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Fish Health Manager

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Laxar Fiskeldi ehf. is a Salmon Farming Company in Iceland. Majority owner of Laxar Fiskeldi is Måsøval Eiendom, a family owned Norwegian Salmon farmer with 45 years of experience from the industry. The company operates two hatcheries at Bakki and at Fiskalon in Olfus, in addition to a land-based facility in Thorlakshofn. Laxar Fiskeldi operates salmon farming in Reydarfjordur where the company is licenesed to produce 6000 tonnes of salmon in sea cages. The company plans to increase production of salmon in the Eastern fjords in the long run up to a volume of 25000 tonnes.

The overall philosophy of Laxar Fiskeldi is to operate a salmon farming where knowledge is of prime concern and at the same time financial strength in order to meet and take on adverse issues and difficulties.

The headquarters of Laxar Fiskeldi is in Reykjavik, Iceland.

For further information about Laxar Fiskeldi please visit:

Laxar is seeking a Fish Health Manager (FHM) for developing the company’s management and strategy in fish health and fish welfare. Qualification will either be a Veterinarian or a Fish Health Biologist. Experience in fish health work in aquaculture and preferably salmonids is beneficial. The FHM will be located at Laxar main office in Reykjavik and report to the CEO. 

The position requires skills in communication, structured approach to the discipline, ability to new thinking and dedication to improvement. The position will include some travelling to our production sites and other relevant meetings. 

Icelandic professionals are encouraged to apply, but also other nationalities will be considered. Training will be supported for unexperienced applicants. The company languish is English, skills in both Icelandic and Norwegian are beneficial. 

Work description

  • Coordinate activity with our external Fish Health Service
  • Contact with authorities on fish health and fish welfare issues
  • Contact with colleagues and research institutions in the discipline 
  • Company strategies on fish health and fish welfare with focus on prevention
  • Monitoring and reporting fish health
  • Visits and support to the production sites
  • Part of Management Group in Laxar

Application with CV and references within 25.March 2019

For further questions please contact;

Jens Gardar Helgason, CEO. E-mail, mobile +354 899 4348

Arnfinn Aunsmo, veterinarian Måsøval. E-mail, mobile +47 480 83021

Other contacts for further information please contact Thordur S. Oskarsson (  or Thelma Kristín Kvaran ( at +354 511 1225. Application deadline is until and including March 25, 2019.

Please send a CV and cover letter (in English) by e-mail to

Laxar Fiskeldi ehf

Laxar Fiskeldi ehf

Arbeidssted Reykjavík, Höfuðborgarsvæðið, Ísland
Søknadsfrist 2019-03-25
Navn Jens Gardar Helgason
Stillingstittel CEO
Mobil +354 899 4348
Navn Arnfinn Aunsmo
Stillingstittel Veterinarian Måsøval
Mobil +47 480 83021