Benchmark sees long-term growth in aquaculture

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  • Benchmark receives authorisation in Norway for salmon treatment
  • Benchmark Holdings report ‘good period’ highlighting strategic progress across three business areas
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Benchmark’s mission is to enable aquaculture producers to improve their sustainability and profitability. We bring together biology and technology, to develop innovative products which improve yield, quality and animal health and welfare for our customers. We do this by improving the genetic make-up, health and nutrition of their stock – from broodstock and hatchery through to nursery and grow out. Benchmark has a broad portfolio of products and solutions, including salmon eggs, live feed (Artemia), diets and probiotics and sea lice treatments.

02 Jul 2021

() said it had received marketing authorisation from the Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMA) for EctosanVet (BMK08), its pioneering treatment for sea lice in salmon.

Sea lice are one of the biggest biological challenges in salmon farming, said Benchmark, and estimated to cost producers more than US$1bn annually, and US$600mln in Norway alone.

Ectosan Vet will be the first sea lice veterinary medicinal treatment to be introduced to the Norwegian salmon market in over a decade, it added.

The final steps for commercialisation are the ratification of the MRL (Maximum Residue Limit) into Norwegian regulation and the approval of product labels by the NoMA.

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18 May 2021

(), the aquaculture biotechnology company, saw growth in revenues and earnings in the six months to the end of March.

Revenue from continuing operations rose to GBP59.5mln from GBP56.2mln in the corresponding period a year earlier. Had exchange rates stayed the same from a year earlier, revenue would have been up 11% year-on-year at GBP62.3mln.

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16 Apr 2021

() said that the MRL (Maximum Residue Limit) for its novel sea lice treatment BMK08 has been ratified under European Law.

The MRL confirms the safety of Benchmark’s sea lice solution for consumers and represents a significant milestone in the regulatory approval process towards the anticipated commercial launch of BMK08 and CleanTreat in Norway, said the statement.

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19 May 2021

‘s () CEO Trond Williksen and CFO Septima Maguire join Proactive London to discuss their good performance and strategic progress in the six months to the end of March.

Revenue from continuing operations rose to GBP59.5mln from GBP56.2mln in the corresponding period a year earlier. Had exchange rates stayed the same from a year earlier, revenue would have been up 11% year-on-year at GBP62.3mln.

The firm are please to see a continued recovery in Advanced Nutrition as well as important milestones achieved for BMK08 and CleanTreat, a transformational solution for the industry both in addressing on of the biggest challenges in salmon and what they believe is one of the most important environmental concerns.

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