Our history

One of the first companies in Mediterranean aquaculture with more then 40 years of experience…

The beginning of our story dates all the way back to 1979, the year of the founding of Cenmar and the first commercial sea bass farm in Lamjana Bay on the island of Ugljan, making us the pioneers of Mediterranean aquaculture.


Cromaris launching brand campaign in Italy

A media campaign featuring chef Giorgio Locatelli, one of the most renowned culinary stars in Europe and jury member in MasterChef Italia. Additional recognition is ensured by featuring another star in the TV spot: Zvonimir Boban, a famous Croatian football player and the first ever Chief of football at UEFA.


Launch of two new species: Cromaris greater amberjack and dentex!

Cromaris has enriched its assortment of top-quality premium fresh fish with this original Mediterranean Seriola species (Seriola dumerili) and Adriatic dentex (Dentex dentex). Both species are available all year round. Find out more about our products on the link.


Cromaris dentex is awarded the Superior Taste Award

Our latest farmed species, dentex, which is unique in the world, has also been awarded the distinguished Superior Taste Award 2021.



Cromaris published 2020 Sustainability Report

It fills us with great pride that we are the first company in Mediterranean aquaculture industry to be publishing yearly Sustainability Report and among other aspects to be setting a good example to other seabass and seabream producers around the globe in this extremely important aspect.


Big record-breaking year 10.000t!

In the extremely difficult economic circumstances caused by the corona virus pandemic, Cromaris achieved sales of 10,000 tons of first class quality Mediterranean white fish.


Smoked fillets in the new package design

In September 2020, we launched the smoked fillets in the new redesigned packaging, completing the new Cromaris premium packaged products range.


Launch of the new MAP products range

In February 2020, we launched the new range of MAP products in PET recyclable packaging


Cromaris sea bass receives Crystal Taste Award

Cromaris sea bass received in June 2020 the maximum three golden stars for its exceptional taste, thus becoming the only fresh fish category product to receive the Crystal Taste Award (Superior Taste Award 2020) for three golden stars in three years in a row.


Cromaris 100% ASC Certified

In September 2019, we became the only company in the industry to have all of its farms and commercial species ASC  certified


Fresh SKIN fillets launch

The launch of new premium fresh fillets range in the innovative SKIN packaging


Cromaris is BRC certified

As a result of pursuing a consistent strategy based solely on the highest product quality and freshness, we were awarded a new certificate to be added to the numerous ones we already owned – the BRC certificate that guarantees quality and safety of our products.


Two new farms Kudica & Žman are opened

Production was started at two new farms – Kudica and Žman. The Kudica farm is situated along one of the ten islands that surround the island of Iž, while Žman farm is located along the uninhabited part of Dugi otok, between Luka and Žman.


Opened Nutritional centre

In beginning of 2017 we’ve opened Nutritional center  that had been preceded by years of hard work and perfecting of the fish feed recipe (desired nutritional composition of the fish, selection of sustainable raw materials as well as trial farming) that resulted in Cromaris fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids and a positive ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids above industry average


Opening of the new Hatchery

In September 2015, on the position of our old hatchery we opened one of  the most modern facilities for sea bass and seabream spawning in Europe.


SAP implementation

In cooperation with SAP, Cromaris was the first in the world to develop and implement a SAP module adapted specially for the management of aquaculture systems


The first record-breaking year!

In 2014, the annual production of Cromaris for the first time exceeded 5,000 t WFE.


First Cromaris TV camapign

Cromaris launched its first TV campaign with the TVC “Fisherman and the dolphin”


Start of Cromaris BIO products sales

We are starting sales of Cromaris BIO products.


New Species launched

Along with sea bass and seabream, Cromaris introduced a new species of native Adriatic white fish Meagre


Foundation of Cromaris

The merger of Cenmar, Marimirna Rovinj, Marikultura Istra and Bisage-Nit resulted in the foundation of Cromaris d.d., operating as part of Adris Group.


Adris acquires four companies

Adris acquires companies: Cenmar, Marimirna Rovinj, Marikultura Istra and Bisage-Nit


Foundation of Marimirna Rovinj

Foundation of Marimirna Rovinj marks the beginning of mariculture in Istria


Opened first hatchery in Cenmar

Cenmar opened sea bass and seabream hatchery in Nin


Beginning of Our Story

The beginning of our story dates all the way back to 1979, the year of the foundation of Cenmar and when the first in the world cage of sea bass was put in the sea.

First commercial sea bass farm was located in Lamjana Bay on the island of Ugljan, making us the pioneers of Mediterranean aquaculture.