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Oct 2021

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5
Oct 2021

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Scottish Sea Farms has made it on to the shortlist for a major environmental award, chosen from over 100 entries.

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26
Aug 2021

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Aug 2021

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30
Jul 2021

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Scottish Sea Farms has won a hat-trick of prestigious Investors in People (IIP) accolades for its sustained investment in jobs, training and employee wellbeing.

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29
Jun 2021

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17
Jun 2021

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Salmon grower Scottish Sea Farms and green energy partner AMP Clean Energy today (Thursday 17 June 2021) hosted a visit from UK Government Minister for Scotland David Duguid – part of a day-long tour to Argyll and Bute to see the progress being made towards becoming a net zero nation.

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6
May 2021

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Scottish Sea Farms has achieved a first in farmed fish health, with no antibiotics used in any of its farming operations in 2020.

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4
May 2021

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Scottish Sea Farms is to trial the potential of a new greener aeration system, Flowpressor, to protect its salmon from potentially harmful plankton, a major threat to the health and welfare of farmed fish worldwide.

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29
Mar 2021

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Leading salmon grower Scottish Sea Farms has announced the appointment of a new, dedicated Head of Sustainability & Development to spearhead the company’s drive to minimise its environmental impact and maximise its social and economic value to Scotland. 

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15
Mar 2021

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Scottish Sea Farms is to take delivery of a 26-metre Scottish-built boat that heralds another important step forward in fish welfare.

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12
Feb 2021

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Underground train technology has been successfully adapted for use on a Scottish salmon farm to reduce the use of fossil fuels and, in turn, lower carbon emissions.

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12
Feb 2021

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Scottish Sea Farms is investing nearly £2 million to upgrade and improve its Shetland farm infrastructure, and better equip its farm team to achieve their ambitions of enhanced fish welfare and survival.   

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8
Jan 2021

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Scottish Sea Farms delivered high fish survival and strong biological performance in 2020 despite the ongoing pandemic, recently released figures show. 

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22
Dec 2020

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Community groups and good causes facing uncertainty or hardship because of the coronavirus are to share in a Christmas gift of £18,280 from Scottish Sea Farms. This brings the total donated by the salmon farmer to £1.3m since 2011.

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18
Dec 2020

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Scottish Sea Farms’ pioneering work to recycle hatchery waste into nutrient-rich agricultural fertiliser has been recognised with a VIBES Scottish Environment Business Award.

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10
Dec 2020

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The wet days of winter will be a walk in the park for one group of west coast youngsters and their minders after a donation of colourful waterproofs.

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2
Dec 2020

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14
Oct 2020

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Scottish Sea Farms’ Head of Freshwater Farming Pål Tangvik is to leave the company and return to his homeland of Norway, having successfully fulfilled his mission of delivering the company’s first full generation of RAS-grown smolts.

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31
Aug 2020

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Scottish Sea Farms has promoted two senior staff to new area manager roles following the recent restructuring of its Northern Isles farming region.

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3
Aug 2020

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Scottish Sea Farms has promoted long-standing Regional Manager for Orkney, Richard Darbyshire, to the all-new role of Northern Isles Regional Manager with responsibility for the company’s Shetland and Orkney farms, supported by two new Area Manager roles.

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2
Jul 2020

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The workboat being built for Scottish Sea Farms’ new site at Hunda will be named ‘Laxigar Lass’, the winning suggestion from the local community in Orkney.

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19
Jun 2020

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Scottish Sea Farms has announced that it will repay all money received from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as markets re-open and business performance begins to show signs of bouncing back.

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15
Jun 2020

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Scottish Sea Farms’ long-standing Regional Production Manager for Shetland, Graham Smith, has announced he is leaving the company to seek a new role closer to home. 

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4
Jun 2020

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The nationwide coronavirus lockdown hasn’t stopped Scottish Sea Farms in its drive to safeguard the health and welfare of its fish as it maintains a steady supply of salmon to the market.

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2
Mar 2020

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Scottish Sea Farms is looking to trial Scotland’s first open ocean farm; the next step in the company’s ongoing push to maximise fish survival and minimise environmental footprint.

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9
Dec 2019

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Scottish Sea Farms’ new £55m Barcaldine Hatchery has achieved a critical milestone with the first smolts having gone safely out to sea pens.

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2
Dec 2019

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Scottish Sea Farms is to restructure its farming operations to help accelerate progress towards the company’s goal of setting the benchmark for sustainability in its sector.

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13
Nov 2019

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Scottish Sea Farms is set to take delivery of a new purpose-built workboat to increase response times to gill health issues. This is part of a concerted drive by the salmon grower to boost fish welfare and survival, and follows on from its £750,000 investment in two gill-health related research projects. 

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23
Sep 2019

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Scottish Sea Farms’ long-standing Production Director John Rea is to step down in early 2020 to take his career in a new direction, the company has announced. 

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11
Sep 2019

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Residents and local groups are being urged to join Scottish Sea Farms for a series of organised beach cleans, part of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Great British Beach Clean which takes place 20-23 September 2019.

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2
Sep 2019

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Scottish Sea Farms is to lead a second applied research project focused on increasing understanding of gill health in farmed salmon, part of its ‘prevention over cure’ approach to fish welfare.

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28
Aug 2019

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Scottish Sea Farms has been granted approval to build six new eco-friendly homes on the remote island of Eday in Orkney. 

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19
Jul 2019

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Scottish Sea Farms has reported a significant reduction in ‘last resort’ seal shootings as its investment in rigid new pen netting systems surpasses £5.7m. 

 

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20
Jun 2019

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Scottish Sea Farms has been recognised at the M&S Select Farm Awards 2019 for its innovative work to reduce polystyrene, one of the most widely used plastics.

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30
May 2019

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Scotland’s supply chain is set to share in a £3.2m boost to business following the news that Scottish Sea Farms has been given the approval for a new salmon farm off the small island of Hunda within Scapa Flow in Orkney.

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14
Mar 2019

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Leading salmon farmer Scottish Sea Farms is to spend over £3m with suppliers throughout Scotland as it prepares to open its forthcoming new salmon farm off Lober Rock in the Scapa Flow, Orkney.

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1
Mar 2019

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AquaGen, the world-leading salmon breeder and supplier of eggs, has signed a deal to buy Scottish Sea Farms’ freshwater hatchery at Holywood near Dumfries as part of a long-term strategic investment that will further improve fish welfare in Scotland.

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4
Feb 2019

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Scottish Sea Farms has seen a reduction in the number of seals culled to protect farmed salmon stocks, latest figures show, following ongoing investment in rigid new pen netting.

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30
Dec 2018

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Residents and businesses within the remote rural village of Drimnin are now enjoying all the advantages of faster, more reliable broadband thanks to an enterprising collaboration with Scottish Sea Farms and other local partners.

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13
Nov 2018

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Scottish Sea Farms is to receive £1.28 million in R&D support from Scottish Enterprise towards its pioneering work to further enhance fish welfare and go beyond compliance with regards to protecting the environment.

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28
Sep 2018

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A study commissioned by Scottish Sea Farms and undertaken by independent economic and development consultants Imani Development provides a new measure of the importance of salmon farming to rural populations.

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6
Sep 2018

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Orkney is to gain six new skilled jobs after Scottish Sea Farms was given approval for a new salmon farm off Lober Rock close to St Margaret’s Hope in Scapa Flow.

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17
Aug 2018

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Sustained investment in jobs and skills within Scotland’s remote and rural communities has helped earn Scottish Sea Farms Investors in People (IIP) Platinum accreditation, the highest possible IIP status.

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9
Aug 2018

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Two of Scotland’s leading salmon farmers have reported a major milestone in the drive to control sea lice in the most responsible, sustainable and environmentally-friendly way.

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25
Jun 2018

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The Scottish SPCA has elected Ronnie Soutar, Head of Veterinary Services at Scottish Sea Farms, as its new Chairperson.

 

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22
Jun 2018

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M&S has named Scottish Sea Farms’ team at Wyre, Orkney as its Outstanding Producer of the year in the Farming for the Future Awards 2018.

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18
Jun 2018

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Scottish Sea Farms’ longest serving employee, Geoff Kidd, has celebrated 40 years with the company and says his love of working with salmon is as strong as ever. 

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13
Jun 2018

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Scotland’s two leading salmon farmers, Marine Harvest Scotland and Scottish Sea Farms, have reported a sustained improvement in fish health during the first five months of 2018 with a marked reduction in disease-related mortalities.

 

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27
May 2018

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A 120-strong team of Scottish Sea Farms’ employees, friends and family are celebrating after completing a gruelling triathlon in sweltering temperatures to raise £52,000 to buy the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) a new lifeboat.

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25
May 2018

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A Scottish Sea Farms’ employee has scooped the top farming prize at the prestigious Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards.

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28
Mar 2018

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A Scottish Sea Farms’ employee has been named Aquaculture Learner of the Year at the LANTRA Scotland Awards 2018.

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26
Mar 2018

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Homes and businesses on the remote peninsula of Knoydart and Loch Nevis on Scotland’s west coast can now enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband, thanks to a collaboration between Scottish Sea Farms and rural broadband company HebNet CIC.

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6
Mar 2018

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‘It’s a wrap’ are words that Scots-Canadian duo Tom Gentle and Rupert Clague feared they might never say about their latest project, In the Fall – an adaptation of the classic short story by acclaimed Canadian writer Alistair Macleod. However, thanks to the help of some friends, including leading salmon grower Scottish Sea Farms, filming has just finished on Orkney.

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19
Feb 2018

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Leading producer of responsibly-farmed salmon, Scottish Sea Farms, is seeing one of its current crops outperform all previous years following the introduction of new anti-sea lice shields.

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2
Feb 2018

Scottish Sea Farms delivers £100m boost to local suppliers and communities

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Minister for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, has welcomed new figures showing that Scottish Sea Farms, one of the country’s leading producers of responsibly farmed salmon, achieved record spend with local suppliers in 2017. 

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