Jóhannes Stefánsson, former employee of Samherji, turned whistleblower.

Samherji Chose DNB for a Reason

28 Nov Norway’s good reputation internationally is the reason the Icelandic fishing company Samherji chose to do business with the Norwegian bank DNB in relation with its operations in Namibia.

Icelandic Captain Arrested in Namibia

21 Nov An Icelandic ship captain was arrested in Namibia earlier this week.

Gunnþór Ingason, managing director of Síldarvinnslan.

Síldarvinnslan ‘Never Intended to Deceive Anyone’

18 Nov In response to a story published here on Friday, translated from Fréttablaðið, which first published it, Síldarvinnslan has sent out a press release, stating that the email quoted in the story was completely misinterpreted.

Worry about Iceland’s Reputation

14 Nov Information published by WikiLeaks Tuesday night, suggesting dubious business practices in Namibia by Samherji, one of the leading companies in the Icelandic fishing industry, has shocked the Icelandic nation.

Minister of Fisheries Kristján Þór Júlíusson.

Icelandic Minister Met Namibian Officials

13 Nov According to the whistleblower Jóhannes Stefánsson, Kristján Þór Júlíusson, who now serves as Iceland’s minister of fisheries, briefly met three men in 2014, when he was minister of health, who, in exchange for bribes, were working on providing the Icelandic company Samherji fishing quotas in Namibia.

Screenshot from the news program Kveikur, broadcast last night on RÚV, showing Samherji CEO Þorsteinn Már Baldvinsson.

Bribes in Exchange for Fishing Quotas

13 Nov Companies owned by Samherji are reported to have paid hundreds of millions of Icelandic krónur in bribes to obtain access to Namibia’s fishing quotas.

WikiLeaks Releases 30,000 Documents on Icelandic Company in Namibia

13 Nov WikiLeaks has published more than 30,000 documents from whistleblower Jóhannes Stefánsson, former managing director of operations in Namibia for Samherji, one of the leading companies in the Icelandic fish industry.

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