About

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

We are innovators

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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 - BioMar

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 Commission 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 Norway decides to continue fight for industry wide access to costefficient smoltification methodology

While the Norwegian judgement does not affect BioMar’s right to continue to produce and sell the current product portfolio for smoltification in any countries, BioMar has decided to appeal the judgement on having infringed one of the two existing STIM patents in Norway and violated the Marketing Act.

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BioMar Group delivers all-time-best results

Closing the year 2019, BioMar Group reports record revenue and earnings, reflecting increase in volumes sold and a stronger product offering. All three business divisions contribute to the positive development.

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BioMar receives an award for foreign investment in Ecuador

Ivan Ontaneda Berrú from the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries in Ecuador has acknowledged BioMar for its foreign investment in Ecuador. The award is in recognition for being part of the new economic model of the country and for the trust that BioMar has placed in Ecuador for the investment of new projects including expansion of production and R&D capabilities.

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BioMar announces commissioning has commenced at Wesley Vale

In a boost for the North-West economy BioMar Australia have confirmed commissioning has commenced at their Wesley Vale facility with some 38 staff now employed, offices open and world class laboratories now in operation. The facility is on track to be in production by April and an official opening expected in late May.

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BioMar feed bags recycled into a playground

At the beginning of 2019 BioMar Ecuador launched a recycling feed bag campaign called "Bags filled with ...". In Ecuador recycling is a relatively new idea and normally most empty feed bags are discarded ending up in landfill and potentially contaminating the environment.

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Restoring Abundance to our Oceans

At Sustainable Brands Oceans in Porto, Portugal today Alexandra Cousteau, Environmentalist and advocate for our oceans, launched her Ocean 2050 campaign outlining the blueprint for restoring abundance to the oceans. She has partnered with companies like BioMar to activate projects designed to create the blueprint for the oceans by 2050

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Solid third quarter performance improving revenue and earnings

BioMar is delivering solid results across the globe. A strong financial result in Q3 brings the group to raise the overall guidance for the year once again. BioMar reported a 3% year-on-year increase in volumes sold in the third quarter of 2019, driving the revenue up by 10% to DKK 3,404 million from DKK 3,104 million in Q3 2018. EBITDA improved by 28% when correcting for the impact of IFRS 16.

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BioMar introduces authenticity DNA testing for marine ingredients

The testing platform, developed by Norway-based Orivo in collaboration with BioMar, is based on advanced DNA-technology. The test determines the species composition of marine ingredients with a high level of precision, able to detect the presence of even very small amounts of DNA. BioMar believes that DNA-testing of marine ingredients in the aquaculture industry is a natural answer to the call from customers and stakeholders for improved transparency and traceability in seafood value chains.

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Events

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2020 Aquaculture Innovation Workshop

The AIW scheduled for April 30 - May 1 in New York City is being postponed. We anticipate that the event will be re-scheduled later this year.

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Aquaculture UK 2020

Join BioMar at the leading aquaculture exhibition and conference in the UK. The show has a large following, hosting 2400 visitors and 190 exhibitors from all over the world with a wide variety of products, services and advice for fish farmers, farm managers and aquaculture business partners.

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Aquaculture Europe 2020 – The Blue and the Green

BioMar is ready to lead the blue and green way as the Gold Sponsor of Aquaculture Europe 2020. We look forward to an inspirational event that will bring together stakeholders from many diverse disciplines to discuss cross cutting issues such as new circular economies, life-long health and environmentally sustainable production.

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RAStech 2020 – At the forefront of recirculation

BioMar will take the lead as a platinum sponsor of the event and show you the latest developments in feeds for recirculation. Join us at this year’s international conference and trade fair for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Attendees will hear from leading experts in the global aquaculture industry about all of the latest RAS research, technology and products.

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