This partnership aligns with both companies' dedication to driving positive change in the aquaculture industry
Skretting partners with Zooca Calanus to develop copepod-based aquaculture feed
Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 06:50 (GMT + 9)
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Zooca Calanus, an innovative leader in sustainable marine ingredients. This partnership aims to provide innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions by leveraging Zooca Calanus' expertise in harvesting and processing Calanus finmarchicus, a small marine copepod rich in essential nutrients.
With more than 10 years of previous collaboration, Skretting and Zooca Calanus will now work together to develop high-quality, nutritionally optimized foods using Calanus-based ingredients and canned fresh whole copepods. These solutions will improve the health and growth of farmed aquatic species while promoting sustainable practices within the aquaculture sector.
By harnessing the natural benefits of Calanus finmarchicus, both companies are committed to improving the performance of LifeStart species in a sustainable and responsible manner.
“We are excited to embark on this journey with Zooca Calanus,”said Hassan Skoien, shrimp innovation director at Skretting. "This partnership represents an important step in our mission to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to the aquaculture industry. By combining Skretting's expertise in aquafeed formulation with Zooca Calanus' unique marine ingredients, we aim to set new standards for nutrition, health and sustainability in aquaculture."
“Calanus is an abundant resource. Incorporating it into our diet allows us to diversify marine ingredients and provides employment opportunities for local fishing communities during the low season,” says Eamonn O’Brien, global product manager at LifeStart.
Hogne Abrahamsen, CSO of Zooca Calanus Group, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, saying:"We are proud to partner with Skretting, a company known for its commitment to quality and sustainability. Together, we will harness the power of “natural baby food." "from Calanus finmarchicus to create diets that not only improve aquatic health, but also contribute to the preservation of our oceans and marine ecosystems."
This partnership aligns with both companies' dedication to driving positive change in the aquaculture industry and underlines their shared vision for a more sustainable future. Skretting and Zooca Calanus hope to bring these innovative products to the market and make a lasting impact on the global aquaculture landscape.
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