October 7, 2019

BioMar accelerates next gen feed solutions for recirculating aquaculture systems


Building upon decades of research within feed for recirculation, BioMar has now chosen to increase focus on feed solutions for this segment.

The company said that land-based farming can improve efficiency and operational stability using even more advanced feed solutions.


According to BioMar, it has for decades been one of the driving forces behind the development of products for recirculation. As a response to the increased focus on how land-based farming impacted the water quality of creeks and rivers, BioMar started the development of the product range ORBIT back in the late 1980s. Today, this product range embraces furthermore high-performing products for land-based salmon farming.


"RAS (recirculating aquaculture system)  for land-based salmon farming is an emerging segment within the aquaculture industry, and there is still a potential to be realised. The highly advanced technologies being used require highly advanced feed solutions and farming practices to enable a strong performance," said Carlos Diaz, CEO of BioMar Group.


"As a strategic initiative, we have brought all of our RAS-specialists into a global task force. They are working together with global as well as local customers accelerating the next generation of feed solutions for RAS. We are building upon a very strong foundation being a leader within the RAS segment for many years, but the future requires that we can bring even more specialised products to the market, supported across geographies".


The strategic objective for BioMar is to clearly deliver upon the company's purpose of being an innovator within an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture.


"We will very soon present new products to the market. This task force has as one of the main objectives to ensure we contribute to release the full potential of land-based farming. In order to create a sustainable food future, we need (to), as an industry, enable a doubling of our production capacity without increasing pressure on the environment, wild fish and agriculture. That is a challenge, we need to address together. We all have a responsibility for adding resources and increasing collaboration," Diaz said.


All members of the task force have been selected based upon local as well as global results within the RAS segment. Recognised for their expertise, these parties have 15 to 25 years of experience working within the aquaculture sector as products developers and trusted advisors for customers across the globe.


- BioMar