Feeding fish: An Indo-Norwegian joint venture

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India’s fish and shrimps will soon eat feed produced by a Norwegian company. In a joint venture with India’s West Coast Group, Norway’s Skretting will supply fish feed to the growing Indian aquaculture market.

Together, Skretting and West Coast Group will build a feed production plant in western India, which will open within 2020.

The aquaculture market in India is a fast-growing and dynamic sector, and Skretting’s investment will develop the knowledge of feed for warm water species: "Working together with West Coast Group, we’ll be able to ensure we serve the growing needs of the Indian aquaculture industry while delivering on Skretting’s ambition to further develop their warm water species activities”, said Knut Nesse, outgoing CEO of Nutreco, the owner of Skretting.

The West Coast Group is India’s eighth largest exporter of shrimp, and distributes frozen seafood. The Norwegian company Skretting is the world’s largest producer of feeds for farmed fish, and is the aquaculture division of the Dutch feed company Nutreco. Skretting has a long history of innovation within the fish feed field, and India’s West Coast Group is looking forward to learn from Norway’s aquaculture experience.