About us

Noray is the first company in the world that has successfully reproduced shrimps in artificial seawater at commercial scale.

OUR PILOT PLANT

Successful phase of R&D at our location in Medina

We are dedicated to producing shrimp in a completely natural and sustainable way in Medina del Campo in the Valladolid plateau in north-western Spain. After more than 11 years of R&D and  €14 million invested, our production technology ensures a product of the highest gastronomic value.

We have managed to create an excellent natural environment for our Climate Smart shrimp in an innovative and sustainable aquaculture system, based on a set of proprietary protocols governing the entire production cycle.

PIONEERS

Operating across the full production cycle, from spawning to packaging

    Today, we can proudly say that we are pioneers in Europe. Not only for being the first producers in the world to achieve a 100% vertical integration of the production process from spawning to ready to eat shrimp, but also for the superior quality of our product which has been tested and endorsed by our clients and recognized with the “Taste of the Year 2020” award in Spain.

    Our shrimps are available in supermarkets, in our online shop across multiple countries and at high-end restaurants, and we have plans for expansion to major cities in Europe.

    THE MISSION

    Working for people and planet

    Our mission is simple: To ensure maximum satisfaction for our customers, produce a natural product, and at the same time make an important contribution to sustainable aquaculture and the protection of the environment for present and future generations. 

    MANAGEMENT

    Bjørn Aspheim
    CEO & founder

    Founded Noray Seafood in 2008, building the company from identifying the initial plot of land to the current successful pilot plant.

    Joined Noray from J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank in London where he worked with international high growth companies on financial and capital raising aspects.

    Manuel Poulain
    CHIEF TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

    Noray’s first production manager with more than 23 years of experience in hatchery and farm design, operations and development of Microbial technology for shrimp farms.

    José Rodriguez
    HEAD OF PRODUCTION AND HATCHERY

    Aquaculture engineer with more than 25 years of experience in hatchery and grow-out of seafood species.

    Paula Esteban García
    FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER

    Degree in Engineering of the Agricultural and Food Industries with many years of experience as quality technician in the food sector.

    Pierre Bozzolla
    HEAD OF GROW-OUT

    Former production director at OSO Farming in Madagascar, the world pioneer in organic black tiger prawn production. More than 8 years of experience in shrimp farming.

    Julia Pinedo Gil
    FEED AND RESEARCH

    Biology PhD on nutrition and feed development in seafood with more than 10 years of experience in feed.

    Sebastián Díaz
    Business Development, Sales and Marketing

    More than 10 years of experience in procurement and sales of seafood across the globe for large international producers and trading platforms.

    Alberto Ledo
    Maintenance Manager

    Extensive experience in building and developing seafood production systems.