The history of Skretting

2017

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

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

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

2016

Advancing health for shrimp

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

2014

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

2013/2014

Entering Africa.

Strategic acquisitions made in Egypt and Nigeria

2013

2013

Revolutionising hatcheries.

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

2012

2012

Producing more with less.

Premium, our high-energy concept, is launched to deliver higher growth and reduce feed conversion rates

2010

2010

Optimal nutrition for farmed fish and shrimp 

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

2008

Long-term environmental commitment.

We launch our SEA (Sustainable Economic Aquaculture) programme

2007

2007

Protec: The fine art of protection

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

2007

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

2005

Full lifecycle products: A healthy start in life.

Skretting Marine Hatchery Feeds (MHF) is established.

2004

2004

Environmental outlook: Developing standards.

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

2003

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

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

1998

Asian expansion: Furthering horizons.

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

1997

1997

Aquafeed technology: Investing in the future.

Our Feed Technology Plant (FTP) opens.

1996

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

1994

Nutreco: Proud parent.

Our owner Nutreco is founded.

1993

1993

Aquafeed: nutritional breakthroughs.

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

1989

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

1983

Commercial aquafeed production: Full steam ahead.

We commence the commercial production of extruded feeds.

1960

1960

Aquaculture trials: Early beginnings.

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

1899

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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