Antibiotics are a useful response against bacterial infections, and they are used to treat diseases in all kinds of farming, including salmon.
Fish health and welfare is at the heart of successful Scottish salmon farming.
First introduced into Scottish salmon farming in the 1990s cleaner fish are a biological control that helps to gently clean the salmon’s skin.
Sea lice are naturally-occurring tiny, translucent ectoparasitic copepods, which affect both wild and farmed fish and do not affect humans.
Health and welfare is the Scottish salmon farming sector's number one priority
RSPCA Assured is the RSPCA’s ethical food label dedicated to farm animal welfare.
Fish health and welfare is at the heart of every decision we make and is integral to everything we do.
As with all types of farming, Scottish salmon farmers can lose stock to health challenges, extremes of weather and predation.