Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre

Where science meets industry

Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) is the global research organization for Skretting. For more than a quarter of a century, ARC’s large, industry-leading team of scientists and experts specializing in fish and shrimp nutrition and health, as well as feed production technology, has been delivering innovations that define and support the progress of aquaculture.

Our research focus


Utilizing new functional ingredients and methodologies to advance fish and shrimp well being


Identifying and fulfilling the dietary needs of fish and shrimp species in a sustainable manner, with a strong focus on maximizing performance

Feed production

Increasing the raw material flexibility and functionality of our diets through new technologies and ingredients

Innovation process

Idea gathering

The pairing of our global presence and local market insights enable us to prioritize research that best fulfills the specific requirements of our customers as well as the broader needs of the aquaculture industry


Every concept we develop undergoes a comprehensive performance evaluation and accredited trial process


Our prototype formulations are subject to large scale testing in commercial environments to verify whether they can perform as intended when introduced to customers' production systems


New feed solution

Collating the findings of our research, all products are appraised to establish if they can be further improved upon and applied to other species and markets

Follow up

Regular consultation with customers ensures our products consistently meet commercial expectations. In addition, our AquaSim management tools help them to optimise farm performance

Our innovations


Our functional feed for farmed fish that helps shield skin, gut, and gills. It supports the immune system, provides the building blocks for new cells, and optimizes the balance between fish, microbes, and their environment


Premium contains metabolic activators that stimulate fish metabolism and energy utilization. The metabolic activators help reduce visceral fat, providing higher slaughter yields and larger fillets with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids

Near-infrared reflectance

Near-infrared reflectance (NIR) is an effective and efficient technology for ensuring quality control. NIR calibrations have been established for most of the raw materials that we source



Development of a quantitative semi-automated system for intestinal morphology assessment in Atlantic Salmon, using image analysis


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P.F. Silva, C. McGurk, K.D. Thompson, N.S. Jayasuriya, & J.E. Bron

  • Image analysis
  • Quantitative histology
  • Histomorphometric features
  • Digital histopathology
  • Intestinal histology
  • Salmo salar

Online acoustic chemometric monitoring of fish feed pellet velocity in a pneumatic conveying system

Powder Technology

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M. Halstensen, F. Nkem Ihunegbo, C. Ratnayake, & K. Sveinsvoll

  • Acoustic chemometrics
  • Partial least squares regression (PLS-R
  • Process analytical technology (PAT)
  • Fish feed pellets
  • Pneumatic conveying
  • Optimization