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25 February 2021

World Heritage Salmon secures long-term genetics agreement

World Heritage Salmon (WHS), which will produce Atlantic salmon in the discontinued olivine mines in Sunnylvsfjorden, Norway, has entered into a five-year contractual agreement with Benchmark Genetics (BG) for supplies of genetics adapted to land-based farming. The collaboration also includes a mutual exchange of expertise. WHS plans an annual production of up to 100,000 tonnes of salmon, which equals a […]

25 February 2021

Benchmark women making a difference in aquaculture: Zane Minzare

Since starting at Salmobreed Salten in 2018 Zane has worked her way up to Incubation Manager, taking on responsibility for the whole egg incubation centre. Zane tells us about how the aquaculture industry is very different to what she expected, and how her current role is pretty close to her dream job. How did you come to work in the […]

22 February 2021

Q1 Results: Positive start to the year with good trading and strategic progress across all business areas

Benchmark today announced its results for the 3 months ended 31 December 2020. Trond Williksen, CEO, commented: “We have had a positive start to 2021 with good trading, improved Q1 profitability and delivery against our strategic priorities in each of our three business areas. The benefits of operating as a streamlined, increasingly integrated aquaculture business are starting to be realised. […]

15 February 2021

Benchmark Genetics appoints new General Manager of its tilapia business

Hideyoshi Segovia-Uno has been promoted to General Manager at Spring Genetics, Benchmark Genetics USA’s tilapia business, with effect from 12.02.21  With more than 15 years of experience in tilapia production, processing and commercialisation in Latin America and the USA, Hideyoshi joined Spring Genetics in 2012. Hideyoshi has been carrying out different key activities, focusing especially on technical and commercial operations […]

15 February 2021

Benchmark Genetics Chile granted GLOBALG.A.P. certification

Benchmark Genetics Chile has recently been granted with the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard certification (Integrated Farm Assurance and Aquaculture Module version 5.2 and also GRASP) for its two production units in Ensenada and Curacalco. The GLOBALG.A.P. standard for Aquaculture establishes criteria for legal compliance, food safety, health and safety of workers, animal welfare, as well as environmental and ecological care, and sustainability […]

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