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Icelandic fishing, aquaculture and processing giant Samherji has appointed Sunneva Osk Gudmundsdottir as quality manager for its processing segment, the company announced May 13.

Gudmundsdottir replaces Elvar Thorarensen, who retired for personal health reasons after more than 25 years with the company.

Prior to the promotion, Gudmundsdottir was working on quality control at Samherji for three years.

Thorarensen will continue to work with Samherji's staff for the next few months and assist in projects that arise.

In March, Samherji cut operations at its UA and Dalvik processing plants by almost half as part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Despite COVID-19, Samherji's land-based Arctic char construction plans in Grindavik are still underway, and the company is now planning for the next phase of expansion.

Samherji recently called up Thorsteinn Mar Baldvinsson to take on a role of co-CEO, alongside current acting CEO Bjorgolfur Johannsson, who will remain in his position as CEO until the board decides otherwise.