A SalMar facility in Norway.

SalMar harvested 193,700 gutted weight tonnes of salmon last year


Scottish Sea Farms co-owner SalMar harvested 62,700 gutted weight tonnes of salmon in the last quarter of 2022 in Norway and Iceland and 193,700 gwt for the full year – more than the entire Scottish salmon industry is likely to have produced last year.

The Norwegian giant harvested 32,600 gwt in central Norway and 21,100 gwt in northern Norway in Q4, along with 6,000 gwt in Iceland through subsidiary Icelandic Salmon.

For the full year 2022, the company harvested 114,100 gwt in central Norway, 63,400 gwt in northern Norway, and 16,100 gwt in Iceland.

Scottish Sea Farms, which is Scotland’s second biggest salmon farmer by volume, is owned 50/50 by SalMar and Lerøy Seafood. This means it is classed as an associate, not a subsidiary, and SalMar’s share of its production volumes are not included in SalMar’s consolidated volumes.

SalMar, which has become the world’s second largest salmon farmer following the purchase of NTS ASA, will release its full Q4 2022 report on 22 February.