BioMar launches new hatchery research and development facility
High performance hatchery feeds lead to higher survival rates and a more robust animal later in life, the company claims.
Danish fish feed giant BioMar has officially opened a new wing at its Aquaculture Technology Centre in Hirtshals, Denmark, dedicated to hatchery research and development.
The new facility, named the LARVIVA Hatchery Hub, was inaugurated by BioMar’s CEO Carlos Diaz.
The establishment of this facility marks BioMar’s commitment to innovation in the hatchery segment, which has experienced considerable growth and evolution in recent years. This includes the consolidation of larger hatchery units, standardization of protocols, and introduction of new species with unique feeding behaviors.
Carlos Diaz highlighted the significant potential in the hatchery sector and BioMar’s intention to expand its presence in this area.
“We have a solid and fast-growing share in the hatchery segment, but we still see untapped potential as the segment continues to evolve,” said Diaz.
High performance hatchery feeds are essential for creating strong and healthy fish early in life as this leads to better survival rates and a more robust animal, the company claims.
“The new facility is very advanced and versatile. It enables us to do trials with a very high degree of control over all 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,” said Simon Wadsworth Global R&D Director of BioMar Group.