Scotland’s 90,000 ton land-based salmon farm to create up to 400 jobs

Editorial Staff

Details of Scotland’s first land-based salmon farm were revealed on Thursday.

Land-based salmon farming startup Norwegian Mountain Salmon has revealed further details of its ambitious plans for a 90,000 farm on the Isle of Lewis.

The company, which is also developing plans for a facility on the island of Utsira in Norway, first revealed its plans to SalmonBusiness on Thursday.

The proposed operation includes 224 fish tanks, each 22 meters wide, connected to seawater through a network of pipes. This model promises several benefits: the elimination of sea lice and fish escapes, separate biological zones, effective treatment systems, optimal water quality, and minimal visual impact.

Now the company has revealed further details of the project in a LinkedIn update on Friday.

Photo: Norwegian Mountain Salmon

The post documents the visit of a team from Norwegian Mountain Salmon, accompanied by a key account manager from Norconsult, to the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides to assess the potential site of the farm.

Their visit included meetings with the land owner, learning about the local community and supply chain, and discussions with local political and planning management, according to the company.

They were guided by John Cunningham, a council strategy manager, and Innes Morrison, an estate manager for the area.

The post also revealed that the company expects the £581 million scheme to create up to 400 jobs in the area, with production set to provide 500 million dinner plates of premium salmon annually.


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