Our innovations

Skretting's ultimate goal is to see research implemented into innovative and sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry, whether in the form of products, methodologies or manufacturing improvements. Our innovation directions cover three horizons – from improvements to current business, right through to completely new business models. Below you can find some examples of these. 

AquaCare
MicroBalance®
Ingredient innovation
RAS
Precision farming
AquaSim
NIR

A timeline of our innovations

2020
2020

Vitalis PRIMA

Vitalis PRIMA is a marine broodstock diet from Skretting that supports the health of parent fish and young fry, thereby improving the performance of hatchery systems globally.

About Vitalis PRIMA

Vitalis Prima graphic
2020

AquaCare: Safeguarding our planet’s most precious resource

As a key part of our ongoing commitment to improve the sustainability of the industry, we extend our scope beyond the supply of sophisticated and sustainable feeds by creating a new global product line – AquaCare – specifically focused on providing practical solutions to improve water quality for fish and shrimp farming systems.

About AquaCare

AquaCare, Tonje Dueland
2020

Infinity

Infinity, our final development of the MicroBalance® concept to become completely independent of marine feed raw materials, is launched.

About Infinity

Fish meal
2019
2019

Xpand: The gateway innovation to maximise shrimp farm performance and flexibility

Launch of Xpand, a grower diet that exploits the full growth potential of shrimp, providing proactive farmers with the ability to further enhance their operations. 

About Xpand

Xpand shrimp
2019

Insect meal in commercial Skretting feed

Skretting Norway’s factory in Averøy produces commercial salmon feed with insect meal for the first time. Nordlaks is the first customer to test the feeds containing insect meal, with 360,000 fry receiving this pioneering feed.

Feed with insect meal
2019

Launch of MaGro, our breakthrough tuna diet

Launch of a new diet aimed at helping tuna farmers avoid the biosecurity risks and sustainability issues associated with baitfish diets.

About MaGro

MaGro feed pellets
2019

Promoting tilapia health in Egypt, Ecuador and Vietnam

First dedicated, documented tilapia health feed supports fish health and survival.

About Protec for Tilapia

Protec tilapia
2018
2018

Ingredient innovation: Bridging the raw material gap

As the global population continues to grow, there is increasing focus on aquaculture to provide the protein to feed the world. At Skretting, as one of the largest aquaculture feed suppliers in the world, we see that we have an essential role to play. A 30 million tonne projected increase in aquaculture production means there will be a need for an additional 45 million tonnes of raw materials. So where will they come from? 

About ingredient innovation

Novel raw materials graphic
2018

HTO2

High temperature can have a significant influence on growth performance. HT is a feed solution to support fish during periods with high water temperature.

About HTO2

HTO2
2017
2017

Prime & Express

Prime & Express are the next generation premium feeds for post-transfer salmon. These grower salmon feeds enable a shorter production time in the sea, without compromising final product quantity or quality. Thanks to Skretting ARC’s focus on optimising appetite, feed intake and digestion, Prime and Express together enable salmon farmers to potentially reduce their production time by as much as four weeks. Alternatively, if they wish to maintain their current production timescales, the harvest weight can be increased by up to 700 grams.

About Prime & Express

Prime & Express  illustration
2017

ORI-N3

ORI-N3 is an innovative algae blend of high DHA algae allowing maximal uptake of DHA into the Artemia in a very flexible and convenient manner. Dosage and enrichment time can be tailored to best suit operational and nutritional requirements. ORI-N3 stands for n-3 fatty acids enrichment and also represents an entry into a new generation of enrichment technology.

About ORI-N3

Artemia
2017

Sustainable raw materials

2017 saw the arrival of a technological breakthrough for Skretting – N3 – a groundbreaking salmonid diet that utilises a new marine algae oil capable of providing a viable and sustainable alternative to the finite supply of the traditional fish feed raw material.

About N3

Oil
2016
2016

Lorica

Lorica is the most advanced functional health feed for shrimp, and is designed to strenghten the shrimp before and during environmental and bacterial challenges. Lorica differentiates itself from other products in the marketplace by being a health shrimp diet that offers a complete solution for feeding shrimp, applying the vital knowledge that Skretting ARC has built with longstanding collaborative relationships with some of the world’s leading experts on shrimp diseases and shrimp health.

About Lorica

Lorica shrimp
2016

Formulation flexibility

The launch of MicroBalance FLX provides unprecedented ingredient formulation flexibility and enables salmon farmers to produce more from less in a sustainable way.

About MicroBalance 

Tom Berry Ingredients illustration
2013
2013

Revolutionising hatcheries

We launch ORI-ONE (culture and enrichment product for rotifers) and PL (our first larval and post-larval diet for shrimp).

About ORI-ONE

About PL

Shrimp illustration lifecycle
2012
2012

Producing more with less

Premium, our high-energy concept, is launched to deliver higher growth and reduce feed conversion rates.

About Premium

Atlantic salmon
2010
2010

Optimal nutrition for farmed fish and shrimp

MicroBalance® is launched, providing alternative sources of micronutrients normally sourced from fishmeal. We also enter the shrimp feed market, establishing our first plant in Vietnam.

About MicroBalance®

Tree illlustration Tom Berry
2009
2009

RAS

Today, Skretting is the market leader for feeds specifically designed for recirculating aquaculture systems. Skretting has invested many research resources into RAS because of their potential to enhance the sustainability of the aquaculture industry. We have three dedicated RAS-based research facilities across the world, each of which has a unique focus. Our central RAS team at the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) is comprised of many knowledgeable researchers,specialising in these systems.

About RAS

RAS equipment
2009

Breakthrough for the Mediterranean

Strong R&D identifies specific nutritional requirements for European seabass and Gilthead seabream, previously fed the same diet. This first time introduction of dedicated products for the species is a significant breakthrough for the Mediterranean.

 

Sea bream feeding
2007
2007

Protec: The fine art of protection

Launch of Protec - our industry-leading health diet.

About Protec

Fish skin Protec
2005
2005

Full lifecycle products: A healthy start in life.

Skretting Marine Hatchery Feeds (MHF) is established.

Sea bream larva
2001
2001

Omega-3 balance: Replacing marine raw materials.

LipoBalance is launched, ensuring exact omega-3 fatty acid content through precise fish and vegetable oil blends. We also introduce cold extrusion technology for starter diet production.

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Raw materials petri dish
2000
2000

AquaSim

Over the course of the last 20 years, we have established a comprehensive portfolio of models for the large number of species that we supply feeds for. Each Skretting diet has a unique FCR model, based on research done by Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC), which tests all raw materials and diets both in the lab and under field conditions. Combining biology, quality and economics, the robust set of innovative AquaSim management tools give qualified references through which aquaculture farmers can calculate expected farm performance. 

About AquaSim

AquaSim in hand
1993
1993

Aquafeed: nutritional breakthroughs.

The launch of our first functional diet – the forerunner of Protec.

Fish gill
1990
1990

NIR

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is an accurate and rapid analysis method that is well suited for quantitative determination of nutrients in feed ingredients and feed. NIR instruments are installed at every Skretting plant worldwide and provide rapid, accurate analyses of feed ingredients, intermediate products and finished feeds.

About NIR

NIR