilmar's new Arawana 3A+ premium
cooking oil containing ONC's Omega-3 EPA/DHA ingredient. The new cooking oil
contains high inclusion levels of Omega-3 in its leading and most widely
distributed product - Arwana 3A+ premium cooking oil. With 130mg EPA/DHA per
serving this product has very significant Omega-3 loadings, allowing Chinese
consumers to easily bridge the nutritional gap with this fortified food

On March 12th in Anaheim, California, during the Natural Products Expo,
ONC presented Wilmar with this recognition for its commitment to addressing
the Omega-3 deficiency in the Chinese diet. Wilmar's commitment to increasing
awareness of the importance of Omega-3 EPA/DHA, and to educating the Chinese
consumers about the deficiency in their diet can be seen in their advertising
and promotional activities including television campaigns, food education and
cooking shows, road show promotions (over 30,000), print and online articles,
as well as in-store and outdoor sampling displays around the country. They
also have held academic and scientific symposia with international experts in
the health and nutrition field to educate the medical and regulatory
communities as well consumers about the significant health benefits of
Omega-3 EPA and DHA.

"We are very honoured to have presented them with the award for
Outstanding Contribution to Human Health." Robert Orr, Chairman of Ocean
Nutrition Canada Limited, continued, "The commitment Wilmar has made to
addressing the dietary Omega-3 EPA/DHA deficiency of the Chinese consumer,
the research and development along with the outstanding efforts and financial
commitment to educating the Chinese consumer about the importance of Omega-3
EPA/DHA in their diet is be commended."

"We are honored to be recognized by Ocean Nutrition Canada with this
award. We are very proud to be able to produce Arawana 3A+ with high-quality
MEG-3(R) Omega-3 EPA/DHA ingredients." Mr. Bo Chen, General Manager of Yihai
continued, "Addressing the Omega-3 deficiency in the Chinese diet is
extremely important to us and our product may potentially have a significant
improvement on the health of Chinese consumers."

During the award ceremony, Adam Ismail, Executive Director of the Global
Organization for EPA and DHA Omega (GOED), presented Wilmar with a plus-level
membership certificate into the (GOED) trade association. "Arawana 3A+ is one
of the more innovative products I have seen on the market. Incorporating EPA
and DHA into staple food products is one of the best ways to establish these
nutrients as a core fundamental component of human nutrition." Adam Ismail
continued, "Which is why I am so pleased to see it being added to cooking oil
in a country like China where per capita usage of oils is so high. I hope
this can serve as a model for companies in other countries."

About Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar):

Wilmar International Limited, founded in 1991, is Asia's leading
agribusiness group. It ranks amongst the largest listed companies by market
capitalisation on the Singapore Exchange. Its business activities include oil
palm cultivation, oilseeds crushing, edible oils refining, specialty fats,
oleochemicals and biodiesel manufacturing, and grains processing.
Headquartered in Singapore, Wilmar has over 300 manufacturing plants and an
extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia, and some 50
other countries to support a well-established processing and merchandising
business. Wilmar also manufactures and distributes fertilizers and owns a
fleet of vessels. The group is backed by a multi-national workforce of more
than 80,000 people.

Over the years, Wilmar has established a resilient integrated
agribusiness model that captures the entire value chain of the agricultural
commodity processing business, from origination and processing to the
branding, merchandising, and distribution of a wide range of agricultural
products. Through scale, integration, and the logistical advantages of its
business model, it is able to extract margins at every step of the value
chain, resulting in significant operational synergies and cost efficiencies.
For more information about Wilmar International, please visit

About Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC):

Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC) is a privately held company, whose
major shareholder is Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated. Clearwater Fine
Foods Incorporated is a diversified holding/investment company whose
significant holdings include a controlling interest in Clearwater Seafood's
Limited Partnership, the world's largest integrated shellfish harvester and

ONC is the world's largest supplier of Omega-3 EPA/DHA ingredients from
fish oil, marketed into the dietary supplement and food manufacturing
markets. To date, MEG-3(R) ingredients have been included in over 94 billion
servings of food and supplement products worldwide. For more information
about ONC, please visit www.ocean-nutrition.com, and for information
on the health benefits of Omega-3 EPA/DHA please visit www.meg-3.com.

About Omega-3:

Omega-3 is a family of essential fatty acids (EFA), including EPA
(eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic
acid). Oily fish (such as sardines, anchovies, mackerel, and salmon) are the
major known natural sources of Omega-3 EPA/DHA. ALA is found in plants, such
as flax and chia. It is important to note that EPA and DHA are the primary
contributors of the many health benefits associated with Omega-3. While the
body can convert ALA into EPA/DHA, it does so very inefficiently (typically
less than one percent), making it difficult to derive Omega-3-related health
benefits from plant-sourced ALA. Furthermore, although Omega-3 EPA/DHA is
important to overall good health, the human body is not able to produce
sufficient quantities on its own, so supplementation is required, either by
eating oily fish or foods fortified with Omega-3 EPA/DHA, or by taking fish
oil supplements. Learn more about the health benefits of Omega-3 EPA/DHA at

    For more information contact:
    Joanna Lane
    Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd.
    Tel:  +1-902-480-3288
    Cell: +1-902-488-0141

For more information contact: Joanna Lane, Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., Tel: +1-902-480-3288, Cell: +1-902-488-0141, jlane at ocean-nutrition.com

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