Marine Harvest, is a seafood company with operations in a number of countries around the world. The company´s primary interest is the production, processing and sale of farmed salmon, the operations of which are focused on Norway, Scotland, Canada, the Faroe Islands, Ireland and Chile. The group has a share of between 25 and 30% of the global salmon and trout market, making it the world´s largest company in the sector. Marine Harvest also owns a "value added processing" unit, which prepares and distributes a range of seafood products, and a number of smaller divisions.
The company assumed its current form as a result of massive expansion in 2006, when Pan Fish ASA conducted an effective three-way merger with Marine Harvest N.V. and Fjord Seafood. The group is headquartered in Oslo and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange where it is a constituent of the benchmark OBX Index.
Marine Harvest produces Atlantic salmon, halibut and white fish. The company has an integrated value chain, with the company making its own broodstock in freshwater, followed by growth and maturing in seawater, harvesting, manufacturing in processing plants and distribution. Production in concentrated in Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, the Faroe Islands and in Chile, with sales globally.
Brand names used are Delifish (smoked fish from Chile), Ducktrap (smoked, in the United States), Clare Island Organic Salmon (from Ireland), Donegal Silver Salmon (from Ireland), Kendall Brook (salmon), Kritsen (smoked, in France), La Couronne (smoked, in Belgium), Pieters (distribution), Sterling White Halibut (from Norway), Xalar (salmon oil from Norway).
In Norway, corporate headquarter and national head office in Bergen. Sales office in Ålesund and Hjelmeland. Marine Harvest operates about 100 seawater sites along the coast. These are supplemented with 28 fresh water sites, two broodstock plants (in Bjugn and Askøy), two hatcheries (in Øygarden and Rørvik) and four processing plants in (Eggesbønes, Herøy, Hjelmeland and Hitra). Production is centred around atlantic salmon, but also includes white halibut. Aqua-Boy, a Norwegian live fish carrier used to service the Marine Harvest fish farms on the West coast of Scotland.
Buksevika, Kobbavik, Munkholmen, Napp, Pinnen, Salvågvika, Skipningsdalen, Støytland, Tarmvikodden. Under Assessment: Djupevik, Svåsand.
Beitveit, Brudevika, Brunsvik, Juvika, Krabbestig, Oksebåsen, Rogne, Rundereimstranda, Røysa, Sagelva, Sandvika, Voldnes.
Bremnesvaet, Brettingen, Grøttingsøya, Indre Skjervøy, Mannbruholmen, Persflua, Tennøya,Valøyan. Under assessment: Kjelneset.
Digermulen, Fleina, Istervika, Jakobsteinsvika, Kvalvika, Langskjæran, Lille Åsvær, Linesvika, Nordfugløy, Ramnøy, Slåttvika, Storstrompan. Under assessment: Brattholmen and Bukkholmen.
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