Share this article

Benchmark Genetics has opened its new incubation facility located in Vogar, Iceland. It will produce annually 300-400 million ova, enough to make 1 million tons of harvested salmon. This equals 6,6 billion dinner portions worldwide.

The opening of the new facility, which is 2.300 m2, was presided by Svandís Svavarsdóttir, the minister of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries, and Dr. Jónas Jónasson, the CEO of Benchmark Genetics Iceland.

- Advertisement -
Svandís Svavarsdóttir, the minister of Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries, cut the ribbon on the new facility with Dr. Jónas Jónasson, the CEO of Benchmark Genetics Iceland – Benchmark Genetics

During the ceremony, Jónasson, said: “This is a big milestone for Benchmark Genetics Iceland. This gives us an opportunity to grow even further. This facility makes us able to produce more quality ova and meet the increased demand in salmon farming.”

The company explained that the facility has 10.000 5-liter single incubators, each of which matures ova from one female. Also, it is connected to the company’s existing incubation center, broodstock facility, and harvest station.

Benchmark Genetics Iceland has 86 employees and is located in 6 different locations besides Vogar. The company sells ova to 28 countries all over the world. Besides, it is the only company that is permitted to export eggs to Norway.

On the other hand, the leader in aquaculture genetics confirmed in April it will deliver the roe to Proximar Seafood’s first land-based fish farm in Japan.

- Advertisement -

Share this article

Similar articles


Hot stories

TalentView: Ana Cerviño

Seaweed plays an important role in converting CO2. Another important...

After seven years without its star product in Asia, India and Chile reopen salmon exports

After months of efforts of the ProChile Trade Office in New Delhi and Aquachile, it has announced that the salmon export is reopening.

Kangamiut Seafood and Oceanpick bring barramundi to Europe

Kangamiut Seafood and Oceanpick join forces to bring ocean-farmed barramundi from Sri Lanka to European consumers.

Feed industry ready for Peru’s anchovy shortage

Anchovy season cancellation in Peru will affect global aquaculture through the feed industry, but Cargill, Skretting, and BioMar say they are ready to minimize the impact on their customers.