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Landeldi and Benchmark Genetics extend cooperation

June 13, 2022  By Hatchery International staff

(Front) Haraldur Snorrason, and Geir Olav Melingen, commercial director at Benchmark Genetics. (Back) Páll Ágústsson, CFO of Landeldi and Róbert Rúnarsson. Photo: Landeldi

Since December 2020, Benchmark Genetics Iceland has provided Landeldi with over two million salmon ova. Recently, the two Icelandic companies signed a three-year extension where Benchmark continues to fulfill Landeldi’s needs for its ongoing expansion.

“Our Öxnalækur hatchery has recorded very low mortality for about one and a half years. We attribute that mainly to a consistent quality product from Benchmark, our flow-through system and the quality of the pristine Icelandic groundwater,” said Haraldur Snorrason, Head of Smolt Operation, Landeldi.

Landeldi is on a steady course building up its first phase of 6,500-ton annual production and has the ambition to grow to 33,500 tons of total production in the coming years.

“We are located only one hour from Landeldi and cooperate closely with them,” said Róbert Rúnarsson, global sales manager, Benchmark Genetics. “Landeldi is a promising company and an important client for Benchmark in Iceland.”


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