Havsbrún is a modern, internationally renowned producer of fish meal, fish oil, and fish feed situated in the Faroe Islands. Almost all of the production is used for our own fishfeed, and only a small part is being exported.

Havsbrún is recognized as an international market leader with research and development focus and with its own quality assurance laboratory. Havsbrún only selects fish of the highest quality for use in its production. Coupled with our stringent quality assurance protocols, our exacting selection process of raw material ensures a finished product of the highest quality. The quality assurance laboratory at Havsbrún maintains co-operative alliances with research institutions, both locally and internationally, thus assuring a constant flow of relevant, up-to-date knowledge that enables us to produce the best products for the international market.

Havsbrún is a subsidiary of the Bakkafrost Group.

History of Havsbrún

Year

Event

1965

Esmar Fuglø becomes director

1965-66

Winter 1965-66: the processing factory was build on the harbour of Fuglafjørður. Merkið is hoisted at full-mast and the event is celebrated. 

1966

P/F Havsbrún begins producing fish meal and fish oil. Havsbrún recives the first herring-load from Beinir 30' of june 1966.

1968

Ditleif Eldevig becomes director

1972

Andreas Lava Olsen becomes director

1983

Havsbrún begins experimenting with the production of fish feed. 

1987

The faroese sea farming industry gets affected by the coldwater vibriosis/Hitra-disease.

1988

New fish feed factory is taken into use. The investment is DKK 45 million.

1991

The faroese sea farming industry gets affected by furunculosis. 

1995

Bergur Poulsen becomes director at Havsbrún. Bergur worked as a manager for the feed division before becomming director.

2004

Havsbrún recives the largest amount of raw materials 336.000 ton.

2011

Havsbrún becomes part of the Bakkafrost Group. 

2014

Havsbrún buys 30% of Pelagos.

2016

The Bakkafrost Group announced a five-year investment plan of the amount of DKK 2.2 billion of which DKK 380 mio. were set aside for further investment in Havsbrún.

2017

Havsbrún recives the largest amount of raw materials - 342.000 ton. 

2019

Marius Petersen retires after 46 years at Havsbrún.

2020

Havsbrún gets a new website.