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Skretting has become a strategic partner for Gigante Salmon, and the companies have entered into a 3-year agreement. The first salmon will be released in Rødøy in autumn 2023, and then fish feed from Skretting will be served.
“We are very pleased and proud to enter into a long-term cooperation agreement with Gigante Salmon Rødøy,” says Truls Jakob Dahl, commercial director for land-based farming in Skretting.
“This is a very exciting and unique project that will provide valuable learning for both parties. We share many values and goals, which will provide good synergies in the build-up phase and further into full operation. We at Skretting are looking forward to starting this collaboration,” says Dahl.
“Skretting has for a long time had a very high focus on sustainability and fish health. This is also what we are most concerned about, says CEO Helge E. W. Albertsen of Gigante Salmon.
Albertsen adds that the companies have the same values in their work. He particularly highlights Skretting’s many years of investment in research and development as very important for Gigante Salmon.
In addition to the feed itself, Skretting also contributes with its teams in fish health, sustainability, sludge handling, and feeding technology.
“This is important to us. No two farms on land are the same. Each facility has different needs, and Skretting has what it takes to meet our need both for a fish feed of the best quality, but they will also be an important partner in fish health and sustainability,” says Albertsen.
Skretting has made feed for farmed salmon and trout since the 1960s, and has had a particularly strong position in hatchery fish. The fact that the company is now betting on feed for land-based food fish production is a natural further development.
About Gigante Salmon
Gigante Salmon is a land-based salmon farming company with its first production facility under construction at Lille Indre Rosøy in Rødøy municipality.
Its aquaculture concept is based on a flow-through system that combines the advantages of both conventional and land-based aquaculture.
The company eliminates the challenges associated with conventional sea-based farming, such as lice and escapes, while at the same time improving fish welfare and reducing emissions and environmental impact.
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