OUR Facilities

SeaDragon offers its customers and the global market a unique proposition: agile, state-of-the-art fish oil refining capabilities; global supply relationships and the assurance of a reputation for producing high-quality marine-sourced bioactive compounds.

THE SEADRAGON SYSTEM

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Our Omega-3 refinery has the capacity to produce up to 5,000 tonnes of refined fish oils each year to meet the demand for first generation Omega-3 bioactives used in applications such as functional foods and health supplements.

Omega-3 Refinery

SeaDragon’s new Omega-3 fish oil refinery was fully commissioned in 2016. The state-of-the-art facility, built with industry-leading refining technology, has the capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of Omega-3 fish oil each year. It is a highly flexible plant offering customers continuous process refining and quick-turnaround batch processing runs. These capabilities complement large-scale refiners’ processing capabilities and meet the demands of bioactive ingredients brokers and fortified food manufacturers.

The plant has the certifications necessary to export products to key target markets including Australia, many Asian markets including China and Japan, the European Union, the US and Canada as well as independently-audited chain of custody quarantine certifications.

Boutique Refinery

SeaDragon is fortunate to have a boutique refinery to produce smaller volumes, specialised and premium Omega-2 and Omega-3 products tailored to the demands of our customers. These products include single-species sustainably-sourced New Zealand fish oils.

Refinery Accreditations

In addition to being Ministry for Primary Industry (MPI) certified as an approved Transitional Facility with Risk Management Programmes our facilities have Friends of the Sea, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), halal and kosher certifications.

Safe Quality Manufacture

SeaDragon delivers the highest standards of safety and quality assurance in its product manufacturing.

In New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) provides a food regulatory programme that covers food produced and consumed domestically as well as imports and exports of food products. This system is very highly regarded internationally and is recognised by the US and EU seafood sector authorities as meeting or exceeding their requirements.

SeaDragon also operates a Risk Management Program (RMP) that is audited by the MPI, monitoring the quality of raw materials and finished product. SeaDragon’s RMP covers all aspects of the system, including maintenance, compliance, production and hazard identification.

SeaDragon also has a quality assessment system which dictates that testing is required for every batch produced, set a higher level than MPI requirements. A Certificate of Analysis is provided with each batch of product sold, giving customers complete assurance of the quality and safety of SeaDragon’s products.