Address: Løvenvoldg 11, 6002 Ålesund, PB 876, 6001 Ålesund
Phone: +47 70 11 86 00
Fax: +47 70 11 86 80
HAVFISK is Norway’s largest trawler company with 11 vessels and 29.6 cod trawling licences.
The operations of HAVFISK ASA are based on fish, which is a natural resource. HAVFISK is a pure fishing company with 11 trawlers. The company primarily catches cod, haddock and saithe. All fish are headed and gutted onboard and the company is able to provide fresh and frozen fish throughout the year.
HAVFISK has 29.6 fishing quotas for cod and haddock and 31.9 fishing quotas for saithe, as well as prawn fishing quotas. Other species of fish are also caught, primarily as secondary catches.
In 2013 the company’s total catch amounted to 56,693 tonnes, including 36,165 tonnes of cod, 8762 tonnes of haddock and 9234 tonnes of saithe.
HAVFISK had a turnover of NOK 779 million in 2013, and the company has around 380 employees.
Following its merger with Norway Seafoods AS, West Fish-Aarsæther AS and Nordic Sea Holding AS, Aker Seafoods ASA (now HAVFISK ASA) was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in May 2005. The largest owner of HAVFISK ASA is Aker ASA , with a 73.25% ownership stake. The head office of HAVFISK ASA is located in Ålesund, and it also has shipping offices in Stamsund and Hammerfest.
Our values are important guidelines for us at HAVFISK. They are there to assist us in matters of right and wrong, and they shall stimulate our effort to reach our common goals.
Pride – A FEELING OF PRIDE
We wish that all our employees are proud of working in HAVFISK. Together we can develop a feeling of pride based on the results we deliver and how we each do our bit. Pride is therefore the sum of all the good things we do – for our colleagues, for ourselves and for HAVFISK.
Sustainability – KNOW THAT WE CARE
Sustainability is a term many companies use to describe how they take account of the environment and natural resources. We at HAVFISK take ownership of sustainability on an emotional level.
Profitability – A LEAGUE AHEAD
Vessels that fish well and are run efficiently create results and are also the best guarantee against idle hands. Our employees take responsibility for their job by doing everything in their power to contribute to profitability.
Safety – EVERYONE COMES HOME
Those at home must know that we care about everyone on board. Mums and dads will come home safely, and good friends will meet again to swap stories.
Marine residual materials
Sales and Markets – Sales
HAVFISK ASA has a delivery obligation on 28.7 of the 29.6 cod trawling licenses. Each vessel with a cod trawling license must offer 80% of all the cod and 60% of the haddock that it catches. This obligation applies to selected fishing industry companies, some municipalities or a larger geographical area in respect of both species caught north of 60oN.
As regards to determination of the price of fish which is subject to compulsory delivery, this shall be an average of the turnover achieved in the Raw Fish Association’s district for similar fish during the last two weeks prior to landing. The Norwegian Raw Fish Association (NR), the Sunnmøre & Romsdal Fish Sales Association (SUROFI) and the other four fish sales associations in Norway have exclusive rights to all first-hand sales of white fish that are delivered along the coast.
The fish sales associations are divided into geographical areas, with the Norwegian Raw Fish Association or the Norwegian Fishermen`s Sales Organization having exclusive rights to all first-hand sales of fish landed between Finnmark in the north and Nordmøre in the south. SUROFI has the rights to fish landed from Nordmøre and the whole of Sunnmøre. Other sales associations cover the rest of the country. The most important species delivered by our trawlers are cod, haddock, saithe and prawns. Fishing takes place along the Norwegian coast, in the Barents Sea and the waters around Svalbard.
HAVFISK ASA sells fresh fish to the filleting plants of Norway Seafood AS in northern Norway. The basic price is agreed on the basis of current minimum prices (which are normally negotiated 3 times per year). A bonus can be added to the basic price in accordance with an agreed matrix if such is justified (e.g. the degree of freshness, quality, etc.).