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Bracken scoops welfare award

17 May 2018, at 9:00am

Steve Bracken, who will soon be retiring from Marine Harvest, has been presented with a special award by the RSPCA for his contribution to the welfare of farmed salmon.

Steve, who has been with Marine Harvest for 41 years, was paid a surprise visit by Malcolm Johnstone, Aquaculture Manager with RSPCA Assured who presented him with the award in recognition of the immense work and help that he has given them during the 16 years that the scheme (formally known as Freedom Food) has been running.

Steve Bracken receives the award from Malcolm Johnstone, Aquaculture Manager at RSPCA assured
Steve Bracken receives the award from Malcolm Johnstone, Aquaculture Manager at RSPCA assured

Malcolm explained that Steve has been a great advocate of the welfare initiative from the very beginning and said that without his help, time, knowledge and patience he did not think the scheme would have proved so effective - 69% percent of Scottish salmon is now produced to RSPCA standards. Steve was joined by his colleagues and friends in Marine Harvest's Stob Ban office to celebrate.

Steve is also in the running for the Outstanding Contribution to Industry prize at the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a special black tie dinner as part of the Aquaculture UK exhibition next week.

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