BioMar contracts research capacity

BioMar AS and aquaculture research station Helgeland Havbruksstasjon AS have signed an agreement to collaborate on research. Under the agreement, BioMar will hire 50% of the capacity of the research station for a one-year period. The parties have also agreed to continue their important work on the development of high performance feed products, testing new sustainable raw materials and improving fish health.

“Over the last few years, Helgeland Aquaculture Research Station has built up an increasing degree of expertise within the areas of research and fish health. The location of the station in the north of Norway has meant that the work conducted here is of the outmost relevance to our expanding portfolio of customers in the northern part of the country,” says Per Kristian Nordøy, BioMar’s director of sales. “This represents part of BioMar’s strategy of intensifying its focus on research and development.”

“On 24 January, the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, attended the opening of the extension of Helgeland Aquaculture Research Station. This extension has been central to this agreement with BioMar and provides clear evidence that the key players in the aquaculture industry are totally committed to building up a sustainable fish farming industry along the Norwegian coast,” says Kristian Johnsen, CEO of the research station.