BioMar hires global experts to ‘accelerate’ the development of feed solutions with RAS technology

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Global experts in products for land-based salmon farming have been drafted in by BioMar in an attempt to improve fish feed solutions.

The company announced in a press release that it was accelerating the ‘next generation of feed solutions’ with RAS technology. That includes a product range called ORBIT which dates back more than 30 years.

It says it has for decades been the driving force around recirculation product development.

Carlos Diaz, the CEO of the BioMar Group, said: “RAS for land-based salmon farming is an emerging segment within the aquaculture industry, and there is still a potential to be realised. The highly advanced technologies being used require highly advanced feed solutions and farming practices to enable a strong performance.”

“As a strategic initiative, we have brought all of our RAS-specialists into a global task force. They are working together with global as well as local customers accelerating the next generation of feed solutions for RAS. We are building upon a very strong foundation being a leader within the RAS segment for many years, but the future requires that we can bring even more specialized products to the market, supported across geographies.”

The task force has more than 15 to 25 years experience each, and they have been chosen based on their results with RAS.

But Mr Diaz acknowledged the ‘challenge’ that was facing them and said it was important not to put ‘pressure on the environment’.

He said: “We will very soon present new products to the market. This task force has as one of the main objectives to ensure we contribute to release the full potential of land-based farming.

“In order to create a sustainable food future, we need together as an industry to enable a doubling of our production capacity without increasing pressure on the environment, wild fish and agriculture. That is a challenge, we need to address together. We all have a responsibility for adding resources and increasing collaboration.”