Founded in 2003, Einhamar Seafood stresses long line-fishing and fresh fish production. The company has its own vessels and employs around 70 people combined on land and at sea. With rapid growth in recent years Einhamar Seafood is now among the biggest fresh fish producers in Iceland.
Europe and North America are the company’s largest markets, particularly the UK, where the company has established a strong reputation for quality and reliability. Our products are flown from Iceland to their destination and great care is taken to keep the products cold and fresh at all times. All of Einhamar Seafood's fish processing takes place at the headquarters which are ideally located in Grindavík near the Keflavík international airport.
In the spring 2013 the Icelandic government made changes to the fisheries management in Iceland affecting the small boats system. Making it legal to use bigger boats, or 30 ton boats compared to the before allowed boats, 15 tons
To maximize capable processing alongside these changes Einhamar Seafood purchased 2 new and bigger boats to replace Auður Vésteins and Gísli Súrsson.
In august 2014 Einhamar Seafood welcomed their new additions.
These boats have combined capacity for 46.000 hooks and cargo tanks that hold up to 30 tons, making each of them hold 45 tubs, or 14 tons.
The main advantage of the bigger boats is better handling, and consequently much better quality. The new boats use smaller tubs making the weight in each box less, resulting in reduced pressure on the content, here being, fresh fish. The fish goes straight into these tubs after the bleeding and is loaded straight to processing, meaning no tubs are capsized, and therefore decreasing unnecessary damage.
With these new additions, Einhamar Seafood's boats will be equipped with a slurry ice machine, a pre cooler system and a Rotex bleeding tank.
Einhamar Seafood is a proud member of the both Marine Stewardship Council and Iceland Responsible Fisheries. The company carries a great respect for the ecosystem, fish population and the overall environment. Making choices throughout the production chain to best suit nature and to promote sustainable fisheries in accordance with laws and regulations.
We urge our employees to bring ideas that lead to more environmental friendly process in addition with our full utilization policy, with nothing of the fish going to waste.