Grieg signs new smolt plant construction deal

Grieg Seafood has signed a deal with the construction company Consto, which will be building a new smolt plant for Grieg in Norway’s Finnmark region. Consto said it has been awarded the overall contract for the project and will be responsible for the construction technical delivery as well as the coordination of all performing professional…

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Grieg confident new post smolt unit will bring results

Grieg Seafood has said its plan to invest millions of kroner in a new post-smolt unit in Norway’s Finnmark region will lead to an improvement in fish health and welfare. The company has now published more details about the new land-based facility, which is estimated to cost around NOK 1.1bn (£82m). It will produce 300 tonnes of post-smolt…

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Grieg drops into Q3 loss

Grieg Seafood has become the first major salmon farming company for many years to plunge into the red. The company, which farms in Norway and in Newfoundland and British Columbia, Canada, today unveiled a third quarter operational EBIT or operational loss of NOK 86m (£6.3m). This compares with an operational profit of NOK 145m (almost…

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Salmon companies at top of sustainable producers list

Salmon producers have taken the top three places in a global listing of the most sustainable animal protein producers. Mowi was ranked first for sustainability by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index for the fifth year in succession. The company is joined in the top three ranked companies by fellow aquaculture businesses Lerøy Seafood Group…

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Grieg hails successful first Newfoundland salmon harvest

Grieg Seafood has commenced harvesting of the first generation of salmon at its new Canadian east coast location in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. Describing the development as an important milestone, it said the operation had produced good fish health and welfare and free of lice. It would continue to develop its farming region in Newfoundland gradually…

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Norway’s “big five” settle Canadian price fixing case

FIVE of Norway’s largest salmon breeders have entered into a multi-million Canadian dollar price fixing case settlement following a class action over the border in the United States. It follows a civil case involving claims brought by two Canadian consumers. It means the five, Mowi, SalMar, Grieg Seafood, Cermaq and the Lerøy Seafood Company, will…

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More suspected ISA outbreaks reported

Grieg Seafood may have suffered a second outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia in just over a month. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has said there is suspicion of ISA at Grieg’s site at Vannfjorden in the Nordkapp municipality of Finnmark. A separate outbreak was reported and confirmed at another Grieg site in Finnmark at the…

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Strong as an Oxe

Six Fluggaboats ordered by Grieg Seafood Unst Inshore Services are currently building six Fluggaboats for Grieg Seafood. These boats are being used as fast work boats for their sites in Shetland. Four of these are 8.5 m twin OXE 150 hp forward cabin boats and two are single engine aft consol boats with deck area…

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Grieg \’winning biological battle\’ on Shetland

Grieg Seafood is continuing to get on top of its long running biological problems on Shetland, the company said in its 2020 second quarter results published today. Shetland harvest volumes at 3,770 tonnes, although slightly below guide, were 14 per cent up on the same period last year, while revenue rose by two per cent…

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Grieg \’winning biological battle\’ on Shetland

Grieg Seafood is continuing to get on top of its long running biological problems on Shetland, the company said in its 2020 second quarter results published today. Shetland harvest volumes at 3,770 tonnes, although slightly below guide, were 14 per cent up on the same period last year, while revenue rose by two per cent…

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