Top salmon man visits isles

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
11 July 2006, at 1:00am

UK - The newly appointed chairman of the representative body of Scottish salmon farming will be in Shetland today (Tuesday) and tomorrow on his first visit to the islands. Michael Gibson CBE took over the leadership of the Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation (SSPO) from Lord Lindsay on 1 June. During his two day visit Mr Gibson will inspect salmon farms in Unst, view a variety of processing facilities, and meet representatives from many of the isles' salmon farming companies, the NAFC Marine Centre, Shetland Development Trust and Shetland Islands Council. He said: "I am delighted to be visiting Shetland as the islands are a major producer of Scottish farmed salmon and have earned a deserved reputation for producing high quality, healthy fish in a pristine environment. "I am well aware that trading conditions for many of Shetland's companies have been difficult in recent years, however I am encouraged by the recent rise in farm prices and the ever increasing consumer demand for salmon. Source: Shetland Marine News