Film shows lo­cal ben­e­fits of salmon farm­ing

Fish Farmer - - News United Kingdom -

THE Scot­tish Salmon Pro­duc­ers Or­gan­i­sa­tion (SSPO) launched a pro­mo­tional film in the Scot­tish par­lia­ment just be­fore Christ­mas to give MSPs an insight into the role of salmon farm­ing in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

At a re­cep­tion spon­sored by the SSPO and at­tended by in­dus­try lead­ers and politi­cians, in­clud­ing Ru­ral Econ­omy min­is­ter Fer­gus Ewing, Scott Lands­burgh, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the SSPO, said it is up to lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties to show how im­por­tant salmon farm­ing is to them.

The re­flects the views of many in the Scot­tish High­lands and is­lands that, with­out salmon farm­ing, lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties ‘wouldn’t have jobs’,‘the lifestyle we en­joy’,‘the sup­port for lo­cal ac­tiv­i­ties’, and ‘the busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties’. In 2016, salmon farm­ing sup­ported lo­cal causes to the value of £735,000.

The film can be seen at http://scot­tish­salmon.co.uk/salmon-farm­ing-sup­ports-lo­cal-com­mu­ni­ties/

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