Welcome to Marine Harvest Ireland

Anny Point site, Lough Swilly, Co. Donegal

Marine Harvest Ireland is Ireland’s largest producer of farmed Atlantic Salmon.  The Company was founded in 1979 by a group of Irish shareholders. In 1981, a 50/50 joint venture was established with A/S MOWI based in Bergen, Norway, and this greatly strengthened the Irish operation as it provided access to stock, technology and financial resources. Today we are part of the Marine Harvest Group, the world leading seafood company and largest producer of farmed salmon.

The first harvest of Atlantic salmon took place in 1984 from young salmon put to sea in 1982. By 1986 the company became self-sufficient with its own broodstock. Since then the company has grown rapidly and today we export over 85% of our product to countries all around the world including USA, France, Belgium, Italy, UK, Germany and Switzerland, Canada and the middle east.

Marine Harvest Ireland is the only producer of organic salmon in the Marine Harvest Group. We produce organic and premium salmon under the names 'The Irish Organic Salmon Company' and 'Donegal Silver' respectively. As well as "Donegal Silver" production in Fanad, Co. Donegal, we also produce Organic Atlantic Salmon at Inver Bay, Co. Donegal, Clare Island in Clew Bay, Co. Mayo, Kilkerian Bay in Co. Galway and in Bantry and Kenmare Bays, in counties Cork and Kerry.

We employ over 290 people here in Ireland and utilise over 600 Irish suppliers across all our locations to a value of over 15 million Euros to the local economy. On this site you can find out what makes salmon organic, more about salmon farming and our commitment to sustainability and best practice.

For a video giving a brief overview of our business- please click on the link below :

Marine Harvest Ireland Video