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Benchmark Genetics to support Regal Springs tilapia breeding programs

Friday, November 19, 2021

Regal Springs and Benchmark Genetics entered long-term strategic cooperation to support Regal Springs’ breeding programs for premium natural grown tilapia. Regal Springs has major operations in Indonesia, Honduras and Mexico, with the U.S. being its largest market and commercial organization around the globe. This agreement secures Regal Springs access to Benchmark’s team of experts and advanced support systems for selective breeding programs and the company’s extensive experience from 30 programs for 20 species, with tilapia as one of the main focus areas.  

“This strategic collaboration is aligned with Regal Springs’ commitments to developing premium naturally better tilapia and have a positive impact on the sustainability of tilapia aquaculture,” said Laurent Develle, global head of sustainability in Regal Springs.  

“We believe that Benchmark Genetics will contribute assisting us in finding solutions to continuously improve our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, through better health, yield and animal welfare,” expressed Oscar Garay Krogh, global head of farming in Regal Springs.

Morten Rye, director of genetics at Benchmark Genetics, said, “we are very pleased to announce this milestone collaboration with Regal Springs, with whom we share the same values connected to sustainability and support of local communities. We are proud to assist Regal Springs’ with realizing their ambitious goal for the company’s genetic work. In addition to better animal welfare, genetic improvements also will lead to higher production efficiency and reduced costs.”

 

Photo caption: Feeding of tilapia in Lake Toba, Indonesia. Photo credit: Regal Springs.

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