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Research on different types of RAS is also becoming increasingly important as innovative new facilities are beginning to emerge. By having research facilities, we can conduct tests that enable us tocreate customised diets for each RAS variation.

Skretting is unique in that we’re the only company in the world that have multiple research facilities dedicated to recirculation aquaculture systems. Each of our RAS facilities has a different research focus, including for disease, hatcheries, and commercial grow-outs. The purpose of this is to build an extensive knowledge of the most effective ways to manage RAS, to develop diets that can support that optimal state, and also to help customers succeed in running and operation RAS facilities.

Research on different types of RAS is also becoming increasingly important as innovative new facilities are beginning to emerge. For example, the synergistic combination of recirculation aquaculture with hydroponics, known as aquaponics, is one such RAS variation that is becoming popular on a global scale. Given that aquaponics tries to balance both plant growth and fish growth, the nutritional and environment requirements are quite different from that of traditional RAS. By having research facilities, we can conduct tests that enable us tocreate customised diets for each RAS variation.

There is a lot of diversity in closed containment aquaculture, and it’s essential that aquaculture producers have feeds that meet specific requirements. Skretting works closely with fish farmers to ensure that as well as having the ideal nutritional content, our feeds have the right shape, size, density and the appropriate sinking speed for these individual systems, says Dr. Ingunn Stubhaug, Researcher at Skretting ARC.

Skretting works closely with fish farmers to ensure that as well as having the ideal nutritional content, our feeds have the right shape, size, density and the appropriate sinking speed for these individual systems.
Dr. Ingunn Stubhaug, Researcher Skretting ARC

Stories on RAS

10 November 2021

Atlantic Sapphire ASA and Skretting enter agreement to secure local feed supply

Skretting and Atlantic Sapphire ASA (“Atlantic Sapphire” or “the Company”) are pleased to announce Skretting’s intention to construct a specialized state-of-the-art feed plant for land-based salmon in Florida to serve Atlantic Sapphire’s US operations with market-leading feeds specialized for Bluehouse farming.

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Charlie Granfelt
2 November 2021

Fit for future: introducing Skretting’s new Global Manager Closed Aquaculture Systems

Charlie Granfelt appointed to drive strategic innovation agenda and support progress in alternative farming technologies.

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Skretting water
26 November 2019

Skretting wins global contract to supply Atlantic Sapphire in Denmark and USA

Skretting announces today that it has won the contract to supply Atlantic Sapphire with majority volumes from November 2019. The contract covers the majority of Atlantic Sapphire’s feed requirement in Denmark and the USA.

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