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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.

24 June 2019

Exclusive distribution agreement with Acceso El Salvador

The agreement will enable Acceso El Salvador to supply Salvadoran tilapia farmers with high quality tilapia fingerlings, featuring the latest and improved genetics from one of the most advanced tilapia breeding programmes in the world.

19 June 2019

Taking artemia to the next level

Pioneering technologies that create Artemia that can suppress vibrio growth and hatch in the dark have been launched today by INVE Aquaculture, Benchmark’s Advanced Nutrition division, today.

12 June 2019

AquaNor 2019

Benchmark sees multi-disciplinary innovation as key to support sustainable aquaculture

29 May 2019

Opportunity to pursue an independent strategy in Chile

Benchmark announces an update on its joint venture with AquaChile, its Chilean breeding and genetics partner.