The Norwegian company Nordic Halibut have signed a three-year contract with Skretting as halibut feed supplier. The agreed collaboration ensures stability and predictability for feed supply to cover the company’s growth plan phase 1 of 4,500 tonnes HOG production in 2026. The company has worked closely with Skretting over several years to develop sustainable products with precise nutrition that are specialized for halibut, and now the two companies are currently working on the next generation of halibut feed.
“We believe that long-term cooperation is fundamental to achieve sustainable development. Working closely with Skretting will help us optimize the feed so that we can offer a premium quality product with a minimal footprint. Their ambitions in terms of quality and sustainability reflects ours, and therefore we choose to enter a new three-year partnership that ensures sufficient high-quality feed supply towards our production targets in 2026,” said CEO Edvard Henden.
In the other hand, Martin Davidsen, sales manager at Skretting Norway, assured: “We at Skretting are very happy for this long-term collaboration with Nordic Halibut. We have extensive experience with halibut feed, and now we will use our nutritional knowledge together with our extensive efforts for sustainability so that we can develop tomorrow’s halibut feed to be even more sustainable.”
Optimize the feed
Nordic Halibut strives to sustain a high level of performance in the company’s ESG areas and to establish ambitious ESG targets to maintain sustainable production and uplift local communities.
For them, it is advantageous that the Skretting production facility is located at Averøy, near to Nordic Halibut’s core production hub at Nordmøre contributing to minimizing supply risk and reducing the environmental impact of transportation.
Nordic Halibut is the brand name for exclusive, fresh Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus Hippoglossus) on ice, but it is also the name of the company that produces it. According to them, Nordic Halibut believes in aquaculture that is responsible and secures a future for many generations to come.
“Our desire is to have a positive impact on the environment, local communities, and the health and culinary choices of our customers. Our passion is to raise a fish that brings variety to dinner tables with a focus on fish welfare and sustainability. Our vision is to provide our customers with superior quality halibut through constant innovation and research,” they said.
Nordic Halibut is based on the west coast of Norway and has five departments stretching from Bergen to the island of Averøya. “We have full control of our production line from roe to fish of harvestable size. Our halibut is available fresh on ice all year round and does not depend on seasonal changes,” they added.
Achieves Global GAP certification
Recently, Nordic Halibut has reached a milestone in the company’s ambition to offer sustainable superfood with the certification according to the Global GAP Aquaculture Standard now secured, that covers the entire production value chain from broodstock and juveniles to farming and harvesting.
The audit, performed by Kolos Aqua, assured the Company’s compliance with strict criterions for food safety, animal health and welfare, environmental sustainability and biodiversity, workers’ well-being, production processes, legal compliance, and traceability.
NOHAL also underwent the Global GAP Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP), a part of the certification process applied to assess social risks in primary production and to provide additional transparency to supply chain partners.
“We are very pleased to have obtained this certification. It demonstrates our commitment and operational focus on sustainable halibut farming. The certification ensures that the Company’s production meets all international requirements for food safety, sustainability and welfare for both fish and employees throughout the value chain,” said Henden when the news was released.
Henden added that the certification reflects NOHAL’s ambition to produce sustainable, healthy protein in an industrial scale. NOHAL will be a sustainable producer contributing to a blue future with product quality and fish welfare as key part of the Company’s ambition to produce 4,500 tonnes HOG within 2026 and 9,000 tonnes HOG within 2030.