Scottish shellfish shortlisted for aquaculture awards
The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) has been shortlisted in two categories at the forthcoming Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards in recognition of its work in environmental stewardship and product innovation.
The awards celebrate the achievements and successes of an industry that is vitally important to Scotland and its rural communities.
SSMG is finalist in the Aquaculture Seafood Product of the Year and Stewardship Award categories.
Judges shortlisted SSMG in the Aquaculture Seafood Product of the Year category for its new range of mussel ready meals developed for the discount retailer Lidl.
In the Stewardship category, SSMG has been put on the shortlist for its pioneering work in sustainable aquaculture certification – both Friend of the Sea (FOS) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) – and ongoing work in enhancing and developing its independently assessed environmental credentials.
“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these two awards. Innovation is at the very heart of our business and being a finalist in these two categories is recognition of this,” said Stephen Cameron, managing director of SSMG.
The awards ceremony takes place in Edinburgh on 11 June.