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Aquaculture

Farming the ocean in a responsible and sustainable way.

Caring for our fish is an ethical responsibility and an integral part of our business strategy. We are looking for a team of passionate and engaged people to manage and operate our facilities on both land and sea sites, ensuring our fish are cared for at every stage of the farming process. 

Our farming operations are located in Norway, Scotland, Chile, Canada, Ireland, and the Faroe Islands. In addition to farming roles, we employ people to work in feed technology, fish health, veterinary science, farm technology, site management, and biology. 

Discover our Aquaculture opportunities. 

"I really appreciate the opportunities and the trust I have gained in Mowi"

We take pride in investing in our people and we are passionate about encouraging life-long careers at Mowi.

Oda Kvalsvik Stenberg is a qualified Fish Health Biologist and has had an adventurous journey at Mowi since her summer job in 2017. Oda is now an Assistant Site Manager at the aquaculture facility on Syltøy in Øygarden municipality and is working towards her next goal of becoming a Site Manager.

We are extremely proud of Oda and what she has achieved in her career so far and want to thank her for her continuous hard work and dedication.

"I really appreciate the opportunities and the trust I have gained in Mowi"

We take pride in investing in our people and we are passionate about encouraging life-long careers at Mowi.

Oda Kvalsvik Stenberg is a qualified Fish Health Biologist and has had an adventurous journey at Mowi since her summer job in 2017. Oda is now an Assistant Site Manager at the aquaculture facility on Syltøy in Øygarden municipality and is working towards her next goal of becoming a Site Manager.

We are extremely proud of Oda and what she has achieved in her career so far and want to thank her for her continuous hard work and dedication.

"The ocean and Seafood were very important parts of my life"

“I grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, and I didn’t know much about aquaculture but quickly became very interested in salmon and their potential as a sustainable food source.”

Terra’s passion for the ocean and seafood led her to pursue a BSc in Animal Science, but it was during a summer job placement that she became interested in salmon nutrition. She devoted her life to fish medicine, travelling and working in aquaculture to gain experience before securing her dream job as a Veterinarian and Fish Health Manager for Mowi Canada West.

Finding a mentor and shadowing their work, according to Terra, is a great way to gain experience in a new industry, and keeping an open mind in all situations can open the door to a whole new world.”

"The ocean and Seafood were very important parts of my life"

“I grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, and I didn’t know much about aquaculture but quickly became very interested in salmon and their potential as a sustainable food source.”

Terra’s passion for the ocean and seafood led her to pursue a BSc in Animal Science, but it was during a summer job placement that she became interested in salmon nutrition. She devoted her life to fish medicine, travelling and working in aquaculture to gain experience before securing her dream job as a Veterinarian and Fish Health Manager for Mowi Canada West.

Finding a mentor and shadowing their work, according to Terra, is a great way to gain experience in a new industry, and keeping an open mind in all situations can open the door to a whole new world.”

"There are many interesting jobs in aquaculture! Find the field that seems most interesting to you!"

For Thea, the interest in aquaculture was sparked back in middle school. Today, she works as an assistant operations manager at Mowi’s food fish location, Munkholmen, in Rogaland. Get to know her better here!

I am 24 years old and come from Trondheim. My interest in aquaculture arose during the “work week” in 9th grade when I visited a sea facility in Nærøysund. After middle school, I moved to Frøya and started studying aquaculture. Now, I work as an assistant operations manager at the food fish location Munkholmen in Mowi South.

How did you get a job at Mowi?

During my studies, I was placed at Mowi’s facility Grøttingsøya outside Frøya in the fall of 2015. I enjoyed the company of the people at the facility immensely. We had fun at work, and I received excellent training. Afterward, I was offered an apprenticeship, and I stayed there for two years until I obtained my professional certificate. Following that, I pursued a bachelor’s degree in aquaculture management and leadership at Nord University in Bodø. Due to Covid, most lectures were online in the final year, so I decided to move south to Tysvær. Fortunately, there were openings at Mowi in the area, and that’s how I ended up at Munkholmen, where I’ve been since.

Describe a typical workday

A typical workday mainly consists of daily routines and maintenance related to operations. I assist the operations manager with planning and organization, documentation, and reporting. At the same time, we are always looking for new and better solutions to streamline work and production.

Despite a fair amount of routine work, there’s always something new happening. We work with live animals, and there are several elements we cannot control. Therefore, we always have to adapt and take measures that are in the best interest of the fish.

Do you have any tips for others who want to work in aquaculture?

The industry needs many skilled people, and there is a demand for expertise in various fields. There is a broad range of expertise within the different departments at Mowi. You don’t necessarily have to work at sea; there are many interesting jobs in aquaculture! Find the field that seems most interesting to you

"There are many interesting jobs in aquaculture! Find the field that seems most interesting to you!"

For Thea, the interest in aquaculture was sparked back in middle school. Today, she works as an assistant operations manager at Mowi’s food fish location, Munkholmen, in Rogaland. Get to know her better here!

I am 24 years old and come from Trondheim. My interest in aquaculture arose during the “work week” in 9th grade when I visited a sea facility in Nærøysund. After middle school, I moved to Frøya and started studying aquaculture. Now, I work as an assistant operations manager at the food fish location Munkholmen in Mowi South.

How did you get a job at Mowi?

During my studies, I was placed at Mowi’s facility Grøttingsøya outside Frøya in the fall of 2015. I enjoyed the company of the people at the facility immensely. We had fun at work, and I received excellent training. Afterward, I was offered an apprenticeship, and I stayed there for two years until I obtained my professional certificate. Following that, I pursued a bachelor’s degree in aquaculture management and leadership at Nord University in Bodø. Due to Covid, most lectures were online in the final year, so I decided to move south to Tysvær. Fortunately, there were openings at Mowi in the area, and that’s how I ended up at Munkholmen, where I’ve been since.

Describe a typical workday

A typical workday mainly consists of daily routines and maintenance related to operations. I assist the operations manager with planning and organization, documentation, and reporting. At the same time, we are always looking for new and better solutions to streamline work and production.

Despite a fair amount of routine work, there’s always something new happening. We work with live animals, and there are several elements we cannot control. Therefore, we always have to adapt and take measures that are in the best interest of the fish.

Do you have any tips for others who want to work in aquaculture?

The industry needs many skilled people, and there is a demand for expertise in various fields. There is a broad range of expertise within the different departments at Mowi. You don’t necessarily have to work at sea; there are many interesting jobs in aquaculture! Find the field that seems most interesting to you

"With good work ethic and determination, you can learn a lot and go far!"

Preben started as a substitute caller and now works as an assistant operations manager at the Oksen facility in Mowi. He greatly appreciates his varied workdays and believes that with the right attitude, good work ethic, and determination, one can go far .

Get to know him better here!

I’m 33 years old, married, and a father of two girls, aged 2 and 4. We live in a house that I built myself. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling and completed the Bergen-Voss route for the first time this year. As for education, I have a 3-year program with Mowi in collaboration with Nord University in Aquaculture and Management. I have also passed the theoretical exam for the professional certificate but have not taken the practical exam.

How did you get a job at Mowi?

I started by fishing wrasse after my military service and also worked at Notmann and as a substitute caller at Syltøy and Haverøy. I participated in delousing operations and worked as an extra hand. They were hiring for a operations technician at Oksen, and I was offered the position. I worked as an operations technician for four years before becoming an assistant operations manager at Oksen.

Describe a typical workday

I start by going through the day with the operations technicians and assess what needs to be done. Currently, a lot of our work revolves around wrasse, and preventing lice outbreaks. We clean shelters and ensure that the wrasse are fed. I also handle ordering supplies and ensure that everything is logged and procedures are followed.

What do you particularly like about the job?

The workday is very varied, consisting of both office work and practical tasks. We do a wide range of tasks and cover many areas of expertise. Because we have the opportunity to do a lot ourselves, I’ve learned many mechanical and technical skills. There’s a lot of development in this industry, so our job evolves quickly. There are significant differences in how we work now compared to seven years ago. Being part of this evolution is very enjoyable.

Do you have any good advice for others who want to work in aquaculture?

Having the right attitude and showing interest in working are important. You don’t necessarily need a lot of education or experience to get a job. With good work ethic and determination, you can learn a lot and go far!

 

"With good work ethic and determination, you can learn a lot and go far!"

Preben started as a substitute caller and now works as an assistant operations manager at the Oksen facility in Mowi. He greatly appreciates his varied workdays and believes that with the right attitude, good work ethic, and determination, one can go far .

Get to know him better here!

I’m 33 years old, married, and a father of two girls, aged 2 and 4. We live in a house that I built myself. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling and completed the Bergen-Voss route for the first time this year. As for education, I have a 3-year program with Mowi in collaboration with Nord University in Aquaculture and Management. I have also passed the theoretical exam for the professional certificate but have not taken the practical exam.

How did you get a job at Mowi?

I started by fishing wrasse after my military service and also worked at Notmann and as a substitute caller at Syltøy and Haverøy. I participated in delousing operations and worked as an extra hand. They were hiring for a operations technician at Oksen, and I was offered the position. I worked as an operations technician for four years before becoming an assistant operations manager at Oksen.

Describe a typical workday

I start by going through the day with the operations technicians and assess what needs to be done. Currently, a lot of our work revolves around wrasse, and preventing lice outbreaks. We clean shelters and ensure that the wrasse are fed. I also handle ordering supplies and ensure that everything is logged and procedures are followed.

What do you particularly like about the job?

The workday is very varied, consisting of both office work and practical tasks. We do a wide range of tasks and cover many areas of expertise. Because we have the opportunity to do a lot ourselves, I’ve learned many mechanical and technical skills. There’s a lot of development in this industry, so our job evolves quickly. There are significant differences in how we work now compared to seven years ago. Being part of this evolution is very enjoyable.

Do you have any good advice for others who want to work in aquaculture?

Having the right attitude and showing interest in working are important. You don’t necessarily need a lot of education or experience to get a job. With good work ethic and determination, you can learn a lot and go far!