A major player in the Norwegian seafood industry, Atle Eide, has joined the board of Kontali AS, a world leading provider of data and analysis covering the global aquaculture sector.

The former Salmar chairman is said to bring a new perspective, a new insight and new strategic thinking to Kontali.

His experience will be an important contribution for the growth period Kontali is now going through. We are very pleased to have Atle as the new board member in the company, said Espen Zachariassen, chairman of the board of Kontali.

Eide was until recently chairman of the board in Salmar, one of the world’s biggest producers of salmon.

He holds several positions in and outside of the seafood industry, such as board member for The Norwegian Seafood Federation and chairman in Scale AQ. Eide also has experience from Skretting, Hydro Seafood, Kverneland Group and as CEO of Marine Harvest – now Mowi, the world’s largest salmon producers.

He said: “I hope that the sum of my knowledge, experience and range can add something of value to the great and valuable expertise that has been built up by Kontali over many years.

Kontali is a leading competence centre for aquaculture and fisheries. With more than 30 years of experience, Kontali has been involved in developing the aquaculture industry nationally and internationally through data collection, competence and analyses.

Eide continued: “ The global seafood industry will in the future need a much better basis for decision-making. Investments are becoming larger, values higher, risk sharper and the competition tougher. Kontali has the expertise, databases and networks that can deliver data that forms the basis for better decisions.

“Today we see more and more large companies, more stock listed companies, more professional investors and investment banks, all with the extensive requirements for documentation and information. Here, Kontali has a unique starting point.

“ This applies not least to the new forms of production of both salmon, tilapia and shrimp – driven by technology for land-based farming and consumers’ desire for short-distance food.”

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