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June 19th, 2020
SSPO Comment on seal controls and ADDs

"Salmon farms and seals can co-exist quit happily but seals can also inflict vicious and widespread damage on salmon farms, killing hundreds of fish in each attack.

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June 12th, 2020
From Farm to Plate: Take a 360° tour of Scottish salmon farming

Have you ever wondered how the Scottish salmon you buy and eat is grown? Why not take a 360° tour from hatchery to farm and on to the processing plant, courtesy of our friends at Mowi Scotland.

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June 5th, 2020
Jobs boost as salmon producer buys mothballed Highland processing facility

SSPO member Loch Duart, has announced the creation of up to 40 new jobs for the Highland town of Dingwall.

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May 14th, 2020
Rebuilding markets after COVID-19 crisis

"Rebuilding markets after Covid-19 crisis needs a concerted effort." says SSPO.

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May 1st, 2020
SSPO calls on wild catch sector to match transparency

After 18 months of deliberations, the first of a series of working groups to help protect wild salmonids has delivered its recommendations in a new report.

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April 22nd, 2020
Fisheries Minister writes letter thanking aquaculture sector

The Fisheries Minister Victoria Prentis MP has written an open letter to the UK's aquaculture, fishing and seafood sectors, thanking them for the role they are playing in keeping fresh produce flowing to UK consumers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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April 20th, 2020
Salmon farming in the time of coronavirus

There was a moment, captured on wobbly video and posted on social media late last month, which demonstrated precisely how much has changed - and, equally, how much has stayed the same.

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April 20th, 2020
Scottish salmon sector demonstrates market flexibility

Official export statistics published by HMRC show that the Scottish salmon farming sector reacted swiftly to the impact of coronavirus as it began to spread through Asia and into Europe. The HMRC figures for exports in February 2020 show a drop of 2,700 tonnes compared to the same month last year. Valued at £32 million, this represented a decline of 32 per cent on February 2019. Exports to Asia accounted for the majority of the decline with volumes only just exceeding 200 tonnes in February, down by 1,360 tonnes (-87 per cent) compared with year earlier figures.

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April 20th, 2020
Comment: React, respond and recover

Comment by Julie Hesketh-Laird, Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation

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April 20th, 2020
Highland aquaculture business to create 14 new jobs

A family-owned Highland business is to create 14 new jobs as it expands its support for Scotland's salmon farming sector.

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April 8th, 2020
SSPO welcomes temporary SEPA regulatory position on medicines

As the focus to protect public health and keep fresh food in UK supermarkets continues, the salmon farming sector has welcomed the steps taken by SEPA to create a temporary protocol which protects farmers' health while maintaining fish welfare and environmental standards.

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April 8th, 2020
Cabinet Secretary pays tribute to fish farmers

Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing has paid tribute to Scotland's fish farming workers for keeping the supply of fresh salmon, trout and shellfish reaching UK supermarkets.

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