New startup BIONAMERIS

BioNaMeris® produces and markets an innovative feed for fish and shellfish hatcheries and aquariums. These live prey (zooplankton) are produced using a patented, breakthrough technology based on a formulation of natural compounds*.

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Photo prise lors de la remise de prix sur l'appel à projet 3proteins Challenge Hauts-de-France" lancé par Euralimentaire
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Guillaume PIGEON CEO

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Rabah BOUKHERROUB, Scientific advisor

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Olivier POLINE, Technological advisor

Photo taken at the awards ceremony for the “Proteins Challenge Hauts de France” call for projects launched by Euralimentaire.

What are copepods ? Copepods are small crustaceans that thrive in all aquatic environments. They are one of the main components of zooplankton, and are the natural prey of the first life stages of fish and crustaceans. Because of their nutritional value, copepods are a natural, relevant food for rearing fish larvae. However, copepods are still difficult and costly to produce in sufficient quantities to meet the needs of hatcheries.

Bionameris®,** a sustainable feed for hatcheries and aquariums: After a year of development, BioNaMeris® has addressed this challenge by developing an innovative production system for live copepods. These copepods, enriched with natural compounds, are then used as feed for fish larvae, significantly improving survival rates, deformity risk, stress resistance and fry growth.

This project, based in Marquise (62) near Boulogne sur Mer, is a new breakthrough in the world of aquaculture and represents a major French innovation for more efficient and sustainable aquaculture, optimizing fry production for fish farms and aquariology.

* Stefka Le Fur, Sami Souissi, Rabah Boukherroub
Use of starch nanoparticles loaded with active molecules for aquaculture
Filed on 21/10/2019
National registration number: FR 19 11761
Publication no.: 3 102 040 A1
Use of starch nanoparticles loaded with active molecules for aquaculture
WO2021078743 (A1) – 2021-04-29
PCT/EP2020/079504

** Guillaume PIGEON, CEO
Emilien DEPOSE, CTO
Olivier POLINE, Technological advisor
Rabah BOUKHERROUB, Scientific advisor