On October 31, 2017, the AquaGen Scottish office, located at Stirling University Innovation Park was officially opened. Invited customers and co-partners participated in the opening ceremony and a seminar organised at the Stirling Court Hotel the following day.
The opening marks a strengthening of the market efforts and technical support to customers in Scotland and Ireland. Andy Reeve, Managing Director at AquaGen Scotland Ltd has been an agent for AquaGen Atlantic salmon- and rainbow trout eggs since 2005. Martin Haberfield, Technical Sales Manager at AquaGen Scotland joined the company in 2017. “In the future we will follow-up the fish more closely to see how they perform under Scottish farming conditions”, says Reeve.
Brood stock- and egg production in Scotland
“Until today the genetically improved eggs have been imported from Norway, but from the season 2018/2019, we have the possibility of producing eggs from AquaGen salmon brood stock that are already swimming in Scottish cages. By building up a integrated production line for both broodfish and egg, we will be able to serve the Scottish salmon farmers in a better way”, says Odd Magne Rødseth, Group Director for Aquaculture at EW Group.
In addition the new production sites will be included in AquaGens back-up production network and further strengthen the security of egg supply to European salmon farmers.