Fish Health Manager

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 in the industry. The company operates two hatcheries at Bakki and at Fiskalon in Olfus, and a land-based sea water facility in Thorlakshofn. Laxar Fiskeldi is also located in Reydarfjordur where the company is licensed to produce 9000 tonnes of salmon in sea cages. The company plans to increase production over time in the Eastern fjords up to a volume of 25 000 tonnes of salmon annually.

The overall philosophy of Laxar Fiskeldi is to operate salmon farming based on knowledge and financial strength in order develop a sustainable production and address challenges 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.

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