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Sterling White Halibut and Aller Aqua sign 6-year contract

Sterling White Halibut has signed a 6-year feed contract with Aller Aqua, based on the positive results and beneficial dialogue and cooperation between the two companies, which has taken place since 2017. Aller Aqua is proud of the close collaboration with this highly skilled specialist fish farmer and the trust that they have placed in both the feed and the company. 

Sterling White Halibut (SWH) is the world’s largest producer of farmed halibut and produces in the region of 1700 tonnes of halibut yearly. Halibut grows slowly and it takes 4 years for the fish to reach an ideal size. Besides patience, halibut-farming requires expert knowledge and a specialised feed that can support the long-term growth and health of the fish. SWH and Aller Aqua have developed a close-knit relationship during the past years, through positive cooperation about the best feed for growth. 

The halibut are grown in Ryfylke in Norway, and SWH handles the entire lifecycle of the fish, from broodstock through roe and larvae, to grow-out until the fish are ready for harvest. SWH delivers their fish to top restaurants, caterers and retailers in several countries and are rightfully proud of their high-quality gourmet product. This is clear from their website where you can find several recipes for preparing the fish. The SWH halibut comes recommended by both caterers and top chefs and has been included as an ingredient in several prestigious cooking competitions.

In addition to optimum farming conditions throughout the fish’s lifecycle, an important parameter in farming a healthy well-performing fish is the feed. This feed recipe is created with an ideal blend of high-quality raw materials to meet the nutritional requirements of halibut. SWH naturally demands a lot from the feed in terms of performance and growth, to be able to continuously satisfy their customers with top quality fish.  

Magne Torgersen, CEO of SWH, says that he is happy about the cooperation to grow the halibut: “Aller Aqua has shown us that they mean it when they say they want to grow together. Their feed quality, but also their input and availability has been key in our decision, and we, therefore, have no queries signing a long-term contract. Together we find solutions and our fish have never been better.” 

Aller Aqua is proud that Sterling White Halibut has chosen to grow with them as their partner for the next 6 years.