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Ex Director of MOWI Scotland joins Garware. Alan Sutherland will bring 4 decades of aquaculture experience to Garware Technical fibres of India when he joins the leading netting and ropes manufacturing company as Country Manager Scotland on 1 July 2021.

Working initially with rainbow trout in 1982, he moved into Atlantic salmon in 1997, working mostly in Scotland but also spending 4 years in Canada and US.

Alan has held various senior roles in the aquaculture sector including 9 years as MD of Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd – now MOWI and has been involved in various aquaculture-based consultancy projects and board appointments, including producing Tilapia in Africa and Barramundi in Iowa.

Throughout his career Alan has maintained a strong interest in innovation. Garware’s positive approach and strong commitment to product development is seen by Alan as an excellent opportunity to continue to be involved in and support the business in Scotland.

“In collaboration with our Scottish partner W&J Knox Ltd, Alan will further support & develop the aquaculture market for our next exciting innovation, which will be unfolding in the very near future.” Said Kanwal Malik, Garware’s European Sales Manager. He added: “With this new investment, Garware Technical fibres will continue to focus on providing innovative, application focused solutions, geared to enhancing the value to our customers.”

Garware Technical fibres is the world’s largest producer of innovative aquaculture cage nets, lice shield, ropes for many of the world’s major fish farmers. In addition, the company makes a variety of ropes for moorings, netting, trawls, purse seines and coated textiles in India. Garware Technical fibres also manufactures a variety of products for use in other industries and markets such as sports, agriculture, and safety nets.

The company is listed in India and has a turnover of approximately USD 141 Million USD. Garware‘s products are currently sold in 76 countries worldwide.www.garwarefibres.com