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March 30th, 2020
COVID-19: Government support for business

The Scottish and UK Governments have issued a number of support measures for businesses and employees. Please click on the links below for more detailed information and advice.

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March 25th, 2020
COVID-19: SSPO welcomes regulatory flexibility

The salmon farming sector has welcomed the temporary regulatory flexibility agreed with SEPA and Marine Scotland to help manage the impacts of reduced staff availability and disruption to processing and retail distribution as a result of Covid-19.

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March 24th, 2020
COVID-19: Steps taken to keep salmon farms open

Hamish Macdonell, Director of Strategic Engagement for SSPO, said:

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March 24th, 2020
COVID-19: SSPO seeks clarification about key workers

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) is seeking clarification on which workers are to be classified as 'key workers'.

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March 23rd, 2020
COVID-19: Food and drink businesses asked to reduce staffing to 'bare essentials'

Joint statement from industry bodies; Scotland Food & Drink, FDF Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS), National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS), Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Seafood Scotland, Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), Scottish Fishermen's Federation, Scottish Seafood Association, Scottish Association Meat Wholesalers (SAMW), Dairy UK, Agricultural Industries Confederation Scotland (AIC Scotland) and Scottish Bakers.

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March 19th, 2020
Public safety and supply chains prioritised by Scottish salmon sector

In a move designed to prioritise both public safety and maintain important supplies of fresh food to the UK market, the SSPO has postponed a ground-breaking new public engagement initiative planned for this summer.

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March 17th, 2020
SSPO sector update on COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates the Scottish salmon sector is working hard to mitigate impacts while ensuring the health and welfare of employees and their fish.

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March 12th, 2020
SSPO comment on COVID-19 impact

As the UK's number one food export, restrictions imposed across the globe to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic are inevitably impacting on the Scottish salmon farming sector.

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March 12th, 2020
Coronavirus impacts Scottish salmon sector

As the UK's number one food export, restrictions imposed across the globe to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic are inevitably impacting on the Scottish salmon farming sector.

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March 11th, 2020
Scottish Government announce consultation on inshore wrasse fishery

The Scottish Government has announced a consultation to seek views about whether mandatory measures to control the harvesting of live wrasse for the salmon farming sector should be introduced.

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March 6th, 2020
2019 Survival and Sea Lice Averages

Annual figures published today (06.03.2020) by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) show that the sector had an average monthly survival rate of 98.60 per cent for 2019.

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March 6th, 2020
Scottish salmon sector publishes annual survival and sea lice averages

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has published annual survival and sea lice averages for 2019 as part of its mission to offer open and transparent insight into how the sector works.

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