Pure Salmon director and 8F co-founder dies

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Investor who was instrumental to ambitious land-based salmon farm project was 52.

Undercurrent reports Martin Fothergill has died, aged 52, after “a brave and tough battle with an aggressive illness”.

Fothergill also served as director of Pure Salmon, which is raising capital to establish land-based salmon farms across the world, aiming for 260,000 tonnes of salmon production annually.

He founded the private equity fund 8F along with partners Stephane Farouz and Karim Ghannam, who all worked at Deutsche Bank.

“Martin has been instrumental in shaping the strategy and vision as well as in building the robust foundations for the long-term success of 8F and Pure Salmon,” wrote 8F.

“He left an indelible imprint on both companies and on all of us,” the company added.