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Benchmark Genetics welcomed customers from Iceland and The Faroe Islands

Benchmark Genetics welcomed customers from Iceland and The Faroe Islands on Friday 15th November, for a day of site visits, scientific seminar, talks and networking.

The aim of our breeding and genetics programme is not just to provide our customers with the best available products but also to have good and long – lasting relationship.

The first part of the day involved two site visits. A tour of Vogavík, our largest broodstock farm and incubation centre for Atlantic salmon and tour to Hafnir, our Icelandic lumpfish facility. Vogavík is a land-based farm, located close to the ocean on the southwest corner of Iceland. Hafnir has been designed to produce up to three million 20-30g lumpfish per year. These effective cleaner fish are sold throughout The Faroe Islands and Iceland as an environmentally friendly solution in the battle to control sea lice.

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Jónas Jónasson, CEO StofnFiskur & Production Director at Benchmark Genetics together with customers during site visit.

After visits to the farms and networking lunch, our customers joined scientific seminar ‘Breeding and genetics from the perspective of Iceland and The Faroe Islands’. The seminar was held at Grand Hotel Reykjavík. We had great lecture from very engaging speakers such as Jónas Jónasson, CEO StofnFiskur & Production Director at Benchmark Genetics, Ólafur Hjörtur Kristjánsson, Genetics Manager, Benchmark Genetics and Bára Gunnlaugsdóttir, Head of Strategic operations, Benchmark Genetics that represented our team.

Seminar Agenda

Seminar agenda ‘Breeding and genetics from the perspective of Iceland and The Faroe Islands’.

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Jónas Jónasson, CEO StofnFiskur & Production Director at Benchmark Genetics welcomed guests to the seminar.

Olafur Hjoertur Kristjansson

Ólafur Hjörtur Kristjánsson, Genetics Manager, Benchmark
Genetics during his presentation at seminar about Stofnfiskur’s focus on genetics for Iceland and The Faroe
Islands.

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Bára Gunnlaugsdóttir, Head of Strategic operations, Benchmark Genetics talked about how to gain control with BreedControl, our new software.

Also, we were pleased to welcome external speakers Runi Dam, owner Avrik spf, Bjørn Hovrud, General Manager, Laksefjord AS and Kristján Ingimarsson, production manager sea of Laxar hf. All presentations from our seminar are available.

Runi Dam Avrik Spf

"Large smolt in Faroes Islands, what is there to learnfrom the experts?" by Runi Dam, owner Avrik spf

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Jónas Jónasson, CEO StofnFiskur & Production Director at Benchmark together with Bjørn Hovrud, General Manager, Laksefjord AS.

Kristjan Ingimarsson

Large-small smolt/salmon input in the east fjords of Iceland,historic and recent data by Kristján Ingimarsson, production manager sea of Laxar hf.

The day with our customers ended up with three course dinner at Grand Hotel Reykjavík.

We are looking forward to many more years of working together with our customers and highly appreciate they joined our event.

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