Salmon draws the High­land crowd

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

MARINE Harvest, the fish farm­ing part of Unilever, moved into the public ex­hi­bi­tion busi­ness last month with a live salmon demon­stra­tion stand at the Royal High­land Show at Inglis­ton, near Ed­in­burgh.

The ex­hibit, de­signed and built by staff at the com­pany’s Ed­in­burgh head­quar­ters, was given a thor­ough test­ing by tem­per­a­tures of up to 80 degF for most of the four-day event.

Keep­ing the salmon happy and at­trac­tive in such heat was just a bit more than the unit’s re­frig­er­a­tor was built for, but the in­tro­duc­tion of a few bags of ice, float­ing on top of the dis­play tank, en­sured that the wa­ter tem­per­a­ture stayed at an ac­cept­able level.

‘One of our main rea­sons for com­ing to the High­land was to learn how to pre­pare and run alive ex­hibit,’ said Mr An­gus Mor­gan, di­rec­tor of the com­pany.

‘We’re ex­tremely pleased with the re­sults achieved and the num­ber of peo­ple who vis­ited the ex­hibit.’

Among the com­pany’s other rea­sons for ex­hibit­ing was the de­sire for aqua­cul­ture to be seen as an in­te­gral part of the tra­di­tional farm­ing in­dus­try. The show also pro­vided an ideal op­por­tu­nity to show off the com­pany’s fish prod­ucts.

Above: John Thomas (cen­tre) and An­gus Mac­Phie (right) at the Royal High­land Show Dr Iain An­der­son: ‘Fish farm­ing is a busi­ness ideally suited to this part of the world’

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