Lerøy harvested 800 fewer gutted weight tonnes in its northern region in Q2 than in the same period last year. Volumes were also lower in its central and southern regions. Photo: Lerøy.

Lerøy’s Q2 harvest volume fell by 11%

Norway’s third-largest salmonid farmer, Lerøy Seafood Group, harvested 33,100 gutted weight tonnes of Atlantic salmon and trout in the second quarter of 2022 – 3,600 fewer tonnes (11%) than it harvested in the same period last year.

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Trout contributed 5,800 gwt to the Q2 2022 volume, up from 4,500 gwt in Q2 2021. In the first half of 2022, Lerøy has harvested 10,000 gwt of trout (H1 2021: 8,700 gwt).

Volumes of salmon and trout combined were lower than Q2 2021 in all three of Lerøy’s production regions – Aurora (north), Midt (central Norway), and Sjøtroll (south), and lower in the first half of this year than in H1 2021. Lerøy’s salmon and trout harvest for H1 2022 amounted to 65.2 gwt, a 17% drop on the 78.900 gwt harvested in H1 2021.

Harvest volumes salmon and trout (1,000gwt) Q222 Q2 21 H1 22 H1 21
Aurora 4.4 5.2 9.3 14.2
Midt 14.1 14.9 25.9 31.4
Sjøtroll 14.5 16.6 30.0 33.3
Total 33.1 36.7 65.2 78.9

Harvest volumes from Scotland’s second largest salmon farmer Scottish Sea Farms, which Lerøy owns 50/50 with Norwegian salmon farmer SalMar, are not included in the figures.

Lerøy’s full Q2 report, which will include SSF’s harvest figures, will be published on August 24.