Hakon Andre Berg has resigned from his position as CEO of land-based salmon farmer Salmon Evolution.

The board of directors has appointed CFO Trond Hakon Schaug-Pettersen as interim CEO.

"It's obviously very sad to leave such an amazing company," Berg told IntraFish.

"But I had to make certain priorities and other matters have now become more important."

Berg noted he is faced with a situation that will lead to him and his family relocating.

"With the pace Salmon Evolution is developing, it cannot be led from a distance."