GRIEG SEAFOOD FINNMARK
Finnmark is in the northernmost region of Continental Europe, where the Norwegian coast turns eastward and meets Russia. In the wild and arctic scenery with steep mountains and icy fjords provides ideal conditions for growing healthy fish of exceptional quality. In Nordkapp County the company has the world’s northernmost fish farm.
Grieg Seafood Finnmark (GSFF) has a total of 27 grow-out licences and one smolt licence in Finnmark. Four of the licences are so-called green concessions that will become fully operational during 2016. GSFF has its own processing plants that harvest all salmon produced by the company.
The business is located in five municipalities and is a significant contributor to local value creation. The company has approximately 250 employees in the region divided into three divisions (Hatcheries, Grow-out and Processing).
In recent years, GSFF has built a considerable capacity for hatching fish, with a special focus on producing large smolts, which will contribute to optimizing the company’s production. The fish is mainly exported to markets in the Far East and the EU.
Production capacity is estimated at 33,000 tonnes gutted weight. The company will be Global GAP certified during 2016.