Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2011 (Revised May 2016)

Marine Harvest: Leading Salmon Aquaculture

by David E. Bell and Ryan Johnson


Marine Harvest has the leading position in salmon aquaculture. Aquaculture is very much a growth business, many believing it could play a major role in solving the world's growing need for protein. The CEO is considering three alternatives for taking advantage of his firm's dominant position. Expand production in Chile, produce value-added salmon products, or backward-integrate into the salmon feed business.

Keywords: Growth and Development Strategy; Competitive Advantage; Agriculture and Agribusiness Industry; Food and Beverage Industry;


Bell, David E., and Ryan Johnson. "Marine Harvest: Leading Salmon Aquaculture." Harvard Business School Case 512-042, December 2011. (Revised May 2016.)