Topbalat project is a sea cucumber value chain development project.
The project is run by Aurora Seafood with a team of entrepreneurs that have led the development of Sea Cucumber fishing in Iceland over the last 15 years.
The main goals of the project first phase is to develop and standardize our sea cucumber fishing dredge along with a new generation of processing line. In the second stage of the development, Topbalat´s team will aid any interested companies in Europe to start the utilization of local sea cucumber species
Aurora Seafood´s team is set up by diverse team of experts:
Kári Ólafsson - founder of the first company utilizing Sea Cucumber in Europe. A food Scientist with vast experience in the entire value chain.
Bergur Garðarsson - First and still leading captain of sea cucumbers in Iceland
Davíð Freyr Jónsson - Topbalat project manager a leading entrepreneur in seafood in Iceland.
Gunnar Þór Gunnarsson - Topbalat processing development leader. A processing expert with vast experience in seafood processing and development.
Our team of experts all share the vision of a sustainable, environmentally friendly utilization and responsible production of the best quality sea cucumbers. We believe that the world has a lot to learn about Sea Cucumbers and we aim to take full part in the interesting future of Sea Cucumbers.