Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC)

Where science meets industry

The Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) is the global research organisation for Skretting. For more than a quarter of a century, ARC’s large, industry-leading team of scientists and experts specialising 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.

ARC facts

A selection of our innovations

Protec

Protec is our functional feed for farmed fish that helps shield skin, gut and gills. It also supports the immune system, provides the building blocks for new cells and optimises the balance between fish, microbes and environment

About Protec

RAS

Skretting is the market leader for diets specifically designed for recirculating aquaculture systems. Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) are land-based aquaculture facilities that reuse water by cycling it through a filtration system so it can be used again.

About RAS

Infinity

Infinity encompasses MicroBalance®, MicroBalance FLX and N3, and is about the right nutrients, not specific raw materials. This allows us to replace feed raw materials without impacting performance, welfare or fish quality, providing unprecedented formulation flexibility.

About Infinity

Innovation process

Idea gathering

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

Research

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

Validation

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

Launch

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 research focus

Fish and shrimp health

With a focus on prevention and an integrated approach, Skretting ARC investigates the utilisation of new functional ingredients and methodologies to advance fish and shrimp well being

Optimised fish and shrimp nutrition

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

Advanced aquafeed production techniques

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

Recent research publications

Increased parasite resistance of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili Risso 1810) juveniles fed a cMOS supplemented diet is associated with upregulation of a discrete set of immune genes in mucosal tissues

Fish & Shellfish Immunology, Volume 86, March 2019, Pages 35-45

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Authors

Álvaro Fernández-Montero, Silvia Torrecillas, Marisol Izquierdo, María José Caballero, Douglas John, Milne, Christopher John Secombes, John Sweetman, Polyana Da Silva, Félix Acosta, Daniel Montero

  • MOS
  • Prebiotics
  • MALT
  • Amberjack
  • Ectoparasites
  • Cytokines

Exposure to Antibiotics Affects Saponin Immersion-Induced Immune Stimulation and Shift in Microbial Composition in Zebrafish Larvae

Frontiers in Microbiology

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Authors

Adrià López Nadal, David Peggs, Geert F. Wiegertjes, and Sylvia Brugman

  • saponin
  • zebrafish
  • microbiota
  • oxytetracycline
  • ciprofloxacin
  • neutrophils
  • macrophages