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September 22nd, 2020
Salmon farmers in sea rescues

Scotland's salmon farmers are often called upon to help in sea rescues but are also quick to act should they spot anyone in potential trouble.

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September 22nd, 2020
Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation appoints new Chief Executive

Tavish Scott, the former Scottish Government minister and Shetland MSP, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO).

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September 11th, 2020
Scottish Salmon sector welcomes UK-Japan Trade Deal

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation welcomes the announcement of the UK-Japan trade agreement.

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August 31st, 2020
Coronavirus: Guidance for better mental health

We are into the six month of government measures taken to combat the COVID-19. There's been a wealth of information about the physical effects of the virus and increasingly about the impacts these unprecedented times are having on people's mental health.

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August 31st, 2020
Scottish salmon farming vital to rural community viability

A new Scottish Government report concludes that the aquaculture sector contributes to the long-term viability of many communities.

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August 20th, 2020
Irresponsible Activism, Consent and Public Support

Scottish salmon farm workers adhering to Covid-19 safety procedures … It didn't take them long. Almost as soon as the lockdown restrictions started to lift, the anti-fish farm campaigners were back, crowding onto yachts without a thought for social distancing and setting off towards Scotland's salmon farms. They then started on their usual antics, trying to climb on to pens, filming staff, diving underneath nets and sending drones up to grab video footage from the sky.

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August 6th, 2020
Government recovery plan highlights aquaculture

The Scottish Government's 'Economic Recovery Implementation Plan' (ERIP) has highlighted aquaculture as essential to the country's ability to recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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July 30th, 2020
Why activist film-making should not be mistaken for journalism

THERE'S a documentary coming out later this year. Well, it claims to be a documentary but it will really be more of a diatribe. It's called 'Eating Our Way to Extinction' and you can probably guess what its about. It an anti-meat, anti-fish, anti-corporate, anti-pretty much anything to do with ordinary food production film, as far as we can tell.

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July 30th, 2020
How salmon can lead the Green/Blue revolution

The tail to this crisis is going to be long and painful. There will be second waves and third waves, localised hotspots and regional lockdowns in various parts of the world not to mention the millions of job losses and mountainous government debts.

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July 17th, 2020
New guidance: Eat more seafood for brain health

New guidance to the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Human and Health Services (HHS) from 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recommends that mothers and children eat more seafood to promote better brain health.

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July 15th, 2020
Salmon farmers to review use of acoustic devices

The Scottish salmon farming sector is to review the use of acoustic devices deployed on farms to deter seals.

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June 25th, 2020
SSPO Chief Executive to step down later this year

The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation (SSPO) Chief Executive, Julie Hesketh-Laird, has announced her decision to leave the organisation in the autumn.

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