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Key Milestones

Founded in 2000, Benchmark has been built through organic innovation and strategic acquisitions.

Launch of new diet food

INVE Aquaculture launches first ever rotifer substitution diet, first feed for most marine fish species currently cultured around the globe.


Advanced Nutrition FRiPPAK feed wins the ‘Favourite Aquatic Feed 2021 Award’ in China.

CleanTreat® ASC sustainability recognition

CleanTreat recieved the highest level of recognition for environmental protection and sustainability by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (‘ASC’)

Marketing Authorisation (MA) for Ectosan® Vet

Benchmark® Animal Health receive Marketing Authorisation (MA) from the Norwegian Medicines Agency for Ectosan® Vet in Norway.

Ectosan® Vet was the first sea lice veterinary medicinal treatment to be introduced to the Norwegian salmon market in over a decade and the granting of the MA was a major milestone.

StofnFiskur rebrands to Benchmark Genetics Iceland HF

StofnFiskur hf changes its legal name to Benchmark Genetics Iceland hf as a step in the single-brand strategy of the Benchmark Holdings plc group. StofnFiskur remains the brand to be used for the Atlantic salmon breeding programme and strain operated by the Icelandic company.

Jonas Jonasson, CEO of Benchmark Geneticsc Iceland

Advanced Nutrition launch new Artemia SEP-Art tools

New Artemia innovation drives efficiency in shrimp and fish hatcheries.

Benchmark® Animal Health Norway established

The company’s subsidiary is based in Bergen, Norway.

Benchmark® Animal Health Chile established

The new company, located in Puerto Varas, serves our customers in the world’s second largest salmon market.

SalmoBreed AS and Akvaforsk Genetics Center AS become Benchmark Genetics Norway AS

Benchmark owned Akvaforsk Genetics Center AS, and SalmoBreed AS have merge to establish Benchmark Genetics Norway AS, with headquarters in Bergen. The combined organisation further strengthens Benchmark’s offering to deliver sustained genetic improvements.

CleanTreat® receives NorFishing Innovation award

Benchmark’s water purification system receives aquaculture’s most important recognition as a winner of Innovation Award at the AquaNor 2019 event. The ground-breaking CleanTreat® solution is branded ‘a transformational step change’ for the industry.

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