Austevoll Seafood ASA (Austevoll) traces its roots back to Austevoll Havfiske AS, a company established in 1981 by the Møgster family, which remains Austevoll's majority owner. The company has built a significant seafood operation in the North Atlantic and along the Pacific coast of South America, with processing facilities in Europe and South America and sales operations in Asia.
Austevoll owns 52.7% of Lerøy Seafood Group ASA (Lerøy), which is among the world's largest Atlantic salmon and trout farmers, covering the entire value chain including breeding, rearing to smolt, production of fish for human consumption and other consumer products, harvesting, processing, sales and distribution (see Lerøy Seafood Group ASA, first published 2 Jul. 2021).
Austevoll is a significant player within the pelagic and whitefish wildcatch sectors, and a major producer of fishmeal, fish oil and products for human consumption derived from its own catch and the purchase of wildcatch produce from third parties. Its operating companies include Austral Group S.A.A. (Austral) in Peru (90.1% ownership), Foodcorp Chile S.A. (Foodcorp) (100%), Norway-based Br. Birkeland Farming AS (55.2%) and Br. Birkeland AS (42.9%), and Pelagia Holding AS (Pelagia), a 50% pelagic fishery joint venture with Kvefi AS.