Bakkafrost Scotland recovery continues into 2024

Bakkafrost says its Scottish arm is on a steady but positive road to recovery, despite the latest trading update which shows a year-on-year fall in production for this year’s first quarter. The Scotland division has reported a harvest of 7,300 tonnes for the January to March period. This compares to 8,100 tonnes a year earlier,…

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Former Mowi CEO set to join Bakkafrost board

Former Mowi CEO Alf-Helge Aarskog looks set to join the board of Faroes salmon producer Bakkafrost. The notice for Bakkafrost’s annual general meeting, which is due to take place on 30 April, includes his name on the list of directors submitted for election. Apart from Aarskog, all the others are existing board members up for…

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Bakkafrost’s ‘salmon air service’ makes first flight

Bakkafrost CEO Regin Jacobsen has hailed the first flight of salmon on its FarCargo Boeing 757 as a new chapter in Faroe Islands trade history. The aircraft departed from the Faroes with a consignment of premium fresh salmon, landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, for the first time. Jacobsen said: “The aim is…

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Ursula von der Leyen visits Bakkafrost HQ

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen was given a first-hand look at how the fish farming industry operates in the Faroes when she visited the islands this week. She was a guest of Bakkafrost, the Faroes’ largest fish farming company, when she toured its Glyvrar headquarters and talked to its CEO Regin Jacobsen. The…

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Bakkafrost air service takes off this week

FarCargo plane on airport runway

Bakkafrost’s new air cargo service, FarCargo is due to begin operations this week. FarCargo was set up as an associated company by Faroese salmon farmer Bakkafrost to ensure a more direct route for its exports, especially to the United States. The proposed outbound route will go from Billund in Denmark, then onto the Faroe Islands…

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Faroes shines for Bakkafrost as Scotland steadily improves

Bakkafrost’s Scottish business began to turn the corner during the final three months of 2023, the company reported today. After a difficult time with biological challenges between July and September Bakkafrost said “The fourth quarter gave opportunities with good biological development to grow the fish, resulting therefore in reduced harvest volumes, concentrating on growing into the…

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Fish farm trainees shortlisted for Lantra awards

Trainees from three aquaculture companies have been short-listed for Lantra Scotland’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills, known as the ALBAS. Scottish Sea Farms, Cooke Aquaculture and Bakkafrost will all be represented at the awards event, which will take place at the Crieff Hydro on Thursday 7 March 2024. Hamish MacLean (pictured, above) from Tobermory…

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Bakkafrost’s salmon jet arrives

Bakkafrost’s plan to launch its own in-company air salmon delivery service, FarCargo, is moving ahead. The company’s new subsidiary has taken possession of a Boeing 757-200 aircraft (pictured) acquired from the United States last year. The aircraft, which has a crew of eight, has arrived in the Danish capital Copenhagen in order to be transferred…

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