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Mowi Scotland first to achieve ASC certification for five seawater sites

Mowi Scotland has achieved certification from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for four seawater salmon farms this month, bringing its total of ASC certified farms to eight. Mowi’s seawater farms at Loch Linnhe, Gorsten, Marulaig Bay and Stulaigh join Loch Leven in achieving ASC certification, complimenting previous certification of the company’s freshwater rearing sites. This

Countdown to Brexit

From 1st January 2021, there will be new rules governing how Mowi Scotland does business with the European Union (EU) – the largest single export market for fresh whole Scottish salmon.  While there continues to be uncertainty regarding a trade deal with the EU, Mowi and the entire salmon sector have made it very clear

Final organic salmon harvested from Loch Ewe

Following agreement with Wester Ross Area Salmon Fishery Board, Mowi is closing operations at its salmon farm at Loch Ewe. The final harvest of organic salmon from the farm was sold at market early November.   Mowi had identified Loch Ewe as candidate for relocation due to limited production capabilities dictated by the enclosed nature

Mowi ranked most sustainable protein producer

Mowi has been ranked as the world’s most sustainable protein producer for the second year in a row by the FAIRR Initiative. Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index assesses the world’s 60 largest publicly-listed animal protein producers, worth a combined USD 338 billion. Firms are ranked against ten environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related criteria including GHG

Salmon genetics study launched

One of the most comprehensive studies of wild Atlantic salmon genetics has begun in Scotland to gauge the impact of any interbreeding between wild and farm-raised salmon.  The study has been launched in response to a recent escape of farm-raised salmon and will be managed by the wild-fish conservation body Fisheries Management Scotland, supported by

North Kilbrannan salmon farm proposal

Mowi Scotland Ltd has submitted an application to Argyll and Bute Council for a high-energy salmon farm to be located at North Kilbrannan, Kilbrannan Sound, Argyll and Bute. The company has operated salmon farms at nearby Carradale for a decade and looks to expand the socio-economic benefits realised in the region, as well as growing

Celebrating 30 years of holding the Royal Warrant

2020 marks our 30th anniversary as proud holders of a Royal Warrant of Appointment. Mowi, then trading as Marine Harvest Scotland, was appointed to the Royal Warrant in 1990. The Royal Warrant of Appointment was established in the 15th century by the Lord Chamberlain. It meant that approved merchants who had supplied specific goods and

Mowi renews its support for the Outward Bound Trust

The Outward Bound Trust is a charity that provides adventurous outdoor experiences, immersing young people in nature and helping them develop key skills such as resilience, self-confidence and positivity. Mowi has supported this charity for the last decade. Instructors from the Outward Bound Trust work in schools, colleges and with employers and youth groups to

Storm Ellen damage at Carradale North salmon farm

Mowi Scotland’s salmon farm at Carradale North, consisting of 10 circular net pens containing 550,700 salmon (@~4.2kgs), shifted its position after becoming detached from its seabed anchors during Storm Ellen and strong tides in Kilbrannan Sound on August 20th, 2020.  The company immediately informed Marine Scotland of the event and the potential for fish escape.

Continuous supply of organic salmon

Mowi’s Scottish organic salmon has now entered the UK market, and the company is set to deliver a consistent supply of organic produce from its Scottish and Irish farms.  Following certification from the Soil Association, Mowi has harvested its first organic salmon in Scotland from Loch Ewe. The organic salmon, which is also certified to

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