Animal health and welfare is at the heart of what we do. We strive to ensure the highest possible welfare potential for every animal under our care.
By working closely with academic and research organisations around the world, we ensure our standards and practises are constantly informed by the most up-to-date science and research.
We believe in training and educating our people and customers in best-practise animal husbandry and care, and the prevention of disease.
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Reducing waste and improving fish health: Infectious Salmon Anaemia-resistance research underway
A new project that aims to speed up the development of a strain of salmon with higher tolerance against the infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) is underway in Norway.Read more
Smart-Fish Data System for Fresh Fish Cold Chain Monitoring
Benchmark is a member of the collaborative project SmartFish (2015-2018), along with the University of Iceland, Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Hätälä (Finland) and Nofima (Norway).Read more
Cleaning up sea lice in Scotland
Grieg Seafood Shetland have seen a reduction in lice burden of up to 70 per cent at several sites thanks to lumpfish produced at Benchmark’s recently revamped production facility on the islandRead more
Raising the standard: RSPCA-Assured Salmon
In the UK, over half of the fish consumed is from farms. Salmon is the most commonly farmed species in the UK, with around 90% being produced in Scotland.Read more