Scottish Seafarms to invest £35 million in hatchery at Barcaldine

Leading salmon producer Scottish Sea Farms is to invest £35 million in a major freshwater site near Oban. This investment is part of a total £70 million spend anticipated over the next few years and will create up to 25 permanent high-value skilled jobs.
The company – which recently won ‘Business of the Year’ at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2016 – has purchased the MRC Barcaldine site. It plans to build a new land-based RAS freshwater facility (Recirculating Aquaculture System) at the site for rearing young salmon (‘smolts’) in bio-secure and environmentally friendly conditions.
With the site purchase now finalised, Scottish Sea Farms will embark on a period of consultation with the community as it looks to develop the site in a way that also benefits the community and supports sustainable growth in the area.

July 6, 2016   Posted in: Barcaldine, Business

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