THE recently formed Industry Leadership Group (ILG) met for the first time today in Inverness, with Fergus Ewing, the Scottish minister for the rural economy, present.
The ILG was set up following the sector’s Vision 2030 growth strategy which aims to double Scottish aquaculture production.
The group is co-chaired by Jim Gallagher, managing director of Scottish Sea Farms, and Stewart Graham (pictured), managing director of Gael Force Group.
The rest of the group includes (from the industry):
Charlie Bullock, MD, Aquascot
Alban Denton, MD, Loch Duart
Jim Gallagher, MD, Scottish Sea Farms
Stewart Graham, MD, Gael Force Group
Stewart Hawthorn, Salmon Director, Dawnfresh
Heather Jones, CEO, Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre
Scott Landsburgh, CEO, Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation
David Morrice, Country Director, Cargill
Michael Tait, Chairman, Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers
James Withers, CEO, Scotland Food & Drink.
Those involved from the Scottish public sector are: Terry A’Hearn, CEO, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Scottish Government
Ian Jardine, CEO, Scottish Natural Heritage
John McNairney, Chief Planner, Scottish Government
Mike Palmer, Acting Director, Marine Scotland