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Here's a list of Norway’s largest salmon farming sites

An overview of the biggest individual salmon farming sites in Norway demonstrates the size and scope of the sector.

An analysis of Norway's largest salmon farming sites shows the extent of the growth of salmon farming across the country, and how concentrated operations have become in the hands of a few giants.

Data from the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries and Barentswatch shows Marine Harvest, SalMar and Leroy Seafood Group dominating ownership of the salmon operations. Of the 50 largest farming sites, Marine Harvest owns 19 of them, followed by SalMar with 10 and Leroy Seafood's Leroy Midt with eight.

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Topping the sites by volume is SalMar's Solværet site, located in More & Romsdal county, with a biomass of 8,580 metric tons.

Behind that is Grieg Seafood's Laholmen site in Finnmark, with biomass of 7,095 metric tons.

Following close behind are 14 sites with a biomass of 7,020 metric tons, located in the counties of Nord-Trondelag (three sites), Sor-Trondelag (eight sites), More & Romsdal (one site), Rogaland (one site) and Vest-Agder (one site).

The remainder of the list is made up of farm sites from 5,900 metric tons to 6,740 metric tons.

The Froya municipality in Sor-Trondelag contains the most large sites, with eight farms over 6,000 metric tons, while Snillfjord (four sites), Smola (four sites) and Hitra (three sites) are also well represented. More than half of the 50 largest sites are based in Sor-Trondelag and Nordmore.

The 50 biggest salmon farming sites

The following overview lists the 50 largest salmon and trout farming sites. (Columns left to right: company, locality, region, production capacity)

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Lokalitet

Kommune

Størrelse

SalMar

Solværet

Smøla

8.580 tonn

Grieg Seafood Finnmark

Laholmen

Nordkapp

7.095 tonn

Marine Harvest

Bremnessvaet

Smøla

7.020 tonn

Bjørøya AS/Midt Norsk Havbruk

Kyrøyene

Vikna

7.020 tonn

Marine Harvest

Jakobsteinsvika

Leka

7.020 tonn

Marine Harvest

Steinflesa

Leka

7.020 tonn

SalMar/ Veterinærmedisinsk Oppdragssenter

Singsholmen

Hitra

7.020 tonn

Marine Harvest

Kjeahola

Finnøy

7.020 tonn

Marine Harvest

Salvågvika

Flekkefjord

7.020 tonn

Marine Harvest

Indre Skjervøy

Osen

7.020 tonn

Marine Harvest

Mannbruholmen

Frøya

7.020 tonn

Marine Harvest

Grøttingsøy

Frøya

7.020 tonn

Lerøy Midt

Nord Leksa

Agdenes

7.020 tonn

Lerøy Midt

Ringholmen

Snillfjord

7.020 tonn

Marine Harvest

Varden

Hitra

7.020 tonn

Lerøy Midt

Kjørsvikgrunn

Hemne

7.020 tonn

Bjørøya AS

Kråkholmen

Flatanger

6.740 tonn

Bjørøya AS

Eldviktaren

Flatanger

6.740 tonn

SalMar/BioMar

Indre Bringenes

Berg

6.700 tonn

Nordlaks

Høgholmen

Harstad

6.615 tonn

Nordlaks

Ytre Stræte

Skånland

6.600 tonn

Marine Harvest

Skipningsdalen

Flekkefjord

6.240 tonn

SalMar

Salatskjæra

Frøya

6.240 tonn

SalMar

Buholmen

Roan

6.240 tonn

SalMar/Sintef Ocean

Hosenøya

Åfjord

6.240 tonn

Lerøy Midt

Fugløya S

Snillfjord

6.240 tonn

Lerøy Midt

Storskogøya

Snillfjord

6.240 tonn

Lerøy Midt

Gunnarøya

Snillfjord

6.240 tonn

Lerøy Midt

Omsøyholman

Hitra

6.240 tonn

Lerøy Midt

Hausan

Hemne

6.240 tonn

SalMar/Rauma Stamfisk/ Sintef Ocean/ Veterinærmedisinsk Oppdragsssenter

Tristeinen

Bjugn

6.240 tonn

Marine Harvest

Flatøyfjorden

Roan

6.240 tonn

Ocean Farming

Håbranden

Frøya

6.240 tonn

Marine Harvest

Persflua

Bjugn

6.240 tonn

Marine Harvest

Valøyan

Frøya

6.240 tonn

SalMar

Ruggstein

Frøya

6.240 tonn

Marine Harvest

Kveitskjeret

Frøya

6.240 tonn

Marine Harvest

Tennøya

Frøya

6.240 tonn

Nordlaks

Forsåstorvika

Tysfjord

6.240 tonn

Nova Sea/Nordnorsk Stamfisk

Buktodden NØ

Rana

6.240 tonn

Marine Harvest

Lille Åsvær

Dønna

6.240 tonn

Nova Sea

Svinvær

Rødøy

6.240 tonn

Marine Harvest

Mefaldskjæret

Alstahaug

6.240 tonn

SalMar/ Norsk Sjømat

Storskjeret

Aure

6.240 tonn

Marine Harvest

Rogne

Haram

6.240 tonn

SalMar

Fjordprakken

Smøla

6.240 tonn

Marine Harvest

Nørholmen

Smøla

6.240 tonn

Grieg Seafood Finnmark

Vinnalandet

Hammerfest

6.180 tonn

Sørrollnesfisk/ Northern Lights Salmon

Trollvika

Skånland

5.900 tonn

Sørrollnesfisk/ Northern Lights Salmon

Enkeltstein

Ibestad

5.900 tonn

(Source: Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries/Barentswatch)

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