But com­pany cuts 34 staff

Fish Farmer - - United Kingdom News -

MA­RINE Har­vest con­firmed last month it was to make 34 of its staff re­dun­dant. Half the job losses will be at farms on the west coast where fewer salmon are ex­pected to be har­vested this year.

The rest will be in the Fort Wil­liam fish pro­cess­ing divi­sion.

Ma­rine Har­vest’s Steve Bracken said the com­pany was ‘very sorry’ at hav­ing to take the ac­tion.

‘Al­most half the jobs are in process- ing which re­flects the sea­sonal na­ture of work in this par­tic­u­lar part of the busi­ness.

‘In ad­di­tion, there will be some re­dun­dan­cies in farming, largely be­cause we will be har­vest­ing fewer fish this year.’

The com­pany em­ploys around 1,200 in its Scot­tish op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing some 500 at its Rosyth pro­cess­ing plant. It will take on 55 staff at its feed plant on Skye, due to be com­pleted this year.

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