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New Director For Scottish Salmon Company

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UK - The Scottish Salmon Company Ltd has announced the appointment of Philip Smith PhD, as Non-Executive Director.

Dr Philip Smith has held Chief Executive and Managing Director roles in blue chip aquaculture companies for 27 years, having had responsibility for businesses operating in the UK, Europe, the Americas, Japan, Australia and SE Asia.

His experience of the aquaculture industry in general and profound knowledge of feed and nutrition in particular, will add considerable expertise to the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) and is seen as a significant benefit.

From 1997 to 2001, Dr Smith was CEO of EWOS, during which time the company became the global leader in the salmon feed market. Thereafter, he was Managing Director of Nutreco Aquaculture's Business Group Feed, with global responsibility for feed and the farming of non-salmonid species, and was later appointed Managing Director of Marine Harvest Europe. During his tenure at Marine Harvest, Dr Smith was responsible for a business producing 140,000 tonnes of salmon per annum, employing 1,400 people in Norway, Scotland and Ireland and in the European further processing and sales operations.

For the last 18 months, Dr Smith has been CEO of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), co-founded by WWF and IDH to manage and implement the international standards for environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture.

Chairman of SSC, Bob Brown, stated: "We are extremely pleased to welcome Philip Smith on to the Board. He joins at an extremely exciting stage in the development of the Company, and we are delighted to have someone of his experience, and considerable reputation."

Having capitalised on strong market conditions and improved production processes, The Scottish Salmon Company reported a record £92.4 million turnover for 2010.

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