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August 11th 2022

Salmon Scotland is delighted to welcome nine new members to our organisation, spanning a variety of aquaculture support companies helping to advance the Scottish salmon sector.

The new members include global partners in the Scottish salmon supply chain – meaning the sector benefits from technology, collaboration and research from companies across the world.

This second tranche of new member companies joined Salmon Scotland in In July 2022, marking a significant period of growth for the organisation and bringing the number of members up to 33. Here, we draw attention to their work, particularly in regard to sustainability and how they are helping the sector to become more innovative, efficient and successful.

Promoting sustainable growth

The new members include fish health experts, the world’s largest wellboat operator, and hybrid energy specialists that are helping ensure that the farm-raised salmon sector continues to deliver sustainable growth and create thousands of well-paid local jobs.

Many of our new members are award-winning leaders in technological advances, underlining our commitment to a low-carbon future. This is all while our members continue to achieve key targets in fish health and welfare to maintain the highest food quality standards.

Innovating for fish health & welfare

The health and welfare of their salmon is the number one priority of Scotland’s salmon farmers. They invest significant resources in maintaining the highest standards so that consumers can enjoy the tastiest, most nutritious fish possible.

Patogen Ltd have been innovating for better fish health for over ten years. With a base in Oban, Patogen is a biotechnology company that supports the aquaculture industry in fish health-related challenges, offering services for preventive fish health and diagnostics.

With a base in Clydebank, STIM supplies vaccines and fish health products & services, consultancy, and environmental surveys to the aquaculture sector. It also has its own research department that works on developing future solutions for biological aquaculture production.

World Feeds Limited is a UK-based manufacturer of animal feeds and are innovators in aquatic nutrition. Built on the simple premise of improving the way fish are fed, World Feeds export their products to over 40 countries around the world from their base in Yorkshire.

A world-leader in animal health for more than 65 years, Elanco focus on delivering innovative solutions and providing the tools needed for enabling animals, including Scottish salmon, to live healthy lives.

Supporting salmon from farm to plate

The Scottish salmon sector relies on efficient and sustainable methods of delivering salmon from the farm to consumer’s dinner tables. Transport and other aquacultural equipment providers help them to achieve this.

O’Toole Transport is an award-winning, family-owned food logistics company that supports the Scottish salmon sector in transporting salmon from farms to retailers. In Scotland, their depot in Glasgow operates a modern fleet of specialised vehicles, ensuring salmon are delivered on time and at the right temperature.

Fjord Maritime is a leader in providing energy-efficient solutions for the aquaculture sector. Their Fjord Hybrid system reduces fuel consumption in salmon farms by up to 60% while cutting carbon emissions, going a long way towards helping Scotland’s salmon farmers achieve their sustainability goals.

New member Solvtrans is the world’s largest wellboat operator, providing a modern fleet of wellboats fitted with forward-looking technology in mind to ensure the safe, gentle and efficient handling of live fish. The company is at the forefront of “closed system” technology, an environmentally friendly concept which limits the danger of infection, has a positive effect on animal welfare and provides cost-effective transportation and handling of fish.

UK firm Sundolitt Ltd manufacture the expanded polystyrene used in the boxes which transport fresh Scottish salmon. Playing a crucial role in the sector, these boxes ensure salmon are protected while in transit - featuring thermal performance, impact resistance and proven environmental credentials.

Vónin is a major developer and manufacturer of high-quality fishing gear and aquaculture equipment. With origins in the wild weather and strong currents of the Faroe Islands, they have specialised in supplying fish farming equipment for demanding, high-energy sites.

Expanding at a key moment for the sector

Salmon Scotland now has 33 members - this follows continued growth in the sector and a revamp reflecting its huge contribution to the wider economy through the supply chain. It also comes at a key time for the sector, following the first meeting of the new Scottish Aquaculture Council in June 2022.

While Scottish salmon is farm-raised in Shetland, Orkney, the north-west Highlands, the Western Isles and Argyll and Bute, the latest expansion includes Scottish, UK and international firms, cementing the sector’s international reach and reputation for excellence.

Salmon Scotland looks forward to working with our members, old and new, to develop and promote the Scottish salmon sector both at home and abroad. Our new members help secure our country’s place as world leaders in salmon production and promote the sector’s economic, social and environmental contribution to Scotland and the UK.