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SalMar sets sights on open ocean farming

21 October 2019, at 8:40am

SalMar has announced that Gustav Witzøe has taken over from Olav Andreas Ervik as CEO of the company today.

Ervik, meanwhile, will become managing director of the new subsidiary SalMar Ocean AS, where he will be responsible for the company's ventures in ocean-based fish farming.

Olav Andreas Ervik has moved from CEO of SalMar to managing director of its offshore farming subsidiary SalMar Ocean AS
Olav Andreas Ervik has moved from CEO of SalMar to managing director of its offshore farming subsidiary SalMar Ocean AS

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In a statement released today, the company notes that its “initiatives in ocean-based fish farming has to date been organised as a business area within SalMar and headed by Gustav Witzøe. These activities will now be transferred to a subsidiary which Ervik wanted to lead. Both Witzøe and Ervik emphasise that this change will ensure continuity in management and that it is a logical consequence of SalMar's ambition to lead in the development of ocean-based fish farming.”

The board of directors considers this a good foundation for the continued positive development of SalMar, both within ocean-based and conventional fish farming.