Scottish fisheries minister meets Young's –

Scottish fisheries minister meets Young’s Published:  03 August, 2007

Pictured (left to right): Mike Parker, Richard Lochhead MSP, John Whalen

RICHARD Lochhead MSP, Scotland’s newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, met with Young’s executives at Macrae Seafoods in Fraserburgh on Wednesday.

The meeting was hosted by Young’s deputy CEO, Mike Parker, together with John Whalen, MD of Macrae in Fraserburgh.

Mike Parker said: “We had an enjoyable and productive meeting with Mr Lochhead. As well as briefing him on our operations in Scotland, we had a useful discussion about some key industry issues. It is clear that seafood processing will be high on his agenda going forward and we welcome that fact.”

Macrae Fraserburgh is part of the Young’s Seafood group in Scotland, which is comprised of six locations employing around 1600 people with a combined turnover of £157M. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.