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10 December 2020

Benchmark Genetics preparing for digital transformation

Sophisticated digital technology has made its way into the aquaculture industry. To stay in the forefront of this development, Benchmark Genetics has appointed Bara Gunnlaugsdottir in the position as Head of Digital Technologies. In her new role, she will be driving the digital strategy and innovation programs of the business area, including the responsibility for all strategic management systems within […]

1 December 2020

SagaChile: New strain of salmon ova with a pedigree of excellence

In 2021, Benchmark Genetics Chile will begin to market its new strain, SagaChile. SagaChile is adjusted to the local market and is a well-known name in the country. Showing evidence of the importance that Chile represents within Benchmark Genetics’ plans, the company has focused numerous efforts on the development of a new variety of eggs, generated locally, that respond to […]

30 November 2020

Benchmark celebrates 20 years

Benchmark, the aquaculture biotechnology company, today celebrates its 20th birthday. The Company was created two decades ago as the product of a common vision – to make animal food production more sustainable. The Company’s founders were concerned with big issues facing animal food production including antimicrobial resistance, animal health and welfare, environmental impact and food safety. So, in 2000 Benchmark […]

27 November 2020

Full Year Results 2020: A year of transformation and achievements

Benchmark today announced its full year results for the year ended 30 September 2020.  Full announcement can be read here Peter George, Chairman, commented: “2020 was a transformational year for Benchmark. With the restructuring complete, we now have a streamlined Group focused on the three core aquaculture areas of Genetics, Advanced Nutrition and Health, each with substantial growth opportunities and […]

26 November 2020

As part of our series on ‘Benchmark women making a difference in Aquaculture’ we talk to Senior Quality Manager, Silje Sveen

In the second of our series of interviews with women leading the way in aquaculture, Senior Quality Manager Silje Sveen tells us about all of her different hats at Benchmark, the strong women in her family who influenced her career in aquaculture and how she maintains a good work/life balance.

26 November 2020

Benchmark Genetics is using DNA tools to produce resistant shrimp

Breeding disease resistant populations is an attractive potential addition to disease management as it could greatly reduce the need for complex sanitary measures that frequently involve the use of toxic products.

20 November 2020

Every second salmon in Europe originates from Benchmark Genetics

Many people working in the aquaculture industry, will have realised that Benchmark Genetics is a significant supplier of ova to Norwegian hatcheries. Still, the fact that the company also has extensive market shares in Europe is perhaps less well known.

9 November 2020

Benchmark Genetics signs seven-year agreement with Norwegian land-based salmon project Salmon Evolution

Salmon Evolution and Benchmark Genetics Norway have entered into an agreement on collaboration on genetics, ova, product deliveries and expertise development related to related to land-based salmon farming.

3 November 2020

Benchmark Genetics has signed a 5-year ova agreement with AquaCon

The contract between Benchmark Genetics and AquaCon involves deliveries of genetics to the land-based facilities that AquaCon are planning to build in Maryland, USA. Benchmark’s Icelandic company, StofnFiskur, will supply approximately 40 million ova to AquaCon over five years. The agreement confirms and consolidates Benchmark’s strong position as a genetics supplier to land-based farming worldwide. Benchmark Genetics has been producing […]

23 October 2020

Interview with Borghild Hillestad, Genetics Manager at Benchmark Genetics Norway

In the first of a series of Benchmark interviews with women leading the way in aquaculture, Genetics Manager Borghild Hillestad tells us how a fluke chance led her to a career in Animal Science, what advice she would give to young people starting out in the industry and why sting rays are her favourite aquatic animals.   How long have […]

12 October 2020

Benchmark Genetics Chile becomes a member of industry association, SalmonChile

Benchmark Genetics Chile (BGCL) are delighted to announce the company has been accepted as a member of industry association, SalmonChile. With over 50 members, SalmonChile’s main objective is to work together both nationally and internationally to address the health, environment, regulatory, social, and financial challenges facing the salmon sector, placing sustainability at its driving force. “We are proud to be […]

28 September 2020

Benchmark’s Spring Genetics signs agreement with Africa’s largest integrated tilapia producer, Lake Harvest

Spring Genetics,  Benchmark’s tilapia genetics business, , today announced it has signed a five year broodstock agreement with Africa’s leading tilapia producer, Lake Harvest Group.

25 September 2020

Benchmark funded research by the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling shortlisted for 2020 Global Aquaculture Alliance Awards

Benchmark Animal Health have contributed to the pioneering work of Researcher Simao Zacarias from the Institute of Aquaculture on non-ablated broodstock shrimp

17 September 2020

Benchmark Genetics (StofnFiskur) awarded ‘Aquaculture Supplier of the Year’ at the 2020 Aquaculture Awards

Benchmark Genetics’ StofnFiskur is the winner for the Aquaculture Awards 2020 in the category “Aquaculture supplier of the year”! Congratulations to the StofnFiskur and everyone in the Benchmark Genetics team! The winners were announced at an entertaining awards ceremony yesterday, which is now available to watch online. “Standing out from the crowd is no mean feat in such an innovative and […]