Scottish Salmon Company harvest up for Q4 2020
The Scottish Salmon Company delivered an increased harvest during the final quarter of 2020, its owner, the Bakkafrost group, has disclosed in a Q4 trading update.
The Faroe Islands salmon company completed the purchase of SSC at the beginning of October 2019 and is currently in the processing of integrating the business into the wider group.
So far it looks to be living up to expectations, given the negative impact of Covid-19 on all salmon farming and seafood enterprises.
SSC produced a heads on gutted harvest of 9,300 tonnes in the 2020 October to December period, compared with 7,900 tonnes for the same period in 2019.
Its Faroe Islands based business produced a total harvest of 16,000 tonnes against 17,900 tonnes a year ago. However the Faroe figure is somewhat higher than the 12,200 tonnes delivered during Q4 2018.
Feed sales in Q4 2020 were 30.9 thousand tonnes, up from the 2019 Q4 figure of almost 28,400 tonnes.
The full final quarter 2020 report, which will include details of turnover, profit or loss, along with the financial effects of Covid, is scheduled to be released on 23 February.
Meanwhile, Bakkafrost is moving ahead with its vision to become one of the most sustainable salmon farming companies in the world. It recently announced that the total production of green energy from biological waste at its Strond hatchery on the Faroe islands will produce enough electricity to fuel more than 225 homes.
Hatchery operations manager Rógvi Jacobsen said the development was a huge step forward in utilising all the material from its salmon production. He added: “We are privileged to be among the first movers in the Faroe Islands to use biological waste to produce green energy.”