70 Years of Tradition
A Family of Fishermen
Eskja is a family business that has been one of the leading fishing companies in Iceland for 70 years. We are located in Eskifjörður, a charming seaside town in the eastern fjords of Iceland, and employ approximately 100 people. The company was originally founded on 8 May 1944 under the name Hraðfrystihús Eskifjarðar with the aim of strengthening the economy in the area surrounding Eskifjörður. We have a long tradition of responsible and respectful use of the fisheries around Iceland and are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our operations. Our longstanding policy has always been to deliver fresh, clean, high-quality products to the most demanding markets in the world.
At Eskja, our management team is a skilled group of passionate people who draw upon their wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience of fishing in the North Atlantic.
Chairman of the board
Director of finance and operations
Director of land-based processing
Director of meal and oil factory
Director of pelagic fish processing plant
Head of maintenance
Modern and Efficient Operations
We operate three vessels and our state-of-the-art processing facilities are among the most advanced in the North Atlantic. Our 7.000 m2 facilities in Eskifjörður are capable of processing 900 tons per day and are entirely run on Icelandic electricity that is 100% generated using renewable energy sources.
Eskja’s Equal Pay Policy
Eskja is firmly committed to a policy that is designed to ensure that all employees receive equal pay and enjoy equal terms of employment and rights for the same jobs or jobs of equal value, so that there is no gender-based pay gap within the company.
GRT: 4419 imperial tons
Tonnage: 2200 m3
GRT: 2424,3 imperial tons
Tonnage: 2170 m3
GRT: 1773 imperial tons
Tonnage: 1679 m3
GRT: 1692,5 imperial tons
Tonnage: 2500 m3