New executive for Nordic Aquafarms after last one was fired for shooting lion

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Land-based salmon farmer makes quiet new hire.

Nordic Aquafarms has hired a new senior vice president of projects, Nordic executive Marianne Naess told Times-Standard.

The previous person in the role was fired after only a few days into the job, after a photo emerged of him posing with a lion he shot.

On the 3rd of January, Shawn Harriman was hired as Nordic Aquafarms’ first executive hire as it senior Vice President of Projects for its West Coast subsidiary Nordic Aquafarms California. A site that will bring Nordic Aquafarm’s total US output to 50,000 tonnes of salmon per annum.

Nordic brought in Eric Payne’s hire more quietly this time, but Commercial Director Marianne Naess told the publication that company’s decision in January reflected a commitment to acting on its principles.

“We can’t claim to be an environmentally sustainable company and then not act on issues like this,” Naess said.

According to his LinkedIn profile, construction executive Payne has over 20 years’ experience in the EPC environment overseeing various Project Management/Construction. He has done this for companies such as Welty Building Company, SunPower Corporation and STV.