Focus on growth at Stirling event
Progress so far has been ‘remarkable’ says industry leader
THE progress made by the aquaculture industry towards its 2030 vision for growth has been ‘remarkable’ so far, according to Stewart Graham, one of the driving forces behind the strategy. Addressing the opening of the Aquaculture UK conference held at he was surprised by how far the new Industry Leadership Group had come in advancing the sector’s proposals, published last autumn.
the strategy had moved from ‘no forward visibility of where the industry
would be implemented successfully.
He revealed that one of the catalysts for change had been an encounter economy.
He then wrote to her, asking not for money at ministerial level, with a suitable minister in ‘pivotal’ in maintaining the rate of progress, said Graham.
the way occasionally!’
But they lacked a leadership forum and so er group beyond the producers. Graham said everybody in the sector, not just the ILG, could be doing something to make sure the vision
‘My vision is that farmed seafood will grow ries of the rural Highlands and islands in the last cessful industries Scotland has ever produced.’
To enable that success, aquaculture will need
the subject of the next session, with talks from
Day one ended with insights from investors,
Martyn Haines on day two, and featured views from both the supply and demand sides.
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