80 mph winds from Storm Brendan causes disruption on salmon-farming-rich West Coast of Scotland

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Met Office says coast of the country – home to sites owned by Mowi, Scottish Sea Farms, Bakkafrost-owned Scottish Salmon company and Loch Duart – faced the full force of the storm last night.

Rain and gusts of more than 80mph have hit the Western Isles, Argyll and Bute, and Highland local authorities after Storm Brendan swooped in from the Atlantic last night.

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The BBC reports that a fresh yellow warning of snow and ice came into effect at 01:00 GMT. Gusts of 70mph are expected to continue throughout the day.

Storm force winds have also caused disruption to ferry and transport routes.

SalmonBusiness reported on Friday that due to the challenging weather conditions, average salmon prices will climb up to the EUR 7 mark.

A Mowi spokesperson told SalmonBusiness that under the conditions it will expect to delay/cancel some harvests.

SalmonBusiness has contacted Scottish Sea Farms, Bakkafrost-owned Scottish Salmon company and Loch Duart for more information.