In the summer of 2020, after almost 20 years, it was announced that Per-Roar Gjerde was resigning from his job as head of farming Americas and the Faroe Islands at salmon giant Mowi.

"I had planned a break of several years," Gjerde tells IntraFish. "When you have worked 24/7 for 20 years, I thought it might be okay to have a short timeout, but it was shorter than I thought," said Gjerde, who has already been CEO at Mexican striped bass farmer Pacifico Aquaculture for almost three months.