September 21st, 2021
My SSPO Internship Story: Yifeng 2021

Yifeng, is a postgraduate Political Science student who undertook a paid internship with the SSPO in the summer of 2021. Here he writes about his internship, what he learns about the sector and how his opinion of Scottish salmon farming has changed. Summer's Adventures in Highland: Say Sláinte to Scottish Salmon … The first salmon farm appeared on Scottish water in the 1970s, with it comes an ongoing economic success story. I sent the first email to the SSPO (Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation) office in April, with it came a surprise.

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September 9th, 2021
Scottish Salmon has "Huge Opportunities Around the World" says Liz Truss following SSPO-Mowi Visit.

Today (9th September 2021) the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss MP, visited Mowi's salmon processing facility at Rosyth.

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August 20th, 2021
Scottish Salmon Sector Reacts to SNP-Green Deal

Tavish Scott, Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, said: "Scotland's salmon farming sector has always recognised the need for a good working relationship with SNP government ministers who, in turn, have acknowledged the important role we play not only in island and rural communities but right across Scotland.

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August 14th, 2021
Investing in a sustainable future for Scottish salmon

Scotland has a rich history of salmon resources, and this heritage relies on ensuring a long-term future for wild salmonid stocks. To help tackle the current decline in wild salmon and sea trout within Scottish rivers, more than £70,000 has just been awarded to organisations across Scotland working to enhance and protect wild fisheries and habitats.

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August 6th, 2021
Scotland's Salmon Farmers Welcome New Appointment to Lead on Pre-Election Commitments for Regulatory Reform.

Today (6th August 2021) Tavish Scott, Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), the trade body which represents all salmon farmers in Scotland, today welcomed the appointment of Professor Russel Griggs to lead the Scottish Government's reform of fish farming regulation. This was a key SNP manifesto commitment from the Scottish Parliament elections.

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June 16th, 2021
SSPO Call for Resumption of Seafood TaskForce

On 14th June 2021 the UK Government announced its intention to disband the Scottish Seafood Exports Taskforce, a combined UK and Scottish Government taskforce which was set up at the urging of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO).

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June 15th, 2021
Lies, damned lies and statistics

As every economist knows, there are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. But that view is not confined to economists. It is now shared by many in the Scottish salmon sector, thanks to an extraordinary episode over export figures.

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May 19th, 2021
Scotland's salmon sector welcomes Mairi Gougeon into the role of Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands

Following the First Minister's announcement of a new-look Cabinet for the Scottish Government, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has congratulated Mairi Gougeon on becoming the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands.

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May 14th, 2021
First Quarter export figures show great result for Scottish salmon

Scottish salmon farmers provide boost to country's economic recovery with strong sales to EU markets

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May 14th, 2021
Scottish salmon exports hit new EU high

Scotland's salmon farmers exported a record amount of fresh fish to the European Union in the first quarter of 2021 with demand for Scottish salmon by continental customers remaining strong despite significant post-Brexit disruptions to supply in early January.

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May 7th, 2021
Responsibility for sea lice reporting and publication passes to Marine Scotland

Scottish farmed salmon sector has voluntarily published data on sea lice for the last 10 years.

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May 6th, 2021
UK's top chefs overwhelmingly back Scottish salmon

Survey of top UK chefs reveals that farmed Scottish salmon is considered 'the best in the world'.

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