From backyard beginnings to world leadership
Since the Mowi adventure started in 1964 the company has grown and changed in many ways. From its humble beginnings, when a few pioneers started farming fish in their back yards, through to the present day, Mowi has become a global leader in its field. As the company has grown, both organically and as a result of mergers and acquisitions, Mowi has maintained its leading position at the forefront of the aquaculture industry.
The adventure of Mowi begins. Salmon came from the rivers Vosso and Årøy.
First stocking of salmon smolt in seawater. Hydro buys 50% of Mowi.
Mowi become a recognised local brand. The Mowi breeding adventure starts.
Several M&As and Norsk Hydro takes 100% ownership of Mowi and changes name to Marine Harvest.
The Marine Harvest Group is established from three independent companies (Pan Fish, Marine Harvest, Fjord Seafood).
The Group establishes its own feed division with factory, strengthening a fully integrated value chain.
Morpol becomes a part of the Group.
Marine Harvest once again becomes Mowi. MOWI brand successfully launched.
Recognised as the world’s most sustainable animal protein producer by Coller FAIRR four years running.
Mowi enters Iceland with the acquisition of 51% of Arctic Fish.