24th February 2020
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Food and drink award for Grieg

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GRIEG Seafood Hjaltland has won one of this year’s Scotland Food and Drink – Highlands and Islands awards.

The Shetland salmon farming company picked up the Environment Award, sponsored by Aquascot, at a ceremony at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness, last Friday.

The awards, supported by High­lands and Islands Enterprise, High­lands and Islands Food and Drink Forum and Williamson Foodservice, celebrate excellence and achieve­ment in the food and drink industry in the area.

Grieg Seafood Hjaltland man­aging director Michael Stark said: “We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire workforce.

“As the producer of over a third of Shetland’s salmon, with over 30 sea sites in operation around the islands, we are constantly aware of our environmental responsibilities. We rely on a clear and unpolluted environment to optimise production and protect the reputation of our fish. We are committed to working and sharing knowledge with key conservation bodies to develop a long-term plan that will help to set standards for the aquaculture in­dustry in fulfilling its role in sustaining the environment in which it operates.”