After 41 years, salmon farming pioneer Steve Bracken to retire from Marine Harvest

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Steve Bracken, Business Support Manager at Marine Harvest Scotland, will retire at the end of July.

Beginning his career as Fish Farm Assistant at Lochailort on May 23, 1977, Bracken is the longest serving employee at Marine Harvest. He 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 Brackens’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, Roberts will begin this new role in May and will be based near Fort William, Scotland. A replacement for Roberts’s position in Canada is currently being sought.