Our company has its roots back to the 18th century, first located in Hisøya outside Arendal as Hæstad Eftf. The company was one of the biggest producers and exporter in Norway of herring and lobster.

3 generations ago in 1912, "Ramoen" one of the largest fishing vessel of its time, were built together with 5 other partners in Vartdal outside of Ålesund. Around 1916 processing and export were started in Ålesund.

Our company has played an active part in the development of the Norwegian seafood industry, both in fishery and processing from the late 1960s and salmon farming from the 1980s.

We are today dedicated to the same values that have been driving us since the start - high quality Products, predictability  - and a high level of service.

Efficient logistics, quality certifications and a dedicated and hands on staff, ensuring that our customers get the product they expect. This also includes full traceability and not at least responsible and sustainable operation and sourcing.

End 2019 AS Aalesundfisk became part of Aalesundfisk Holding, forming a verical Integrated value Chain - from Sea to end customers.  Aalesundfisk Holding also have part ownership in Fishing vessels, as well as full ownership in two land based operations in Vardø and Skarsvåg.  AS Aalesundfisk is then the salespart in the vertical Integrated value Chain.

In May 2020 Aalesundfisk Holding aquired all shares in Finnmarksfisk AS brand New filleting operation in Mehamn. Together With Gamvik Seafood we formed the Company Gamvik Seafood Holding AS, with 50% ownership each. Gamvik Seafood Holding then consist of two of the most modern filleting plants in Norway, with location in Gamvik and Mehamn

The world changes - and so we with it!


Chairman Svein Sivertsen

Member Ivar Emil Wartdal

Member Leif-Inge Karlsen

Member Hans Thomas Knudtzon

Member Arne Henrik Sæther