Faroese fish feed company considering storage facility in Norway

by
Stian Olsen

The Bakkafrost-owned fish feed company Havsbrún is looking at opportunities for a feed storage facility at Træna in Nordland, Norway.

Mayor Per Pedersen. PHOTO: KrF

Per Pedersen (KrF), Mayor of Træna Municipality, confirmed to SalmonBusiness that he had been contacted by Havsbrún.

“I received an email from Havsbrún about the possibilities of using the island for the feed storage, “says Pedersen.

The plans are a result of Havsbrún’s attempt to break into Norway’s fish food market.

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Resale at Helgeland
Local newspaper Helgelands Blad mentioned the plans first. According to the paper, the Mayor informed the municipal council about the request from the company during a meeting Wednesday last week.

“It must be possible to come by boat, as it is a matter of storing feed for resale elsewhere in Helgeland,” said Pedersen.

Odd Eliasen. PHOTO: Aslak Berge

Can neither confirm or deny
Odd Eliasen, CEO of Havsbrún, told SalmonBusiness that he didn’t know that his company’s plans concerning Træna and could not elaborate further on this.

However, SalmonBusiness can confirm that there has been contact between the parties involved. Eliasen later explained the following:

“Havsbrún sometimes receives requests for fish feed to Norway. It may be that someone from Havsbrún has been out and inquired about the possibilities of storing feed, but Havsbrún currently has no feed contracts with companies in the area.”

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