First Minister Alex Salmond today welcomed Marine Harvest’s plan to invest around £80 million to grow its business and support jobs in rural communities, as he met the chair of the Norwegian-based company in Oslo to discuss its new ‘five-year’ plan for Scotland.
Marine Harvest, which operates 38 fish farms in Scotland supporting around 460 jobs, is the world’s largest producer of farmed salmon, operating in 22 countries.
Its Scottish business unit was highlighted as the company’s best-performing in 2011, with high production, good price achievement and good operational performance.
Ole-Eirik Leroy, Chairman of the Marine Harvest Board, today revealed that the company has plans for an £80 million capital investment in Scotland between 2012 to 2016.
The full press release is available from the Scottish Enterprise Media Centre