Fish health experts from leading aquaculture companies join Salmon Scotland

Fish health experts from leading aquaculture companies join Salmon Scotland

A total of nine new members

Fish health experts, the world's largest wellboat operator, and hybrid energy specialists are the new members of Salmon Scotland. Thereby, nine new members will represent leading aquaculture support companies.

Now, Salmon Scotland counts 33 members. This contributes to continuing growth in the sector and helps to renew the wider economy through the supply chain.

Besides, the aim is to ensure that the farm-raised salmon sector continues to deliver sustainable growth and creates thousands of well-paid local jobs.

According to a press release, some of the new members are award-winning leaders in technological advances, underlining the body's commitment to a low-carbon future. Moreover, they have achieved key targets in fish health and welfare and maintaining the highest food quality standards.

Recently, Salmon Scotland welcomed sector leaders Ben Wilson, managing director of Mull-based Inverlussa Marine Services, and Jarl van den Berg, general manager of Hendrix Genetics. Also, the director of Skye's Organic Sea Harvest, Alex MacInnes, to its expanded board.

The organization opened its membership to supply chain companies, announcing 12 new members in April 2022. Thanks to organizational growth the membership is now around four times higher.

Finally, this latest expansion includes Scottish, UK, and international firms, cementing the sector's international reach and reputation for excellence.

Regarding this, Tavish Scott, chief executive of Salmon Scotland, said: "The continuing expansion of our membership is a vote of confidence in the long-term future of Scotland's farm-raised salmon sector, which continues to grow responsibly."

"Together, our sector sustains more than 10,000 jobs in every part of Scotland and generates millions for the local economy. Everyone in the sector dedicated to delivering a sustainable and low-carbon future for Scottish salmon," he concluded.

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