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M&S Farming for the Future Bursary for Scottish Sea Farms Apprentice

 Shetland based Cameron Kitson Jones (18) will receive a bursary from M&S as he studies for his final year as a Modern Apprentice Husbandryman.

The M&S bursary is part of the retailer’s Farming for The Future scheme and will allow Cameron to study the process of farming Lochmuir™ Salmon from hatchery to final packaging.  He will also visit an M&S store to witness the end result of the award winning Lochmuir™ Salmon products being displayed and sold to consumers.

Cameron, originally from Lochcarron, re-located to Shetland in June 2013 and is based at the Scottish Sea Farms site at Mangaster.  He has already completed his apprenticeship in Aquaculture Level 2 & 3 and has been mentored by Scottish Sea Farms Manager Chris Kelly.

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Cameron was delighted with the news and said: “This support from M&S will really help me as I further my experience and education in fish farming.  Shetland has been a great place to learn as I have been surrounded by experienced and motivated people who have encouraged me along the way.  Ideally, I would like to study Aquaculture at University and I am currently looking to apply to Stirling next year.”

 

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·         Scottish Sea Farms was established in 1974 and currently has 380 employees

·         The main product is farmed Scottish Atlantic salmon and SSF currently produces +27,000 tonnes and the company has a turnover in excess of £110 million.

·         Scottish Sea Farms is one of Scotland’s leading seafood producers and is the 2nd largest salmon farmer in Scotland.

·         Sites include hatcheries, freshwater and marine locations in the West Coast of Scotland, Orkney Isles and the Shetland Isles.  Processing locations are located in South Shian, Argyll and Scalloway, Shetland.

·         Scottish Sea Farms is jointly owned by Leroy Seafood Group and SalMar ASA.  It has three main markets – UK, France and the USA – and exports salmon to 20+ different countries.  Scottish Sea Farms was the first Scottish salmon farmer to export volumes direct to China; a new and emerging market.

·         The UK salmon industry is worth over £1bn a year.



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