Meridian Salmon Group, new name for the merged UK Salmon farms – Fishfarmer Magazine

Meridian Salmon Group, new name for the merged UK Salmon farms09 February, 2011 –

THE salmon processing and farming group, Morpol has announced that its UK salmon farming operations will be called the Meridian Salmon Group.

They said in a statement to the Oslo Bors that this is the trading name that all the UK salmon farming operations will operate as, effective as of today, adding: “During the coming months, a process will be initiated to legally merge operating companies of the former Lakeland and Northern Isles Salmon groups. As previously announced, the Managing Director of Meridian Salmon Group is Willie Liston.”

Morpol also announced that Pål Angell-Hansen has been appointed as Head of Farming for Morpol’s global fish farming activities. He will be responsible for the salmon farming in UK and Norway, the company’s seabass/bream operations in Spain and cobia in Vietnam and Belize. He will be part of Morpol’s Management Team and will report to the CEO Jerzy Malek.

Mr Angell-Hansen was previously CFO of Marine Farms ASA and has extensive experience in the aquaculture industry. He will be based in Bergen, Norway and head up a small team responsible for farming activities that will also offer additional resources on corporate accounting and other projects.

The company also advised that Bjørn Myrseth, CEO of Marine Farms has agreed to continue with Morpol until the end of 2011 as advisor to the CEO and management on key strategic projects within the global Morpol group.

“We are excited to have Bjørn Myrseth and Pål Angell-Hansen on board and are confident that they will be a great resource to Morpol and to the farming operations in particular,” said Morpol Jerzy Malek. “Bjørn Myrseth has unique knowledge and expertise gained from close to 40 years in the farming industry. Pål also has long experience in the sector and he has background as former analyst, investor and advisor in the seafood industry. We believe that Morpol, with these appointments, has taken the necessary steps to strengthen management resources during this intensive growth period.”