SALMON FARMER AT FOREFRONT OF SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE RECOGNISED
Salmon farmer at forefront of Scottish environmental change recognised. The hard work and commitment of a locally-owned salmon farmer has been recognised by the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.
Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd., is the smallest, oldest and the only privately-owned independent marine salmon farmer in UK. Their innovation to rely 100 % on using cleaner fish for tackling the challenge of wild sea lice is at the forefront of essential solutions to continuing environmental changes in Scotland
Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd. has been shortlisted as the only salmon producer from the Highlands area in the Innovating Scotland category. A shortlist for this prestigious awards is comprised of companies focused to play their part in meeting Scotland’s ambition to be a world leader on tackling climate change.
Despite not being announced a winner in their category during the awards ceremony in Glasgow yesterday afternoon, Managing Director of the Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd. said: “the whole team is thrilled to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award; being a finalist against tough competition is an honour.”
“It takes a great deal of commitment, passion and dedication by our salmon farmers, some of whom are now third generation, to tackle some of the environmental challenges we are facing. Salmon Farmers are always focused on developing framing practices which are the most sustainable and we are always committed to plan for the next generation, as well as growing delicious salmon.”
“We are proud to have played a part in growing one the Highlands & Islands most successful sectors in the last 50 years and keeping many of the Highland communities alive,” Bradley continues.
Environmental Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, said: “It is important that we recognise those who are leading on action to develop sustainable solutions and environmental practices while seizing the economic benefits of embracing a vibrant and innovation circular economy.”