Securing egg supply in Scotland
Mowi is proud to be an important part of Scotland’s seafood heritage, raising premium salmon to supply a growing demand for over 50 years. The key to this success is to build on the best qualities of each salmon generation. Therefore, Mowi is planning to invest in a bespoke broodstock and egg facility in Scotland.
The development will be located at Ardessie, on the shores of Little Loch Broom. When complete, it will offer eight to 10 direct new jobs and supply chain opportunities to the local region.
The production of broodstock – a vital link in the company’s value chain – will secure egg supply to Mowi Scotland, with the hope to also supply other companies, therefore improving the position for the salmon farming sector in Scotland as a whole. Currently reliant on external supply, Mowi wishes to secure its national breeding goals and egg supply in Scotland, thus enabling the company to select parent fish whose offspring will be most robust to the specific challenges faced locally, and providing significant advances in survival and performance.
An old hatchery building currently on site will make way for this new development that will boast state-of-the-art technology, including self-contained recirculating aquaculture systems and temperature control.
The building design – by Convery Prenty Shields (CPS) Architects – carefully considers its surrounding environment, allowing the building to nestle quietly into the existing rural landscape.
A community engagement process will be conducted as the project develops.