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Fredrikstad Seafoods, BioMar extend RAS agreement


(Image from Fredrikstad Seafoods AS)

Global feed company BioMar and Norwegian land-based fish farm giant Fredrikstad Seafoods AS have decided to add another three years to their recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) feed agreement.

The two companies have been collaborating closely in developing a sustainable formula for Fredrikstad Seafoods’ RAS facility in the Norwegian city.

“We have worked closely with BioMar for several years now and have achieved satisfactory results. Therefore, it makes sense to continue the good cooperation going forward,” Roger Fredriksen, Fredrikstad Seafoods’ chief executive officer, said in a company press release.

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Fredrikstad Seafoods started its production at the RAS facility in Fredrikstad, Norway, in 2019. The company supplies salmon to the Norwegian and European markets.

Fredrikstad Seafoods is part of Nordic Aquafarms, which produces kingfish on land in Denmark. They are also planning to build RAS facilities in North America on both U.S. coasts that will produce Atlantic salmon.

“We are going to produce tasty, high quality salmon, raised on feed from sustainable and nutritious raw materials,” said Fredriksen. “We see BioMar as a competent and forward-looking supplier, one that is well advanced on sustainability.”

“We are very pleased that Fredrikstad Seafoods wants to extend the agreement, and look forward to continuing our cooperation,” said BioFarm manager Oda Skognes Høyland.

“Our strong focus at BioMar continues to be on the development of innovative and sustainable feed solutions, and together with Fredrikstad Seafoods, we will keep moving this exciting project within the RAS segment forward,” said Høyland.