Matís has a strong team of experts and good facilities in the field of aquaculture research, especially in terms of feed research and fish behavior. This part of Matís' operations has been on the rise in recent years in parallel with growing aquaculture.
Aquaculture plays an important role in ensuring the world's food security, as well as in value creation and rural development in Iceland. Matís has focused on supporting this industry as much as possible and sought extensive collaboration with the industry. The company has especially focused on feed research, but also on cultivation and genetics, behavior, intestinal flora, processing, product development, packaging, transport and so on. In addition, Matís offers various types of advice and measurements concerning food safety. Matís has collaborated well with domestic and international companies and institutions in this field, and has, among other things, established itself as one of the companies and institutions in Europe that are leaders in research and development of new proteins for use in aquaculture feed.
Matís runs an experimental farm, where it is possible to raise fish at different stages of life under controlled conditions, but species that have been around for centuries include salmon, char, rainbow trout, tilapia, white shrimp and oysters. When it comes to feed research and feed experiments, Matís has a considerable unique position in the market where the company can also offer quality, chemical and microbial measurements, sensory evaluation, expertise in connection with genetics, processing, product development, packaging, transport, etc. This special position has made Matís a sought-after partner in service and research projects.