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Workers at a Lerøy Midt factory. All three regions harvested more in Q4 2020 than in the same period the year before. Photo: Lerøy.
Workers at a Lerøy Midt factory. All three regions harvested more in Q4 2020 than in the same period the year before. Photo: Lerøy.

Norwegian salmon and trout farmer Lerøy Seafood harvested both more in the fourth quarter of 2020, and in total for the year, compared with 2019.

Lerøy, which co-owns Scottish Sea Farms with fellow Norwegian salmon farmer SalMar, harvested 48,300 tonnes gutted weight in Q4 2020, compared with 42,800 tgw in Q4 2019, it said in a market update today.

In total for the year, the company harvested 170,800 tgw, up from 158,200 tgw in 2019.

The harvest volumes of Lerøy were distributed as follows:

  • Lerøy Aurora (northern Norway) - 14,800 tgw (13,400)
  • Lerøy Midt (central Norway) - 15,600 tgw (14,500)
  • Lerøy Sjøtroll (southern Norway) - 17,900 tgw (15,000). Trout accounted for 40% of the harvest volume in Lerøy Sjøtroll.

The company’s full Q4 2020 report will be published on February 19.