20 February 2008
MORE THAN one hundred jobs are on the line in Shetland, at the company No-Catch, after the world’s first
organic cod farm has gone into administration this morning.
Administrators Daniel Smith and Robert Caven, partners in the corporate recovery
firm Grant Thornton, have been appointed joint administrators and are said to
move in to the company’s headquarters at Vidlin, this morning (Wednesday).
The company grabbed worldwide headlines four years ago when they successfully
launched their pioneering product, said to be sustainable and a revolution in
the aquaculture industry.
But towards the end of last year speculations intensified that the company was
in financial trouble.
At the time managing director Karol Rzepkowski vehemently rejected any such
speculations calling them “malicious” and declared the company was in a period of
Yesterday, administrators confirmed that they were in discussions with a number
of potential buyers.
Local investment firm Shetland Development Trust also has a £1.1 million pound
investment in the firm.
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