Film shows local benefits of salmon farming
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/