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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ORBIT feeds for the next generation of aquaculture technology

BioMar presents the next level of ORBIT feeds for salmonids as they continue to strengthen their 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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Groundbreaking concept for the next generation of aquafeeds

BioMar EMEA launches the P 3.0 Concept, moving feed formulation one step further by providing fish farmers with feeds adapted to varying market situations and final fish products to maximise their farm economy.

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BioMar brings feed transparency into the hands of seafood shoppers

Three years in the making and unlike any transparency tool in the seafood industry, BioMar announces Discover, the latest tool from our BioSustain programme, in the launch of our 2018 Sustainability Report. The report showcasing BioMar’s continuous focus on driving sustainable initiatives across the aquaculture industry and throughout the value chain and now right into the hands of the consumer.

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Boosting green conversion in cage farming

A new Danish project focuses on strengthening environmental technology solutions for improved fish farming in sea cages. BioMar is a partner in this project.

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BioMar launches lowest environmental footprint feed in China

In BioMar Brande, Denmark, a Chinese delegation led by Yan Jinhai, the Vice Governor of The Peoples Government of Qinghai Province, gathered to witness the signing of a cooperation agreement between BioMar and Minze Long Yang Xia, the largest trout farmer in China, to supply high performance fish feed with almost half the environmental footprint compared to local Chinese feed.

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Increased flexibility, quality and performance

25 % extra production capacity for increased flexibility, for even better quality and performance of Europe's leading fish feeds. Fish farmers will gain substantial benefits from BioMar's coming additional production line at its factory in Denmark, says Anders Brandt-Clausen, the Managing Director of BioMar Denmark.

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Defending gut health

EFICO Vital 909 is a functional feed that defends gut health and strengthens inner and outer barriers of the fish to improve performance during challenging periods.

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Yellowtail – feeding a king

BioMar offers special feed range for RAS farming of yellowtail kingfish. The feed must apply to the special requirements of salt-water RAS farming, enabling for good water quality and thus good conditions for the fish and the living organisms living in the biofilter. At the same time, the feed must deliver a top performance to the fish, securing good and sound growth.

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BioMar is creating solutions targeted towards consumers

BioMar has completed the testing of insect meal in feeds for aquaculture and believe it shows promise as an alternative protein source. This is one among many other novel ingredients like algae oil or single cell proteins that BioMar has been investigating. BioMar believes these raw materials can address some of the needs of the market and are now eager to speed up their adoption through the creation of innovative feed solutions targeting the needs of seafood consumers.

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Fish farming provides prospects for the future of children

BioMar helps African children in orphanages in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to learn about the benefits of eating fresh fish and the different career opportunities that the aquaculture industry can offer.

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Responsibly sourced raw materials

BioMar has several ways of securing responsibly sourced and safe raw materials. One of these ways is carrying out supplier audits on a regular basis, based on a profound assessment of requirements and risks connected to each single raw material and supplier.

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Embracing the responsibility

Environmentally, socially and economically responsible behaviour is not only a corporate commitment for BioMar, but also a demand to our suppliers. Our Supplier Approval, Audit and Traceability (SAAT) team secures a resilient, stable and sustainable supply chain behind every BioMar feed delivered to customers all around the world.

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Your feed is only one click away!

Your feed is only one click away! BioMar EMEA introduces online customer portal.

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UPDATING MINERAL ADDITIVES IN FEEDS

Optimal health and performance at minimal environmental impact are of key importance for BioMar. BioMar EMEA has updated the source of mineral additives in all our feeds.

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BioMar icon Niels Alsted retires after 45 years in aquaculture

Niels Alsted, Executive Vice President of Business Relations in BioMar, nicknamed ‘Mr Aquaculture’ by his colleagues has retired after 45 years of service in the aquaculture industry.

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BioMar icon Niels Alsted retires after 45 years in aquaculture

Niels Alsted, Executive Vice President of Business Relations in BioMar, nicknamed ‘Mr Aquaculture’ by his colleagues has retired after 45 years of service in the aquaculture industry.

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Opening Hours During Winter Holidays 2018/2019

BioMar´s warehouse and sales department will be closed in some days of December 2018 and January 2019. As a result the opening hours during this period will be the following:

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A little extra for the appetite

This winter, we give EFICO Enviro 920 Advance 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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Events

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Aquaculture Europe 2019, Berlin, Germany

BioMar will again be the Gold sponsor of Aquaculture Europe. We look forward to an inspirational event, constantly seeking to be the first to utilise innovation that advances the efficiency and sustainability of aquaculture.

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5th NordicRAS workshop, Berlin, Germany

The 5th NordicRAS workshop, gathering people who share an interest in RAS related issues, will be held in Berlin, Germany, back-to-back with Aquaculture Europe 2019, at the same congress center, the ESTREL Congress Center. Registration opens in spring 2019. BioMar is again a main sponsor of this workshop.

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