The loss on sale of the shares will be £0.3m for Iceland Seafood International, whose negative impact on the income statement and shareholders' equity during 2023 is already estimated at £15.5m.
The Peruvian company Océano Seafood, based in Lima, has acquired the entire American company Sea Fresh USA, located in Kingston, Rhode Island.
CEO Susanne Arfelt Rajamand notes Royal Greenland is impacted by "volatile environment", but despite market challenges, she predicts better results in second half of 2023.
The new facility, which will make human-grade protein from krill waste products, will start production from next week.
This is Lerøy Seafood's second major investment in Finnmark in recent times, although neither has been in the salmon sector.
With this operation, the Danish value-added producer Espersen is realizing its strategic intention to establish itself in the United Kingdom, its single largest market.
"After four challenging years in the UK, we have decided to divest the IS UK business with a substantial loss," stated Iceland Seafood CEO, Bjarni Ármannsson.
Maruha Nichiro Corporation has entered into a collaboration agreement with UMAMI Bioworks to develop and market cell-cultivated seafood products.