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The new webpage opened


At the opening of the Brussels Seafood Show this morning Ice Fresh Seafood opened the new web page This web page is first and foremost an introduction to Samherji´s world of Seafood.

Samherji_Brussel_2019Samherji exibits at the Brussels Seafood show as in previous years. The Samherji stand has been buzzing on this first day of the exhibition where guests are welcomed by the staff of Samherji and Ice Fresh Seafood.


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Changes in Samherji´s EU Fleet Operations


- Óskar Aevarsson has decided to step down as Fleet Manager of Samherji´s EU Fleet operations.


Óskar Aevarsson has cooperated with the Samherji cousins Thorsteinn Már and Kristján for over 30 years. They first met in Slippurinn in Njardvik and in May 1989 Óskar started working for Samherji as Chief Engineer on board Hjalteyrin EA310. He worked as Chief Engineer on board various Samherji vessels until 1997 when he started working in Grindavik. Óskar took charge over the operations of the company Fiskimjöl & Lysi in Grindavík, which was then owned by Samherji but later, and while Óskar was in charge of the operations, merged with Samherji. In 2006 Óskar moved with his family to Cuxhaven in Germany, where he became Manager of Samherji´s EU fleet operations. For the past 14 years Óskar has been manning the bridge and has supervised the building of new vessels at the same time as he has, day and night, been watching over the operations of Samherji's EU vessels.

"These years have been very good, and it has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to ......

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Samherji Ísland receives equal pay certification

Equal_pay_2019-22Samherji Ísland ehf. has received an equal pay certification confirming that the company meets the requirements of the Equal Pay Standard ÍST: 85 2012 and the requirements of Act no. 10/2008 on equal status and equal rights for women and men.

BSI á Íslandi ehf., an accredited certification service provider, assessed the company's equal pay scheme in December and January. The certification confirms that Samherji's management system functions as intended, that the system ensures that payroll procedures and decisions are based on objective considerations and exclude gender-based discrimination.

Equal_pay_2019-22"We are very pleased to have received the certification confirming that we are paying employees in comparable jobs equal pay, regardless of gender. Now, we are preparing and will be implementing the system in other companies in the Samherji Group,” says Anna María Kristinsdóttir, Personnel Manager of Samherji.

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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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Icefresh Seafood LTD

Ice Fresh Seafood emphasises on sales activities, excellent service both for suppliers and customers as well as sales for other producers.

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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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