Kenny Morrison, who is in charge of freshwater operations for The Scottish Salmon Company on the Harris Lochs, recently recorded 25 years’ service with the company and says he has seen huge changes over the years.
As Freshwater Farm Manager, Kenny is responsible for all daily fish husbandry duties and fish welfare. Every year he will oversee one million young salmon (or smolts) and consistently achieves high quality fish and excellent results from SEPA environmental inspections.
He said: “When we first started there were six wooden fish farm pens on Langavat and everything was quite rudimentary, but nowadays there is a huge amount of effort in ensuring the optimum feeding regime and creating just the right environment for the fish, which of course leads to a much better end-product.
“It has been a huge learning curve but the progress in rearing techniques over the years has been immense. If you get the environment right, then you get the quality of the fish right.”
Stewart McLelland, CEO of The Scottish Salmon Company added: “Kenny epitomises the farm manager you’d want on your team. He is a friendly, versatile, diligent and highly motivated person who gets the best out of folk.
“He knows the job inside out but strives to learn and improve through each production cycle. Attention to detail, and focus on stock welfare are key to his continued success, and I am very proud to say that he has been with the company 25 years.”