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£37 Million to be Invested in Scottish Aquaculture

19 August 2013

SCOTLAND - The owners of Scottish Sea Farms, SalMar and Leroy, are committed to invest £37 million in Scotland with £12 million in freshwater operations and a further £25 million in new Farming sites over the next two years. These investments will bring much needed jobs to rural communities in Dumfries, Highlands and Orkney.

Leif Inge Nordhammer Chairman of Scottish Sea Farms said: “The owners and Board of Scottish Sea Farms are committed to growing our production in a sustainable way to satisfy the demands for Scottish Salmon in markets around the world and to support the communities where we operate.”

Commenting following the visit, Scotland's Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse said "I was delighted to visit Froya to share experiences and best practice with one of Norway's leading salmon farming companies who have a good track record of investing in Scotland through their subsidiary company Scottish Sea Farms.

"The announcement of this investment in infrastructure and expansion over the next two years is great news for the future of the aquaculture industry in Scotland and for our economy. Exports of Scottish salmon continue to grow and demand for product at home and abroad currently outstrips supply which is a unique position to be in.

"We remain committed to sustainable growth with due regard to the environment and will continue to work with SSPO, Scottish Sea Farms and other producers to ensure the continued success of the industry."

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