Marine Harvest Scotland buys Lewis Salmon
Marine Harvest Scotland has bought Western Isles based Lewis Salmon as part of its ongoing expansion to meet global demand for farmed salmon.
But as Alan Sutherland, Managing Director of Marine Harvest Scotland explained, a major reason for the purchase is to maintain fish health: “We operate a very strict regime on our farms to avoid the risk of spreading infection or sea lice. For this to be effective, it’s best if we can manage all the farms within a particular loch. By purchasing Lewis Salmon we can grow the fish and fallow sites in a way which protects fish welfare and maintains the high quality of the salmon.
Amongst the assets which have been purchased for an undisclosed sum, are two fish farm sites at Loch Leurbost, including Crown Estate leases and SEPA discharge consents.