Grieg Q2 down, Lerøy Q2 higher

Grieg Seafood worker on pen

Grieg Seafood has revealed a much lower 2024 second quarter harvest with output down in its two main Norwegian regions.

The company also said it has had problems in British Columbia despite this politically troubled region producing a larger harvest.

The harvest volumes are expected to total around 15,300 tonnes against 22,600 tonnes a year ago.

“Slaughter volumes were negatively affected by low oxygen levels in seawater in BC in May, which led to an increase in mortality”, a statement from the company said.

The regional breakdown is as follows (Q2 2023 figures in brackets): Rogaland Norway 2,800 tonnes (11,500 tonnes); Finnmark Norway 3,900 tonnes (5,600 tonnes) and British Columbia 8,600 tonnes (5,500 tonnes).

The full Q2 2024 report will be released on Wednesday 21 August.

The Lerøy Seafood group has also published its second quarter trading update which show a higher salmon ands trout harvest. The total volume was 36,700 tonnes up from 29,700 tonnes in Q2 last year. The figure does not include the contribution from Scottish Sea Farms.

The breakdown is: Lerøy Aurora: 5, 100 tonnes (8,300 tonnes); Lerøy Midt: 15,700 tonnes (10,000 tonnes)  Lerøy Sjøtroll: 15,900 tonnes, of which 5,300 tonnes was trout, (11,400 tonnes of which 3,700 tonnes was trout).

The wildfish catch (Lerøy Havfisk) was 17,800 tonnes of which 1,500 tonnes was cod. This compares with 23,700 tonnes a year ago. The cod figure is half that of last year due to lower catch quotas in the Barents Sea region.

The full report will also be released on 21 August.

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