Inge Midtbø was chief executive of Lighthouse of Scotland Ltd - now Bakkafrost Scotland - in the mid-1990s.

Former CEO of Scotland fish farmer dies at 60


A former chief executive of the salmon farming company that is now Bakkafrost Scotland has died unexpectedly, a few weeks after his 60th birthday.

Inge Midtbø became chief executive of west coast and Hebrides salmon farmer Lighthouse of Scotland Ltd in the mid-1990s but moved home to Norway in 1997 and led the development of Nordic Halibut until 2015.

Lighthouse of Scotland Ltd was acquired by Pan Fish and called Pan Fish Scotland Ltd from early 2004 until late 2007, when it became Lighthouse Caledonia Ltd until September 2010, after which became the Scottish Salmon Company Ltd. Faroese salmon farmer Bakkafrost bought the company in 2022.

A career in fish

Inge Midtbø was trained as a civil economist and throughout his career held managerial jobs in aquaculture and seafood.

In recent years, Midtbø had, among other things, been working chairman of the fish processing company P. Stave AS, which he was until his death. He spent his last years living in Bryggja in Nordfjord, where he grew up.

He will be buried in Totland church in Bryggja on Tuesday 11 June, reports Hogne Bleie for the family of Inge Midtbø.