As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the tuna business that General Ante Gotovina has been involved in for the past eight years has not felt the coronavirus crisis, unlike the vast majority of other companies across not only Croatia and Europe but the rest of the world. His company, Pelagos net farma, has continued to grow throughout the global pandemic in terms of revenue and solid earnings, while significantly increasing its number of employees.
Pelagos net farma’s total turnover last year amounted to a very impressive 94.4 million kuna, which is as much as 20.4 million kuna more than the company recorded back in pre-pandemic 2019. Ante Gotovina’s successful tuna enterprises also made a net profit of almost 7 million kuna, according to a report from tportal.
Pelagos net farma farms expensive bluefin tuna and mainly sells it abroad, primarily on the distant Japanese market. Located close to Murter and located 11 nautical miles from the logistics headquarters in Gazenica, Pelagos net farma boasts a capacity of 1500 tonnes in 12 breeding units.
Immediately after its establishment, a strong investment cycle was launched in which, with the help of HBOR loans and European Union (EU) funds, Pelagos net farma acquired its own fishing fleet and built modern refrigerators with a capacity of 2,000 tonnes and an anchovy processing plant with a capacity of 1,000 tonnes.
Last year, Pelagos net farma helped out the Croatian economy when it needed it the most and hired 25 additional employees, seeing their number of employees rise to 131. Their average monthly salary is around 6,000 kuna.
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