The UK Seafood Industry Alliance representing the country's largest processors is welcoming moves to build a $90 million, 5,000 metric ton land-based salmon farm.

UK-based AquaCultured Seafood, a group that includes among others former CEO of Scottish Salmon Company Craig Anderson and former M&J Seafood executive Mike Berthet, plans to develop the site in Grimsby, the center of the UK's seafood processing industry.

"The key to resilience is diversity of supply, so to have another stream of supply can only be a good thing," Seafood Industry Alliance Director General Andrew Kuyk told IntraFish.