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BioMar Group Building New Aquaculture Technology Center


On November 27, 2017, just two months after confirming the acquisition of Ecuadorian feed manufacturer Alimentsa, BioMar, a leading supplier of high-performance feed to the global aquaculture industry, has announced the establishment of an Aquaculture Technology Center for shrimp research in Ecuador.


Currently, BioMar supplies shrimp feeds from Costa Rica and shrimp larval diets from France to shrimp farms and hatcheries around the world, and it will soon launch its shrimp products in China.  It operates 14 feed mills and is constructing another two.  The mills are in Norway, Chile, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Australia.  Roughly one out of five farmed fish produced in Europe and South and Central America is fed on BioMar feed.  Worldwide, BioMar supplies feed to around 80 countries for more than 45 different fish species.  BioMar is wholly owned by the Danish industrial group Schouw & Co, which is listed on the NASDAQ, Copenhagen.


Established in 1986, Alimentsa is a leading shrimp feed producer in Ecuador.  BioMar acquired 70% of its shares in 2017.  Alimentsa supplies feeds, technical support and training to more than 300 shrimp farmers in Ecuador, generating revenue of approximately $75 million in 2016 with total feed sales of approximately 77,000 metric tons.  The company has 145 employees.


Information: Danny Velez, Alimentsa, Km. 6,5 vía Durán Tambo, Ecuador (Phone 593-4-3711290, Webpage


Information: Sif Rishoej, Director, Global HR and Corporate Communication, BioMar Group, Vaerkmestergade 25, 6th Floor, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark (Phone +45-72198146, Email, Webpage


Information: Carlos Diaz, Chief Executive Officer, BioMar Group, Vaerkmestergade 25, 6th Floor, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark (Phone +45-72198146, Email, Webpage


 Information: Katherine Bryar, Global Brand and Communications, BioMar Group A/S, Værkmestergade 25, 6th Floor, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark (Phone +45-86-20-49 70, Mobile Phone +45-287-287-79, Email, Webpage


Source: Email to Shrimp News International from Katherine Bryar at the BioMar Group.  Subject: Press Release—BioMar Announces Strategic RD Investment in the Shrimp Market.  November 27, 2017.

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