The upgraded Inverkerry Hatchery, owned by Hendrix Genetics, has officially opened at Gairloch in Wester Ross.
The hatchery will supply smolts to Skye-based organic salmon farmer Organic Sea Harvest and directly supports five local jobs, ensuring the hatchery has a long-term future.
Scottish Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon cut the ribbon on 23 August, noting: “This significant investment in the new facilities at Inverkerry is another example of how Scotland’s aquaculture industry is championing and driving innovation.”
Ove Thu, chief executive of Organic Sea Harvest said: “Thanks to our friends at Hendrix, we have established the safe and steady supply of high-quality smolts we need for today´s production at Organic Sea Harvest.”
Salmon Scotland chief executive Tavish Scott added: “The successful partnership between Organic Sea Harvest and Hendrix Genetics is helping to deliver on our sustainability pledge to be world-leading in the provision of nutritious food produced in the most responsible way.”