727 employed in salmon farming industry in Highland region

Salaries paid to the 727 salmon farm workers employed in Highland region rose by 24% according to the recently published industry economic report for 2015.

Over recent years, the industry has become an economic mainstay ofthis part of Scotland’s rural landscape, spending a total of £80M in 2015 on local suppliers and services, with capital investment in the area rising to £13.8M.