Barbed-wire jellyfish attacks sting Lerøy Q4 profits

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Editorial Staff

Lerøy’s total harvest volume in Norway for the year 2023 culminated at 160,000 tons.

Norwegian salmon producing giant Lerøy has recorded a total harvest volume of 47,500 gutted weight tons (GWT) across its operations for the final quarter of 2023.

The breakdown by division within the group was as follows: Lerøy Aurora contributed 12,500 GWT, Lerøy Midt added 20,300 GWT, and Lerøy Sjøtroll accounted for 14,700 GWT, including 6,500 GWT of trout.

“The occurrence of the barbed-wire jellyfish affected production somewhat in the fourth quarter of 2023, and resulted in fewer feeding days in Lerøy Aurora. Lerøy Sjøtroll harvested some localities earlier than originally planned, while the effect in Lerøy Midt was limited,” wrote the company.

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Lerøy’s total harvest volume in Norway for the year 2023 culminated at 160,000 GWT, surpassing previous guidance. However, it is noted that the standing biomass at the beginning of 2024 is lower than expected. The company estimates the production volume for 2024 to be around 175,000 GWT.

The company’s comprehensive report for the fourth quarter of 2023 is scheduled to be released on February 28, 2024, at 06:30.

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