Benchmark Genetics has signed agreement with Salmon Evolution

Benchmark Genetics has signed a seven-year agreement to exclusively supply Norwegian land-based salmon project Salmon Evolution with salmon eggs.

Salmon Evolution and Benchmark Genetics Norway have entered into an agreement on collaboration on genetics, ova, product deliveries and expertise development related to related to land-based salmon farming.

The salmon genetics will be optimized for land-based farming with an emphasis on growth, robustness and properties such as fat content, color and fillet quality. Salmon Evolution’s land-based plant will be Europe’s largest when completed, with a capacity of 36,000 metric tons. The first construction phase will have a capacity of 9,000 metric tons.

We’re very pleased to have signed this agreement with Salmon Evolution, which confirms our strong position as a genetics supplier to land-based fish farming worldwide.

Geir Olav Melingen, Commercial Director at Benchmark Genetics

The salmon genetics will be optimized for land-based farming with an emphasis on growth, robustness and properties such as fat content, color and fillet quality. Salmon Evolution’s land-based plant will be Europe’s largest when completed, with a capacity of 36,000 metric tons. The first construction phase will have a capacity of 9,000 metric tons.

Benchmark Genetics offers a broad range of technical genetic services for comprehensive and complex breeding programmes. It maintains three Atlantic salmon strains in Norway (Salmobreed), Iceland (StofnFiskur) and Chile (Benchmark Genetics Chile).

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