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Scottish Salmon Company Starts Seaweed Trails

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has begun trials of an integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) system at its award winning Loch Roag site on Lewis.

In conjunction with its salmon farming operation, the company is now introducing seaweed on to its mooring ropes to achieve a greater natural balance in the management of the water area.

The trials have been developed with the Scottish Association of Marine Science as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to protect the local environment and in time, are expected to form the basis of full scale commercial production of complementary stock.

SSC carried out an extensive scoping exercise before the pilot scheme at Loch Roag was given the green light, including a fact finding trip to Newfoundland, Canada and collaboration with Marine Scotland.  To find out more go to http://www.smi.ac.uk/news-room/news-items/scottish-salmon-company-starts-excellent-trials

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