After 41 years’ service to Scottish salmon farming, one if its pioneers has announced retirement. Steve Bracken, Business Support Manager at Marine Harvest Scotland, will retire at the end of July 2018.

Beginning his career as Fish Farm Assistant at Lochailort on May 23, 1977, Steve is the longest serving employee at Marine Harvest. Steve has held varying management positions during his four decades of service, including a three-year posting in Sri Lanka, before moving to his current communications role in 2000 where he has engaged with media, governments, customers, local communities, and NGOs.

At Steve’s 40 year service celebration, one colleague paid tribute to “one of the greatest ambassadors for the aquaculture sector”.

Ben Hadfield, Managing Director at Marine Harvest Scotland, says “I want to personally thank Steve for his enormous contribution to Marine Harvest and for everything he’s done for the Scottish salmon farming sector. We wish you the best in retirement.”

Ian Roberts, Director of Public Relations for Marine Harvest Canada, will take on the role of Communications and Business Development Director, Scotland. A UK citizen, Ian will begin this new role in May and will be based near Fort William, Scotland. A replacement for Ian’s position in Canada is currently being sought.