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Scottish salmon sector reveals ongoing costs of seal predation

More than one million farm-raised salmon are expected to have been killed by seals in the two years to the end of 2021, according to new figures released today.  Statistics published by Salmon Scotland, the trade body for Scotland's farmed salmon sector, reveal the extent of seal predation…

SSPO Changes Its Name To Salmon Scotland

The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation will be changing its name to reflect its trade body responsibilities and membership for the future. From 1 November, SSPO will become Salmon Scotland, representing Scotland's salmon producing companies and the wider supply chain. Tavish Scott, Chief…

Common Purpose

Anglers and farmers are united in a desire to help wild salmon survive. The SSPO’s Hamish MacDonell talked to Fish Farmer about this issue. It was the angler who first introduced me to the Tweed who came up with it. We were fishing Middle Pavilion, the broad, unhurried beat that sweeps down…

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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.

Producing high…


Ever wondered why the flesh of Salmon is pink or how many are exported to Japan each year?

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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