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Double accolade for Scottish producer

SCOTLAND - Argyll-based Scottish Sea Farms took two of the top honours at this year's Crown Estate Scottish Salmon Farm Awards. The company was named Salmon Farming Company of the Year (medium to large)and also won the award for Best Export Business.

Alex Adrian

Wester Ross Fisheries picked up the company of the year award for small to medium companies.

Other winners were Marine Harvest (Scotland), who won Best Farm for its Wester Ross Loch Hourn site. It also scooped the prize for Best Community Initiative for its work with the Camanachd Association and picked up a cheque for £3,000 which will benefit a local marine-related community project.

The firm was also resognised as the Best Contributor to Sustainability for initiatives judged to have had a positive impact on the marine environment.

Shetland-based Johnsons Sustainable Seafoods were rewarded for its innovation in breaking into new markets and was presented with the award for Best Added Value.

The Crown Estate competition rewards innovation and best practice in Scotland’s salmon farming industry. Alex Adrian, Deputy Head of The Crown Estate’s Scottish Marine Estate, said he was delighted to celebrate the success of a Scottish industry which leads the way for best practice and innovation.

"The high standard of entries made judging extremely difficult. Much of the best practice and innovation in the salmon farming industry is taking place here in Scotland and entrants demonstrated that the fish they produce is a world-class product, farmed with a high level of environmental awareness,” he added.

This years award winners were:

  • Best Farm: Loch Hourn - Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd
  • Best Added Value: Johnsons Sustainable Seafoods
  • Best Export Business: Scottish Sea Farms Ltd
  • Best Contribution to Sustainability: Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd
  • Best Community Initiative: Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd
  • Salmon Farming Company of the Year (small/medium): Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd
  • Salmon Farming Company of the Year (medium/large): Scottish Sea Farms Ltd