16 October 2008
THE CONSOLIDATION process in the Norwegian seafood sector continues with the
announcement by Austevoll Seafood ASA that the company has acquired the majority
shareholding in Leroy Seafood Group and aims to also purchase the remaining
The move sees one of the largest pelagic fishery specialists buying in big style
to the salmon farming industry.
Both companies have major stakes in the Shetland seafood industries.
Austevoll is a 25 per cent shareholder of Shetland Catch, Europe’s largest
pelagic fish processor.
Scottish Sea Farms, which farms salmon in many sites off Shetland and operates
the Scalloway salmon processing plant, is 50 per cent owned by Leroy Seafood