Lerøy’s history dates back to 1899 when the fisherman- farmer Ole Mikkel Lerøen started selling live fish at the fish market in Bergen. Over time, Ole Mikkel expanded activities to include retail sales in Bergen, the sale of live shell fish and a budding export business. This pioneering spirit remains the very foundations on which we base all the products we supply and produce for markets in many different parts of the world.
Norway Seafoods is our quality brand for sustainable white fish caught in the wild – and sourced from the Arctic seas in the north. More than 1,700 fishers, working from the smallest smacks to the largest trawlers, deliver their catches every day to our packaging plants north of the Arctic Circle. The very best raw ingredients are picked, processed and packaged, then distributed to markets worldwide.
We produce our salmon in fjords surrounded by the magnificent scenery of North Norway with its spectacular Northern Lights. This unique product is extremely popular among the best sushi chefs in Japan, served as top-quality sushi and sashimi. The long, light summer nights in North Norway, with the rays of the midnight sun and the short winter days when the amboyant Aurora Borealis dance over the skies – these all leave their mark on our Aurora fish. Aurora Salmon has become a highly recognised brand in Japan as the best salmon for sushi.
Our trout, which are hatched and farmed in the deep fjords that lie nestled among the enchanting high mountains of West Norway, are in demand all over the world. The tale of Lerøy and this fjord trout starts way back in 1899, when the young Ole Mikkel Lerøen would row the long journey, time after time, to sell his fresh fish at the fish market in Bergen. Fjord trout has a unique, deep red-coloured flesh and is both tender yet firm, with a delicate and fresh flavour.
A blend of passionate commitment and burning interest with more than 140 years of traditional craftsmanship allows us to serve first-class fish. Arctic Supreme is a quality brand for a special selection of white fish products. These products are developed together with and fished by the most highly skilled fishermen along the coast of North Norway – hand-picked because they know how to deliver the highest quality fresh fish and, not least, because they share our passion for fish.
The popular Osterfjord trout has been produced for generations on the island of Osterøy, at the very gateway to the famous fjords of West Norway. Our facility on the island of Osterøy produces an extensive range of hot-smoked, cold-smoked and marinated trout products. Lerøy Fossen's smoked trout is one of the most popular products from this cornerstone company – and we can reveal that the smoking process, which uses black elder, is based on traditions that date back more than 200 years.
Based on 65 years of experience and developments, the Sea Eagle brand is recognised for its high-quality seafood products. The brand is particularly well-known for one of the finest smoked salmon products currently sold worldwide, and this is complemented by an extensive range of other Norwegian seafood products. Our Sea Eagle brand has always been acknowledged for its superior products, based on the successful combination of traditional handcrafts with modern production.
Mǽr produces Norwegian seaweed products of unparalleled quality. Mǽr is an old Norse word meaning ‘the untouched’. Seaweed hides in the depths, unspoilt and pure. This remarkable delicacy is probably the world’s most nutritious food. The purity of Mǽr seaweed is born not only of the remarkably clean sea in which it thrives, but also of our innovative farming and harvesting methods. Our gourmet-standard seaweed is a superfood in every sense. It is incredibly versatile, bursting with natural flavor. It is also loaded with nutrients and has proven health benefits. It is ‘the food of the future’.