Although the present name was known to the public just a few years, this company actually built on know-how and long-standing tradition of pioneers in European aquaculture. Thus, the merger of Cenmar, Marimirna and Marikultura Istria under the Adris group umbrella in late 2009 founded Cromaris.
Predecessors of Cromaris began their work in 70's of the 20th century, and in 1979, Cenmar, a company from Zadar was the first company in the world with industrial sea bream and sea bass breeding in cages. This led foundation of the company Marimirna from Rovinj, which started with breeding in 1981. The former pioneers in aquaculture, from year to year had gathered an increasing number of people, developed and expanded their production, creating a potential and well-founded professional and scientific grounds upon which Cromaris has been building up today.