Regal Springs® and benchmark genetics sign milestone Strategic Collaboration Agreement

Regal Springs®️, the world’s No.1 Premium Tilapia company, and Benchmark Genetics, a recognized world leader in aquaculture genetics, have entered long-term strategic cooperation to support Regal Springs’ breeding programs for premium natural grown Tilapia.

Regal Springs®️ has major operations in Indonesia, Honduras and Mexico, with the U.S. being its largest market and commercial organizations around the globe. This agreement secures Regal Springs access to Benchmark’s team of experts and advanced support systems for selective breeding programs and the company’s extensive experience from 30 programs for 20 species, with Tilapia as one of the main focus areas.

“This strategic collaboration is aligned with Regal Springs’ commitments to develop premium Naturally Better Tilapia and to have a positive impact on the sustainability of Tilapia aquaculture”, says Laurent Develle, Global Head of Sustainability in Regal Springs.

“We believe that Benchmark Genetics will contribute assisting us in finding solutions to continuously improve our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, through better health, yield and animal welfare”, expresses Oscar Garay Krogh, Global Head of Farming in Regal Springs.

Tilapia accounts for ~10% of the global finfish aquaculture production with almost 7 M.T. worldwide and is a significant and sustainable source of protein for human consumption.

Morten Rye, Director of Genetics at Benchmark Genetics, says: “We are very pleased to announce this milestone collaboration with Regal Springs, with whom we share the same values connected to sustainability and support of local communities. We are proud to assist Regal Springs’ with realizing their ambitious goal for the company’s genetic work. In addition to better animal welfare, genetic improvements also will lead to higher production efficiency and reduced costs.”

Regal Springs AG

Laurent Develle, EVP Group General Counsel, Global Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability
+41 79 388 0411 – [email protected]

Benchmark Genetics

Morten Rye, Director of Genetics
+447 952 13271 – [email protected]

About Regal Springs
Regal Springs AG is the largest vertically integrated white fish farming producer in the world. The company has pioneered responsible aquaculture and processing operations. It produces premium quality Tilapia, all raised in large floating nets in pristine freshwater lakes in Indonesia, Honduras and Mexico. Regal Springs offers a broad range of high-quality Tilapia products sold to consumers free from antibiotics, growth hormones, additives, or chemicals, which have merited the Regal Springs group to be the world’s first Tilapia producer to be certified the ASC Tilapia and BAP 4* Tilapia standards. Certified by the highest standards in the industry, Regal Springs is also renowned for going above and beyond in supporting and growing healthy rural communities through its public health, educational, environmental, and infrastructural initiatives. Read more at

About Benchmark Genetics
Benchmark Genetics constitutes Benchmark Genetics Norway (a merger of former SalmoBreed and Akvaforsk Genetics Center), Benchmark Genetics Chile, Benchmark Genetics Iceland, Benchmark Genetics Colombia, and Benchmark Genetics USA. The company is a business area of the Benchmark Group ( The aquaculture biotechnology company uniquely combines world-leading expertise and operations in Genetics, Advanced Nutrition, and Animal Health for sustainable and cost-effective aquaculture productions. Benchmark Genetics is a major provider of genetically improved stock of Atlantic salmon, marine shrimp, and Nile tilapia worldwide and a leading provider of technical genetic services to the global aquaculture industry by continuing and expanding Akvaforsk Genetics extensive work in this area. Read more at