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In recent weeks New Zealand King Salmon has listed on both
the NZX and ASX.
The firm is the world’s largest aquaculture producer of
With the government supporting well-planned and sustainable
aquaculture growth, New Zealand King Salmon sought NZ$30
million in new capital to repay debt, and to fund future
investment and working capital.
As a result of the fully subscribed IPO the company’s market
capitalisation is $154.5 million, giving some sense of the strength
of the Australasian aquaculture sector. New Zealand King Salmon
chairman John Ryder says salmon represents a “healthy”
ingredient to any investment portfolio.
“The planet’s resources need careful management, at the same
time as the world’s growing population is crying out for increased
nutritious food production. Farmed salmon in particular represents
an efficient and sustainable way of meeting those needs. The New
Zealand King Salmon IPO has provided us with a strong platform
for investing in aquaculture growth, something the New Zealand
government strongly supports with a goal of increasing revenue
from the aquaculture industry to more than NZ$1 billion by
2025,” said Ryder.
Shares were allocated to institutions in New Zealand, Australia
and Hong Kong.
Success of aquaculture evident in stock
exchange listing for New Zealand King Salmon
Tassal has said that it will become the first salmon farming
company in Australia to use natural pigment supplements for
all of its farmed salmon in Tasmania.
Tassal CEO and MD Mark Ryan said the company had been
investigating the viability of using a natural astaxanthin for
“We started this work because of the growing consumer
preference for natural and organic products,” said Ryan. “Sourcing
a sustainable and reliable source of natural astaxanthin has been a
complex task, but we are co nfident that by 2017 the first diets
containing natural astaxanthin will be delivered to our farms.”
“ Naturally sourced and synthetic astaxanthin are chemically
identical and both are equally food safe. Our work in this area is
independent of recent media scrutiny, and has been consumer
driven,” he said.
Ryan said Tassal would work with feed supplier Skretting to
phase in the new natural stockfeed pigment over the next
“We will work through existing stocks as quickly as possible,
aiming to have the new astaxanthin in all products as soon as
practical,” he said. Ryan said while the current synthetic
astaxanthin was completely food safe, Tassal understood that the
use of natural pigment for salmon was more attractive
Astaxanthin is an important nutrient for salmon health, growth
and survival. “Wild salmon are naturally pink from their diet and
we are simply replicating a natural diet for our salmon,” said Ryan.
Natural astaxanthin for Tassal farmed salmon
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