Stolt Sea Farm family days: mission accomplished!

Stolt Sea Farm (SSF) has hosted its final three family days, which have taken place throughout this year as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

In total, SSF has held 14 of these special events, giving employees and their guests the opportunity to look inside our farms and learn more about sustainable aquaculture.

The last of the family days took place at the farms in Anglet, France on August 29, Øysletta, Norway on September 17 and Hafnir, Iceland on October 8. 

Guests at our sole farm in Anglet (left) enjoyed a tour of the site and, according to Pierre Buray, Stolt Sea Farm France Country Manager, "they were interested to discover how we can farm the fish – nobody expected such a large operation in the middle of the town!"

In Øye, the employees were very excited to bring their families to their workplace and got to show them how the operation works.

Robin Neil Scotland, Norway Country Manager, said that the participants “were surprised by the size of the farm, and the employees were happy they could share the experience with their families.”

Our Hafnir farm hosted 64 employees and their families and friends (right), making it one of the biggest events in the series. The guests included a group of children from one employee's church group.

“The Hafnir family day was a total success,” said James Hall, Aquaculture Development Manager. “Many employees have approached me since saying their families send a big thank you. One very nice thing was that at the end of the day, some of the children came and asked me what they had to do to be a fish farmer!”

Jordi Trias, President of Stolt Sea Farm, said: “This perfectly sums up the objective of the family days, which was to increase awareness of the work we do within our local communities and among the people to whom we are closest.

“These events would not have been possible without the support and hard work of all SSF employees. We would also like to thank their loved ones for taking the time to learn more about what we do and our purpose to ensure future generations continue to enjoy wonderful seafood.”