About

We are innovators dedicated to an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture.

We are innovators

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BioMar is a world leader in high performance diets for more than 45 different fish and shrimp species in more than 80 countries.

Founded in 1962 by a group of Danish fish farmers, BioMar’s heritage is a long-term commitment to developing the aquaculture industry in a responsible and sustainable way.

Our main focus is supporting our customers delivering healthy, great tasting seafood. We do this by innovating efficient, safe and nutritious feed for aquaculture with minimal environmental impact.

Our global scale, local agility and execution focus ensure that we can meet individual customer needs – always with departure in proven results and a meticulous focus on food safety.

Our Purpose Statement

We are innovators dedicated to
an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture.

The BioMar purpose is rooted in our heritage and our commitment to aquaculture. Through cutting-edge knowledge and long lasting partnerships with our stakeholders, we strive to develop and deliver truly efficient, sustainable, and healthy feed solutions.

We are dedicated to Innovating Aquaculture.

Our contribution

We are committed to four long-term guiding principles to support our Purpose Statement.
Innovation

We are continuously striving to improve BioMar’s capability for innovation.

We promote and encourage a culture of innovation in all parts of the company. We conduct research together with external partners. We actively improve our agility and flexibility. We support the cross-utilisation of know-how and staff skills. And we continuously invest in conducting our own research and development.

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Cooperation

We are determined to embrace long-term commitment towards and with our stakeholders.

We insist on being customer-centric. We grow long-term partnerships. We empower all our employees to engage in external relations. We work hard to maintain being a great place to work. And we share knowledge in order to support mutual growth.

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Sustainability

We are devoted to developing sustainable aquaculture.

We constantly reduce our own environmental footprint. We work with customers to improve the sustainability of their farming activities. We use sustainably sourced raw materials, delivered by responsible suppliers. We enhance transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain. And we are always seeking out new and more sustainable raw materials.

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Performance

We are committed to enabling the aquaculture industry to be a long-term profitable provider of safe, healthy seafood.

We keep reducing the feed conversion ratio. We work with our customers to ensure the most efficient and responsible feeding practices possible. We optimize the value chain within our own organisation. We develop high-performing talents and grow staff capabilities. We run thorough management systems, and comply with accredited certification schemes.

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BioMar Facts & Figures

We invite you to learn more about our global presence, our ownership and our achievements.

Our History - BioMar

Innovating aquaculture for more than 50 years
1960’s-1970’s

1960’s-1970’s

In the early 1960’s a group of Danish fish farmers establish BioMar under the name Dansk Ørredfoder A/S.

The company is among the first in Europe to start production of pelletised dry feed. Compared to the commonly used wet feed this new type of feed is less polluting, better performing and much easier to handle.

The Danish fish farming sector consolidates and the interest for applying dry feeds increases. The company mainly serves local fish farms although it receives orders fom surrounding countries, with subsequent sporadic exports.

1962: Founded by a group of Danish farmers under the name Dansk Ørredfoder A/S
1980’s-1990’s

1980’s-1990’s

BioMar pioneers the introduction of extruded fish feed that allows for a significant reduction of the impact from aquaculture on the local water environment.

ECOLINE, the first environmentally declared fish feed in the world, is launched.

BioMar establishes sustainability as one of the main goals in feed development in order to minimise adverse ecological consequences of current and future aquaculture activity and expansion.

The company starts to expand internationally, both in terms of exports, andthrough acquisitions in Europe.

1995: BioMar establishes production in Grangemouth, Scotland
2000’s

2000’s

BioMar takes game changing initiatives such as launching SMARTfeed, a range of feed products with bio-functional components targeting improved fish health.

The BioSustainTM programme is launched, aiming for optimisation of sustainability efforts by measuring and evaluating the sustainability of raw materials and processes.

BioMar becomes one of the leading suppliers of aquaculture feed in the world by investing in further factories in Europe and going beyond the borders of Europe by acquiring factories in Chile.

2002: BioMar aquires factories in Chile
2010’s

2010’s

BioMar contributes to enhancing survival and growth performances of fish and shrimp by introducing feeds containing Bactocell®, the only probiotic approved by the European Commission for inclusion in aquaculture feeds.

BioMar launches ORBIT, a diet specially developed for farming in RAS systems that are receiving more and more attention as a viable long-term sustainable solution to aquaculture.

A BioMar factory is the first feed plant in the world to comply with the ASC standard for salmon and trout, a standard that is focusing on socially and environmentally responsible aquaculture production. BioMar commits to environmentally friendly and sustainable feed delivery solutions by operating the world's first cargo ship of its type powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

BioMar starts publishing its annual global Sustainability Report, and with this commits to increased public transparency in its activities.

In this decade BioMar continues expanding its global presence through establishing production in in Costa Rica, Turkey and (from 2017) China.

2015: BioMar and Tongwei stablish Joint Venture in China
Today

Today

Today, BioMar is positioned as one of the leading feed suppliers in the aquaculture industry.

Looking at our past and to the future we are a company where innovation, cooperation, sustainability and performance are strong pillars.

We are proud of our history.

We will continue contributing to the production of healthy and great tasting seafood in a sustainable and an efficient way, with the same dedication as we have had throughout the years since 1962.

Carlos Diaz, CEO BioMar

Working at BioMar

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Not just a job

For most of our employees working at BioMar is not only just a job. It is a way of living. They experience that they have highly interesting job, good colleagues and a true possibility to impact the development of an efficient and sustainable global aquaculture. BioMar people feel that they are valued in their everyday work and that they have the opportunity for professional development.

At BioMar, we go to work to provide nutritious, healthy and safe feed solutions – in an innovative and ever-more-sustainable way. This this is who we actually are, deep down in the soul of BioMar. Every day and in every part of our organisation.

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New performance enhancer for sea bass in summer

BioMar EMEA introduces SmartCare ROBUST, a new diet that supports the performances of European sea bass during summer periods with challenging conditions of high temperature and sub-optimal dissolved oxygen levels.

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BioMar commits to the most ambitious pathway toward net-zero

In the recently launched Integrated Sustainability Report, BioMar announces its commitment to the 1.5°C pathway for reducing carbon emissions. BioMar is the first global aquafeed supplier to adopt the 1.5°C pathway toward net-zero under the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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BioMar joins forces with Mols Bjerge National Park on an eelgrass restoration project

On Sunday 19 June, Mols Bjerge National Park will undertake an eelgrass restoration project with the help of BioMar Group and the local Danish community. The project is called Havets Grønne Enge, which translates to Green Meadows of the Sea.

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Special bag design marks 60 years with BioMar

BioMar marks 60 years in aquaculture with specially designed feed bags at the Brande production facility where it all started. From May 2022 the feed packed in 20 and 25 kg feed bags at the BioMar factory in Denmark will bear a specially designed artwork.

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BioMar A/S switches to new ERP system

Monday 16th of May 2022 BioMar A/S will transfer to a new ERP-system in order to be in the forefront of facing the challenges of tomorrow in managing the daily transactional processes.

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BioMar volumes up by 8 % compared to Q1 2021

As expected, BioMar grew year-on-year volume sales by 8% in Q1, and the company reported revenue up by 34%. While the top line is growing, the bottom line is challenged by raw material prices, cost of energy, and the decision to suspend trading with Russia.

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Deep Branch and BioMar agree strategic partnership to enhance the aquaculture industry

Deep Branch and BioMar have signed a long-term technical and commercial partnership to redefine traditional aquaculture feed ingredients and improve the aquaculture industry’s efficiency, profitability and sustainability. The immediate focus of the cooperation will be to optimise salmon feed using Proton™, a single cell protein developed by Deep Branch for the feed industry, as a primary protein source.

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BioMar and Earthworm Foundation take lead on responsible shrimp

Earthworm Foundation, an international non-profit undertaking social and environmental projects, is partnering with BioMar to drive responsible shrimp projects in Ecuador. The full value chain collaboration will not only include deforestation- free aquafeeds but capacity building initiatives to drive social change and sustainability best practices in the region.

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BioMar brings focus to the blue journey towards increased sustainability

Knowledge of several critical environmental impact areas of aquafeeds is essential in helping make sustainable decisions. That is why some BioMar feeds in our Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Divisions will now include new sustainability indicators on technical product datasheets. This knowledge will help farmers in their pursuit to reduce negative environmental impacts.

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BioMar brings focus to the blue journey towards increased sustainability

Knowledge of several critical environmental impact areas of aquafeeds is essential in helping make sustainable decisions. That is why some BioMar feeds in our Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Divisions will now include new sustainability indicators on technical product datasheets. This knowledge will help farmers in their pursuit to reduce negative environmental impacts.

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BioMar acquires intelligent feeding technology

Following the successful entrance into the shrimp feed market, the board of BioMar approves the acquisition of AQ1 Systems, the world’s leading producer of acoustic feeding technology for the shrimp farming industry. With the investment, BioMar aims to accelerate the sustainability journey of the industry.

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BioMar stops all commercial activities with and within Russia

Following the invasion of Ukraine, BioMar Group shuts down all trade activities with Russia. The decision includes sales of finished products as well as the sourcing of raw materials.

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BioMar stops all commercial activities with and within Russia

Following the invasion of Ukraine, BioMar Group shuts down all trade activities with Russia. The decision includes sales of finished products as well as the sourcing of raw materials.

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BioMar reports 14% revenue growth in 2021

BioMar concludes the year with solid growth across markets with a significant increase in volumes and revenue, reaching an all-time high level. However, the bottom-line results were affected by the global increase in raw material prices, logistic costs, and energy prices.

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Microalgae no longer considered a niche ingredient in BioMar

BioMar’s facility in Brande, Denmark significantly scales up the inclusion of microalgae into their raw material portfolio. The use of microalgae in the flagship product line produced in Brande enables BioMar to ramp up the sustainability criteria as this ingredient contributes to a reduced dependency on wild fish stocks.

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Top performing fry feed - now even smaller

BioMar introduces a new pellet size in the INICIO Plus product family. Fish farmers’ favourite starter feed INICIO Plus is now available in a smaller pellet size, making an exceptional alternative for feeding of fry across various species.

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Results are created by People

BioMar Australia in 2021 was awarded the Tasmanian Employer of the Year by the Tasmanian Training Awards and the Employer of Choice award by the Australian Business Awards.

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Top performing fry feed - now even smaller

BioMar introduces a new pellet size in the INICIO Plus product family. Fish farmers’ favourite starter feed INICIO Plus is now available in a smaller pellet size, making an exceptional alternative for feeding of fry across various species.

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Opening Hours Christmas & New Year 2021/2022

BioMar's warehouse and sales department will be closed for some days of December 2021 and January 2022. Thank you for your collaboration in 2021, wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Commercial success challenged by raw materials and logistics

The quarterly release from BioMar reveals as expected a solid growth across markets with a significant increase in volumes and revenue. However, the bottom-line results are affected by global increases in raw material prices, logistic costs, and energy prices.

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AQUACULTURE EUROPE 2022

Climate change, depletion of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, food security and safety, environmental pollution and waste represent important sustainability challenges for further expansion of European aquaculture.

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