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Top salmon man visits isles

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. </b> <br><br> Michael Gibson CBE took over the leadership of the Scottish Salmon Producers&#39; Organisation (SSPO) from Lord Lindsay on 1 June. <br><br> 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&#39; salmon farming companies, the NAFC Marine Centre, Shetland Development Trust and Shetland Islands Council. <br><br> He said: &quot;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. <br><br> &quot;I am well aware that trading conditions for many of Shetland&#39;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. <br><br> <i>Source: Shetland Marine News</i>

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