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1 July 2020

Fish Vet Group acquired by Zoetis

Benchmark announces that it has completed the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary FVG Ltd. ("FishVet") to Pharmaq, part of the global animal health company Zoetis.

23 June 2020

Sale of Improve International – A significant step in strategic exit of non-core activities

Benchmark is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of Improve International Limited and its subsidiaries ("Improve"), a global provider of Continuing Professional Development training for veterinary professionals, to RJD Partners and Heber Alves, David Babington, and Rui Lobão (the "Improve Directors") (the "Disposal").

7 April 2020

Appointment of Trond Williksen as CEO

Benchmark is pleased to announce the appointment of Trond Williksen as Chief Executive Officer. Trond will officially join Benchmark on June 1.

25 March 2020

COVID-19: Message to Customers

Together, we are playing a part in feeding the world and this must continue. As a valued customer, I’d like to reassure you of the steps Benchmark is taking to ensure we keep people safe, and continue to be here for you, your people and your business.

20 March 2020

BMK08 & CleanTreat®

Under water wave breaking

7 February 2020

Diversified Communications acquires Aquaculture UK trade show

International event and publishing business, Diversified Communications, has acquired Aquaculture UK from 5m Publishing.

5 February 2020

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.

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.