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Bendik Fyhn Terjesen, Head of Landbased Innovation & Development at Cermaq Group, has been appointed Professor II in aquaculture technology at Nord University in Bodø, Norway. He will teach bachelor and master’s students and supervise doctoral students at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture.

Bendik Fyhn Terjesen on stage at a conference earlier this year. Photo: Ole Andreas Drønen/

Also, his new role will involve developing courses on continuing education in aquaculture technology, especially with a focus on RAS/post-smolt. All fish farming companies and others will have access to these courses. The long-term goal is to initiate various research collaborations with external actors, Cermaq confirmed in a press release.

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Regarding this, professor Dean Mette Sørensen said: “We want to use Terjesen’s knowledge and experience towards existing and new courses aimed at both campus students and in continuing and further education courses aimed at the aquaculture industry. We also hope that the collaboration will contribute to the development of new knowledge through joint research projects with the aquaculture industry.”

Besides, “this is a recognition of Bendik as one of the persons with most technology expertise in the industry. We are confident that this will be good cooperation for both parties. We congratulate Terjesen on his appointment” Erlend Reiten, Chief Transformation Officer at Cermaq Group, stated.

Cermaq keeps a commitment to integrating qualified people into its teams. For example, the signing of Álvaro Poblete Smith as the new Production Manager of its headquarters in Chile.

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