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BioMar opens new R&D wing at its Denmark tech centre

February 8, 2024  By Hatchery International staff

Henrik Aarestrup, Simon Wadsworth, Joana Amaral, Carlos Diaz. (Photo: BioMar Group)

BioMar’s Aquaculture Technology Centre at Hirtshals Denmark has launched a new wing for research and development in the hatchery segment. 

The LARVIVA Hatchery Hub trial facility was officially opened by Carlos Diaz, BioMar’s chief executive officer, who said there are untapped potentials in the business’ hatchery department.

Joana Amaral, global hatchery product manager, said the facility is a dream come true.

“Our goal is to ease production, reduce costs, and provide stronger larvae,” said Amaral. “We have successfully reduced the need for rotifers and artemia with early co-feeding and this new LARVIVA Hatchery Hub will enable us to continue to develop both diets and feeding protocols.” 


High-performance hatchery feeds are essential for creating strong and healthy fish and shrimp early in life as this leads to better survival rates and a more robust animal. 

Simon Wadsworth, global R&D director of BioMar Group, said the newly launched facility will enable them to do trials with some control over production parameters. “We can simulate conditions that our customers experience in different hatcheries around the world and do trials with both marine and freshwater larvae,” Wadsworth said.

BioMar’s LARVIVA hatchery feeds were first introduced in 2008 and are sold worldwide to both fish and shrimp species.

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