Salmon draws the Highland crowd
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’