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Salmon Evolution doubles biomass in Q3

October 6, 2023  By  Nestor Arellano

Salmon Evolution is experiencing strong biological performance at Indre Harøy (Image: Salmon Evolution)

Salmon Evolution reported that it doubled its standing biomass to 2,100 metric tons in the third quarter of 2023.  The Norwegian land-based aquaculture said the numbers obtained on Sept. 23 represented an increase of 101 per cent since June 30.

Net biomass production for the third quarter totalled 1,290 metric tons. The company experienced a steady increase throughout the quarter, resulting in a quarterly run rate of around 1,600-1,700 metric tons by the end of  September, a press release from the company said.

Salmon Evolution is experiencing strong biological performance at Indre Harøy characterized by “good growth and normal mortality levels across all fish groups,” according to the company.


The Indre Harøy facility is billed as Europe’s largest in-shore fish farm. Located on the west coast of Norway, it has unlimited access to fresh seawater, and renewable energy, according to the company.

“We are very pleased with the continued strong biological performance. During the third quarter we saw both all-time high biomass production and standing biomass,” said Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen, CEO of Salmon Evolution.

Coupled with production costs trending in the right direction on back of higher production, and a historically strong salmon market, we very much look forward to the fourth quarter and our significant ramp-up in harvest volumes,” the CEO added.

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