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Wester Ross boss praises staff for awards achievement

Wester Ross Fisheries employee Matthew Ross hand-feeding salmon. Photo: Wester Ross Fisheries.
Wester Ross Fisheries employee Matthew Ross hand-feeding salmon. Photo: Wester Ross Fisheries.

Wester Ross Fisheries managing director Gilpin Bradley has complimented his staff’s commitment, passion and dedication after the salmon farmer reached the finals of the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards, run by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

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The company was one of five shortlisted for the Innovating Scotland Award, which was won by Edinburgh-based Intelligent Growth Solutions, a provider of “intelligent indoor climates for plants and people”.

Bradley said: “The whole team is thrilled to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award; being a finalist against tough competition is an honour.

Gilpin Bradley: Praised the commitment, passion and dedication of his staff.
Gilpin Bradley: Praised the commitment, passion and dedication of his staff.

Sustainable practices

“It takes a great deal of commitment, passion and dedication by our salmon farmers, some of whom are now third generation, to tackle some of the environmental challenges we are facing. Salmon farmers are always focused on developing farming practices which are the most sustainable and we are always committed to plan for the next generation, as well as growing delicious salmon.”

Wester Ross was shortlisted for its decision to rely entirely on cleaner fish for tackling the challenge of sea lice.

Partnership Scotland Award

Another salmon farmer, the Scottish Salmon Company, went one better by winning the Partnership Scotland Award for its involvement in the Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub.

The circular energy project uses fish waste from SSC’s salmon processing plant to produce biogas that is then used to generate power to make oxygen for an SSC hatchery.

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