Benchmark Genetics (StofnFiskur) awarded ‘Aquaculture Supplier of the Year’ at the 2020 Aquaculture Awards
“Standing out from the crowd is no mean feat in such an innovative and dedicated industry, but our 2020 winners do just that,” says Cheri Arvonio, event director at Diversified Communications UK.
“Big thanks must go to our judges and sponsors for their continued support. And congratulations again to each of our fantastic winners – you really are the very best in the business. We would have loved to have celebrated with you all in person but unfortunately it just wasn’t possible this year. We’re already looking ahead to May 2021, when we can get together again at our industry show Aquaculture UK.”
This year’s judging panel was made up of Alex Adrian, aquaculture operations manager of Crown Estate Scotland; Martin Gill, head of aquaculture and fisheries at Lloyds Register; Nicki Holmyard, director of Offshore Shellfish; Professor Dave Little, head of research at University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture; Ingrid Olesen, senior scientist at Nofima; and The Fish Site’s Rob Fletcher.
“We have faced challenges like others during Covid-19 but this has been mitigated by the biosecure and flexible 52 week ova supply of StofnFiskur in Iceland, ensuring that our clients have the ova to secure their production needs. Our new office in Inverness, Scotland will be a great hub for us in Scotland, where we can continue to grow and support this sector.” – Ben proudly concludes.
StofnFiskur is one of the world’s leading companies in the selective breeding and production of Atlantic salmon ova. The concept of Stofnfiskur is based around producing salmon eggs all year round with the highest biosecurity available. Delivering ova all year round enables our customers to secure a yearly improvement of the production cost by improving growth rate and increasing survival, which makes for a more profitable salmon business. Today, we export eggs to 22 countries and remains the only foreign supplier of Atlantic Salmon Ova to Chile as a result of the renewed approval issued by Sernapesca.