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7 February 2020

Diversified Communications acquires Aquaculture UK trade show

International event and publishing business, Diversified Communications, has acquired Aquaculture UK from 5m Publishing. Aquaculture UK has grown rapidly in recent years and has become established as the must-attend event for the sector. The three-day show complements Diversified Communications’ portfolio of international events in the sector. To ensure continuity for exhibitors and visitors, the 5M team will remain involved and […]

5 February 2020

Global Health Management in Aquaculture Survey

Benchmark Animal Health is launching a global Health Management in Aquaculture survey. In this survey we are asking the vets, farm health managers and other fish health professionals for their insights on how they manage health at their farms. Health Management is a complex and multi-faceted task. We believe that in order to grow healthy fish we need to maximise […]

11 November 2019

Technologies shaping the future of shrimp production

Expert insights into the key challenges and opportunities in shrimp aquaculture are offered in a new thought leadership magazine launched today.

16 October 2019

FRiPPAK scoops ‘Best Functional Product’ in Chinese industry awards

The accolade, which was voted for by producers and industry experts via online polls and industry experts votes, included candidates that spanned China’s entire aquaculture sector, covering the country’s major farmed species

1 October 2019

Benchmark Genetics Norway signs new 10-year agreement with Bolaks

Benchmark Genetics Norway and Bolaks have signed a 10-year agreement for the production of Atlantic salmon broodstock and eggs from our SalmoBreed strain. This is a continuation of a long-standing collaboration of almost two decades.

23 September 2019

SalmoBreed AS and Akvaforsk Genetics Center AS merge to become Benchmark Genetics Norway AS

The combined organisation will further strengthen the Benchmark’s offering to deliver continuous genetic improvements and support aquaculture producers to increase quality, yield, health and welfare.

10 September 2019

Norwegian salmon ranked most sustainable among world’s largest protein producers

Benchmark are pleased to see that Norwegian aquaculture companies hold 4 out of the top 10 spots in the recently released 2019 Coller FAIRR Protein Index. Those in the top 10 include MOWI who topped the list (1st), closely followed by Lerøy (3rd), Grieg Seafood (6th) and Salmar (9th). The Index ranked 60 of the world’s largest publicly listed protein […]

Salmon farm, Norway

28 August 2019

Benchmark’s Spring Genetics®: First company to be granted with import licence for tilapia genetic material to Colombia

In a multilateral collaboration, the teams were successful at completing the regulatory process to obtain a license to import new robust tilapia genetic material.

20 August 2019

Benchmark wins prestigious Aquaculture Innovation Award

CleanTreat is designed to reduce the environmental impact of chemical based bath treatments and to date the system has purified more than 300,000m3 of treatment water in Norway.

14 August 2019

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Septima is expected to commence her new role in November. Mark Plampin will remain with the business until January to ensure an effective transition.

7 August 2019

Seminar: Want to advance your understanding of the key underlying challenges affecting the prosperous outlook for aquaculture?

A seminar focusing on some of aquaculture’s current technical and societal challenges, while also looking ahead to see what emerging risks are beyond the horizon, is being hosted by Benchmark on 20th August. The ‘Aquaculture Fit for the Future’ seminar will take place at the Clarion Hotel during this year’s AquaNor exhibition.

11 July 2019

An important step forward for Streptococcus resistance in tilapia

Benchmark announces the discovery of a significant quantitative trait locus (“QTL”) for Streptococcus iniae resistance.

4 July 2019

Benchmark identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019 report

The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)

4 July 2019

Next era for Advanced Nutrition division

Born from a spin-off of Ghent University in 1983, INVE - Benchmark Advanced Nutrition - recently celebrated 35 years’ service to global aquaculture.