Salmon nets '197m for business'

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
2 March 2007, at 12:00am

SCOTLAND - Salmon farming generates 197m a year for Scottish businesses, the industry's national body has claimed.

Farmed salmon is said to benefit the Highlands the most

The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation said a survey it conducted found the Highlands and Islands was the region to benefit the most.

It received £149m annually and was also found to be the location for the bulk of Scotland's salmon suppliers.

The figures come a day after MSPs passed a new law introducing a tougher inspection system for fish farms.

Scottish Salmon Producers chief executive Sid Patten will detail the industry figures at a business meeting in Inverness.

Source: BBC News