OMAHA, NEBRASKA, US — Scoular, which has been involved in fishmeal globally for decades and is the largest importer of fishmeal in the United States, has unveiled a new brand for its growing fishmeal business: Encompass.

“Scoular has long been a leading global fishmeal partner that connects suppliers and customers with a full spectrum of fishmeal products and services,” said Steve Dahlblom, product group manager for marine meals at Scoular. “The brand Encompass represents the customized solutions, consistent quality and reliability that our global suppliers and customers trust Scoular to deliver without disruption.”

According to Scoular, demand for fishmeal has been spurred on by rapid growth in the aquaculture and pet food industries. Fishmeal is sought after because it delivers highly digestible protein and omega-3 fatty acids from a variety of species, qualities and countries. To meet demand, Scoular has taken several significant steps in its fishmeal business over the past several months.

In August, Scoular broke ground on a new 14,400-square-foot marine protein processing facility in Warrenton, Oregon, US. The $12 million project is a joint venture with Da Yang Seafoods and Bornstein Seafoods and “will create a larger supply base for our pet food and aquaculture customers,” according to Scoular. The facility, the first fishmeal production investment for Scoular in the United States, is expected to open in summer 2022.

 Meanwhile, the company next month will launch a fishmeal facility in Myanmar. Scoular said the new plant will provide “high-quality, consistent and quick delivery to Asia feed markets.” The facility is a key part of Scoular’s recent expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, including an expanded regional headquarters in Singapore. 

Helping guide Scoular’s efforts in its fishmeal business will be Chad Gauger, who recently was hired as general manager for High Nutritional Value Proteins. Gauger has 26 years of experience, including as Cargill’s managing director of aquaculture nutrition SE Asia and global risk management director for animal nutrition.