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Chairman Of Trout Company Made CBE

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
14 January 2010, at 12:00am

UK - Alastair Salvesen, chairman of seafood company Dawnfresh, was made a CBE in the UK New Year's Honours List.

According to FishfarmingXpert, Mr Salvesen is chairman of Uddingston-based seafood company Dawnfresh, the largest supplier of fresh trout within the UK, and an honorary member of the Royal Scottish Academy.

Mr Salvesen has been a leading figure in the UK seafood industry for nearly three decades.He joined Dawnfresh Seafoods 30 years ago and in 1983 led a management buyout (from Christian Salvesen), later building a £9m Seafood Centre of Excellence in Bothwell Park Industrial Estate, Uddingston.

The Dawnfresh coating business involving scampi and fish cakes now supplies 40 per cent of the breaded and battered scampi sold in the UK. Following the recent acquisition of Scot Trout, it is responsible for more than 80 per cent of the farmed rainbow trout sold on the British market.

He received his honour for services to the arts and charity in Scotland. Mr Salvesen is a deputy chairman of Fettes College in Edinburgh and a member of the Queen's bodyguard in Scotland. He set up an annual arts travelling scholarship 21 years ago for the best young Scottish artist.

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