Icelandic land-based producer strengthens team with former Skagen Salmon exec

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Lindquist is to formally join the company on 1 September 2024.

Icelandic land-based salmon farmer Laxey has announced the appointment of Rustan Lindqvist Lindquist as the new Director of Aquaculture.

Lindquist, who has already started working with Laxey as a consultant on technical design and plans, brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles in the industry, the company said in a LinkedIn post on Friday.

Over the last two years, through his company RAS 365 AB, the industry veteran has managed three major projects: as Production Manager at Skagen Salmon in Denmark, he was instrumental in the development of a RAS-farm with a production capacity of 3,600 tons per year; at Fortum AB in Sweden, he supported a conservation program for wild salmon; and at Mirai fish farm in Japan, he aided in trout production, enhancing a RAS-farm with a 400-ton annual capacity.

Laxey expressed enthusiasm for Lindquist’s role in advancing their mission for sustainable aquaculture excellence, stating, “Rustan’s wealth of experience and impressive track record make him the perfect fit to lead our technical design and planning efforts.”


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