Athena Seafoods AS
Athena Seafoods AS was established in 2000 by Julia M. Anthonisen who assembled an international group of investors sharing her vision of a professional sourcing, marketing and exporting company specializing in Norwegian Seafood. Athena Seafoods continues to be guided by that vision.
Lofoten is one of the most important fishing areas in Norway. Spectacular scenery and cold clean waters contribute to giving seafood from Lofoten an “exotic touch”. Hopen Fisk is one of few producers in Norway specialising in the production of marinated herring fillets and pieces according to customers’ recipes.
Athena Seafoods and Hopen Fisk pride themselves on superior service to customers with an emphasis on quality control from ocean to market and documented traceability. Both Hopen Fisk and Athena Seafoods are MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Certified, so abide by the required Chain of Custody. Hopen is also “KRAV” certified. The latter is an approval from Debio of both the production plantand named fishing vessels, certifying that regulations for organic production are followed through the value chain.
Athena Seafoods also sources fish from other partners along the coast of Norway. The main products are the following:
Eastern European markets are very important for Athena, with Russia being the most important individual market with a substantial potential for further development. Poland is the biggest market for herring fillets. Athena Seafoods and Hopen are involved in a project for the increased export of processed products to this market.
The Far East including Japan, Thailand, Taiwan and Korea, are areas on which Athena is focused. Buyers in this region, perhaps more than anyone, appreciate the high level of service and information, in addition to a stable supply of top quality seafood.
Athena Seafoods handles about 15.000 tons of different seafood products pr year. Athena Seafoods’ goal remains to be the quality- and service-minded customer’s preferred supplier of high quality seafood.