Seafood Trainee gives us candidates with a genuine interest for the aquaculture industry, says Siren Grønhaug, HR Director in Lerøy Seafood, and last week we started our 5th group of Seafood Trainee with among others 10 trainees from Lerøy Seafood Group.

Here with Iselin L. Møllerstuen and Eskil Mossige Kjølstad, Seafood Trainees at Biomar

In total, the group counts to 24 participants this year, and they have all got a job in a seafood company. This year 11 different companies are taking part in the program ranging from small startups to the largest seafood companies in the world. Since the start in 2016, 140 trainees have been given a kickstart into the seafood industry.

The program took place at Solstrand, and for those who were not able to join due to Covid-19, there was a YouTube steam available during the event.



In the first module, the trainees got an introduction to the seafood industry in addition to a deeper knowledge of the value chain. Our partners in the Cluster are the leading actors in the seafood industry it was them contributing to the program.

Program highlights:

  • Working together for sustainability and innovation, Nina Stangeland, NCE Seafood Innovation
  • The Norwegian Aquaculture Analysis 2019, Andreas Solibakke and Rina Riddervold, EY
  • The main objective and role of the Directorate of Fisheries, Olav Lekve, Directorate of Fisheries
  • Institute of Marine Research, the biggest marine research institute in Europe, Geir Lasse Taranger, Institute of Marine Research
  • Sustainability in the seafood industry, Krister Hoaas, Lerøy Seafood
  • Value chain: Breeding and genetics, Birgitte Sørheim, Benchmark Genetics
  • Value chain: Aquaculture Feed and Nutrition, Marianne Koch, Cargill (Teams)
  • Value chain: Presentation hatchery/RAS, Virtual tour «Tilvekstsenter», Video, world-class slaughter and packing facility Bjørnar Michaelsen-Svendsen, Bremnes Seashore
  • Value chain: Sales, Anders Sunde, Ocean Quality