A Grieg Seafood site in British Columbia. The Norwegian-owned company harvested 5,000 gwt in BC in Q2.

Grieg Seafood harvested 22,600 tonnes of salmon in Q2


Norway and Canada salmon farmer Grieg Seafood harvested 22,600 gutted weight tonnes in the second quarter of 2023, it said in a trading update.

Grieg harvested 11,500 gwt in Rogaland (central Norway) and 5,600 gwt in Finnmark (northern Norway).

The company harvested 5,500 gwt in British Columbia, western Canada, after choosing not to take fish out in Q1 so that it could build up biomass. Grieg also farms salmon in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, in Atlantic Canada, but its first crop of fish in the province won’t be harvested until nearer the end of the year.

The average regional farming costs per kilogram for Q2 2023 were approximately:

  • Rogaland: NOK 58.2
  • Finnmark: NOK 61.2
  • British Columbia: CAD 11.3 (NOK 88.6)

In its report for the first quarter of 2023, Grieg guided for a full-year harvest of 80,000 gwt: 29,000 gwt from Rogaland; 26,000 gwt from Finnmark; 20,000 gwt from BC; and 5,000 gwt from Newfoundland.

The company’s complete Q2 2023 report will be released Friday, 25 August.