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BioMar reaches 1 million tonnes of salmon feed with microalgae

This month BioMar hit a major sustainability milestone with the adoption of microalgae omega 3s into feed diets. Marine ingredients are a finite resource and by including microalgae in aquaculture diets we can help stabilise the pressure on fish stocks.

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BioMar holds steady growth

BioMar continues the steady growth and delivers solid results despite the pandemic. Both volumes sold and revenue went up in Q2 compared to 2020 while margins were challenged by a significant increase in raw material prices and logistic costs.

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Local MP Felix Ellis tours BioMar Australia

Last week local Braddon MP, Felix Ellis, took time out of his schedule to come out and visit BioMar’s Wesley Vale facility. Felix was elected to represent Braddon in the recent Tasmanian 2021 election, becoming the youngest member of parliament.

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Shooters, Fishers & Farmers visit BioMar

On June 23rd BioMar Australia welcomed Ken Orr and Adrian Pickin from the Tasmania’s Shooters, Fishers & Farmers Party. Both Ken and Adrian have shown interest in aquaculture, having viewed both fish farms and hatcheries prior to visiting BioMar, with our production being the last link in the aquaculture supply chain.

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Educating The Future

At BioMar over the last few weeks, we have been engaging with local school, Andrews Creek Primary, to provide insight and education to students on aquaculture and fish feed production. Andrews Creek Primary is located in Wesley Vale, with our BioMar facility in view from the school.

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BioMar launches its 2030 Ambitions

On the back of today’s launch of the BioMar 2020 Sustainability Report, we announce our 2030 Ambitions. We make a promise, to our planet and its people with a set of ambitious targets that will seek to aid in the restoration of our environment while enabling humanity to thrive. Two key areas are focused on the reduced impact of aquaculture feeds while the third will enable capacity building in our communities.

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Ben Milbourne visits BioMar

Celebrity chef Ben Milbourne visited BioMar Australia’s Wesley Vale factory twice last week. Ben grew up on Tasmania’s North West coast, working as a science school teacher in Devonport before participating in season 4 of MasterChef, where he placed 5th.

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Ulverstone West Rotary Mill Tour

On Tuesday the 25th of May, BioMar Australia welcomed the Ulverstone West Rotary Club to our Wesley Vale factory.

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BioMar announces a new RAS feed concept, LARVIVA ORBIT, that aims to improve the efficiency of marine nurseries. It will support an industry move of a prolonged time at hatchery for fry before they are transferred to sea. This will aid in the expected acceleration in the use of RAS technology in marine nurseries, and thereby support the develop of hatchery businesses for marine fish species.

BioMar announces a new RAS feed concept, LARVIVA ORBIT, that aims to improve the efficiency of marine nurseries. It will support an industry move of a prolonged time at hatchery for fry before they are transferred to sea. This will aid in the expected acceleration in the use of RAS technology in marine nurseries, and thereby support the development of hatchery businesses for marine fish species.

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Q1 BioMar: Solid start to the year

BioMar continues the strong growth in the salmon markets with an important increase in volumes sold compared to Q1 2020 in most markets. At the same time the shrimp feed business showed robust results due to new product offerings and service solutions within high performing and sustainable shrimp feed.

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BioMar announces new division for Asia

In line with strategic aspirations of growth, BioMar is now establishing a fourth division embracing activities in the Asian region, including Vietnam and China. With over 30 years’ experience in aquaculture Francois Loubere will assume the role as VP Asia, while Luis García Romero will take over the role as MD for West Med & Africa.

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BioMar achieves a 5 year average Fish In:Fish Out ratio of below 1:1

High use of trimmings and the use of novel ingredients has enabled BioMar Group to achieve a five-year average of 1:1 or below Forage Fish Dependency Ratio for its raw material usage. This is one of many findings revealed in its Integrated Sustainability Report for 2019, released today.

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