Salmon Harvest for Europe

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

BIG farmed salmon from the west coast of Scot­land bound for Euro­pean mar­kets.

These two 17lb fish are part of the ex­pand­ing out­put of Marine Harvest’s farm at Loch Ailort. They are two-sea­son fish, reared to smolt stage at the hatch­ery at In­ver­garry be­fore trans­fer to the sea cages at the loch.

‘About 65 to 70 per cent of the out­put is sold fresh into Europe,’ said mar­ket­ing man­ager Mr Des Brady. ‘France is the big­gest mar­ket. And ev­ery­thing is sold un­der the Lochin­var brand.’ Marine Harvest, the Unilever backed com­pany has been de­vel­op­ing its fish farm­ing in­ter­ests for sev­eral years. But only a small per­cent­age of salmon are sold on the home mar­ket.

The pho­to­graph to the left, taken in the grounds of Marine Harvest’s new head of­fice in Craigcrook Castle in Ed­in­burgh, shows Doreen Her­ron, who is re­spon­si­ble for fresh fish sales, with Mr Brady.

Above: Check­ing smolts be­fore trans­fer from the In­ver­garry hatch­ery

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