Norwegian electronics firm rescues Marine Harvest halibut operation


Magnus Skretting, Sterling Halibut Photo: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk/ACG

Norwegian electronics firm Tec Con Holding has announced it is buying Marine Harvest’s halibut operation, Sterling White Halibut.

The move ensures production of the fish continues out of Norwegian counties Rogaland and Trongdelag, the halibut firm said in a press release.

“Sterling White Halibut has for years made a superior product. We look forward to continuing this in close cooperation with Magnus Skretting and Trond Sandvik and their great staff,” said Jan Johnsen and John Grotte, who together own Tec Con.

Marine Harvest stated in a February financial report that it would carry out a controlled liquidation of its halibut farming operation. The business, which is entirely based in Norway, formed a fraction of the company’s overall harvests, and presumably income: 549 metric tons in 2014, with sales being grouped under ‘other’ in Marine Harvest’s accounting.

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