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 members of the Aquaculture Safety Group (ASG), which exists to promote safe working practices across the sector: from salmon and trout farming to shellfish production.

In addition to working together to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of all those working in the sector is an absolute priority the ASG also provides an educational service to sector employers and employees.

Scottish Salmon Sustainability Charter: A Better Future For All

When it comes to providing tasty, nutritious meals in an environmentally friendly way, Scotland’s salmon farmers are well placed to deliver.

We have a lower carbon footprint than most other farming sectors, use less freshwater and produce more edible meat for every tonne of feed used.

We’ve also been investing on a multi-million pound scale to minimise our use of veterinary medicines, reduce any impact on the seabed, work within regulatory limits on what the marine environment can naturally sustain and safeguard other freshwater and marine life.

What is Scotland’s 10-Year Farmed Fish Health Framework?

The Scottish government has launched a '10-Year Farmed Fish Health Framework' which sets out measures to support sustainable growth across the Scottish fish farming sector. 

The scheme aims to “ensure that fish health remains the focus of sustainable production and growth in Scotland”. It also wants to ensure ‘the right people, organisations and resources come together to address new and developing challenges efficiently’. 

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