Upgraded Inverkerry Hatchery officially opened

Upgraded Inverkerry Hatchery officially opened

25th August 2022

Scottish Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon cut the ribbon on Hendrix Genetics’ upgraded Inverkerry Hatchery at Gairloch in Wester Ross on Tuesday 23rd August.

The hatchery will supply smolts to Skye-based organic salmon farmer Organic Sea Harvest and directly supports five local jobs, ensuring the hatchery has a long-term future.

Ms Gougeon said:

"This significant investment in the new facilities at Inverkerry is another example of how Scotland’s aquaculture industry is championing and driving innovation."

Jarl van den Berg, general manager of Hendrix Genetics said:

"We’re proud to be part of this origin story, producing the highest quality organic smolts for Organic Sea Harvest, which go on to thrive at sea."

Ove Thu, chief executive of Organic Sea Harvest said:

"Thanks to our friends at Hendrix, we have established the safe and steady supply of high quality smolts we need for today´s production at Organic Sea Harvest."

Salmon Scotland chief executive Tavish Scott added:

"The successful partnership between Organic Sea Harvest and Hendrix Genetics is helping to deliver on our sustainabilitypledge to be world-leading in the provision of nutritious food produced in the most responsible way.”

L to R: Jarl van den Berg, Mairi Gougeon and Ove Thu cut the ribbon to officially open Inverkerry Hatchery.

Text by Salmon Scotland


Notes To Editors:

1: OSH focuses solely on producing the finest organic salmon.

2: OSH currently operates two sites on Skye, located at Invertote and Culnacnoc in the North East of the island, with both sea sites officially certified as organic by the UK Soil Association.

3: For further press enquiries, please contact Robert John MacInnes: rjm@organicseaharvest.co.uk