Coronavirus Pandemic Fails to Destabilise Business for Cromaris

Lauren Simmonds

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic brought many previously seemingly untouchable companies to their knees in Croatia and abroad, but for Croatia’s fastest growing mariculture company, Cromaris, the negative effects of the pandemic on the economy only further confirmed the toughness this company has managed to acquire. Cromaris received recognition for its top quality.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 11th of August, 2020, the Italians, and Italy is the primary export market for Cromaris, have long rated their products as far better than their competitors. An additional confirmation of all this is the “Superior Taste Award” for various fish which draw their origins from this particular Croatian company.

”The award is given by a jury composed of about 200 international chefs who evaluate the items without knowing who produces them,” said Goran Markulin, the director of Cromaris, for HRT.

Cromaris is currently the most heavily certified company in the entire Mediterranean manufacturing industry. The average growth rate for years has stood at about twenty percent. Things got a little sticky during the lockdown, however, exports didn’t stop even then.

”In March and April, we fell by 15 percent when compared to last year, but we returned slightly in May. From June and July, we’ve on the path to re-growth,” revealed Markulin.

”All Cromaris farms are certified with the most important and demanding eco-certificates in the AFC world and we’re the only company in the seabass and gilthead seabream industry that has 100 percent of its farms certified with this standard,” the company noted.

Aquaculture, for which significant funds have been allocated so far through the Maritime and Fisheries Fund, will soon have its own development strategy lasting until 2030.

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