Jamie Gaskill announced as new Managing Director of Marine Harvest Canada East Coast
May 18, 2017 – St. John’s, Newfoundland
Jamie Gaskill has been announced by Marine Harvest as Managing Director of its new east coast business unit in Canada. Mr. Gaskill is expected to begin his new position in August.
A Canadian, Mr. Gaskill has worked in the salmon aquaculture industry for 24 years and with Marine Harvest for the last 12 years. Throughout his career he has had a variety of roles starting as a Hatchery Manager to his present role as Regional Director in Marine Harvest Norway since 2015. He is familiar with MH's operations in Canada as he had been working for MH Canada from 2005 to 2015 as both Fresh Water Director and Production Director.
Marine Harvest’s COO Farming, Marit Solberg, said "We feel that Jamie's wide range of expertise will serve us well as we start up on the East Coast of Canada. He is familiar with the country and how they operate. We look forward to the input and leadership that he will provide in this new geographical area for Marine Harvest."
Jamie’s first responsibility will be to formulate a business plan for the region and set up a new staffing organization for freshwater, seawater and processing departments.
About MH Canada east coast expansion:
The Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick approved Marine Harvest as the purchaser of the assets owned by the Gray Aqua Group of Companies on February 24, 2017.
The assets purchased in Canada include one hatchery and two farming licenses in New Brunswick, seven farming licenses in Newfoundland, and one processing plant in Newfoundland. In addition, the company has applied for 17 farming licenses in Newfoundland which are yet to be approved.