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StofnFiskur main production is eyed salmon eggs but as support we can also deliver salmon fingerlings and lumpfish.

Salmon Eggs

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SalmoProtect and SalmoSelect

Two packages suiting different needs

An ova is no longer the same egg it was before 2010 - new genetic traits are continuously being developed and added to the product. Additionally, to our basic products, StofnFiskur strengthens its position as a provider of high-quality genetic material of Atlantic salmon in the global salmon market, launches two new product concepts for the 2018/2019 season called SalmoProtect and SalmoSelect, suited to your local challenges and consisting of traits that our genetics have combined to suit our customers’ needs. The art is to uncover the small difference in the genes that can provide the major improvements in productivity and survival.

The customer needs are a priority for us! That’s why we leave the choice of products to them and it depends on what kind of technology is used for salmon production, country of production, water quality or challenges that salmon can meet both in marine and RAS facilities.


This product is natural choice for salmon breeders in areas with lower disease pressure. This is your protection against complex challenges where you pick the composition of characteristics suited to your needs. SalmoProtect is your basic protection that covers the most common challenges in salmon production.

SalmoProtect contains:



Higher risk requires stronger protection. Protection against complex challenges where you pick the composition of characteristics suited to your needs. Therefore, we have put in a great deal of flexibility into SalmoSelect package. As a basis, we have included the qualities that we know from our experience with our customers that they need them.

SalmoSelect contains:

  • GS-Lice
  • GS-PD

If you have focus on quality parameters, we offer the following features as an option for this package:

  • GS-Quality
  • GS-SRS
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Benchmark Genetics' products for land-based farming

To meet the requirements of the growing land-based salmon industry worldwide, StofnFiskur has developed products with improved growth and QTL-IPN (optional). The products are namend SalmoRAS4+ and SalmoRAS4+IPN and are delivered as All-Female as standard in order to reduce early maturation significantly. For farms experiencing very high rates of early maturity on males, we are recommending a combination of All-Female and Triploid resulting in populations of fish that are sterile and not able to sexually mature.

  • Download our brochure on land-based farming in English.
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Benchmark Genetics' product range for land-based farming


The main advantage of this product is eliminating production setbacks arising from early maturation of males. An ideal solution for farmers having the entire production process from ova to harvest in land-based RAS-plants that have higher breeding temperatures than 15°C. With this product our customers are only receiving female eggs.


Sterile salmon has been recognized as one of the solutions to the environmental challenge of escapees. In Norway, specific licenses are dedicated for farming of sterile salmon – so called green concessions. Through many years of R&D StofnFiskur has developed a secure method for triploidization of salmon ova. By using high pressure in combination with specific temperature levels, the fertilized ova get three pairs of chromosomes instead of the natural two, producing salmon that are unable to reproduce.

Organic and tailor made ova


At StofnFiskur’s land-based production sites, we are in total control of the process – from brood fish to fertilized eye ova. In other words, an ideal setup for organic production, where specific protocols and requirements are to be applied in order to comply with the organic standards.


Some customers ask for specific weightings of traits that are not included in our standard product lines. We meet their demands with our Tailor Made product, letting the customer define the balance of the traits to suit their production challenges and opportunities.


CrossBreed is a fusion of the best genetics between Iceland and Norway, using eggs from the StofnFiskur strain, fertilized by milt from males of the SalmoBreed strain. By using modern freezing technology, we are able to freeze and store milt from SalmoBreed which makes CrossBreed available in the off-season. This product can be delivered as SalmoProtect or as SalmoSelect, depending on the needs or the customer.

Combining many genomic traits is a challenging task, as the individual brood fish with the particular combinations are getting fewer in number the more traits we are adding on. The more complex a product gets, the more difficult it is to guarantee deliveries at any time and quantity of the product. This is unfortunately the nature of selective breeding.

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A friend in need is a friend indeed

The Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) has the useful property of feeding itself on the parasite that causes most of the current problems for the salmon industry – sea lice. Living in a friendly symbiosis along with the salmon in the sea cages, this cleaner fish has become worth its weight in gold to salmon farmers.

In the spring of 2014 we started commercial production of Lumpfish fingerlings at StofnFiskur. Based on our previous experience in marine species, the farming of lumpfish has been successful, delivering 2 Million juveniles in the first year of operation. Our lumpfish have proven to be robust, having high tolerance for variable farming temperatures, high survival rates and excellent appetite for sea lice.

Production is carried out at StofnFiskurs dedicated lumpfish farm in Hafnir on the western Reykjanes peninsula of Iceland. The farm was initially constructed for the farming of Atlantic cod. During the past two years, the site has been rebuilt, modified and adapted to the needs of a lumpfish hatchery.

The transportation of lumpfish fingerlings from Iceland is carried out using specially designed marine shipping containers. For smaller batches airfreight is the recommended means of transport. To eliminate the risk of infectious diseases, wild broodstock is caught at sea and held in the quarantine station at Sandgerði, Reykjanes where the brood fish are individually screened for infectious bacteria and viruses before the eggs are taken into our farm in Hafnir.

We are able to offer lumpfish to our UK customers from Benchmark’s two farming operations in Scotland.

Our short term goal is to deliver lumpfish fingerlings every week of the year to customers in the UK and the Faroe Islands. For the future, we are setting up a selective breeding program with the aim of developing a strain of lumpfish that is more resistant to disease, and better at cleaning lice.

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