Our innovations through the years

Skretting's ultimate goal is to see research implemented into innovative and sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry, whether in the form of products, methodologies or manufacturing improvements. Our innovation directions cover three horizons – from improvements to current business, right through to completely new business models. Below you can find some examples of these. 


Launch of Elevia

Elevia is an innovative feed engineered to offer superior nutrition and water quality in shrimp hatcheries and nurseries. The precisely produced, stable micro diet improves larval performance while simplifying feed management and ensuring a cleaner system.

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Elevia product bags

Combining expertise with HIPRA to tackle devasting trout disease

The collaboration provides Italian fish farmers with a sustainable solution to the significant and growing challenge of Lactococcosis.

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A leap forward for farmed Atlantic bluefin tuna

The production of juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna within aquaculture systems moved a step forward thanks to a cooperation agreement signed by tuna farming start-up Next Tuna and Skretting. The agreement takes the Next Tuna project on to the next exciting level, with world-class aquaculture and feed R&D ensuring the ideal feed solution to lead the way and put sustainable farmed Atlantic bluefin on the map.

Learn more about the agreement

Dr. Lenaig Richard in a green cardigan in front of a world map

Skretting AI Guayas Research Station opens

This world-class R&D station is fully dedicated to shrimp farming and establishes the ideal platform to further expand our knowledge of shrimp nutrition and health, and to apply this intelligence on-the-ground in one of the global seafood economy’s most important shrimp producing regions.

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Skretting AI Guayas Research Station, Ecuador

Strengthening cooperation with eniferBio

Skretting and eniferBio signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on continued cooperation. The Finnish biotech start-up was the winner of the 2020 Nutreco Feed & Food Tech Challenge. This biannual competition acknowledges the best breakthrough innovations within livestock farming, aquaculture, and alternative food proteins. The first prize included a scientific validation trial, and the agreement defines the future steps for testing PEKILO® protein in Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout.

About the cooperation


Atlantic Sapphire announces the inclusion of algal omega-3 feed ingredients

Atlantic Sapphire reaches an agreement with Skretting and algal oil specialist Veramaris® to deliver sustainable omega-3 rich salmon to the United States, highlighting our broader ambition to phase out the use of marine-derived ingredients in feed to 2025.

about our agreement with atlantic sapphire


Driving the future of innovation – introducing Skretting Aquaculture Innovation

Skretting ARC is renamed and restructured into a complete and multi-functional unit incorporating the global marketing, sustainability and digital teams into its midst. The new unit is called Skretting Aquaculture Innovation (AI) and integrates all aspects of innovation from basic to applied research, to product development to digital innovation and sustainability.  

about Skretting ai


Bigger trout, better feed intake and lower FCR

Skretting launches new starter and grower feeds for rainbow trout to help farms to meet their full potential: Nutra Sprint & Celero.

learn more about nutra sprint & celero

Salmonid team

Launch of groundbreaking new hatchery diet GEMMA Neo

GEMMA Neo reduces the dependence on traditional feed ingredients, while also providing ideal nutrient composition, unprecedented production system performance and weaning flexibility.

Read about GEMMA Neo


Introduce AquaCare Mineral Balance

Expand AquaCare portfolio with a new water care solution for fish and shrimp pond farming. AquaCare Mineral Balance is a mineral combination offering high bioavailability of macro and trace minerals.

about aquacare mineral balance

Marita Sirevaag

Vitalis PRIMA

Vitalis PRIMA is a marine broodstock diet from Skretting that supports the health of parent fish and young fry, thereby improving the performance of hatchery systems globally.

About Vitalis PRIMA

Vitalis Prima graphic

AquaCare: Safeguarding our planet’s most precious resource

As a key part of our ongoing commitment to improve the sustainability of the industry, we extend our scope beyond the supply of sophisticated and sustainable feeds by creating a new global product line – AquaCare – specifically focused on providing practical solutions to improve water quality for fish and shrimp farming systems.

About AquaCare

AquaCare, Tonje Dueland


Infinity, our final development of the MicroBalance® concept to become completely independent of marine feed raw materials, is launched.

About Infinity

Fish meal

Promoting tilapia health in Egypt, Ecuador and Vietnam

First dedicated, documented tilapia health feed supports fish health and survival.

About Protec for Tilapia

Protec tilapia

Ingredient innovation: Bridging the raw material gap

As the global population continues to grow, there is increasing focus on aquaculture to provide the protein to feed the world. At Skretting, as one of the largest aquaculture feed suppliers in the world, we see that we have an essential role to play. A 30 million tonne projected increase in aquaculture production means there will be a need for an additional 45 million tonnes of raw materials. So where will they come from? 

About ingredient innovation

Novel raw materials graphic


High temperature can have a significant influence on growth performance. HT is a feed solution to support fish during periods with high water temperature.

About HTO2


Prime & Express

Prime & Express are the next generation premium feeds for post-transfer salmon. These grower salmon feeds enable a shorter production time in the sea, without compromising final product quantity or quality. Thanks to Skretting ARC’s focus on optimising appetite, feed intake and digestion, Prime and Express together enable salmon farmers to potentially reduce their production time by as much as four weeks. Alternatively, if they wish to maintain their current production timescales, the harvest weight can be increased by up to 700 grams.

About Prime & Express

Prime & Express  illustration


ORI-N3 is an innovative algae blend of high DHA algae allowing maximal uptake of DHA into the artemia in a very flexible and convenient manner. Dosage and enrichment time can be tailored to best suit operational and nutritional requirements. ORI-N3 stands for n-3 fatty acids enrichment and also represents an entry into a new generation of enrichment technology.

About ORI-N3



Lorica is the most advanced functional health feed for shrimp, and is designed to strengthen the shrimp before and during environmental and bacterial challenges. Lorica differentiates itself from other products in the marketplace by being a health shrimp diet that offers a complete solution for feeding shrimp, applying the vital knowledge that Skretting ARC has built with longstanding collaborative relationships with some of the world’s leading experts on shrimp diseases and shrimp health.

About Lorica

Lorica shrimp


Today, Skretting is the market leader for feeds specifically designed for recirculating aquaculture systems. Skretting has invested many research resources into RAS because of their potential to enhance the sustainability of the aquaculture industry. We have three dedicated RAS-based research facilities across the world, each of which has a unique focus. Our central RAS team at the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) is comprised of many knowledgeable researchers,specialising in these systems.

About RAS

RAS equipment

Breakthrough for the Mediterranean

Strong R&D identifies specific nutritional requirements for European seabass and Gilthead seabream, previously fed the same diet. This first time introduction of dedicated products for the species is a significant breakthrough for the Mediterranean.

Our seabass and seabream diets

Sea bream feeding


Over the course of the last 20 years, we have established a comprehensive portfolio of models for the large number of species that we supply feeds for. Each Skretting diet has a unique FCR model, based on research done by Skretting Aquaculture Innovation (AI), which tests all raw materials and diets both in the lab and under field conditions. Combining biology, quality and economics, the robust set of innovative AquaSim management tools give qualified references through which aquaculture farmers can calculate expected farm performance. 

About AquaSim

AquaSim in hand


Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is an accurate and rapid analysis method that is well suited for quantitative determination of nutrients in feed ingredients and feed. NIR instruments are installed at every Skretting plant worldwide and provide rapid, accurate analyses of feed ingredients, intermediate products and finished feeds.

About NIR