Multi-million pound boost for Scottish salmon

Multi-million pound boost for Scottish salmon

Marine Harvest is investing £20m into a new salmon hatchery in Glenmoriston, providing a major boost to the Scottish food and drink industry.

The new hatchery at Inchmore will help put 14 million in demand Scottish salmon into the food chain per year.

Scotland is already the world’s third largest salmon producer and exports fresh salmon to over 60 countries worldwide.

John Richmond, freshwater manager for Marine Harvest Scotland, said: “Our industry is expanding rapidly and farmed salmon is now the largest food export from Scotland.

“To keep ahead we need state of the art technology, which is what will be built at Inchmore.

“In this process we are very keen to minimise our environmental footprint so with this new hatchery design it’s definitely going to be a key achievement for us.”

The hatchery will consist of a steel frame building housing the fish farm, water processing equipment, offices, labs and welfare facilities for staff, along with a viewing gallery for visitors.

Demolition of the former facility has now taken place prior to the start of work commencing in the near future.