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12 June 2019

AquaNor 2019

Benchmark sees multi-disciplinary innovation as key to support sustainable aquaculture

Following the successful opening of Benchmark’s new land-based salmon egg production facility last month – where delegates discussed how breeding and genetics can contribute to the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry – the Benchmark team are now preparing for the world’s largest aquaculture technology exhibition, AquaNor 2019, to highlight the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to tackle the salmon industry’s biggest challenges.

The Benchmark stand is set to be a hub of knowledge, innovation and collaboration. Located in Hall D –  stand 342, experts will gather from Benchmark’s genetics, advanced nutrition, health and knowledge services businesses at the four-day event in Trondheim, Norway.

Of those experts present will be Neil Robertson, Head of CleanTreat®. Benchmark’s new water purification system will revolutionise the application of medicinal sea lice treatments by purifying treatment water and preventing the medicine entering the environment.

Neil commented, “For a truly sustainable system we must optimise genetics, health, and nutrition as well as providing knowledge to determine livestock performance. I look forward to joining my colleagues to showcase the importance of bringing together technological innovations targeted at each stage of the production lifecycle”

He continues “at Benchmark we take a holistic approach to the industry’s challenges, meaning we consider the economics, ethics, and environmental factors of each system. Environmental protection is a fundamental element of this.  With our proven CleanTreat system, now being used as the platform for our new sea lice medicine in commercial farm scale field trials in Norway, it is set to be a real game changer for the industry”

Benchmark’s signature ‘English pub’ themed seminar will be held on 20th August in the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim from 3.15pm where you can expect presentations from Benchmark’s CEO Malcolm Pye, Nofima’s Auden Iversen, and genetics experts Trygve Gjedrem and Professor Ross Houston to name a few.

An event not to be missed from your AquaNor calendar, places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment.