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Danish Export Association and AquaCircle merge to boost Denmark’s aquaculture

June 27, 2024  By RAStech staff

From left to right, Bent Højgaard, consultant, Pisco Group, and co-founder of AquaCircle, Jesper Heldbo, secretary general, AquaCircle, Anette Galskjøt, CEO, Danish Export Association, Martin Winkel Lilleøre, head of Danish Export - Fish Tech, Paw Petersen, CEO, OxyGuard International, and chairman at AquaCircle. (Photo: Danish Export - Fish Tech)

Danish Export Association and AquaCircle have merged to form a new organization, called Danish Export – Fish Tech, to strengthen Denmark’s aquaculture towards sustainable food production based on energy-efficient technologies.

This ensures the relevant players in the industry have a single entry point for export promotion, commercial activities and political advocacy, a press release from the Danish Export Association states.

The Danish Export Association is a non-profit association that plans and executes export campaigns linked to international trade fairs and exhibitions. AquaCircle is a “Danish knowledge cluster” that creates information on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) for different areas of the industry. With the merger, the Danish Export Association will now play a more prominent role in political advocacy with AquaCircle.


Danish Export – Fish Tech will also bring together Danish feed, equipment, technology, and service suppliers within aquaculture, to strengthen exports among companies by organizing export promotions and networking activities. 

“It is important that we can ensure the best possible conditions for industry players by creating a stronger voice together. Our members in Danish Export – Fish Tech are dependent on a strong aquaculture industry in Denmark to be able to develop in the export markets. Therefore, I am pleased that through the merger with AquaCircle, we can also create a stronger political voice,” said Martin Winkel Lilleøre, head of Fish Tech at the Danish Export Association.

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