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.
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.