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BioMar appoints Managing Director in Australia

BioMar is pleased to announce the appointment of David Whyte as the Managing Director of their new fish feed manufacturing plant in Tasmania. The plant, currently in its construction phase will be ready for commissioning in early 2020.

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Production Facility Receives Approval

BioMar Australia today announced its Wesley Vale aqua feed production facility had received the final tick of approval from Latrobe Council, marking an important milestone in the project's future.

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BioMar Australia Receives Official Visit

The Hon. Sarah Courtney, MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Water resources, visited the BioMar Australia project at Wesley Vale.

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BioMar Group Releases Integrated Sustainability Report

BioMar Group releases their Integrated Sustainability Report. Three years ahead of schedule, four out of five KPI’s for raw materials have reached the 2020 target. BioMar has decided to raise the bar further and have now set new targets for 2020.

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$56 million aqua feed production facility proposed for northern Tasmania

BioMar Group to establish feed factory in Australia

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Facts about Quick

Quick is based on ‘Superba krill’, a type of krill harvested in the Antarctic by Aker BioMarine. Krill is one of the cleanest and most potent sources of nutrition in the world. It is highly nutritional and exists in volumes that weigh twice as much as the entire human population of the Earth. The amount harvested accounts for only a tiny proportion of the sustainable volume.

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Facts about krill

The krill that lives in the Antarctic has adapted to extremely low sea temperatures. It contains unsaturated, long-chain fatty acids that keep the fat in liquid form even at low temperatures. The omega-3 in krill is rich in phospholipids that are efficiently assimilated into cell membranes and produce a higher content of omega-3.

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The myths about antibiotics

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Nutrition

Until a few years ago, it was not common that cleaner fish in cages were fed maintenance feeds. This practice has now changed however as research has identified that insufficient access to the correct nutrients makes for less healthy and less functional cleaner fish.

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Wild-caught wrasse

There are six species of wrasse living in Norwegian waters. Goldsinny and corkwing are the most common. There are smaller numbers of ballan wrasse, rock cook wrasse, scale-rayed wrasse and cuckoo wrasse.

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Why cleaner fish?

The salmon louse is the most common parasite on farmed salmon, and one of the biggest challenges for the aquaculture industry. Cleaner fish, which from nature's perspective are designed to feed on such parasites, are used in the cages to feed on lice from farmed fish.

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What are salmon lice?

The greatest health challenge for the fish farming industry today is infection with the parasite Lepeophtheirus salmonis, better known as the salmon louse.

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