Cromaris is a leading premium positioned company in production and processing of high quality Mediterranean fish and the sixth biggest company in the world in farming of sea bass and seabream, and the fastest growing company with a trend of further growth.
is to develop a culture of healthy and balanced nutrition and the consumption of seafood
is to be leading premium positioned company in production and processing of mediterranean fish species recognised by freshness, sustainable production and premium quality – target 18.000+ WFE tonnes
Cromaris was established in 2009 by merging the pioneers of Croatian and European aquaculture, so the tradition of Mediterranean fish farming lasts for more than 40 years.
The company’s headquarters and the processing facility are located in Zadar. Of the total of 6 farms, one is located in Istria (Budava) and 5 in the Zadar region, Central Adriatic (Lamjana Košara, Velo Žalo, Žman and Kudica). The farming site selection criteria depended on the crystal clean sea and untouched, pristine nature, far away from any potential pollutants, but also on the Spatial Plans of the Zadar and Istria Counties, according to which the above mentioned positions were assessed as suitable for white fish breeding. In 2015 one of the most modern facilities for premium quality Mediterranean fish spawning in Europe was opened in Nin, at the location of the old hatchery dating from 1981.
Today, Cromaris is recognized on the market as a leader in quality, which, in addition to consumer confidence, is confirmed by numerous certificates, but also strict controls of all processes and products. Cromaris is certified according to ISO standards 9001, 14001, 22000, BRC and IFS Food for quality, environmental management and food safety. It also holds ASC, GlobalG.A.P and Friend of the Sea for aquaculture sustainability, and Kosher and Living Healthy certificates. In addition, part of farming is based on organic production, which is a growing trend in the world and is in line with growing health awareness. Cromaris organic sea bass and sea bream are farmed with the application of strict ecological standards proved by certificates for organic production: European eco-certificate, Bio Siegel, Agriculture Biologique, Naturland and BioSuisse. Own and unique fish feed recipe is developed by Cromaris R&D experts, a recipe for each species is specially adapted to best suit the species’ needs, life cycle and environmental factors.
By 2020, more than 140 million euros have been invested in technology for farming, production and processing. Investments will continue with the intention of achieving the highest level of industrial efficiency and the development of sustainable aquaculture with systematic care for the environment.