Lerøy Seafood Group (OSE: LSG) is a seafood production and distribution company based in Bergen, Norway The company started operation in the 19th century when the fisherman Ole Mikkel Lerøen started selling fish and other seafood on the fish market of Bergen. In 1939 the primary subsidiary Hallvar Lærøy AS was founded.
Until 1997 the company was family owned, when it became a public company resulting in the listing on Oslo Stock Exchange in 2002.
At the end of 2008 the Group had 1 425 employees. Also in 2008, Austevoll Seafood ASA increased its ownership from 33.34% to 74.93%
Global tuna catches grow but overfishing continues Worldwide
The global commercial tuna catch reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in 2013, reveals the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation in its latest report on the global tuna stock situation.
High microplastic content found in commercial fish Spain
Researchers at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography who analyzed micro-plastics intake in fish species of the Spanish Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts found a high percentage of them in the stomachs of several commercially important fish.