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Scottish Business Insider ranks Mowi as country’s top salmon farming company

Moving up 12 spots from the previous year, Mowi ranks 31st out of 500 of Scotland’s top businesses.  Mowi Scotland (formerly Marine Harvest Scotland) is pleased to be recognised as a top performing company in the newly released Scottish Business Insider’s Top500 (2019). The list, released earlier this month, ranks the company 31st of 500. 

Marine Harvest Scotland is now Mowi

The company’s shares will be quoted on Oslo Børs with the new name and the new ticker “MOWI”. “Mowi is an inspirational name that recalls our pioneering spirit that has developed over the past 50 years,” says Alf-Helge Aarskog, CEO of Mowi. “Since the first salmon was farmed in 1964, we have grown into a

Marine Harvest pleased to see committee recommendations encouraging regulatory updates

A government committee report on salmon farming released today, provides recommendations that will help guide responsible growth to satisfy growing demand for its products, says Scotland’s largest salmon company. After months of drawing on formal evidence from 160 sources, the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee report on salmon farming released 65 recommendations

First fast track salmon managers graduate

The first graduates of a unique fast track training programme for salmon farm managers have taken up their new positions. After a 75-week intensive scheme covering every aspect of the salmon farming business, from fish health to finance, Marine Harvest have appointed Kendal Hunter (23) and Benjamin Weis (27) to farm managers near Kyle of

Major milestone achieved in sea lice control

Two of Scotland’s leading salmon farmers have reported a major milestone in the drive to control sea lice in the most responsible, sustainable and environmentally-friendly way. Marine Harvest Scotland and Scottish Sea Farms have been working with the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling to produce farm-reared ‘cleaner fish’, so-called because they eat

Salmon farmers’ investment in fish health delivering results

Scotland’s two leading salmon farmers, Marine Harvest Scotland and Scottish Sea Farms, have reported a sustained improvement in fish health during the first five months of 2018 with a marked reduction in disease-related mortalities. Figures for both salmon farmers show that the number of fish that died as a result of disease fell by over

After 41 years, salmon farming pioneer to retire from Marine Harvest

After 41 years’ service to Scottish salmon farming, one if its pioneers has announced retirement. Steve Bracken, Business Support Manager at Marine Harvest Scotland, will retire at the end of July 2018. Beginning his career as Fish Farm Assistant at Lochailort on May 23, 1977, Steve is the longest serving employee at Marine Harvest. Steve

Clarification on Salmon Mortality

We wish to clarify the position in response to a recent article “Poached alive – fish die as farm overheats water” which appeared in The Telegraph (19th November) and subsequently in the Mail on Line. The Telegraph article was based on a story in The Sunday Herald the week before based on a Freedom of

New wellboat for Marine Harvest is a first for Scotland

A new wellboat for Marine Harvest has been launched at Corpach pier, in a first for Scotland. For it uses natural methods to eradicate sea lice and prevent a range of potential fish diseases by utilising reverse osmosis technology The vessel, 70m long, with a 2,000 cubic metre capacity was officially named Inter Caledonia by

Marine Harvest announce £80m fish feed plant plans

Quarry at Kyleakin the preferred site for feed plant A quarry at Kyleakin is the preferred site for a new £80m fish feed plant which will create 55 full time, permanent jobs. The announcement was made by Marine Harvest Scotland after consideration of a number of different sites on the west coast. The site, known

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