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Deep Branch and BioMar agree strategic partnership to enhance the aquaculture industry

Deep Branch and BioMar have signed a long-term technical and commercial partnership to redefine traditional aquaculture feed ingredients and improve the aquaculture industry’s efficiency, profitability and sustainability. The immediate focus of the cooperation will be to optimise salmon feed using Proton™, a single cell protein developed by Deep Branch for the feed industry, as a primary protein source.

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BioMar and Earthworm Foundation take lead on responsible shrimp

Earthworm Foundation, an international non-profit undertaking social and environmental projects, is partnering with BioMar to drive responsible shrimp projects in Ecuador. The full value chain collaboration will not only include deforestation- free aquafeeds but capacity building initiatives to drive social change and sustainability best practices in the region.

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BioMar brings focus to the blue journey towards increased sustainability

Knowledge of several critical environmental impact areas of aquafeeds is essential in helping make sustainable decisions. That is why some BioMar feeds in our Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Divisions will now include new sustainability indicators on technical product datasheets. This knowledge will help farmers in their pursuit to reduce negative environmental impacts.

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BioMar acquires intelligent feeding technology

Following the successful entrance into the shrimp feed market, the board of BioMar approves the acquisition of AQ1 Systems, the world’s leading producer of acoustic feeding technology for the shrimp farming industry. With the investment, BioMar aims to accelerate the sustainability journey of the industry.

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Microalgae no longer considered a niche ingredient in BioMar

BioMar’s facility in Brande, Denmark significantly scales up the inclusion of microalgae into their raw material portfolio. The use of microalgae in the flagship product line produced in Brande enables BioMar to ramp up the sustainability criteria as this ingredient contributes to a reduced dependency on wild fish stocks.

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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 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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Capacity building for sustainable soybean farming in Europe

BioMar is helping the transition towards a more resilient and sustainable European agriculture. As a major purchaser of global commodities, BioMar actively supports agricultural and fishery improvement projects targeting the desired outcomes of the Food to Fork Strategy.

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Scope 1, 2 & 3: Going “Net-zero”

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have been responsible for over 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide emissions. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide, trap heat and, with increased atmospheric concentrations, cause the global warming we are experiencing today. The only way to avoid these consequences is simple: reduce global GHG emissions.

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Advancing sustainability science

Growth within the aquaculture sector is essential for filling the global nutrition gap and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

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Restorative aquaculture

BioMar is increasingly convinced that sustainable aquaculture must include restorative practices. In agricultural systems, the term regenerative implies to seek to rehabilitate and enhance the entire ecosystem of a farm. We need to think about restorative aquaculture in the same way.

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Mauritania Small Pelagics Fishery Improver Programme (FIP)

At BioMar, we believe we have a responsibility to help better the world. We choose to participate in the MarinTrust Mauritania FIP due to its focus on artisan fishermen, stock management and ensuring a percentage of the catch goes to building resilient Mauritanian communities.

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BioMar joins Nordic leaders on EU human rights legislation

BioMar has published a joint statement together with 12 large Nordic international companies to demonstrate support for a human rights due diligence legislation in the EU. An international regulation would aim to improve human rights throughout global value chains by having an aligned agenda that is effective across country borders.

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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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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 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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