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09.23.15 - Hendrix Genetics Aquaculture AS

Pioneering Dutch-based global breeding company Hendrix Genetics has formed a new company to produce year-round high quality Atlantic salmon eggs in Norway. Hendrix Genetics Aquaculture AS will be based in Bergen and will introduce to the Norwegian industry the most advanced genetic and genomic technologies in salmon breeding.

Hendrix Genetics Aquaculture in Norway will be led by CEO Even Søfteland, of CapMare AS, who has a long history of successful operations in breeding and salmon production in Norway. 

Even Søfteland: “Getting Hendrix Genetics into the Norwegian fish farming industry gives a lot of opportunities for the salmon and trout producers in Norway, and is a clear indication that fish farming is an upcoming industry for the future. The introduction of Hendrix in Norway will secure the delivery of high quality eggs to fish farming companies, and through competition with existing breeders will greatly accelerate the development of the best genetic products for the industry. I look forward to being part of this.”

Hendrix Genetics, and its subsidiary Landcatch Ltd, have led the industry for some time in the development of major genes, or QTLs, and genomic selection to help disease resistance. Its ground-breaking work is producing improved eggs to help control the resistance of salmon to Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis (IPN), sea lice, amoebic gill disease (AGD) and pancreas disease (PD). Linking the Norway operation to existing production facilities in the UK and Chile will be a first for the industry and ensure a more powerful breeding programme and rapid genetic progress.

Using Hendrix Genetics’ expertise as the world’s leading multi-species animal breeding company, Hendrix Genetics Aquaculture in Norway will offer the industry higher levels of R&D, greater choices, and competitive rates.

As the Norwegian industry develops over the next five years, Hendrix Genetics Aquaculture expects that demand for high merit genetic material from its programme will reach 20-30 per cent industry market share by 2020.

Neil Manchester, Managing Director of the Hendrix Genetics Aquaculture Business Unit, said: “We are delighted to set up Atlantic salmon breeding operations in Norway. Hendrix Genetics will be the only aquaculture breeding company with land-based nucleus programmes in the three main salmon production regions. With linked breeding programmes and egg production in Norway, Chile and the UK, all supported by Hendrix Genetics Research and Technology Centre, we can accelerate the development of our strains of Atlantic salmon to meet the demands of the Norwegian and international market.”

Antoon van den Berg, CEO of Hendrix Genetics BV, said: “This is an exciting phase in the development of Hendrix Genetics as a significant player in the salmonid breeding industry. Combined with our majority shareholding in Troutlodge, which gives us a 30 per cent global market share in trout eggs, Hendrix Genetics can now truly claim to be a leading global aquaculture breeding company.”

08.28.14 - Troutlodge agrees to Memorandum of Understanding with Hendrix Genetics and Landcatch

Two world leading aquaculture companies have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to significantly extend their global share of the Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout markets.
Pioneering Scottish company Landcatch, which supplies Atlantic salmon eggs and smolts, as well as cutting-edge genetic services to the international aquaculture industry, has signed a MoU to become a 45 per cent shareholder in Seattle-based Troutlodge, Inc, the world’s largest rainbow trout egg producer.

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04.15.13 - Troutlodge achieves GlobalGAP certification for its trout egg production in the USA

Troutlodge, Inc. (Sumner, WA, USA) recently received certification under the GLOBALG.A.P. aquaculture standard. This program, covering the company's production of eyed Rainbow trout eggs in the USA, examines all aspects of the company's operations - including environmental stewardship, animal welfare, traceability, worker health and safety, and community relations. The rigorous standards serve as a practical manual for Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.) and are designed to assure consumers of the quality and sustainability of the products they are purchasing.

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10.10.12 - Troulodge Chile obtains GlobalGAP certification for production of Atlantic salmon eggs

During the month of September, Troutlodge Chile, located in the commune of Curarrehue (Araucania Region) obtained Global GAP certification for the production of Atlantic salmon eggs from its Catripulli facility.  Visit the link below to learn more (in Spanish).

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08.30.12 - Troutlodge & Target Marine sign Coho salmon egg distribution agreement

Troutlodge, Inc., the world’s leading supplier of eyed salmonid eggs, recently signed an agreement with Target Marine in which Troutlodge will become the exclusive sales agent for Target’s production of all-female Coho salmon eggs (O. kisutch).  Target Marine and Troutlodge have decided to work together in order to take advantage of Target’s ability to produce all-female Coho Salmon eggs and Troutlodge’s vast global customer base. 

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