environment Archives - MOWI - Scotland

Mowi helps clean up Loch Ness

Staff at Mowi’s Loch Ness farm showed real community spirit last month when they stepped in to help remove 300 tyres that had been dumped in the iconic Loch Ness. The tyres were discovered by Ness District Salmon Fishery Board and the fly-tipping attracted widespread criticism and condemnation from the local community, the media and

Mowi Scotland to establish native woodland on Skye

Mowi Scotland has been granted funding by Scottish Forestry, the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, support and regulation, following a successful application to establish 102 hectares of native broadleaved woodland on the Isle of Skye. Mowi operates a number of fish farms on Skye, including at Caol Mor where our three local farms

Reducing carbon footprint at Blar Mhor

BSW Group members, BSW Timber and Scott Pallets have joined forces to design and produce innovative timber pallets which will help Mowi to reduce its carbon emissions. 65,000 tonnes of fresh salmon is chilled, packed and shipped throughout the UK and abroad from Mowi’s flagship production facility, Blar Mhor, on timber pallets. Mowi approached Scott

Significant milestone reached in goal to reduce vehicle emissions

Mowi Scotland has appointed Gofor to manage its transition to a combined electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle fleet. Our aim is for all company cars to be zero-emission or hybrid by 2025, including vans and pick-ups, as suitable vehicles become available. Mowi has already begun the transition to electric vehicles, EVs and PHEVs, and

Mowi sends record volume of fish in bespoke sustainable packaging

In 2022, a record 36% of the head-on gutted salmon (HOG) processed at the Blar Mhor plant in Fort William was packed in S-BINs; reusable containers designed specifically for Mowi Scotland that can hold up to 400kg. This figure is up from 29% on the previous year. One S-BIN, made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and

Great British Beach Clean

The Great British Beach Clean takes place this month from the 16th to the 25th of September. Mowi will be out in force again this year with staff across our sites all over Scotland joining in to rid our beaches of litter and analyse that litter so the Marine Conservation Society can use the data

Protection of migrating wild salmonid populations

Interactions between farm-raised salmon and wild salmonids are complex and difficult to quantify. However, through Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) Mowi supports meaningful and well-designed monitoring surveys which provide evidence on the health and status of wild salmonid populations. Stephen MacIntyre, Head of Environment, met with The Scoop to further explain: “The ability to determine where

The importance of blue foods discussed at COP26

As Glasgow hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) last month, it was an opportunity for Mowi to participate in important discussions about environmental sustainability and the increased role that aquaculture can play in providing healthy food to a global population whilst minimising our carbon footprint. Mowi’s Chief Sustainability and Technology

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