Press Release – Cromaris and Xelect agree genetic service contract

Press Release – Cromaris and Xelect agree genetic service contract

March 2018 – Cromaris, the leading Croatian bass and bream producer, has chosen Scotland’s Xelect Ltd as their provider of genetic services. Xelect will provide a complete package of genetic management to the selective breeding program in support of Cromaris’ continued advances in product quality, welfare and sustainability.

The Cromaris fish are bred at the company’s state-of-the-art hatchery in Nin, Croatia, and are recognizable for their superior quality. The partnership with Xelect will allow Cromaris to take advantage of the latest technologies in selective breeding to ensure their premium product continues to excel in the European market.

Professor Ian Johnston, CEO of Xelect Ltd, said “Xelect looks forward to developing a long-term partnership with one of Europe’s most progressive producers of sea bass and seabream”.

Dr Tom Ashton, Operations director at Xelect said “We are delighted to be working together with Cromaris, providing them expert genetic services. The Cromaris company values of excellence and quality are a good fit with our own.”

Dane Desnica, Cromaris Production Manager, said “Cromaris is a leader in quality, and with this long-term partnership through genetic selection we want to further growth in quality and performance.”

We feel that collaboration with Xelect is the right way to reach those goals.”

Lana Vidovic, Cromaris Hatchery Manager said: “We are very excited to establish a long-term broodstock breeding program that will enable us to produce high quality fry.

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