- Benchmark has announced that its new land-based salmon broodstock facility in Norway was now ready to house its first batch of broodstock.

It said the 10,000 square-metre facility would receive delivery of the first stock in November from Salten, the joint venture partner of Benchmark's subsidiary SalmoBreed, which had been growing SalmoBreed's genetic material.

It said salmon eggs from this stock would be produced early autumn 2018 and first test batch sales are expected two months later.

At 9:59am: [LON:BMK] Benchmark Holdings Plc share price was +2p at 44.5p

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