Mowi Ireland's office at Rinmore.

Mowi to make redundancies in Ireland

Salmon farmer will cease secondary processing in Donegal

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Salmon farmer Mowi Ireland is consulting with staff regarding redundancies following a global review that resulted in a decision to streamline a number of under-capacity processing plants.

Mowi said this will result in secondary fish processing ceasing in Ireland by October 2023, leading to job losses at the company’s Rinmore base in Fanad, Donegal.

The 30-day consultation programme began last Friday and will be used to establish if staff who currently work in secondary production can be deployed elsewhere within the company’s Donegal headquarters.

Exemplary commitment

The company said that until the engagement has concluded, it cannot provide a figure as to the final number of redundancies.

Mowi Ireland said it intends to grow other aspects of its operations later in the year and the overall business outlook remains positive and healthy.

It said it was grateful to all its staff for their exemplary commitment to the company and will provide “every support possible” through the consultation phase.