The global company also announces partnership with Thailand’s I&V Bio for artemia enrichment
Leading global company Skretting has announced its brand new partnership with Zooca Calanus, a leading innovator in sustainable marine ingredients. The goal of the partnership is 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.
“We are excited to embark on this journey with Zooca Calanus,” said Hassan Skoien, Skretting‘s director of shrimp innovation. “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.”
With more than 10 years of previous collaboration, Skretting and Zooca Calanus will now work together to develop nutritionally optimized, high-quality feeds using Calanus-based ingredients and fresh canned whole canned copepods. These solutions will improve the health and growth of cultured 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.
“This partnership represents an important step forward 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,” Skoien added.
For his part, Hogne Abrahamsen, CSO of Zooca Calanus Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration and said, “We are proud to partner with Skretting, a company known for its commitment to quality and sustainability. Together, we will harness the power of Calanus finmarchicus ‘natural baby food’ to create diets that not only improve aquatic health, but also contribute to the preservation of our oceans and marine ecosystems.”
According to Skretting, this partnership aligns with both companies’ dedication to driving positive change in the aquaculture industry and underscores their shared vision for a more sustainable future. “Skretting and Zooca Calanus look forward to bringing these innovative products to market and generating a lasting impact on the global aquaculture landscape,” they said.
“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 off-season,” said Eamonn O’Brien, global product manager for LifeStart.
Revolution in artemia enrichment
Shortly after the news was released, Skretting announced another strategic partnership in which it has high expectations: its union with the Thai company I&V Bio, a leader in biotechnology, with which it aims to revolutionize artemia enrichment. As explained in a press release, the union will leverage I&V Bio‘s innovative prowess and Skretting‘s industry expertise with the aim of redefining aquaculture nutrition standards through the application of ORI-N3, Skretting‘s cutting-edge nutritional supplement for artemia enrichment.
Artemia serves as a vital component in the early stages of the life cycle of various aquatic species, so ensuring its optimal nutrition is essential for the healthy growth and development of shrimp in aquaculture systems. I&V Bio and Skretting claim to recognize the importance of this foundation and have joined forces to improve the nutritional value of artemia using ORI-N3.
Developed by Skretting, ORI-N3 is a revolutionary nutritional supplement enriched with proteins, lipids and essential micronutrients. This advanced formula is specifically designed to increase the nutritional content of artemia, providing a balanced and comprehensive diet for early-stage aquatic species. With its unique composition, ORI-N3 ensures optimal growth rates, increased disease resistance and better overall health of shrimp.