Hatch­ery aims for 200,000 a year

Fish Farmer - - From The Archive – The Sixties & Seventies -

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.’

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