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BioMar further invests in Larviva hatchery feed
August 7, 2023 By Hatchery International staff
BioMar Group announced the expansion of the marine hatchery trial facilities at their Aquaculture Technology Centre (ATC) Hirtshals in Denmark.
The investment in this facility follows the continued success of the Larviva hatchery feeds across the main hatchery markets, together with the two capacity expansions at the production facility in France to cover the market demand.
“We believe that this investment will unlock potential for growth in new markets and new species. This will bring innovations further solidifying our position as a leading provider of premium-quality hatchery feeds,” said Henrik Aarestrup, VP LATAM, Shrimp & Hatchery at BioMar. “The expansion of the ATC Hirtshals facility aligns with BioMar’s strategic plan for the hatchery segment which is a key pillar for the development of marine fish and shrimp feeds.”
The hatchery trial facilities will serve as a hub for research and development activities, with the addition of six multinational R&D staff to the team of experts in marine hatchery operations. It will include units dedicated to larval rearing and live feed production, allowing for extensive research and testing of hatchery feeds for several marine species.
“We are commissioning advanced larval research facilities, to ensure the continued high performance of LARVIVA, as well as developing further products for this highly specialized global market,” said Simon Wadsworth, global R&D director at BioMar. “The core research team has also been strengthened by leading larval rearing expertise from the Mediterranean region. The new facility will significantly strengthen our research capacity in this dynamic segment.”
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