The history of Skretting

2017 - Sustainable raw materials

2017 - Sustainable raw materials

2017 saw the arrival of a technological breakthrough for Skretting – N3 – a groundbreaking salmonid diet that utilises a new marine algae oil capable of providing a viable and sustainable alternative to the finite supply of the traditional fish feed raw material.

2017 - Producing more from less

2017 - Producing more from less

Skretting’s groundbreaking Prime and Express diets launch globally. The diets utilise the full growth potential of salmon, providing farmers with the means to further enhance their operations. 

2016 - Formulation flexibility

2016 - Formulation flexibility

The launch of MicroBalance FLX provides unprecedented ingredient formulation flexibility and enables salmon farmers to produce more from less in a sustainable way.

2016 - Advancing health for shrimp

2016 - Advancing health for shrimp

Lorica is launched -  the most advanced functional health feed for farmed shrimp.

2014 - Research and innovation in Asia

2014 - Research and innovation in Asia

Expanding east. Our Research Station in Hezhoubei, China, opens to specialise in shrimp and Asian fish. Globally, we produce 2 million tonnes of feed

2013/2014 - Entering Africa

2013/2014 - Entering Africa

Entering Africa. Strategic acquisitions made in Egypt and Nigeria

2013 - Revolutionising hatcheries

2013 - Revolutionising hatcheries

Revolutionising hatcheries. We launch ORI-ONE (culture and enrichment product for rotifers) and PL (our first larval and post-larval diet for shrimp)

2012 - Producing more with less

2012 - Producing more with less

Producing more with less. Premium, our high-energy concept, is launched to deliver higher growth and reduce feed conversion rates

2010 - Optimal nutrition for farmed fish and shrimp

2010 - Optimal nutrition for farmed fish and shrimp

Optimal nutrition. MicroBalance® is launched, providing alternative sources of micronutrients normally sourced from fishmeal. We also enter the shrimp feed market, establishing our first plant in Vietnam

2008 - Long-term environmental commitment

2008 - Long-term environmental commitment

Long-term environmental commitment. We launch our SEA (Sustainable Economic Aquaculture) programme

2007 - The fine art of protection

2007 - The fine art of protection

Launch of Protec - our prime functional diet for farmed fish.

2007 - Global leaders in aquafeed

2007 - Global leaders in aquafeed

Setting world records. We produce 1 million tonnes of salmon feed in 11 months. We also launch the ORI-GO live feed product range and unveil Protec, our industry-leading health diet

2005 - Full lifecycle products

2005 - Full lifecycle products

A healthy start in life. Skretting Marine Hatchery Feeds (MHF) is established.

2004 - Environmental outlook

2004 - Environmental outlook

Developing standards. We become an early participant in the WWF-initiated Aquaculture Dialogues

2003 - Quality and food safety

2003 - Quality and food safety

United front. Skretting becomes the name of all Nutreco fish feed companies. We also launch Nutrace®, our dynamic company-wide system for ensuring quality and food safety.

2001 - Omega-3 balance

2001 - Omega-3 balance

Replacing marine raw materials. LipoBalance is launched, ensuring exact omega-3 fatty acid content through precise fish and vegetable oil blends. We also introduce cold extrusion technology for starter diet production

1998 - Asian expansion

1998 - Asian expansion

Furthering horizons. Skretting enters the Asian market with a joint-venture in Japan.

1997 - Aquafeed technology

1997 - Aquafeed technology

Investing in the future. Our Feed Technology Plant (FTP) opens.

1996 - AquaVision industry conference

1996 - AquaVision industry conference

Sharing best practice. We launch AquaVision, the biennial global aquaculture conference in Stavanger, Norway. We also introduce AminoBalance, which increases our feeds' protein value

1994 - Nutreco

1994 - Nutreco

Proud parent. Our owner Nutreco is founded.

1993 - Aquafeed: nutritional breakthroughs

1993 - Aquafeed: nutritional breakthroughs

Nutritional breakthroughs. The launch of our first functional diet – the forerunner of Protec.

1989 - Focus on research and development

1989 - Focus on research and development

A new era in R&D. Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) is established and we open the Lerang Research Station.

1983 - Commercial aquafeed production

1983 - Commercial aquafeed production

Full steam ahead. We commence the commercial production of extruded feeds.

1960 - Aquaculture trials

1960 - Aquaculture trials

Early beginnings. We conduct our very first aquaculture trial – on rainbow trout that are being raised in wooden cages.

1899 - agricultural roots

1899 - agricultural roots

Where it all began. Family business Skretting was established in Stavanger, Norway, selling feed and equipment to the agriculture industry.

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