Salmon Farmer Marine Harvest Seeks Organic, M&A Growth

OSLO – Marine Harvest, the world’s largest fish farmer, aims to grow its business both organically and via acquisitions, Chief Executive Officer Alf-Helge Aarskog said when presenting record third-quarter earnings on Wednesday.

The company, which is controlled by billionaire investor John Fredriksen, announced a dividend of 3.4 Norwegian crowns per share, beating all forecasts in a Reuters poll, and reported earnings slightly above its earlier guidance.

Marine Harvest cut its own 2017 volume output forecast however, and also set a 2018 growth target slightly below the level seen by analysts.

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