Norwegian salmon farming and wild-fish producer Leroy Seafood saw its earnings dampened by early harvests of fish infected with infectious salmon anemia along with smaller fishing quotas in the third quarter.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) dropped 14 percent year-on-year to NOK 1 billion (€85 million/$92 million), despite an 8 percent lift in revenue to NOK 8 billion (€68 million/$74 million).

Downstream activities, such as value-added processing delivered significantly better earnings than during the same quarter last year.