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Benchmark Genetics extends cooperation with Icelandic salmon farmer

Friday, April 29, 2022

Benchmark Genetics Iceland has been providing Icelandic salmon farmer, Landeldi, with over 2 million salmon ova since December 2020. The two Icelandic companies have now signed a three-year extension where Benchmark will continue to fulfill Landeldi’s needs for its ongoing expansion.

“Our Öxnalækur hatchery has recorded very low mortality for about one and a half years. We attribute that mainly to a consistent quality product from Benchmark, our flow-through system and the quality of the pristine Icelandic groundwater,” said Haraldur Snorrason, head of the smolt operation at Landeldi.

Róbert Rúnarsson, global sales manager at Benchmark Genetics, said, “we are located only one hour from Landeldi and cooperate closely with them. Landeldi is a promising company and an important client for Benchmark in Iceland.”

Landeldi is on a steady course building up its first phase of 6,500-ton annual production and aims to grow to 33,500 tons of salmon in the coming years.

 

Photo caption: Front: Haraldur Snorrason, head of the smolt operation at Landeldi, and Geir Olav Melingen, commercial director at Benchmark Genetics. Back: Stefán Páll Ágústsson, CFO of Landeldi and Róbert Rúnarsson, global sales manager of Benchmark Genetics.

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