Scottish Sea Farms is making two key appointments as part of a restructuring exercise aimed at speeding up the company’s goal of setting the benchmark for sustainability in its sector.

The appointments follow the September announcement that long-standing Production Manager John Rea is leaving the company.

In line with the end of Rea’s 20-year tenure the production director job will be split into two distinct roles.

Innes Weir (pictured on front), a former farm manager with Scottish Sea Farms who has worked for Cooke Aquaculture Pacific and, most recently, was UK general manager for Steinsvik, was named regional manager for Scottish mainland on Monday.

In April, Gideon Pringle, currently operations director of farming at Mowi Scotland, will move into the role of director of farming.

The company’s new regional manager for the Scottish mainland will have responsibility for marine farms in the region, while the director of farming will oversee both freshwater and marine production in all three of the company’s farming regions.

“On learning that John was to leave us, it seemed like the natural time to review how we do things currently and what else we could be doing to better equip us for the future,” Scottish Sea Farms’ Managing Director Jim Gallagher said.

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