Scottish Salmon Company invests millions in freshwater projects
The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has announced new freshwater projects that will see the company invest approximately GBP 10 million (USD 13.1 million, EUR 11.6 million) in its operational infrastructure and the rural economy.
A new facility in the Applecross estate in Wester Ross called “Applecross Kishorn” is due to be completed in 2020 and will create a center of excellence in freshwater production. The company has also acquired two freshwater facilities in the area. These include the onshore hatchery Appleburn Couldoran and a nearby facility at Loch Damph, which will support increased smolt production.
The company said the investments are part of its ongoing commitment to Scotland’s rural communities and economies, and will provide 21 skilled full-time jobs.
“We are committed to responsible business growth in the communities in which our staff live and work, and to sustainably building on our positive economic impact in these rural areas,” Craig Anderson, chief executive of SSC, said. “These infrastructure projects will mean long-term job security and more spending in the local area through our local sourcing policy.”
In 2018, SSC’s revenues reached GBP 180.1 million (USD 235.3 million, EUR 208.2 million), while export volumes accounted for more than 60 percent of sales with strong growth in North American and Far East markets.
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