About

We are innovators dedicated to an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture.

We are innovators

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BioMar is a world leader in high performance diets for more than 45 different fish and shrimp species in more than 80 countries.

Founded in 1962 by a group of Danish fish farmers, BioMar’s heritage is a long-term commitment to developing the aquaculture industry in a responsible and sustainable way.

Our main focus is supporting our customers delivering healthy, great tasting seafood. We do this by innovating efficient, safe and nutritious feed for aquaculture with minimal environmental impact.

Our global scale, local agility and execution focus ensure that we can meet individual customer needs – always with departure in proven results and a meticulous focus on food safety.

Our Purpose Statement

We are innovators dedicated to
an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture.

The BioMar purpose is rooted in our heritage and our commitment to aquaculture. Through cutting-edge knowledge and long lasting partnerships with our stakeholders, we strive to develop and deliver truly efficient, sustainable, and healthy feed solutions.

We are dedicated to Innovating Aquaculture.

Our contribution

We are committed to four long-term guiding principles to support our Purpose Statement.
Innovation

We are continuously striving to improve BioMar’s capability for innovation.

We promote and encourage a culture of innovation in all parts of the company. We conduct research together with external partners. We actively improve our agility and flexibility. We support the cross-utilisation of know-how and staff skills. And we continuously invest in conducting our own research and development.

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Cooperation

We are determined to embrace long-term commitment towards and with our stakeholders.

We insist on being customer-centric. We grow long-term partnerships. We empower all our employees to engage in external relations. We work hard to maintain being a great place to work. And we share knowledge in order to support mutual growth.

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Sustainability

We are devoted to developing sustainable aquaculture.

We constantly reduce our own environmental footprint. We work with customers to improve the sustainability of their farming activities. We use sustainably sourced raw materials, delivered by responsible suppliers. We enhance transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain. And we are always seeking out new and more sustainable raw materials.

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Performance

We are committed to enabling the aquaculture industry to be a long-term profitable provider of safe, healthy seafood.

We keep reducing the feed conversion ratio. We work with our customers to ensure the most efficient and responsible feeding practices possible. We optimize the value chain within our own organisation. We develop high-performing talents and grow staff capabilities. We run thorough management systems, and comply with accredited certification schemes.

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BioMar Facts & Figures

We invite you to learn more about our global presence, our ownership and our achievements.

Our History - BioMar

Innovating aquaculture for more than 50 years
1960’s-1970’s

1960’s-1970’s

In the early 1960’s a group of Danish fish farmers establish BioMar under the name Dansk Ørredfoder A/S.

The company is among the first in Europe to start production of pelletised dry feed. Compared to the commonly used wet feed this new type of feed is less polluting, better performing and much easier to handle.

The Danish fish farming sector consolidates and the interest for applying dry feeds increases. The company mainly serves local fish farms although it receives orders fom surrounding countries, with subsequent sporadic exports.

1962: Founded by a group of Danish farmers under the name Dansk Ørredfoder A/S
1980’s-1990’s

1980’s-1990’s

BioMar pioneers the introduction of extruded fish feed that allows for a significant reduction of the impact from aquaculture on the local water environment.

ECOLINE, the first environmentally declared fish feed in the world, is launched.

BioMar establishes sustainability as one of the main goals in feed development in order to minimise adverse ecological consequences of current and future aquaculture activity and expansion.

The company starts to expand internationally, both in terms of exports, andthrough acquisitions in Europe.

1995: BioMar establishes production in Grangemouth, Scotland
2000’s

2000’s

BioMar takes game changing initiatives such as launching SMARTfeed, a range of feed products with bio-functional components targeting improved fish health.

The BioSustainTM programme is launched, aiming for optimisation of sustainability efforts by measuring and evaluating the sustainability of raw materials and processes.

BioMar becomes one of the leading suppliers of aquaculture feed in the world by investing in further factories in Europe and going beyond the borders of Europe by acquiring factories in Chile.

2002: BioMar aquires factories in Chile
2010’s

2010’s

BioMar contributes to enhancing survival and growth performances of fish and shrimp by introducing feeds containing Bactocell®, the only probiotic approved by the European Commission for inclusion in aquaculture feeds.

BioMar launches ORBIT, a diet specially developed for farming in RAS systems that are receiving more and more attention as a viable long-term sustainable solution to aquaculture.

A BioMar factory is the first feed plant in the world to comply with the ASC standard for salmon and trout, a standard that is focusing on socially and environmentally responsible aquaculture production. BioMar commits to environmentally friendly and sustainable feed delivery solutions by operating the world's first cargo ship of its type powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

BioMar starts publishing its annual global Sustainability Report, and with this commits to increased public transparency in its activities.

In this decade BioMar continues expanding its global presence through establishing production in in Costa Rica, Turkey and (from 2017) China.

2015: BioMar and Tongwei stablish Joint Venture in China
Today

Today

Today, BioMar is positioned as one of the leading feed suppliers in the aquaculture industry.

Looking at our past and to the future we are a company where innovation, cooperation, sustainability and performance are strong pillars.

We are proud of our history.

We will continue contributing to the production of healthy and great tasting seafood in a sustainable and an efficient way, with the same dedication as we have had throughout the years since 1962.

Carlos Diaz, CEO BioMar

Working at BioMar

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Not just a job

For most of our employees working at BioMar is not only just a job. It is a way of living. They experience that they have highly interesting job, good colleagues and a true possibility to impact the development of an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture. BioMar people feel that they are valued in their everyday work and that they have the opportunity for professional development.

At BioMar, we go to work to provide nutritious, healthy and safe feed solutions – in an innovative and ever-more-sustainable way. This this is who we actually are, deep down in the soul of BioMar. Every day and in every part of our organisation.

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Increased flexibility, quality and performance

25 % extra production capacity for increased flexibility, for even better quality and performance of Europe's leading fish feeds. Fish farmers will gain substantial benefits from BioMar's coming additional production line at its factory in Denmark, says Anders Brandt-Clausen, the Managing Director of BioMar Denmark.

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EFICO YS 892F Boost - The new, everyday boost for your trout

Farming fish has everyday challenges to overcome. For instance, the fish must be able to cope with the stress arising from seasonal variations of water parameters. This requires optimal function of inner and outer barriers. There can be a need for an extra boost to the performance of the fish!

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BioMar is creating solutions targeted towards consumers

BioMar has completed the testing of insect meal in feeds for aquaculture and believe it shows promise as an alternative protein source. This is one among many other novel ingredients like algae oil or single cell proteins that BioMar has been investigating. BioMar believes these raw materials can address some of the needs of the market and are now eager to speed up their adoption through the creation of innovative feed solutions targeting the needs of seafood consumers.

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Fish farming provides prospects for the future of children

BioMar helps African children in orphanages in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to learn about the benefits of eating fresh fish and the different career opportunities that the aquaculture industry can offer.

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First commercial cage fish farm in Congo

A local distributor of BioMar feeds, Agro World Group, based in Cameroon, Central Africa, has launched operations at the first commercial scale cage fish farm in Congo.

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Responsibly sourced raw materials

BioMar has several ways of securing responsibly sourced and safe raw materials. One of these ways is carrying out supplier audits on a regular basis, based on a profound assessment of requirements and risks connected to each single raw material and supplier.

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Embracing the responsibility

Environmentally, socially and economically responsible behaviour is not only a corporate commitment for BioMar, but also a demand to our suppliers. Our Supplier Approval, Audit and Traceability (SAAT) team secures a resilient, stable and sustainable supply chain behind every BioMar feed delivered to customers all around the world.

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UPDATING MINERAL ADDITIVES IN FEEDS

Optimal health and performance at minimal environmental impact are of key importance for BioMar. BioMar EMEA has updated the source of mineral additives in all our feeds.

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BioMar icon Niels Alsted retires after 45 years in aquaculture

Niels Alsted, Executive Vice President of Business Relations in BioMar, nicknamed ‘Mr Aquaculture’ by his colleagues has retired after 45 years of service in the aquaculture industry.

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Coping with cold waters

In winter, Mediterranean waters can take a heavy toll on sea bream growing in sea cages. BioMar has developed our feed types INTRO Qardio M and EFICO Qardio M, targeting to help fish maintaining growth and good condition during the winter period by strengthening them from the very core.

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Coping with cold waters

In winter, Mediterranean waters can take a heavy toll on sea bream growing in sea cages. BioMar has developed our feed types INTRO Qardio M and EFICO Qardio M, targeting to help fish maintaining growth and good condition during the winter period by strengthening them from the very core.

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Winter Holidays Opening Hours 2018/2019

BioMar´s warehouse and sales department will be closed in some days of December 2018 and January 2019.

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New extrusion line in Ecuador

BioMar Group ready to build new line for extruded shrimp feed in Ecuador

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BioMar raises EBIT guidance for 2018

After being marked by competition in Norway and a warm summer in Europe, BioMar Group is recovering significantly. The company delivers a strong Q3, almost outperforming the accumulated results of Q1 and Q2. All markets except Norway have shown performance above expectations. This leads to a raise in the EBITDA guidance for the full year.

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Expanding R&D capabilities

BioMar Group increases its research capabilities with the opening of its Aquaculture Technology Centre in Ecuador. The ATC is a state-of-the-art trial facility dedicated to the full lifecycle of shrimp, with the most advanced technology for shrimp research in Ecuador.

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Serious feeds for serious challenges

Following new research results, BioMar has updated its well-known product range for stressful conditions EFICO Plus 805 that mainly target sea bream and sea bass.

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Aquaculture feeds - smarter than ever

At the High Energy Mariculture Conference 2018, 17-19 October, Corfu, BioMar will give a presentation on high performing fish feeds for Mediterranean species.

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BioMar works with farmers to create a premium shrimp

BioMar has identified a market opportunity for a premium, sustainable shrimp product. They announced this week in connection with the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual conference, GOAL, that they will be collaborating with shrimp farmers in Ecuador to bring this sustainable innovative product in to reality.

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Cameroon: Ministerial visit

Doctor Taiga, the Minister of Fisheries & Aquaculture of Cameroon visits Agro World Group, BioMar feed distributor.

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Boosting the aquaculture business to the next level

A new innovative software tool for targeting an improved environmental footprint and optimising processes in fish farming may soon be able to boost the aquaculture business to a new level. This is the aim of a new project launch by leaders in aquaculture innovation in Denmark that combines a higher degree of knowledge sharing, better research and optimized production follow up.

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Events

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Aquaculture Europe 2019, Berlin, Germany

BioMar will again be the Gold sponsor of Aquaculture Europe and looks forward to an inspirational event, constantly seeking to be the first to utilise innovation that advances the efficiency and sustainability of aquaculture.

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5th NordicRAS workshop, Berlin, Germany

The 5th NordicRAS workshop, gathering people who share an interest in RAS related issues, will be held in Berlin, Germany, back-to-back with Aquaculture Europe 2019, at the same congress center, the ESTREL Congress Center. Registration opens in spring 2019. BioMar is again a main sponsor of this workshop. Learn more on www.NordicRAS.net

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