Mowi is planning to invest in a bespoke broodstock and egg facility in Scotland. The development will be located at Ardessie, on the shores of Little Loch Broom. When complete, it will offer eight to ten direct new jobs and supply chain opportunities to the local region.
The production of broodstock will secure egg supply to Mowi Scotland, with the hope to also supply other companies, therefore, improving the position of the salmon farming sector in Scotland as a whole.
Currently reliant on external supply, Mowi wishes to secure its national breeding goals and egg supply in Scotland, thus enabling the company to select parent fish whose offspring will be most robust to the specific challenges faced locally, and providing significant advances in survival and performance.
An old hatchery building currently on site will make way for this new development that will boast state-of-the-art technology, including self-contained recirculating aquaculture systems and temperature control. The building design carefully considers its surrounding environment, allowing the building to nestle quietly into the existing rural landscape.