Lerøy Q1 salmon and trout harvest down

The Lerøy Seafood group’s salmon and trout harvest for the first quarter of 2024 is down by more than 2,000 tonnes, year-on-year. The company, which has had its share of biological and jellyfish attack problems in recent months, slaughtered 26,400 tonnes against 28,600 tonnes between January and March. The figures do not include output from…

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Lerøy loses 490,000 young salmon to ‘water quality’ issues

The Lerøy Seafood group has been affected by another biological incident which has led to the death of almost half a million young salmon in Norway. The deaths were reported at the Lerøy Sjøtroll facility at Kjærelva in Fitjar municipality in Sunnhordland. They are thought to be due to poor water quality. Lerøy Sjøtroll said…

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Industry chiefs attack new traffic light plan

Salmon industry opposition is growing to the Norwegian government’s revision of the “traffic light system” which sets rules for where aquaculture development is permitted. The chief executives of both Mowi and Leroy Seafoods, Ivan Vindheim and Henning Beltestad respectively, have publicly come out against the proposals. They have said the new plan will do nothing…

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ISA suspected at Lerøy site

Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) is suspected at a Lerøy Seafood site at Frøya in Norway’s Trondelag region. Lerøy Midt AS informed the Norwegian Food Safety Authority of its concerns last week, based on the results of PCR analysis carried out after samples were taken at the site. The operation there had already been closed due to bacterial…

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Lerøy outlines action over listeria issues

The Lerøy Seafood Group has issued a statement outlining how it plans to combat the company’s recent listeria problems. The issue appears to centre around a slaughterhouse at Lerøy Midt from where a number of cases have been reported. In December it was reported that Lerøy’s salmon and game supply business, Laks & Vilt (Salmon…

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BREAKING – Norway’s salmon ‘big six’ did violate rules, says EU

The European Commission believes that six leading Norwegian salmon producers breached EU anti-trust rules by colluding to distort competition in the market for spot sales of Norwegian farmed Atlantic salmon in the EU. The Commission has advised the producers concerned that this is its “preliminary” view. The companies named are Mowi, SalMar, Grieg Seafood, Bremnes Seashore,…

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Lerøy products in second listeria scare

The Lerøy Seafood Company has been hit by two listeria scares involving salmon products, with outbreaks in Norway and Sweden. In the most recent, Lerøy’s salmon and game supply arm Laks & Vilt (Salmon & Game) in Oslo is withdrawing a batch of salmon gravlax with a latest consumption date of 8 December. The reason…

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Lerøy Q3 hit by ISA issues

The Lerøy Seafood group is lowering its fish farming production forecasts for this year following a series of illness issues at some of its sites in Norway. Presenting its third quarter results today the group, which is part owner of Scottish Sea Farms, unveiled an 8% higher turnover at NOK 8,001m (£591m) but an operational EBIT (operational profit)…

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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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Lerøy sites hit by mass mortalities

Calls are growing for a full investigation into large scale deaths at a Lerøy salmon farm sites in Norway. Thousands of fish are reported to have died in recent weeks from gill disease and possibly other health issues. Lerøy has said it is taking the incidents very seriously and is working hard to find out what…

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