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Launch of new range is helping Antrim fish farm to grow

By Staff Reporter

Published 29/04/2015

John Russell of Glenarm Organic Salmon and John Hood, Invest NI which has provided support to help the business to expand
John Russell of Glenarm Organic Salmon and John Hood, Invest NI which has provided support to help the business to expand

A Growing appetite for Co Antrim salmon is being fuelled with help from a £100,000 grant and the creation of three jobs.

Glenarm Organic Salmon is expanding and growing its exports with help from Invest NI.

And it's hoping to grow its exports business to make up as much as 80% of its overall sales.

It employs 13 staff and is based near the Glenarm River.

Managing director John Russell said the recent launch of the company's organic smoked salmon was "a hugely important stage in the life cycle of the business".

"Developing value added products from our farmed salmon has long been a key part of our export growth strategy," he said.

"Market feedback has been excellent and has led to encouraging orders from major hotels abroad for the new salmon.

"The smoked salmon has a distinctively rich flavour that comes from a new curing recipe that we have developed with an experienced local seafood curer."

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