But company cuts 34 staff
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.