Supported by investment from the WDC, MMT provides development funding for a network of organic salmon producers along the western seaboard. The funding allows producers to continue rearing organic salmon to a stage where they achieve optimum growth weights thereby maximising the overall product value and price achieved. This model has supported sustainable employment for 123 direct employees and another 14 indirect employees in the fish farms, processing plant and sales and marketing in this remote coastal area of the WDC’s region. The Irish Seafood Producers Group (ISPG), the majority shareholder in MMT, has pioneered Irish organic salmon farming on the west coast of Ireland by working in close co-operation with its producers who maintain the highest possible organic standards throughout the salmon’s growing cycle, from egg to harvest.