We produce cleanerfish for salmonproducers in Norway

Tomma Rensefisk is engaged in the breeding of the little cleanerfish cyclopterus lumpus, known as lumpfish, on the idyllic island of Tomma in Nordland, Norway.

Lumpfish

The lumpfish is a small fish, yet a big charmer. The more we learn to know this little fish, the more fascinating – and charming – it is.

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Community Involvement

The desire to contribute to the community through employment and settlement was important for the establishment of Tomma Rensefisk.

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Our story

The story of Tomma Rensefisk starts primarily with the entrepreneur Kjell Dahl, whose entrepreneurial spirit has brought many a venture since the early 70's.

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306930
lumpfish delivered this year

Locally produced with national delivery.

Tomma Rensefisk currently uses a flow-through production facility, and we have a license to produce 5 million fish annually. This is one of the largest licenses for lumpfish in Norway. We aim to scale up to full capacity shortly, so that we can deliver quality fish to fish farms throughout Norway regardless of the needs.

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total lumpfish delivered

Lumpfish

The lumpfish is a small fish, yet a big charmer. The more we learn to know this little fish, the more fascinating – and charming – it is. The lumpfish serves the role as an effective cleanerfish, regulating the stock of salmon lice in salmon farming, a task it performs ever better as we gain experience with this little charmer.

In addition, it’s an environmentally friendly way to control the salmon lice. Lumpfish is the latest specie in Norwegian farming, and the development of this new industry is an exciting adventure to join!

Community Involvement

In addition to Kjell Dahl’s tireless pursuit of new projects and innovation, the desire to contribute employment and settlement in the local community has been important for the establishment of Tomma Rensefisk. Therefore, there has also been a clear focus on employees living on Tomma, and that Tomma Rensefisk will contribute to develop the local community.

The local community at Tomma had a steady decline from 2000 to 2015. However, from 2016, society has had an accelerating growth in population. With an increased population, other demands are also made for both housing and local services.

Tomma Rensefisk is proud to be involved in the development that is now taking place and has been a driving force for the establishment of a public kindergarten on Tomma and is also actively involved in Tomma Eiendom, which builds modern housing out here at the edge of the atlantic ocean.

Our story

The story of Tomma Rensefisk starts primarily with the entrepreneur Kjell Dahl, whose entrepreneurial spirit has brought many a venture since the early 70’s. In 2016 it was decided to settle one of these adventures – Tomma Steinbit – and on the 29th of June 2016 Tomma Rensefisk was founded in collaboration with the Lovund-based aquaculture firm Nova Sea, and Kystinkubatoren, a start-up incubator specializing in aquaculture and related aquatic fields.

On April 10th 2017, the very first delivery of roe to the plant’s hatchery took place, and since then, Tomma Rensefisk has been in operation. Already in the first year of operation, the company was able to deliver solid results, and we look forward to scaling up to full production in the years to come.

Meet our team

Ivana Steiro

CEO

Ivana Steiro is the CEO of Tomma Rensefisk, and the company's first employee. She graduated with a master in aquaculture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and also holds a degree in agriculture from the University of Belgrade. Ivana has a broad range of experience from aquaculture, the nutrition industry and agriculture. Ivana has always had a passion for working with animals, with a keen eye for animal welfare and hygiene.

Raphael Gebhard

Biologist

Raphael Gebhard is the biologist in charge at Tomma Cleaning Fish. He holds a master's degree in aquaculture from the University of Rostock in Germany, and he has a well-rounded experience in the breeding of different fish species using both RAS and flow facilities.

Do you want to work with us?

Available position as Technician

Tomma Cleaning Fish AS is a fresh, young company that was established in the summer of 2016. The company is owned in part by Nova Sea AS and Tomma Salmon AS, both companies with long experience in fish farming. Tomma Cleaning Fish AS started production in April 2017, and is scaling up to achieve full capacity. Due to our recent growth, we’re now looking to hire a skilled technician.

Tomma is the largest of three islands in Nesna county on the coast of Helgeland and is currently experiencing enormous growth, with a little over a hundred inhabitants. There’s a local shop on the island, in addition to kindergarden, primary school and a renovated swimming pool. There is an excellent ferry-service to Nesna on the mainland, where the county hall is located.

The island boast untamed, spectacular nature, with three mountains raising up from the oceans, the tallest being Tomskjevelen at 922 meters above the ocean.

Duties and responsibilities:
Responsible for compilation and follo-up of maintenance plans.
Responsible for daily follow-up and maintenance of the company’s technical equipment.
Development-and improvement of the company’s production equipment.
Participation in strategic planning and expansion projects.
General maintenance

The position reports to the CEO.

Qualifications:
Relevant education in a technical field. Practical experience or personal suitability can compensate for missing education.
Experience from similar position in land or ocean-based production of fish.
Teamleader experience
Independent, structured and detail-oriented.
Capable of learning new IT software.
Drivers License - Class B

We offer:
Full-time permanent position
Competitive salary
Opportunity to shape a new company in an exciting marine sector
Excellent pension and insurance arrangements.
We’ll assist in relocation

Prefered place of living for the candidate would be Tomma.

For more information about the position, contact CEO Ivana Steiro on +47 45 78 0123.
Please send your application with CV to: ivana@tommarensefisk.no

Do you want to work with us?

Available position as Duty Manager

Tomma Cleaning Fish As seeks Duty Manager

Tomma Cleaning Fish AS is a fresh, young company that was established in the summer of 2016. The company is owned in part by Nova Sea AS and Tomma Salmon AS, both companies with long experience in fish farming. Tomma Cleaning Fish AS started production in April 2017, and is scaling up to achieve full capacity. Due to our recent growth, we’re now looking to hire an experienced Duty Manager.

Tomma is the largest of three islands in Nesna county on the coast of Helgeland and is currently experiencing enormous growth, with a little over a hundred inhabitants. There’s a local shop on the island, in addition to kindergarden, primary school and a renovated swimming pool. There is an excellent ferry-service to Nesna on the mainland, where the county hall is located.

The island boast untamed, spectacular nature, with three mountains raising up from the oceans, the tallest being Tomskjevelen at 922 meters above the ocean.

Duties and responsibilities:
Ensure a justifiable biological and technological operation at the facility
Planning and follow-up of operations and maintenance
Duties surrounding Internal control, EHS and quality assurance
Responsibility for personell and education
Regular reports and registering

Qualifications:
Previous leadership experience with responsibility for personell
Higher education in the fields of aquaculture, mariculture or biology
Experience from a similar position is preferred, but not required
Experience from land or ocean-based production of fish
Drivers License - Class B

We offer:
Full-time permanent position
Competitive salary
A role with a lot of flexibility and freedom
Excellent pension and insurance arrangements
We’ll assist in relocation

Prefered place of living for the candidate would be Tomma..
For more information or questions about the position, contact either Ivana or Raphael.
Please send application with CV to CEO Ivana Steiro.

CEO: Ivana Steiro +47 45 78 01 23 / ivana@tommarensefisk.no
Duty Biologist: Raphael Gebhardt +47 93 22 60 48 / raphael@tommarensefisk.no