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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Brazilian soy suppliers answer the global call for change

BioMar applauds Brazilian soy producers Caramuru, Selecta and Imcopas’ swift move to ensure a complete deforestation-free and conversion-free supply chain with 2020 as their cut-off date. While BioMar has long ensured that soy from deforested areas has not entered their supply chain, this announcement shows that through collaboration the aquaculture industry can lead sustainable change.

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Terje Sæther receives the Norwegian medal for Long and Faithfull Service

Terje Sæther has worked for BioMar Norway in positions within R&D and Marketing for more than 30 years and this year sees him entering retirement. Terje is well recognised across the BioMar world for his contributions to the development and promotion of some of BioMar’s well respected products and brands. Back in 1992 he spearheaded Bio-Optimal the first in the revolutionary growth-feeds before developing BioMar’s first range of preventive health-feeds called SMARTfeed. He was also part of the creation of BioSustain, the aquaculture industry’s first feed sustainability program and more recently BioMar’s Pigment Performance Technology.

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Fredrikstad Seafoods and BioMar extend their agreement

Fredrikstad Seafoods and BioMar Norway extend their long-term RAS feed agreement for three more years. Fredrikstad Seafoods and BioMar have already been collaborating closely to develop a sustainable feed recipe for their RAS facility in Fredrikstad.

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ORIVO and BioMar to develop next generation DNA-based feed analysis

ORIVO has been granted funding from the Norwegian Research Council to develop the next generation DNA-based analysis for feed products and feed ingredients. Among the partners in the project is the Danish sustainable aquaculture feed producer, BioMar, who sees the value of evidence-based transparency in their industry.

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BioMar response to the loss of MSC certification

It is very disappointing to witness the MSC suspension and subsequent loss of certification of the Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting fisheries. BioMar advocates for healthy oceans and sustainably well managed fisheries. We made a commitment to the use of certified fish meal and fish oil in our Sustainability Report five years ago and we will continue honouring this pledge.

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BioMar and Quality Salmon Sotenäs look to create salmon of tomorrow

The letter of intent was signed between feed producer BioMar and Lighthouse Finance owned Quality Salmon Sotenäs AB in November 2020. The agreement states that BioMar will provide feed solutions for the Atlantic salmon in Quality Salmon’s land-based RAS facility once production commences in 2022, in Sotenäs, Sweden.

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BioMar commits to ‘give 100%’ along with 14 World Leaders

Almost two years ago BioMar was invited to join the advisory board of The High level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, since then 20 science-led papers and reports have been commissioned that has led to the creation of the Transformations documents which outlines 74 priority actions for a sustainable ocean economy.

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Time is right for a new industry-wide sustainable seafood story

The seafood industry delivers a high protein food with one of the lowest environmental footprints and yet it is still overshadowed by a history of unsustainable practices. The industry has come a long way over the last two decades by adopting responsible farming practices, to creating sustainable feeds. It has a positive environmental story and the time might just be right to launch a good news story that is simple and allows easy engagement by consumers.

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Events

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Marketplace Webinar - The Breakfast Series

Start your day with a boost of energy and get updated on the latest trends in the US salmon market on this open webinar hosted by BioMar & Corbion.

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FREE Webinar: The Need for Feed

The explosive growth in the aquaculture sector faces significant hurdles in reaching its future potential. Among those is feed. With global demand for protein rising, ingredients such as fishmeal, soy and other feed inputs are under pressure, prompting the need for innovation and new ways of thinking.

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RAS Webinar Series: Beyond technology

Join BioMar, RASTech and Benchmark Genetics in a two-part webinar series focused on the role of fish biology and nutrition in recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) environments.

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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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