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Scottish Salmon Company Seals Russian Deal

Salmonids Economics

SCOTLAND and RUSSIA - The Scottish Salmon Company has signed a groundbreaking deal to supply salmon to Russia, which will see salmon from Loch Fyne served in some of Moscows top restaurants.

The first shipment of fresh, whole salmon has been delivered and follows months of negotiations as The Scottish Salmon Company worked through a complex logistical and licensing process to secure the deal.

The company, which already supplies to countries such as Japan, France, the Middle East and the USA, sees this deal as an important stepping stone to opening up the Russian market.

Stewart McLelland, chief operating officer at The Scottish Salmon Company, expects that exports to Russia could account for five per cent of its export sales.

He said: "This is a very exciting deal for us as a company, expanding our export market into this previously untapped region."

"Russia has one of the fastest-growing demands for salmon so introducing them to a prime Scottish product now is very timely."

"Developing our offering internationally is vitally important for the Scottish salmon industry. Scottish salmon is one of the bes- quality salmon products available, with the fish reared sustainably in crystal-clear lochs with stringent biological control."

"We are proud to be sealing this pioneering deal and building our reputation in Russia."

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