December 17th, 2021
Salmon Scotland's COP Event Focusing on Packaging

Salmon Scotland held an event at COP in November to discuss the possibilities of making packaging more sustainable for our sector. We were joined by Andrew Bett, Salar Pursuits; Donald Buchanan, Scottish Sea Farms; Conan Busby, Edinburgh Airport; Ed Ley-Wilson, Aquascot and Clare Cavers, Fidra. You can see some of the key topics discussed here.

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December 13th, 2021
Are Scottish Salmon Given Antibiotics?

This is the fourth in our series of short animations to answer some of the queries we get about our sector. You can see the other films on this page.

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December 13th, 2021
Funding for Post-Smolt Project is Welcome News

A four-year Scottish Salmon Company project to grow post-smolts to 500g at its Applecross site in the northwest highlands has been awarded up to £5 million. Highlands and Islands Enterprise has approved up to £3m investment in the project, which will create around 30 new jobs and a further £2m has been confirmed by Marine Scotland.

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December 6th, 2021
Are Salmon Troubled by Parasites?

We've launched the third in our series of informative animations, helping you understand more about the salmon farming sector. This one explains more about parasites such as sea lice.

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November 29th, 2021
How do we provide a good Quality Water Environment for our salmon?

Salmon Scotland has launched its second informative animation. Created by DenvirMarketing, this animation focuses on stocking density, in other words, how we provide a good quality water environment for our salmon.

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November 23rd, 2021
Scottish salmon sector reveals ongoing costs of seal predation

More than one million farm-raised salmon are expected to have been killed by seals in the two years to the end of 2021, according to new figures released today.

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November 21st, 2021
Why Is Salmon Pink?

Salmon Scotland has launched a series of animations to inform people about Scottish salmon and the salmon farming sector.

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November 20th, 2021
Scottish salmon - economic impact and Scotland, new publication

Farming of salmon continues to make a major contribution to the Scottish economy, supporting hundreds of jobs and generating valuable income.

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November 4th, 2021
Mairi Gougeon Speech AT COP 26

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon spoke at our Sustainability Charter event at COP 26 this week. You can read the full speech here:

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October 31st, 2021
SSPO Changes Its Name To Salmon Scotland

The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation will be changing its name to reflect its trade body responsibilities and membership for the future. From 1 November, SSPO will become Salmon Scotland, representing Scotland's salmon producing companies and the wider supply chain.

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October 18th, 2021
New project to more accurately model salmon farms' environmental impact

A consortium of organisations in Scotland is developing a more accurate way of predicting how salmon farms interact with their surrounding environment, helping to inform decisions on future farm locations, the development of existing farms, and enhancing the sector's overall sustainability.

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October 15th, 2021
Common Purpose

Anglers and farmers are united in a desire to help wild salmon survive.The SSPO's Hamish MacDonell talked to Fish Farmer about this issue.It was the angler who first introduced me to the Tweed who came up with it. We were fishing Middle Pavilion, the broad, unhurried beat that sweeps down from Galashiels to Melrose and where, under his guidance, I was about to hook a decent sea trout."If someone fishes, you can be sure they're alright," he said, mending the line with a flick of his wrist while making it clear that, as far as he was concerned, that was his number one rule for life.

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