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Skretting to build new shrimp R&D site in Ecuador

March 24, 2021  By Hatchery International staff

Global feed manufacturer Skretting is building a new facility in Ecuador that will focus on R&D for shrimp diet. The new facility will complement the company’s Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARK) network, and will be dubbed Skretting ARC Guayas Research Station, according to a press release. It will be located next to the recently completed Skretting Ecuador feed manufacturing plant.  

The new R&D facility, centrally coordinated by Skretting ARC in Norway, will involve fully equipped laboratories and state-of-the art experimental units to carry out trials under controlled conditions. In addition, green-water tanks will ensure maximum applicability under production conditions, the company said.

 “We are committed to supporting the growth of the shrimp industry globally,” said Alex Obach, Skretting R&D director. “We also know the importance of optimal diets, combined with high post-larvae quality and professional farming practices. The development of solutions requires world-class R&D facilities, combined with local expertise.”

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