Joint-venture between Skretting and West Coast Group builds new aquafeed plant in India

The joint-venture between Skretting and West Coast Group and its new aquafeed plant will support the country’s growing need for sustainable shrimp and fish feeds.
January 13, 2019

In June 2018, Skretting formed a joint-venture with local partner West Coast Group. Mumbai-based West Coast is an integrated aquaculture enterprise, operating on the Gulf of Cambay. It is the country’s eighth largest exporter of shrimp and a leading domestic processor/distributor of frozen seafood and other food products.

This plant, currently being constructed in Surat, Gujarat State, will open in the first-quarter of 2020, supplying products and support to aquaculture farms along the west coast. The location will provide access to approximately 10% of the country’s current shrimp production and 8% of its total inland fish farming output. It is also the region with the most future growth potential. The plant will have a feed production capacity of 50,000 tonnes, comprising 35,000 tonnes of shrimp diets and 15,000 tonnes of fish feeds. There are already further expansion phases planned that will raise the longer-term production to 120,000 tonnes per annum in two phases.

The joint-venture is in line with Skretting’s strategy to continue its expansion into nutritional solutions for warmwater aquaculture species. The joint-venture is being managed by Skretting India’s General Manager Puneet Pokhriyal.