One of the Arctic Offshore Farming units now owned by SalMar Aker Ocean. The units were originally a project by Norway Royal Salmon, a company that was bought by SalMar.

SalMar harvested more than 250,000 tonnes of salmon last year


SalMar, the world’s second biggest Atlantic salmon farmer, harvested 83,200 gutted weight tonnes of fish in Norway and Iceland in the fourth quarter of 2023 and more than a quarter of a million tonnes in the full year.

The harvest volume for Q4 included 2,300 tonnes of fish harvested by SalMar Aker Ocean, which operates the company’s Ocean Farm 1 semi-offshore farm off the coast of Trøndelag and owns Arctic Offshore Farming, which operates two semi-offshore units outside Tromsø.

SalMar’s harvest volumes do not include its half share of fish produced by Scottish Sea Farms, which SalMar owns 50/50 with another Norwegian salmon farmer, Lerøy Seafood. SSF was hit hard by biological problems last year and has warned that its 2023 harvest volume would be no higher than 25,000 gwt. The company expects its harvest volume will recover to 37,000 gwt this year.

SalMar’s harvest volumes for Q4 were:

  • Farming Central Norway: 42,300 gwt
  • Farming Northern Norway: 31,400 gwt
  • SalMar Aker Ocean: 2,300 gwt
  • Icelandic Salmon: 7,200 gwt
  • Total: 83,200 gwt

The company’s harvest volumes for 2023 were:

  • Farming Central Norway: 141,100 gwt
  • Farming Northern Norway: 92,800 gwt
  • SalMar Aker Ocean: 2,300 gwt
  • Icelandic Salmon: 17,900 gwt
  • Total: 254,100 gwt

SalMar’s full Q4 2023 report will be released on February 15.