Mowi acquires Scottish salmon farmer

The salmon giant has bought Wester Ross Fisheries.

Undercurrent News (behind a pay wall) reported on Tuesday that the global company had taken control of the Scottish-based salmon farming company.

Wester Ross Fisheries, and its subsidiary Wester Ross Salmon, are based in the north-west of the Highlands, on the west coast of Scotland. Mowi Scotland also has its value chain there, connected to the bleeding station in Mallaig and the slaughterhouse and processing plant in Fort William.

According to a statement on the UK Companies House website on Tuesday, Mowi Scotland became the owner of “significant control of Wester Ross Fisheries on June 30”, Fish Farming Expert wrote.

Founded in 1977 by Robin Bradley and Alan Mann, Wester Ross Fisheries is the oldest independent, owner-operated salmon farm in Scotland. The company currently operates three sea sites in Loch Kannaird, Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom, as well as a processing plant and sales and administration office in Dingwall.

SalmonBusiness has contacted Mowi and Wester Ross Fisheries for a comment on the situation.


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