Our history

From our early beginnings in agriculture, we have undergone significant expansion and development, from small-scale trout-rearing in Norway to innovative nutritional solutions for over 60 species around the globe. 

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2020
2020

AquaVision goes digital

Aquaculture reaches the most defining crossroads in its history. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, it had achieved universal recognition as one of the most standout food production success stories of recent decades, sustaining faster grow rates than any other sector. Recognising the incredible opportunity that the aquaculture sector has, AquaVision 2020 convenes leaders, communities and stakeholders from across and beyond the aquaculture space for the first time in a global online conference.

About AquaVision

Skretting AquaVision
2020

Committed to sustainability

With our sustainability roadmap to 2025, we step up our sustainability efforts and commit to taking the lead on sustainability progress

Our sustainability program

Sustainability report 2019 teaser
2019
2019

Nutreco and Skretting pledge long-term financial support to protect the Brazilian Cerrado region against deforestation

Nutreco announces it is the first feed company and one of the first three companies worldwide to lend its support to a new initiative designed to help end soy-associated deforestation in one of Brazil’s most important areas of biodiversity.

Soy plant
2019

Ranked among the top seafood companies in the world in first Seafood Stewardship Index, and sign UN Global Compact

The Seafood Stewardship Index provides a ranking of 30 of the most influential seafood companies in the world on their commitments, transparency and performance to meet the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Bold action is essential to realise the UN SDG agenda. Skretting and Nutreco have long been dedicated to working towards stronger targets to meet this demand. To facilitate this acceleration, Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord signed the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles, committing to ensuring the health and productivity of the ocean for the future.

Sea
2019

Commitment to developing alternative ingredients for aquaculture feed

As part of our longstanding commitment to safeguard the world’s oceans, we allocate USD 2 million to enable the development of alternative aquaculture feed ingredients in 2020.

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Our ocean graphic
2019

Hendrix Genetics and Nutreco partner to deliver sustainable shrimp solutions in Ecuador

Hendrix Genetics, in partnership with Nutreco and Ecuacultivos,  invest in Ecuador to establish a state-of-the-art shrimp hatchery.

Hendrix signing
2019

Nutreco and Skretting win edie Sustainability Leaders Award

Nutreco and Skretting presented with the edie award in the category of Sustainability Product Innovation of the Year for our innovative MicroBalance FLX concept.

About MicroBalance

edie sustainability awards
2018
2018

WorldFish and Skretting sign MoU to develop aquaculture in Africa

WorldFish and Skretting solidify their growing partnership to address food and nutrition security in Africa through collaborative aquaculture support and innovation.The partnership focuses on understanding and analyzing the structure of the aquaculture industry in Africa, and analyzing and improving farming practices.

2018

Pincoy Project recognised for its contribution to the environment at AquaSur 2018

The project was initiated by Skretting and six other partners in 2016 as a collaborative response to reduce the use of antibiotics in the Chilean salmon industry.

Fish farm
2018

Empowering small-scale tilapia farmers in Zambia

Continuation of support for aquaculture growth in Africa with community development project in Zambia set to improve the livelihoods of tilapia farmers.

Community development in Zambia
2018

Skretting Ecuador teams with shrimp farmers to deliver maximum profit

Groundbreaking precision shrimp farming concept Skretting 360+ maximises profit per hectare per day.

About Skretting 360+

Skretting 360+
2018

Nutreco enters joint venture with West Coast Group to build production facility in India

Nutreco forms a joint venture with Mumbai-based West Coast Group to supply the growing Indian aquaculture market.

Skretting feed in hand
2018

Accelerating aquaculture growth in Nigeria

Skretting Nigeria becomes wholly-owned by Nutreco.

2017
2017

New Skretting Ecuador feed plant to support shrimp farming growth

Skretting Ecuador underlines its long-term commitment to enabling the country to ramp up its sustainable shrimp production with feed plant investment.

Gisis factory
2017

Supporting Vietnamese aquaculture growth through local investment

Opening of a new state-of-the-art shrimp feed plant as part of our commitment to Vietnam and the broader Southeast Asia region.

Skretting Vietnam factory
2017

Supporting a new, golden age of aquaculture in Central America

Skretting launches in Honduras and Nicaragua to support the growing need for sustainable shrimp feeds in both these important aquaculture markets and throughout Central America.

2014
2014

Research and innovation in Asia: Expanding east.

Our Research Station in Hezhoubei, China, opens to specialise in shrimp and Asian fish. Globally, we produce 2 million tonnes of feed.

About our facilities

Hezhoubei
2013
2013

Entering Africa.

Strategic acquisitions made in Egypt and Nigeria.

2008
2008

Long-term environmental commitment.

We launch our SEA (Sustainable Economic Aquaculture) program.

Our sustainability program

Earth
2007
2007

Global leaders in aquafeed: Setting world records.

We produce 1 million tonnes of salmon feed in 11 months. We also launch the ORI-GO live feed product range.

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Feed bags on forklif
2004
2004

Environmental outlook: Developing standards.

We become an early participant in the WWF-initiated Aquaculture Dialogues.

Fish farming in Nigeria
2003
2003

Quality and food safety: United front.

Skretting becomes the name of all Nutreco fish feed companies. We also launch Nutrace®, our dynamic company-wide system for ensuring quality and food safety.

Nutrace chain illustration
1998
1998

Asian expansion: Furthering horizons.

Skretting enters the Asian market with a joint-venture in Japan.

Imari plant
1997
1996
1996

AquaVision industry conference: Sharing best practice.

We launch AquaVision, the biennial global aquaculture conference in Stavanger, Norway. We also introduce AminoBalance, which increases our feeds' protein value.

AquaVision graphic
1994
1994

Nutreco: Proud parent.

Our owner Nutreco is founded.

Nutreco
1989
1989

Focus on research and development: A new era in R&D.

Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) is established and we open the Lerang Research Station.

Laboratory worker
1983
1983

Commercial aquafeed production: Full steam ahead.

We commence the commercial production of extruded feeds.

Feed pellets
1960
1960

Aquaculture trials: Early beginnings.

We conduct our very first aquaculture trial – on rainbow trout that are being raised in wooden cages.

First fish farming trial
1899
1899

Agricultural roots: Where it all began.

The family business Skretting was established in Stavanger, Norway, selling feed and equipment to the agriculture industry.

Skretting history