About

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

We are innovators

About: Our heritage (item, text + vid)

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.

BioMar in details

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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News

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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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Blue IMPACT expands to cover a larger range of fish farming activity

BioMar’s feed concept Blue IMPACT has a special focus on minimising the environmental impact of aquaculture. Now feeds in the range are offered also in smaller pellet sizes, enabling more trout farmers around Europe to benefit from this feed concept.

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SmartCare – the new name of functional feed solutions of BioMar EMEA

BioMar’s well-proven functional feeds on markets served by BioMar EMEA Division are renamed SmartCare.

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New positions for strong BioMar profiles

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, François 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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Opening Hours Christmas & New Year 2020/2021

BioMar's warehouse and sales department will be closed for some days of December 2020 and January 2021. Thank you for your collaboration in 2020, wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Get ready for winter with EFICO Enviro 920 Advance Winter Edition

This winter, our premium trout grower feed EFICO Enviro 920 Advance will have a boost of vitamins and a unique krill meal from the Antarctic Ocean with improved nutritional profile compared to standard products.

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Best start in life for salmonids

BioMar’s LARVIVA ProStart, a revolutionary first feeding diet, is now available for salmonids. LARVIVA ProStart creates value in terms of feed behaviour in the water and a more active start feeding response of the fry supporting a more robust, high-performing fry.

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BioMar welcomes new Global R&D Director

BioMar announces that from November 1st, 2020, Simon Wadsworth will take over the position as Global R&D Director, heading the global R&D organization in BioMar Group.

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Updating BioMar Feeding Tool

BioMar Feeding Tool has recently been updated and optimised to apply the latest knowledge available to serve fish farmers even better in the calculation and forecast of need for feed on their farm.

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BioMar scales up RAS and fry feed production in Denmark

BioMar announces the new production line in Brande, Denmark, is now fully operational. The line is dedicated to RAS and fry aquaculture feed production and is the result of a DKK 100 million investment that has enabled BioMar to increase the annual capacity of the Danish facility by 25%.

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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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Transforming aquaculture with Blue IMPACT

BioMar launches Blue IMPACT™, a feed concept that minimises the environmental impact of aquaculture. The first feed in the series addresses the challenges faced by cage farming in the Baltic Sea area by aiming to reduce total phosphorus in the feed.

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BioMar enters partnership in Vietnam

To confirm a mutual interest in entering into a partnership, BioMar and Vietnam’s leading shrimp hatchery Viet-UC have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention of BioMar becoming part owner and operational lead in the feed factory currently owned by Viet-UC.

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Coronavirus (COVID19) update

The measures taken to mitigate risks of coronavirus (COVID19) has no negative consequences on feed production and deliveries from our factory in Brande. BioMar continues to produce as normal and we are able to deliver within and outside of Denmark.

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Yet another initiative for the good of the planet

BioMar announces a new diet with a dedicated focus on reducing phosphorus discharge of rainbow trout farming in cages.

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Opening hours - Christmas & New Year 2019/2020

BioMar's warehouse and sales department will be closed for some days of December 2019 and January 2020. Thank you for your collaboration in 2019, wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Please see the opening hours during this period:

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BioMar reaches top spot in Seafood Stewardship Index ranking

BioMar was founded on the concept of developing sustainable aquaculture feed for the industry and decades later it remains a core pillar of the company. This month, BioMar became the highest ranked feed supplier in the first ever Seafood Stewardship Index from World Benchmarking

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ORBIT feeds for the next generation of aquaculture technology

BioMar presents the next level of ORBIT feeds for salmonids as we continue to strengthen our focus on specialised feeds for advanced farming technologies, including recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).

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BioMar accelerates next generation of feed solutions for RAS

Building upon decades of research within feed for recirculation, BioMar has now chosen to increase focus on feed solutions for this segment. BioMar states that land-based farming can improve efficiency and operational stability using even more advanced feed solutions.

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BioMar leads ocean-based climate action for aquaculture

Today, the High Level Panel for A Sustainable Ocean Economy launched their latest report showing that ocean-based climate action can deliver a fifth of the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions required by 2050 to prevent climate change through the 1.5ºC global temperature rise.

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Events

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Webinar: Trends in Aquaculture Hatcheries

Hatchery Feed & Management is holding a free webinar series Trends in Aquaculture Hatcheries that focuses on different topics of importance for aquaculture hatcheries, such as diseases, breeding and genetics, feeds and water conditioning. The third session in the series, Feeds for hatcheries, will be held over two days from May 17-18 at 2 pm UTC, 7 pm - Bangkok, 2 pm CET, 7 am - Guayaquil.

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RAS Connector Series 2021

With the continued development of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) around the world, RASTECH magazine is hosting a series of three virtual events dubbed the "RAS Connector Series”

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Aquaculture Europe 2021 - Oceans of Opportunity

Aquaculture has a clear place in securing food production in Europe and presents oceans of opportunities for development and investment. BioMar is again Gold Sponsor of Aquaculture Europe, which will cover the full scope and diversity of European aquaculture.

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