Around 80 jobs are at risk at an Aberdeen seafood processing factory.
Nolan Seafoods has said 80 workers in the Granite City could potentially face redundancy due to falling profits.
The processing factory, which is based on Craigshaw Drive, has 230 employees at the Aberdeen site.
Nolan set up its Aberdeen plant in 2002 and has entered into a consultation process with staff having cited market volatility and business costs leading to a downturn in profits.
The company is one of the largest processors in the North-east and produces more than 90 tonnes of salmon fillets and portions per week.
Maureen Watt, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, said she was hoping the firm could soften the amount of redundancies workers are facing.
She said: “”This is a worrying development, and I’ll be contacting Nolan Seafoods to ask that they meaningfully consult staff and find ways to minimise job losses.
“I am happy to do whatever I can to assist any of my constituents affected by this and they should feel free to contact me.”
It is understood a downturn in Nolan salmon production has led the group to look at the possible redundancies.
The company has also said costs in Aberdeen had been prohibitive.
Councillor Neil Cooney, who represents Kincorth, Nigg and Cove, said the news was sad for families.
He said: “It will be a huge blow to the area and the families that are facing this. Any redundancies are hard and we are seeing a downturn in oil and gas in the city.
“It will be bad news for families as it isn’t a great time of year as people will have been paying off holidays.
“The costs in the city are reducing rapidly; I would say that they knew the costs up front and the cost of leasing on an industrial estate isn’t prohibitive.”
Seafood from the business is sold throughout the UK and Ireland, as well Europe and the USA, with a high percentage of its white fish production exported to France.
Last year Young’s Seafood in Fraserburgh had around 650 jobs loses after a salmon contract with supermarket Sainbury’s worth £100m was lost.