THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has signed an agreement with breeding technology company Hendrix Genetics, it announced today.
The move will support the development of SSC’s broodstock and freshwater programmes.
Craig Anderson (pictured), chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Company, said: ‘This agreement marks an important step forward for our innovative Native Hebridean salmon broodstock programme and supports our wider aim of developing long term strategic industry partnerships.
‘Hendrix are international leaders in their field and we look forward to working closely with them both to ensure consistent smolt supply and to further develop our Native Hebridean broodstock development programme.
‘The programme has been in development for a number of years and is a key part of our strategy and commitment to Scottish provenance.’
Native Hebridean salmon won two awards at the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards 2017, and feedback from export markets is promising, said the company, with sales to North America, Europe and the Far East.
Neil Manchester, managing director of Hendrix Genetics Aquaculture, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with the Scottish Salmon Company in the further development of this premium brand.
‘Scottish salmon already has the highest level recognition globally, and Hendrix Genetics is proud to be part of the team taking this unique heritage brand to what will undoubtedly be world leading status.’