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Outlook 2017: Havfisk CEO Webjorn Barstad

Adapting to the new management structure and strengthening relationships will be key strategies for the business in the New Year.

It has been a year of changes for Norway's largest trawler company Havfisk. CEO Webjorn Barstad tells IntraFish about the key events of 2016 for the company, and the sector, and gives some tips on what 2017 will bring.

What were the three most significant developments for your business in the seafood industry in 2016?

  1. New owners, Aker out, Leroy Seafood Group new owner, de-listed from stock exchange.
  2. Continuously favorable markets with exception for haddock (which is now coming back) and shrimp.
  3. New-build contract for modern 80 meters trawler.

Looking ahead, what will be your main focus in 2017?

  1.   Developing closer relationship with markets through our new owner.

What changes and developments do you expect your business to undergo next year?​

  1. Improved market orientation.
  2. Continued improvements in operations.

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