Yet another initiative for the good of the planet
BioMar announces a new diet with a dedicated focus on reducing phosphorus discharge of rainbow trout farming in cages.
Every year, fish farmers in the Baltic region contribute to the production of food for human consumption by producing thousands of tons of healthy and tasty rainbow trout with minimal impact on the environment. Even though food production in aquaculture is already sustainable, BioMar strives to further reduce the impacts on nature through constant development of our feeds.
Taking on the responsibility
Anders Brandt-Clausen, Managing Director of BioMar Denmark, explains: “We strive for helping fish farmers reduce any type of environmental impact. Developed in close cooperation with our customers who share our dedication to the sustainable development of our industry, the upcoming feed is yet another effort in this direction.”
Less is more
BioMar feed solutions have contributed to the sustainable development of the aquaculture business ever since the company was founded. With the help of technological breakthroughs, innovative ingredients and the science behind its feed concepts, it is possible today to produce seafood in a more efficient way than a couple of decades ago.
Anders Brandt-Clausen elaborates: “There have been positive developments throughout the years and extraordinary efforts from farmers for minimising the environmental footprint of aquaculture fish farming. The developments have secured that the absolute majority of the nutrients from the feed is retained by the fish, leaving only a small amount of nutrients in the waste product. With this new diet we set a new standard for retention efficiency and reduction in discharge.”
The new diet was developed in close cooperation between BioMar and farming companies Heimon Kala Oy (Finland), Redstorm OÜ (Estonia) and Överumans Fisk Ab (Sweden) led by Margus Rebane. “We have tested the diet at our farms with very positive results in 2019,” Margus Rebane says.
“BioMar is engaged in developing innovative feed solutions and always proud to cooperate with our customers. Together, we find solutions for a prosperous future of the aquaculture business.” Anders Brandt-Clausen concludes.
Cage farmers around the Baltic Sea, served by BioMar’s production plant in Denmark, can look forward to utilising the new diet from April 2020.