December 28, 2020
Fredrikstad Seafoods, BioMar extend RAS-feed agreement
Fredrikstad Seafoods and BioMar Norway have extended their long-term recirculating aquaculture system-feed agreement for three more years.
Both companies have already been collaborating closely to develop a sustainable feed recipe for their RAS facility in Fredrikstad, Norway.
"We have worked closely with BioMar for several years now, and have achieved satisfying results. Therefore, it makes sense to continue the good cooperation going forward," said Roger Fredriksen, CEO of Fredrikstad Seafoods.
"We are going to produce tasty, high quality salmon, raised on feed from sustainable and nutritious raw materials. We see BioMar as a competent and forward-looking supplier, one that is well advanced on sustainability," Fredriksen added.
Fredrikstad Seafoods started its production at the Fredrikstad facility in 2019, and currently supplies salmon to the Norwegian and European markets. The company is part of Nordic Aquafarms, which produces kingfish on land in Denmark. They are also planning to build RAS facilities in North America on both the US West and East coasts. These facilities will produce Atlantic salmon.
"We are very pleased that Fredrikstad Seafoods wants to extend the agreement, and look forward to continuing our cooperation," said Oda Skognes Høyland, BioFarm manager at BioMar Norway.
"Our strong focus at BioMar continues to be on the development of innovative and sustainable feed solutions, and together with Fredrikstad Seafoods, we will keep moving this exciting project within the RAS segment forward.”