|SWISS STUDENTS VISIT CAIRNDOW FISH FACTORY AND FISH FARM SITE|
Swiss students have visited The Scottish Salmon Company’s operations in Argyll and Bute as part of their food science degree.
The 16-strong group were shown around the company’s processing facility at Cairndow before being taken to a fish farm at Quarry Point where they were given a tour of the land-based operations and taken onto a boat to view the cages.
Dr Magdalena Schindler of Berne University of Applied Sciences is taking the group on a five-day trip around Scotland, also visiting Border Biscuits in Lanark and Mackie’s of Scotland (Crisps) in Perthshire. She contacted The Scottish Salmon Company to give her students a wider perspective of the food industry in Scotland. She said:
“The students are very interested in the production of fish, since this is not a very common product in Switzerland.
“We very much enjoyed our day with The Scottish Salmon Company in Argyll & Bute and learned a lot.”
While at the processing facility, the group was lead by Plant Processing Manager Rab McNaughton and met with staff being shown the entire process.
At the farm they were shown how the control systems are operated, as well as getting an explanation of how the fish develop in the sea cages.
Marnix Perquy, General Manager South, helped organise the trip for The Scottish Salmon Company. He said:
“We were very happy to have the students visit us and gain a greater insight into the salmon farming industry.
“This is a burgeoning and important industry. We hope the students took a lot away from the day’s visit for their studies.”
23rd February 2012