Omega Protein Corporation States That Its Policy Is Not to Comment on Unusual Market Activity

Mar 29, 2011, 14:29 ET from Omega Protein Corporation

HOUSTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional ingredient company that is also the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, announced today that as a result of unusual market activity in the Company's common shares on March 29, 2011, the NYSE contacted the Company in accordance with the NYSE's usual practice and requested that the Company issue a public statement regarding that activity.  The Company states that its policy is not to comment on unusual market activity.

About Omega Protein Corporation

Omega Protein Corporation is a nutritional ingredient company and the nation's largest manufacturer of heart-healthy fish oils containing Omega-3 fatty acids for human consumption, as well as specialty fish meals and fish oil used as value-added ingredients in aquaculture, swine and other livestock feeds.  Omega Protein makes its products from menhaden, an Omega-3 rich fish that is not utilized as seafood, but which is abundantly available along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coasts.

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