Former Mowi manager joins Organic Sea Harvest as COO

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Robert Wyvill leaving his recent position as Petuna’s general manager of marine operations to joins Scotland’s newest salmon farmer.

In a press release, salmon farmer Organic Sea Harvest (OSH) writes that Robert Wyvill is to join the team shortly before the company’s first harvest, expected in spring this year.

OSH is located on the Isle of Skye on the West Coast of Scotland.

Wyvill will be responsible for all OSH’s day-to-day operations, including ensuring the company’s continued growth, negotiating with local suppliers and planning ahead.

Wyvill, who is originally from North Uist, is currently the general manager of marine operations at Petuna Aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia. He previously lived on Skye for five years and worked for Mowi as a site manager in both Greshornish and Portnalong.

In 2014, Wyvill moved to Muck where he continued working for Mowi, where he was responsible for the entire site, finishing the cycle with the lowest recorded mortality rate and the highest superior rating at harvest in Mowi history.

“I’m very excited to return to the Highlands and have the chance to work with Organic Sea Harvest as they develop their vision for the future. Having worked for the past 24 years in aquaculture, I am looking forward to bringing my experience to the role as Organic Sea Harvest works to create an outstanding product and support the overall Scottish aquaculture industry,” said Wyvill.

OSH CEO Ove Thu said that Wyvill has “extensive experience in operating exposed sites”.

“So we are confident he will be an excellent addition to our sites at Culnacnoc and Invertote. We are glad to create sustainable jobs within the Isle of Skye community and look forward to seeing what Robert will bring to the OSH team,” he added.

Creating the role of COO will enable Wyvill to utilise his expertise and move back to his former Highland home, wrote OSH.

“I am delighted at the prospect of returning to my roots. I previously lived in Uig and Portree so I am looking forward to bringing my family with me, becoming part of the local community and making our home in this beautiful area,” he said.