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Pelagia acquires UK seafood company, Norwegian pelagic processor Pelagia has acquired 100% of the shareholding in Ideal Foods Limited and its subsidiaries.

Ideal Foods is an established and successful trader, headquartered in Cornwall, United Kingdom, specialising in the provision of fish, shellfish and co-products to a global market.

In addition, Ideal Nutritional Foods, a subsidiary of Ideal Foods, is a dedicated B2B supplier of fish products for several leading baby food producers.

Ideal Foods works closely with fish processors and manufacturers to utilise seafood co-products in an innovative way that aims to utilise all material and ultimately add value. Pelagia intends to carry on with this ethos and further develop synergies with Ideal Foods that will have minimal impact to the existing management and team at Ideal Foods, ensuring a continuity of service to all Ideal Foods customers and suppliers.


About Ideal Foods

Ideal Foods is a family run business with head quarters located in the heart of the Cornish countryside.  They also have satellite offices in Grimsby, The Philippines and China.

Ideal Foods is led by Tony Horner, who himself has a lifetime of experience in the seafood industry.  He is supported by Jeanette Turpin, Sales Director and Lauren Horner, Technical Director.  The company employs an experienced and skilled 20 strong team of staff that enable Ideal Foods to offer a complete sales and export service to it’s customers.

Repeat business is very important to Ideal Foods and they take great pride in providing all their customers with a highly professional and reliable service. They supply all areas of the fish sector from the local fishmongers to overseas supermarkets, fish merchants and Blue Chip international manufacturers and processors.

Their suppliers are just as important to us as their customers and we purchase product from all corners of the world.  They are able to use their global sourcing and product knowledge to keep on top of the changing trends in the seafood industry allowing them to react quickly and efficiently.

Their main areas of expertise are Salmo Salar / Salmon Co-products, whitefish procurement, shellfish and the high risk baby food sector.  Ideal Foods is continually evolving and they set aside time and resource to research new markets.

About Pelagia

Pelagia AS is a leading producer of pelagic fish products for human consumption, and an important supplier of essential ingredients in all kinds of fish- and animal feed; protein concentrate, fishmeal, and fish oil. Pelagia is also through our company Epax a leading global producer of concentrated marine-based omega-3 fatty acids for dietary supplement and pharmaceutical preparations.

Pelagia operates 28 departments in Norway, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Ukraine. Twenty-five are 100% owned, while three are partly owned associates, and the operation is divided into three divisions; Food (consumption), Feed (protein concentrate, fishmeal and fish oil) and Health (Dietary supplements and pharmaceutical preparations).

The Food division exports close to 100% of its products, while Feed’s products are mainly sold in the domestic market as essential ingredients in fish- and animal feed production.  It is therefore right to say that close to 100% of the fish is utilised, and ends up at someone’s table, some day, either directly or indirectly.

Austevoll Seafood ASA and Kvefi AS own Pelagia  in a 50/50 share split. Egil Magne Haugstad is the company’s CEO.