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Genetics

Overview

Benchmark Genetics is a world-leading provider of aquaculture genetics with in-house, family-based breeding programmes, present in every major aquaculture market. We focus on the three main species of salmon, tilapia and shrimp.

Benchmark Genetics is a world-leading provider of aquaculture genetics with in-house, family-based breeding programmes, present in every major aquaculture market. We focus on the three main species of salmon, tilapia and shrimp.

We are the leading provider of genetics services based on extensive experience from 30 applied breeding programs involving 20 species in 20 countries. Our breeding centres are located in Norway, Iceland, Chile, the USA, Brazil and Colombia.
Salmon ova

Salmon Eggs

We provide the global Atlantic salmon industry with robust and disease-free salmon eggs every week of the year. Our products are the result of long-term breeding programs and intensive innovation, focused on solving our clients’ challenges and opportunities. We operate in-house programs and intensive innovation, focused on solving our clients’ challenges and opportunities for three strains in Norway, Iceland, and Chile mainly produced at land-based facilities to ensure the industry’s highest levels of biosecurity

Shrimp Benchmark

Shrimp

Benchmark Genetics Shrimp operates a world-leading breeding program for Penaeus vannamei. With its breeding nucleus in Colombia, and from its modern and biosecure Elite Multiplication Centre in Fellsmere, FL, USA, Benchmark Genetics Shrimp develops, produces and globally distributes genetically improved, high performing SPR/SPF Shrimp strains with improved health and efficiency adapted to modern farming conditions.

Delivering continuous genetics improvements to aquaculture worldwide

Tilapia

Benchmark’s Spring Genetics produces genetically improved high performing tilapia broodstock and fingerlings. From its breeding nucleus operations in Florida, USA, Spring Genetics distributes robust and disease-free genetic material to farms, integrated companies, and affiliated multiplication hatcheries around the globe. Our Spring Tilapia strain is the result of a long-term breeding program and intensive innovation, focused on solving our clients’ challenges and optimize their opportunities.

Scales of a mature salmon

Genetic Services

Our external consultancy services are tailored to each client’s needs and business objectives. We apply our competencies and experiences in developing Benchmark Genetics’ five in-house programmes for Atlantic salmon, P. vannamei and Nile tilapia using cutting-edge technologies. Our clients’ will benefit from having access to expertise, resources and systems that we have developed to support these programmes.

Genetics

Benchmark Genetics’ dedicated team of experts operate and support our breeding activities for Atlantic salmon in Norway, Iceland and Chile, tilapia in the US and Brazil and shrimp in Colombia, the US and Thailand. We also run several breeding programmes for external customers. Our employees are our most important asset, as they are instrumental in ensuring customer satisfaction

Jan-Emil Johannessen, Head of Genetics
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