Mowi sells Dunkirk processing plant

Salmon producer Mowi has signed an agreement to sell its processing business in Dunkirk, in northern France. The subsidiary, formerly trading as Appéti’Marine, will be sold to French seafood group Sofipêche.

Appéti’Marine specialises in the production of frozen salmon and seafood specialities, and Mowi will continue to be a main supplier of salmon to Sofipêche and the Dunkirk plant going forward.

After the sale of the Dunkirk plant, Mowi will focus its production activities in France on the fresh and smoked market segments, with its specialised production units Mowi Boulogne (fresh) and Mowi Bretagne (smoked) plants.

In a joint statement Mowi and Sofipêche said: “The Dunkirk plant is specialised in the production of frozen salmon and seafood specialities with a qualified staff, which brings complementary value-added business to Sofipêche and fits very well in Sofipêche’s new constellation.”

Fabrice Barreau, Managing Director of Mowi Western Europe, said: “We are convinced that the Dunkirk plant and their employees are in very good hands with Sofipêche and look forward to continue our relationship as an important salmon supplier.”