The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) has been shortlisted in two different categories at the forthcoming Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards in recognition of its work in environmental stewardship and product innovation.
The awards celebrate the achievements and successes of an industry that is vitally important to Scotland and its rural communities. SSMG is finalist in the Aquaculture Seafood Product of the Year and Stewardship Award categories.
Judges shortlisted SSMG in the Aquaculture Seafood Product of the Year category for its new range of mussel ready meals developed for Lidl. The products, which have all enjoyed strong consumer demand, are Deluxe Scottish Mussels in Tomato & Chorizo Sauce, Scottish Cooked Mussels in Black Bean Sauce and Scottish Cooked Mussel & Clams in Thai Sauce.
In the Stewardship category, SSMG has been put on the shortlist for its pioneering work in aquaculture certification (both Friend of the Sea and Marine Stewardship Council) and ongoing work in enhancing and developing its independently assessed environmental credentials.
Stephen Cameron, managing director of SSMG, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these two awards. Innovation is at the very heart of our business and being a finalist in these two categories is recognition of this.”
The Awards Ceremony and Dinner takes place at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh on 11 June.