Labour election hopeful impressed during visit to Cooke Aquaculture

Cooke Scotland managing director Colin Blair, left, and North Lanarkshire councillor and Coatbridge and Bellshill Labour Party prospective parliamentary candidate Frank McNally at Cooke's Bellshill head office.

Frank McNally, a leading Scottish Labour politician and general election hopeful, has met with Cooke Aquaculture Scotland to hear about the positive and social impact the company, and aquaculture in general, is having on the region. (Pictured) Cooke Scotland managing director Colin Blair, left, and North Lanarkshire councillor and Coatbridge and Bellshill Labour Party prospective…

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RS Aqua to integrate two real-time monitoring systems at Scottish Sea Farms, Orkney

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Leading Portsmouth-based aquaculture supplier, RS Aqua, is set to install two cutting-edge real-time aquaculture monitoring systems at two sites owned by Scottish Sea Farms in Orkney. Following the success of monitoring systems on their Shetland and mainland Scotland sites, this move marks the expansion of Scottish Sea Farms’ commitment to incorporating innovative solutions for optimal…

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Northern lights

Orkney and Shetland are key to hopes for expansion for the Scottish salmon sector, reports Robert Outram Some of the most exciting developments in Scottish fish farming are taking place in the Northern Isles – Orkney and Shetland – where operators are investing in expansion, new sites and improved processing facilities. Back in December 2021,…

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Cooke consults on Orkney farms expansion

Salmon producer Cooke Aquaculture is consulting with the local community on plans to relocate and expand its farms at three sites in Orkney, in the north of Scotland. As part of the consultation Cooke will be holding public meetings on 28 and 29 November in Westray and Papa Westray, respectively, to spell out the plans…

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New Orkney farm to bring £3.2m boost for Scotland

SCOTTISH Sea Farms has won approval for a new salmon farm in Orkney which, it says, will bring a £3.2 million boost to the Scottish supply chain. The site, off the small island of Hunda within Scapa Flow, has been years in the planning. With consent to grow up to 1,677 tonnes of salmon, the…

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SSF profits drop but Orkney performs well

SALMON farming giant SalMar has reported reduced revenues and profits from its Scottish Sea Farms operations in the first quarter of 2019, the group’s latest figures show today. Q1 revenues fell from NOK 519 million (£46.6 million) in 2018 to NOK 405 million (£36.3 million) this year, while pre-tax profits dropped from NOK 178 million…

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