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Salmon Scotland’s response to SEPAs consultation on a risk assessment framework for sea lice

In December 2021 SEPA launched a consultation entitled: Proposals for a risk-based framework for managing interactions between sea lice from marine finfish farm developments and wild Atlantic salmon in Scotland. As the title suggests, the consultation sought to gather views on a proposed…

Salmon consumption rises by nearly 8% in the UK

Sales of salmon in UK shops soared to £1.1 billion last year as consumers increased their consumption of the protein-rich fish. Despite a fall in overall fish purchases, the latest economic report from Salmon Scotland has revealed the growing popularity of salmon among UK consumers. UK…

Scottish salmon exports recover to near-record figures

Scottish salmon exports recovered to near-record figures in 2021, according to new figures released by the UK Government today. Cementing its place as the UK’s biggest food export, salmon overseas sales increased to £614million - up 36 per cent compared to 2020 and only marginally below the £…

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Mortality rates in Scottish salmon farming

As with all types of farming, Scottish salmon farmers can lose stock to health challenges, extremes of weather and predation.


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Our beautiful Scottish waters are used for all types of leisure pursuits such as wild swimming, kayaking, sailing and…

Who are the Aquaculture Safety Group (ASG)?

The health and safety of all those working in Scottish Aquaculture is of paramount importance. That's why Scotland's salmon farmers are all…

Eating salmon helps protect brains from toxic air pollutants

New research published in the journal Neurology suggests that eating fish, like Scottish salmon, that are rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acids…

Label Rouge Scottish salmon

In 1992, Scottish salmon was the first fish and first non-French product to be awarded the Label Rouge quality mark, the official…

Code of Good Practice for responsible salmon farming

Salmon farming is at the heart of Scottish food production and is one of Scotland’s most important rural sectors.

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No, farmed Scottish salmon do not spawn. Scottish salmon raised for food production are humanely harvested before they reach sexual maturity or…

The Scottish salmon farming sector no longer uses acoustic deterrent devices (ADDs) that may have been considered to cause disturbance to…

No, Scottish salmon farming is not depleting the oceans of wild fish stocks. Scottish salmon farmers are committed to ensuring that ingredients…

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