Samherji hf

Operating in a system of resource management where the aim is sustainable fishing

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Samherji plans to build a new and more advanced fish processing factory in Dalvík

- investments for 11 billion ISK in the fishing industry in Eyjafjörður area in just 3 years

Samherji has signed a land lease agreement with Dalvík town for around 23,000 square mtrs of land for a new house in Dalvík. The agreement is a major step towards a new and more advanced operation of Samherji in Dalvík. The transfer of Samherji's operations to the port area also creates opportunities for Dalvik town to organize the area in a way that benefits the community as a whole. Samherji's investment in housing and equipment is estimated around 3,500 million ISK.

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Norsk Sjømat and Samherji are investing in Northern Norway

Norsk Sjømat has increased its stake to 60,1 percent in the Norwegian fishery group Nergård. Samherji has at the same time increased its stake to 39,9 percent. The companies are looking to invest in processing, manufacturing and development of new whitefish products in Northern Norway.

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Letter to employees

We are very pleased to be able to inform you that the Icelandic Central Bank has finally admitted that its allegations against Samherji’s subsidiary, Kaldbakur ehf. were unfounded. Consequently the Central Bank has dropped the case, after an investigation lasting for nearly 60 months. It should be mentioned at this point that the case related to two bank transfers, one of which amounted to 1,500 NOK (ISK 19,700), cf. accompanying section from a letter written by the Governor of the Central Bank. The company had complied with the bank’s request and submitted all documentation required by the bank. Thus, these documents were not confiscated in the house search. On the basis of those documents, the bank submitted two charges to the police.

With this decision, the Central Bank has finally closed its cases against Samherji and affiliated companies. An unresolved issue, however, relates to a nullification case currently being conducted in the Reykjavík District Court with regard to an inappropriate fine imposed on Samherji by the Central Bank in September this year. We remain optimistic that this case, also, will be concluded as a complete victory for us. 

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Samherji is involved in all stages of the value chain from fishing, farming and processing to export and sales. The strong position of Samherji together with knowledge, experience and ...

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Operations in Iceland

Samherji Ltd. is one of the largest companies in the Icelandic fish industry. The company is engaged in operating freezer trawlers, purse seiners as well as land based factories ...

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Operations abroad

Samherji has participated in the fishing industry of other countries since 1994, individually or in cooperation with others. Overseas operations of the Samherji group are around 55% of ...

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The company

Operating in a system of resource management where the aim is sustainable fishing, Samherji, founded in 1983, is a leading seafood company in Iceland. Outside Iceland, Samherji has or takes part in operations in Germany, Poland, U.K., the Faroe Islands, Africa, Canada, France and Spain.

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Samherji hf.
Glerárgötu 30
600 Akureyri, Iceland

Phone +354 560 9000
Fax +354 560 9199



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