Fast Facts: Atle Eide
  • Eide formerly served as CEO of Pan Fish, one of the forerunners to salmon farming giant Mowi
  • Currently serves as chairman of Salmar, the world's second-largest salmon farmer
  • In 2006, Eide led the blockbuster merger of Pan Fish, Marine Harvest and Fjord Seafood under the ownership of John Fredriksen, creating the world's largest salmon farming company
  • In 2007, Eide was named the IntraFish Person of the Year

The chairman of Norwegian salmon farming giant SalMar, formerly the CEO of the group that would eventually become Mowi, says salmon aquaculture as it's done today will likely phase out as technology, sustainability demands and systems such as offshore farming grow in importance.