Suppliers join Salmon Scotland

Leading suppliers to the fish farming sector have joined the industry’s trade body, Salmon Scotland, it was announced today.

The new members announced today include infrastructure supplier AKVA group, netmakers W&J Knox and Garware, boat operators Inverlussa and Aquaship (UK) and leading veterinary businesses.

Last year the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation rebranded as Salmon Scotland, citing the rationale that its role was expanding to represent the entire industry and its supply chain. The latest announcement makes good on that promise, with 12 suppliers joining as members, representing businesses employing people across the whole of Scotland.

Tavish Scott, Chief Executive of Salmon Scotland, said: “Our role is to speak for and champion the interests of people and businesses across Scotland’s farm-raised salmon sector.

“At the heart of our sector are farmers who care for their fish and produce a healthy, nutritious product that is increasingly popular around the world.

“But our responsible growth would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of thousands of people in the wider supply chain.

“Together, we deliver more than 10,000 jobs in every part of Scotland and generate millions for the local economy, with everyone in the sector working hard to deliver a sustainable and low-carbon future for Scottish salmon.”

The list of new members in full is:

  • AKVA Group Scotland Ltd
  • Aquascot
  • Aquaship (UK) Ltd
  • Benchmark Genetics
  • DFDS
  • Garware
  • Inverlussa Co Ltd
  • Morenot Scotland
  • MSD Animal Health
  • Pharmaq Ltd/Zoetis
  • Scale AQ
  • W & J Knox Ltd

Salmon Scotland estimates that the sector directly employs 2,500 people in Scotland and supports more than 3,600 suppliers, with 10,000 jobs dependent on farm-raised salmon.

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