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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. Tell us about your current role My current role and […]

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. When Benchmark Genetics recently settled the status, they found that approximately every second salmon produced in Europe has its genetic […]

9 November 2020

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

Benchmark Genetics has signed a seven-year agreement to exclusively supply Norwegian land-based salmon project Salmon Evolution with salmon eggs. 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. The salmon genetics will be optimized for land-based farming with an emphasis on growth, […]

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 […]

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