A shared interest for salmon and sustainable development.
Our story begins with the brother trio: Stig, Ole & Petter Bakke. The brothers have shared an interest in salmon since childhood. As children, Stig and Ole would join their father for salmon fishing in the fjord around Bremanger where they grew up. What was first play, became their careers. Stig and Ole started in the fish farming industry in the late 80’s and by the 90’s they were running farms, and Petter joined his brothers, feeding the fish.
Through the years they have raised – both on land and sea – salmon, trout and cod. Together they have vast experience from different departments (smolt, sea-based farming, slaughtering and processing) and a diverse background from establishing, managing and divesting aquaculture companies.
With their Norwegian heritage and many years experience in fish farming, after meeting AquaMaof in Poland, they established Smart Salmon with the ambition to be a player in the land-based salmon farming. Since 2015 the Bakke brothers have developed a good relationship with AquaMaof and have visited their different facilities around the world several times, as well as their headquarters in Israel. AquaMaof’s RAS technology is simple, safe and cost-effective.
Since then Smart Salmon has attracted interesting owners and people for its administration and we are all excited to be part of the new wave of land-based fish farming – from big smolt to full grown salmon produced in the heart of the markets.
We are a multi-disciplinary team of aquaculture experts with years of experience and a passion for the industry.
Our founding members, management team and partners have extensive salmon farming and RAS experience along with experience from genetics, smolt production, farming, biology and fish health management, and also industrial and financial expertise from the seafood industry.
For us to be sustainable is more than taking care of the environment, but also to take care of ourselves, each other and the planet. Therefore we aim to have diversity within our team, responsible operations and to engage with the local community. By providing jobs opportunities in local areas, Smart Salmon will contribute to local value creation for rural communities. We are socially and environmentally conscious. For Smart Salmon it is important how we conduct business operations, so that they are not only profitable but also responsible, making the right impact in the long term, for the environment and people.