Atlantic Sapphire chooses Skretting as its feed supplier
Atlantic Sapphire has chosen Skretting to be its chief supplier for aquafeed for its recirculating aquaculture system salmon farms in both Denmark and the United States.
The contract means Skretting feed will be used at both Atlantic Sapphire’s new USD 350 million (USD 325 million) land-based salmon farm in Miami and at the closed-containment, RAS system operated by the company’s Danish subsidiary, Langsand Laks. Both farms grow Atlantic salmon.
“Skretting has demonstrated a strong R&D foundation, and that was a key decision-making factor for us,” Andreasson said. “We are excited to work in partnership to develop a salmon feed optimized for our Bluehouse technology.”
Skretting launched its first commercial feed specifically designed for RAS in 2009, it holds two proprietary solutions “crucial to optimizing feed for RAS,” and its Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) has dedicated RAS R&D facilities around the world, according to the Stavanger, Norway-based company.
“We are committed to providing Atlantic Sapphire with the very best, and this commitment extends beyond delivering optimized feed,” Skretting Commercial Director Evy Vikene said. "Through Skretting’s RecircReady concept, Atlantic Sapphire will receive access to unrivaled support and service covering feed quality, monitoring, feeding, and technical expertise for optimal success and RAS feed efficiency.”
Furthermore, Skretting is in the process of developing a new range of RAS-specific feed products, dubbed RCX.
“This novel product range will be utilized to minimize the risk to water quality and filter loading of Atlantic Sapphire’s large-scale grow out facilities,” the company said.
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