About

We are innovators dedicated to an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture.

We are innovators

Who is BioMar?

BioMar is a world leader in high performance diets for more than 45 different fish and shrimp species in more than 80 countries.

Founded in 1962 by a group of Danish fish farmers, BioMar’s heritage is a long-term commitment to developing the aquaculture industry in a responsible and sustainable way.

Our main focus is supporting our customers delivering healthy, great tasting seafood. We do this by innovating efficient, safe and nutritious feed for aquaculture with minimal environmental impact.

Our global scale, local agility and execution focus ensure that we can meet individual customer needs – always with departure in proven results and a meticulous focus on food safety.

Our Purpose Statement

We are innovators dedicated to
an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture.

The BioMar purpose is rooted in our heritage and our commitment to aquaculture. Through cutting-edge knowledge and long lasting partnerships with our stakeholders, we strive to develop and deliver truly efficient, sustainable, and healthy feed solutions.

We are dedicated to Innovating Aquaculture.

Our contribution

We are committed to four long-term guiding principles to support our Purpose Statement.
Innovation

We are continuously striving to improve BioMar’s capability for innovation.

We promote and encourage a culture of innovation in all parts of the company. We conduct research together with external partners. We actively improve our agility and flexibility. We support the cross-utilisation of know-how and staff skills. And we continuously invest in conducting our own research and development.

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Cooperation

We are determined to embrace long-term commitment towards and with our stakeholders.

We insist on being customer-centric. We grow long-term partnerships. We empower all our employees to engage in external relations. We work hard to maintain being a great place to work. And we share knowledge in order to support mutual growth.

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Sustainability

We are devoted to developing sustainable aquaculture.

We constantly reduce our own environmental footprint. We work with customers to improve the sustainability of their farming activities. We use sustainably sourced raw materials, delivered by responsible suppliers. We enhance transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain. And we are always seeking out new and more sustainable raw materials.

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Performance

We are committed to enabling the aquaculture industry to be a long-term profitable provider of safe, healthy seafood.

We keep reducing the feed conversion ratio. We work with our customers to ensure the most efficient and responsible feeding practices possible. We optimize the value chain within our own organisation. We develop high-performing talents and grow staff capabilities. We run thorough management systems, and comply with accredited certification schemes.

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BioMar Facts & Figures

We invite you to learn more about our global presence, our ownership and our achievements.

Our History

Innovating aquaculture for more than 50 years
1960’s-1970’s

1960’s-1970’s

In the early 1960’s a group of Danish fish farmers establish BioMar under the name Dansk Ørredfoder A/S.

The company is among the first in Europe to start production of pelletised dry feed. Compared to the commonly used wet feed this new type of feed is less polluting, better performing and much easier to handle.

The Danish fish farming sector consolidates and the interest for applying dry feeds increases. The company mainly serves local fish farms although it receives orders fom surrounding countries, with subsequent sporadic exports.

1962: Founded by a group of Danish farmers under the name Dansk Ørredfoder A/S
1980’s-1990’s

1980’s-1990’s

BioMar pioneers the introduction of extruded fish feed that allows for a significant reduction of the impact from aquaculture on the local water environment.

ECOLINE, the first environmentally declared fish feed in the world, is launched.

BioMar establishes sustainability as one of the main goals in feed development in order to minimise adverse ecological consequences of current and future aquaculture activity and expansion.

The company starts to expand internationally, both in terms of exports, andthrough acquisitions in Europe.

1995: BioMar establishes production in Grangemouth, Scotland
2000’s

2000’s

BioMar takes game changing initiatives such as launching SMARTfeed, a range of feed products with bio-functional components targeting improved fish health.

The BioSustainTM programme is launched, aiming for optimisation of sustainability efforts by measuring and evaluating the sustainability of raw materials and processes.

BioMar becomes one of the leading suppliers of aquaculture feed in the world by investing in further factories in Europe and going beyond the borders of Europe by acquiring factories in Chile.

2002: BioMar aquires factories in Chile
2010’s

2010’s

BioMar contributes to enhancing survival and growth performances of fish and shrimp by introducing feeds containing Bactocell®, the only probiotic approved by the European Food Safety Authorities for inclusion in aquaculture feeds.

BioMar launches ORBIT, a diet specially developed for farming in RAS systems that are receiving more and more attention as a viable long-term sustainable solution to aquaculture.

A BioMar factory is the first feed plant in the world to comply with the ASC standard for salmon and trout, a standard that is focusing on socially and environmentally responsible aquaculture production. BioMar commits to environmentally friendly and sustainable feed delivery solutions by operating the world's first cargo ship of its type powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

BioMar starts publishing its annual global Sustainability Report, and with this commits to increased public transparency in its activities.

In this decade BioMar continues expanding its global presence through establishing production in in Costa Rica, Turkey and (from 2017) China.

2015: BioMar and Tongwei stablish Joint Venture in China
Today

Today

Today, BioMar is positioned as one of the leading feed suppliers in the aquaculture industry.

Looking at our past and to the future we are a company where innovation, cooperation, sustainability and performance are strong pillars.

We are proud of our history.

We will continue contributing to the production of healthy and great tasting seafood in a sustainable and an efficient way, with the same dedication as we have had throughout the years since 1962.

Carlos Diaz, CEO BioMar

Working at BioMar

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Not just a job

For most of our employees working at BioMar is not only just a job. It is a way of living. They experience that they have highly interesting job, good colleagues and a true possibility to impact the development of an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture. BioMar people feel that they are valued in their everyday work and that they have the opportunity for professional development.

At BioMar, we go to work to provide nutritious, healthy and safe feed solutions – in an innovative and ever-more-sustainable way. This this is who we actually are, deep down in the soul of BioMar. Every day and in every part of our organisation.

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Media

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News

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BioMar adds new specialized line in Denmark

BioMar Group decides to invest in additional capacity for the factory in Denmark. The new line will be highly specialized and dedicated to fry and RAS feed production enabling the factory to increase flexibility, quality and production performance.

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BioMar growth exceeds expectations

In 2017, BioMar Group delivered on the growth aspirations. The financial results for the year reveal a significant increase in revenue as well as solid EBIT exceeding expectations. Driving factors have been expansions into new markets and an increased focus on innovation and sustainability.

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BioMar announces strategic R&D investment in the shrimp market

Just two months after confirming the acquisition of Ecuadorian feed manufacturer Alimentsa, BioMar announced today the establishment of a new trial facility for shrimp.

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BioMar at Karmøy sets production capacity record

BioMar Group’s Karmøy production facility has officially opened Line 3, which has an annual capacity of 140,000 tonnes of fish feed, increasing the output of the Karmøy facility by around 70%. Line 3 will have one of the highest hourly output capacities of any single production line of fish feed anywhere in the world.

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Successful Nordic RAS workshop

The interest shown in the 4th Nordic RAS workshop was overwhelming. BioMar was again a main sponsor of this bi-annual workshop.

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Great interest in sharing knowledge about aquaculture

The Aquaculture Europe Conference 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, gave inspiration to a broad audience of people interested in getting updated in the latest developments in aquaculture topics. BioMar was again the Gold Sponsor of this very successful Aquaculture Europe Conference organized by the European Aquaculture Society.

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BioMar launches a new, highly environmentally friendly vessel

In two weeks’ time, the MS Nyksund, a new high-tech vessel for shipping fish feed will be put into service for BioMar. As part of the process of modernising BioMar’s shipments of fish feed, an agreement was signed in 2015 with NSK Shipping AS for the construction of a new feed carrier. The ship was formally handed over earlier this week at the Tersan shipyard the site responsible for construction. The ship is owned and operated by NSK Shipping.

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Alimentsa and BioMar present joint team to the public

Shortly after the approval of the acquisition by the authorities, BioMar and Alimentsa presented to the public as one company for the first time at the largest shrimp event in Latin America. BioMar is expected to contribute to the development of an already strong product portfolio in Alimentsa by providing access to large-scale global R&D resources as well as proven product solutions already performing within related markets.

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Full speed ahead into shrimp: Alimentsa approved to join BioMar

The acquisition of Alimentsa as announced in June is now completed. All necessary approvals have now been obtained and Alimentsa will from 13 September 2017 be a part of BioMar Group. The acquisition will position BioMar among the leading shrimp feed producers in Latin America creating synergies toward existing business.

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BioMar top rated salmon sustainability fish feed company

BioMar tops the chart for the most transparent reporting of sustainability for independent salmon feed companies, adding strength to their core strategic focus of driving and leading sustainable practices within the industry.

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Colourful packaging for starter feeds

BioMar A/S in Denmark has developed a new temporary design for 20 and 25 kg bags used for starter feeds produced at the Danish BioMar factory to symbolise BioMar’s recent efforts on defining the company purpose.

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BioMar celebrates 10 years of strategic sustainability with BioSustain

Today at Aqua Nor 2017, the BioMar Group takes a moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BioSustain™ concept with a rooftop party at their new offices in Norway. Sustainability has long been in the DNA of BioMar however the development of BioSustain firmly established the company as the forerunner in driving sustainable innovation through collaborative partnerships in the aquaculture industry.

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A strong team with ambitious goals

BioMar Group has identified the hatchery feed business as one of the areas which has a significant potential to develop and expand our business. Therefore, BioMar has consolidated a strong team of dedicated hatchery specialists in order to further develop BioMar hatchery products, based on fundamental research on nutritional requirements as well as processing technology.

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BioMar Group reports below 1 FIFO ratio

Advances in innovative technology by BioMar and a high priced fish oil and fishmeal market enabled the BioMar Group to average a below one FIFO ratio (Fish-In:Fish-Out) for its raw material usage in 2016 for the first time in its history. This is one of the many findings revealed in the yearly sustainability report released today.

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BioMar expands its grower feed range for trout farmers in France

BioMar France introduces two new feed types in its trout grower feed range: EFICO YS 892F and EFICO YS 888F. With the newly added diets, BioMar is now able to offer even more targeted feed solutions to trout farming in France.

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BioMar Group acquires high-end shrimp feed producer

As a part of the company’s expansion strategy BioMar Group takes a solid step into the shrimp feed market by acquiring 70% of the Ecuadorian shrimp feed producer Alimentsa. The acquisition will position BioMar among the leading shrimp feed producers in Latin America creating synergies toward existing business.

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LARVI 2017 – Where new ideas and cooperations are hatched

BioMar announces Gold sponsorship of the 7TH Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium that will take place at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium from the 4th to the 7th of September 2017.

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Adding value to African aquaculture production

BioMar Group has an increasing presence in Africa and is now launching a complete high performing range for tilapia and African catfish for African markets.

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Focus on salmon feed with microalgae

Cooperation between Lerøy and BioMar ensures farmed salmed with a high level of Omega 3-DHA partly deriving from the microalgae ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA.

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BioMar Group to establish feed factory in Australia

During the last years BioMar Group has delivered an increasing volume of feed to the Australian market from factories in Chile and Scotland. Now the company is ready to establish a green field feed factory in Australia with a yearly capacity of 110,000 tons. The market is evaluated to have a high potential for growth within a broad range of species.

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Events

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Aquaculture UK, Aviemore, Scotland

Aquaculture UK is the leading business event for the aquaculture industry in the UK, hosting over 125 exhibitors from all over the world with a wide variety of products, services and advice for fish farmers, farm managers and aquaculture business partners. Come and visit BioMar at booth 31.

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Water & Fish Conference, Belgrade, Serbia

The 8th International conference “Water & Fish” will take place 13-15 June 2018 at the Faculty of Agriculture in Belgrade. A technical and technological exhibition will be held simultaneously with the Conference. BioMar looks forward to informing about our offerings.

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AQUA 2018, Montpellier, France

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HydroMediT, Volos, Greece

HydroMediT is an International Congresses on novel scientific and technological trends and aspects on aquatic living resources in the Mediterranean and its adjacent waters. BioMar will be sponsoring the event, and we proudly welcome all at our booth to get inspired about our products, services and developments.

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