Skretting ARC – where science meets industry
Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre is the global research organisation for Skretting, ensuring that the world’s leading fish and shrimp feed producer maintains its position at the forefront of the rapidly developing aquaculture industry.
The research centre is based in Stavanger, Norway, and has further research units in Italy, Spain, China and Japan. Skretting ARC employs an international team of highly skilled specialists, supported by a substantial annual investment in advanced R&D. 30 of our 70 employees are researchers, and our staff represents almost 20 nationalities. We collaborate with several institutes and private companies across the globe.
Our core competencies are within fish and shrimp nutrition and health, feed raw materials, feed safety and quality, analysis and modelling technology and feed production processes.
Skretting is owned by the Dutch company Nutreco B.V, a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed employing over 10,000 people worldwide. The Nutreco family has several research centres in the field of animal nutrition and ingredients.
Acknowledged in aquaculture research
Although Skretting ARC is owned by a commercial feed producer, we function as a neutral research institute, serving as an active participant in collaborative projects. Over the years, we have participated in a number of EU projects collaborating with several universities and research institutes. We are also active in programmes funded by the Research Council of Norway.
There is an ongoing interchange of ideas and knowledge between Nutreco’s research centres to capture synergies and avoid duplicated effort. In the Netherlands, Spain and Canada, Nutreco has research centres in animal nutrition, ingredients and food.
In addition, Skretting ARC collaborates extensively with research institutes in France, Spain and Italy, focusing on the nutritional needs of sea bass, sea bream and other marine species. We are also involved in a longer-term collaboration with a university in Japan as well as institutes in several different countries specialising in shrimp research.