Orkney fish farm finally approved – Fishfarmer Magazine

Orkney fish farm finally approved02 May, 2014 –

APPROVAL was granted this week for a new Scottish Sea Farms site at Wyre, Orkney.

The 1,800-tonne farm will create five new jobs locally and significantly increase production of salmon farmed in Orkney waters.

The £2.5 million investment in Orkney also creates potential additional activity for Orkney-based companies, and other Scottish suppliers will also benefit from this expansion.  

Jim Gallagher, Managing Director, Scottish Sea Farms, said: ‘This is good news for both Scottish Sea Farms and the local community. 

‘The new site at Wyre, made up of 12 x 100m cages, will secure the long-term future of our Eday site and increased Orkney salmon sales could now reach £10.7 million in both the UK and international markets.

‘We want to continue to build relationships locally and will bring skilled employment with training packages for local people. 

‘Our Heart of the Community Trust is also there to support community initiatives that make a real difference to people’s lives.’

Scottish Sea Farms currently employs 32 staff in Orkney and this expansion will enable the company to supply quality Scottish salmon to key markets all year round.