Hatchery aims for 200,000 a year
A NEW salmon smolt production unit has been opened by Marine Harvest this year at Inchmore, Glenmoriston. Production target for the farm is 200,000 smolts a year by 1980.
Earth moving machines moved into the site in April of this year and the first fish went into permanent Inchmore tanks in July. By November the site’s hatchery will be ready to take the first flush of eggs.
‘It sounds like an instant fish farm – but in fact we first began to look at the Inchmore site way back in 1971’, explained Marine Harvest’s chief engineer, Mr Peter Crook. ‘Up to 1974 it was still one of several sites under consideration.’