Aker Seafood name-change accepted at AGM – Fishupdate.com

Aker Seafood name-change accepted at AGM Published:  11 April, 2013

NORWEGIAN owned Aker Seafoods has agreed to change its name to Havfisk which in English means Ocean Fish.

The proposal was agreed at  the company’s annual general meeting in Norway yesterday, Wednesday. In a statement to Fishupdate Aker said a separate Oslo stock exchange notice will be issued as soon as the new company name is registered in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises.

The rest of the annual meeting including the election of the board went through as normal. The statement added: “The Board of Directors of Aker Seafoods ASA has resolved to propose to the annual general assembly that the name of the company is changed to Havfisk ASA.”

Aker Seafoods ASA said last month: “The proposed new name is a sound Norwegian name giving a precise description of the company’s business activities. ‘Havfisk’ is a Norwegian word which can be translated to ‘Ocean Fish’.

“‘Havfisk’ has been part of Aker Seafoods history since 1953, when the company ‘AS Havfisk’ was established at Melbu in Nordland County. This company became a part of the current Aker Seafoods in 1996.”

Aker Seafoods ASA operates nine trawlers and  employs 340 people.   It had a turnover of 774-million kroners (NOK) in 2012.