Alf-Goran Knutsen


Number of operations


In operation

42 years

What is your source of operating capital

  • Self-financed

Production methods

  • open ocean – net pen



  • Atlantic salmon


  • Fair Trade
  • BAP
  • ASC
  • GlobalGAP

Europe | Norway | Indre Kvarøy | Kvarøy



Kvarøy, Norway

Regional Characteristics

1 of 2,000 islands at the inner circle of the the Arctic. 80 people live on this island where they have several industries and support a school.

Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change

What are you doing to address emissions associated with transportation?

  • Currently reducing air freight to ship products

Are you using or transitioning to renewable energy sources?

Yes, using and increasing

What renewable energy resources are you switching to?

  • Wind
  • Hydro

Kvarøy Arctic is a third-generation Atlantic salmon farm on the Island of Kvarøy along Norway’s Arctic Circle. Led by CEO Alf-Gøran Knutsen, Production Manager Gjermund Olsen, and Operations Manager Håvard Olsen, the Kvarøy Arctic team is ushering in a new era of sustainability for salmon farming as a net producer of fish protein with a commitment to traceability and transparency through IBM blockchain technology.

Kvarøy Arctic is the first farmed finfish to carry the Fair Trade USA seal, and is BAP, ASC and Global G.A.P. certified. The salmon has the merroir of Norway’s cold, clear waters with delicate marine flavors and slight brininess. It is one of a small number of farm-raised fish certified by the American Heart Association’s® Heart-Check program. Kvarøy Arctic is actively expanding its U.S. retail presence.