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Wilsgård Fiskeoppdrett AS

In 1983, the company was established by Vidkun and Fridtjof Wilsgård. In the very beginning Wilsgård only had one fish license, but has since then grown and today we have total of six.

Step-by-step, is how we formed our path up until today. We are now an integrated aquaculture group, including fish stocking, food fish, slaughterhouse, processing and sales, though our main activity is production of food fish, slaughter and packing of this. Our fish stocking is located in Kåfjord, while our food fish production is located in the municipalities of Karlsøy, Lenvik, Ibestad, Berg and Torsken. Slaughter and processing are taking place in Torsken.

In 1983, our family business started with 2 hard working employees. Today, almost 60 people are working at Wilsgård Fiskeoppdrett AS, with a total of 120 for the whole group.

Wilsgård are producing fish and building community – and we will continue our hard work in the future.

Wilsgård Fiskeoppdrett AS

In 1983, the company was established by Vidkun and Fridtjof Wilsgård. In the very beginning Wilsgård only had one fish license, but has since then grown and today we have total of six.

Step-by-step, is how we formed our path up until today. We are now an integrated aquaculture group, including fish stocking, food fish, slaughterhouse, processing and sales, though our main activity is production of food fish, slaughter and packing of this. Our fish stocking is located in Kåfjord, while our food fish production is located in the municipalities of Karlsøy, Lenvik, Ibestad, Berg and Torsken. Slaughter and processing are taking place in Torsken.

In 1983, our family business started with 2 hard working employees. Today, almost 60 people are working at Wilsgård Fiskeoppdrett AS, with a total of 120 for the whole group.

Wilsgård are producing fish and building community – and we will continue our hard work in the future.

The entire value chain

The parent company and its subsidiaries are completing each other, and together producing your meal from roe to full grown salmon.

The entire value chain

The parent company and its subsidiaries are completing each other, and together producing your meal from roe to full grown salmon.

Skardalen Settefisk AS

Skardalen is located in Kåfjord municipality. Wilsgård became the owner in 1994, when we took over a small fish farm. We have since then grown, both in size and production. As for today, Skardalen Settefisk AS, is a modern fish farm, utilizeing both recycling technology (RAS) and flow technology. The facility has 8 employees, and has a capacity of 2.5 million of smolt.

Skardalen Settefisk AS

Skardalen is located in Kåfjord municipality. Wilsgård became the owner in 1994, when we took over a small fish farm. We have since then grown, both in size and production. As for today, Skardalen Settefisk AS, is a modern fish farm, utilizeing both recycling technology (RAS) and flow technology. The facility has 8 employees, and has a capacity of 2.5 million of smolt.

The butchery

The slaughterhouse is located in Torsken and has the capacity to produce 90,000 kg / 21,000 pieces. per shift. It corresponds to 5 fully loaded trailer with salmon daily or approx. 450,000 salmon portions  daily. There are 25 employees who are distributed among the slaughterhouse, the packing and cleaning staff. Just outside the slaughterhouse there are 2 waiting parties that the salmon is home first before it is pumped into the production room, but there are also opportunities for delivery directly from the well boat into the production room. The production consists of an automatic blowing machine with 4 lines + 1 manual, 3 looping machines, manual sorting and packing in box and connection 2 robots that palletize cassettes with fresh salmon.

The butchery

The slaughterhouse is located in Torsken and has the capacity to produce 90,000 kg / 21,000 pieces. per shift. It corresponds to 5 fully loaded trailer with salmon daily or approx. 450,000 salmon portions  daily. There are 25 employees who are distributed among the slaughterhouse, the packing and cleaning staff. Just outside the slaughterhouse there are 2 waiting parties that the salmon is home first before it is pumped into the production room, but there are also opportunities for delivery directly from the well boat into the production room. The production consists of an automatic blowing machine with 4 lines + 1 manual, 3 looping machines, manual sorting and packing in box and connection 2 robots that palletize cassettes with fresh salmon.

Fish food

Wilsgård owns 5 licenses for the production of salmon in the sea. In addition, we run an education license for Troms County Council and with this, we have a close cooperation with Senja VGS line nature conservation blue.

Production takes place in open cages and we are authorized to produce between 2700,000 TN and 5400,000 TN per site. In total, Wilsgård Fiskeoppdrett AS has 8 available sites for its production of fish with 25 employees. Wilsgård also has its own service boat, MB Julie Sofie, which with its 4 employees assists the sites with the larger operations.

Fish food

Wilsgård owns 5 licenses for the production of salmon in the sea. In addition, we run an education license for Troms County Council and with this, we have a close cooperation with Senja VGS line nature conservation blue.

Production takes place in open cages and we are authorized to produce between 2700,000 TN and 5400,000 TN per site. In total, Wilsgård Fiskeoppdrett AS has 8 available sites for its production of fish with 25 employees. Wilsgård also has its own service boat, MB Julie Sofie, which with its 4 employees assists the sites with the larger operations.

Arctic Filet AS

Established in 2010, and owned by Wilsgård since 2012. The production was then moved to Torsken in our facilities, and has until 2016 been delivering fresh fillet. However, in 2016, Villa Seafood teamed up as our partner, and together we built Norway’s first cold storage based on CO2 technology. Since then we have been delivering vacuum packed and fresh fillets.

The company are constantly propelling forward regarding our products, technology and capacity, and  as a result our factory is evolving. Automation is the main source this evolution, as we are striving to make the worday easier for our employees by removing monotonous and heavy tasks. Competence in engineering has there contributed to strenghten our company.

Arctic Filet AS

Established in 2010, and owned by Wilsgård since 2012. The production was then moved to Torsken in our facilities, and has until 2016 been delivering fresh fillet. However, in 2016, Villa Seafood teamed up as our partner, and together we built Norway’s first cold storage based on CO2 technology. Since then we have been delivering vacuum packed and fresh fillets.

The company are constantly propelling forward regarding our products, technology and capacity, and  as a result our factory is evolving. Automation is the main source this evolution, as we are striving to make the worday easier for our employees by removing monotonous and heavy tasks. Competence in engineering has there contributed to strenghten our company.

Wilsgård Sales AS

The company was established in 2018 and aims to establish sales of Wilsgård salmon locally. We want everyone in our immediate area to be able to buy Wilsgård salmon in the convenience store. Wilsgård Sales will also look at the possibility of an establishment in Spain. The reason why Spain is interested in Wilsgård is the story of Joe Basker (Josè from the Basque Country) who, during a shipwreck, ended up in Sandsvika and became part of our origins.

The reason why Spain is particularly interesting for Wilsgård is our story where a Spanish boat sunk in Sandvika on outer Senja. Wilsgård has Spanish blood in the veins – so maybe we should take the salmon home?

Wilsgård Sales AS

The company was established in 2018 and aims to establish sales of Wilsgård salmon locally. We want everyone in our immediate area to be able to buy Wilsgård salmon in the convenience store. Wilsgård Sales will also look at the possibility of an establishment in Spain. The reason why Spain is interested in Wilsgård is the story of Joe Basker (Josè from the Basque Country) who, during a shipwreck, ended up in Sandsvika and became part of our origins.

The reason why Spain is particularly interesting for Wilsgård is our story where a Spanish boat sunk in Sandvika on outer Senja. Wilsgård has Spanish blood in the veins – so maybe we should take the salmon home?

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Phone

+47 778 553 08

Org. number

933 591 530

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Headquarter

Værnesveien 105
Torsken
9381 Torsken

Billing address

faktura@wilsgaard.no