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The beginning

Gjögur was founded by residents of Grenivík in 1946 by Þorbjörn Áskelsson and Jóhann Adolf Oddgeirsson.

The company's first ships were two 65-ton boats from Landssmiðinn, Vörður TH-4, and Von TH-5, delivered in early 1947.

From 1956 to 2016, the company operated a fish processing plant in Grindavík, which has long been a home port for its ships. In 2010, the company took over the operation of a fish processing plant in Grenivík.

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Present time

Today, Gjögur hf operates a fish processing house in Grenivík. The plant is well-equipped to produce fresh and frozen products and employs about 30 people daily.

​The company's trawlers, Áskell and Vörður, are based out of Grindavík, where most of the crew members live.

Hákon EA 148 is a pelagic ship, and the crew is from Grenivík and the Eyjafjörður area.

The future

The owners of Gjögur hf are always looking for ways to increase efficiency and the value of the fish caught. They pay close attention to developments in processing fresh and frozen products to ensure the best possible quality for buyers abroad.

Part of that strategy is investing in an environmentally friendly, modern shipping option in which the crew living and working space is state of the art and the catch is preserved in the best way possible.

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Managers and board

Ingi Jóhann Guðmundsson manager,

Anna Guðmundsdóttir CFO

Freyr Njálsson technical manager

The company's board of directors are;

Njáll Þorbjörnsson, chairman of the board

Anna Guðmundsdóttir

Aðalheiður Jóhannsdóttir

The story in pictures

One of the greatest fortunes of Gjögur is all that
good people who have worked for the company since its inception.

Since the start of operations in 1947, no fisherman has lost his life while working for the company, although two ships have been lost, one in a fire and one stranded.

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