About Nova Austral
Nova Austral is a Chilean salmon farmer and processor, owned by the private equity companies Altor Fund III and Bain Capital. The company’s entire operations are located in Chile’s Region XII, in the Magallanes and Antarctic Region, over 2,500 kms from Santiago, the country’s capital city.
“With its strong team, great
assets and facilities, and excellent
location in Region XII, we believe
that Nova Austral has an untapped
opportunity to grow production”.
– Einar Wathne, Group CEO for EWOS
Pure Salmon from Antarctic Waters
Our goal has always been to produce the best salmon in the world. We have been given the unique opportunity to raise salmon in the best possible location, at the complete end of the world.
Where water is born of the vast ice plains of the Antarctic. Far from everything.
Our farms are located in a remote location, and we farm salmon on nature’s terms.
Our product is as natural as you can get. And that means everything to us.
Our salmon ends up on the menu of some of the world’s best restaurants, and therefore it has to be really pure and taste really good.
The Nova Austral management team and original operational team bring to the
table many years of expertise in the industry and within the company:
Chairman of Nova Austral Board
Recent Board member of EWOS and former CEO of Salmar, Norway.
With extensive experience of salmon farming and processing, former COO of AquaChile, Salmones Blumar and Pesquera El Golfo.
Juan Esteban Navarrete
Sales Director Americas & Asia
Over 16 years’ sales experience in the seafood industry in Chile, working for companies such as Integra Chile, Blumar and El Golfo. Chile, Blumar and El Golfo.
Per Arne Skjerven
Sales Director Europe
Over 20 years’ sales experience in the seafood industry in Norway and Argentina, in Northern Seafoods, ASC South America, and Norway Seafoods.
Significant experience as CFO of important Chilean companies in the salmon, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and construction industries.
Operational team in Magallanes
Member of the team that founded the company and also played a leading role in setting it up in Tierra del Fuego. Member of the Fishing Zonal Council since 1997 and President of the Salmon and Trout Producers Association in 12th Region.
Sea Water Production Manager
Processing Plant Manager
Quality Control Manager
Certifications and Environment
Why Nova Austral?
Use of pesticides
Use of antibiotics
As part of our commitment to our clients, to the sustainability of the salmon industry and to the development of Chile’s 12th Region, we share the following information openly and transparently about our company’s policies and procedures for managing Human Resources, conflict resolution and Corporate Social Responsibility.