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Fish farm firm merger probe call

UK - A proposed inquiry into the merger of three fish farming giants should take evidence from Highlands and Islands communities, a senior councillor said. </b> <br><br> The joining of Pan Fish, Marine Harvest and Fjord Seafood will give the new company control of 65% of farmed Scottish salmon production. <br><br> The Office of Fair Trading has referred it to the Competition Commission. <br><br> Highland Council vice-convener Michael Foxley has asked that local communities be involved in any investigation. <br><br> The merger has sparked fears that it could lead to hundred of job loses. <br><br> It has been referred to the commission because the move could increase salmon prices and have an impact on the Scottish salmon market. <br><br> <i>Source: BBC News</i>

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