Jónas Jónasson

CEO StofnFiskur and Production Director Benchmark Genetics

Dr. Jónas has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Stofnfiskur since 2006. He joined the company in 1996 as a senior scientist specialising in selective breeding and broostock management.

As the Benchmark Genetics’ Head of Production, Jónas is responsible for all production sites across the Division.

Jónas is a biologist and holds a Phd degree in Animal breeding for fish from the Norwegian Agricultural Univeristy at Aas. He is the leading scientist in this field with over 30 years of expertise in genetics and fishfarming. Jónas has worked with numerous species over the years including Atlantic Salmon and cod, freshwater shrimp ( Macrobrachium rosenbergi), Abalone, arctic char and lumpfish.

In his spare time Jónas likes all outdoor activities like hunting and fly fishing especially for salmon. Jonas is famous for his salmon flies used all over the world.

Contact information:
Tel: +354 693 6306
E-mail: jonas.jonasson@bmkgenetics.com

Academic History

  • PhD. in animal breeding
  • BSc. Biology
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