A SalMar salmon farm at Skarliodden in northern Norway. The company harvested 48,500 gwt of salmon in Norway and Iceland in the first quarter of this year.

SalMar harvested 48,500 tonnes of salmon in first quarter


Scottish Sea Farms co-owner SalMar harvested 48,500 gutted weight tonnes of fish in Norway and Iceland in the first quarter of 2023, it said in a trading update today.

The harvest volume is slightly higher than in the same period last year, when SalMar harvested 45,000 gwt.

SalMar, the world’s second largest salmon farmer, harvested 22,200 gwt (Q1 2022: 24,900 gwt) in its Central Norway region, 19,800 gwt (16,800 gwt) in Northern Norway, and 6,600 gwt (3,400 gwt) through its Icelandic Salmon subsidiary in Iceland.

SSF’s harvest volume is not included because SalMar does not own a majority stake and classes SSF as an associate company, not a subsidiary. SalMar and fellow Norwegian salmon heavyweight Lerøy Seafood each own 50% of SSF, which was Scotland’s second largest salmon farmer by volume last year.

SalMar’s full Q1 report will be published on 11 May.