Olav Andreas Ervik.

Ervik steps down from Iceland Salmon board

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Olav Andreas Ervik, a former chief executive of Norwegian salmon heavyweight SalMar and then its offshore farming arm, SalMar Aker Ocean, has stepped down from the board of SalMar-owned Icelandic Salmon AS.

Icelandic Salmon said the move followed Ervik’s recent appointment to a new role within the aquaculture industry.

Ervik announced in January that he was stepping down from the position for family reasons, including the commute from his residence in Vestvågøy (Lofoten).

He has been working as a self-employed consultant since April.

“On behalf of the board of Icelandic Salmon, we wish him all the best on his new project and thank him for his professional work and constructive dialogue with the board and management,” said Icelandic Salmon in a stock market announcement.

Ervik’s substantial fish farming management experience includes 15 months spent as Shetland regional manager for Scottish Sea Farms, which is jointly owned by SalMar and Lerøy, in 2006-7.