Scottish salmon has been celebrated at a St Andrew's Day reception in Paris.
The chief executive of trade body Salmon Scotland, Tavish Scott, joined Scottish Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon and acclaimed chef Hirose Abe at the British Embassy in the French capital for an event with government officials and local media.
The celebration of Scottish food and drink also marked 30 years of Scottish salmon holding the prestigious 'Label Rouge' quality mark in France, the official recognition by the French authorities of the superior quality of a food or farmed product.
The French market for Scottish salmon has boomed in recent years, with exports up from £221million in 2019 to a record £304million last year - accounting for a staggering 50 per cent of the value of all salmon exports.
Scottish salmon is the UK's biggest food export, followed by bread and pastries, chocolate, cereals, and cheese.
Mr Scott said salmon companies have "overcome the new bureaucratic difficulties" caused by Brexit to bring salmon to France "as quickly and efficiently as possible".
Scotland's farm-raised salmon sector directly employs more than 2,500 people in Scotland and supports more than 3,600 suppliers and a further 10,000 indirect jobs.
Scottish Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon said:
"This week as we celebrate all that Scotland has to offer on our national holiday, St Andrew's Day, it is fitting that the Scottish salmon success story is high up on the agenda.
"I was pleased to be in Paris to continue the close collaboration between the governments of Scotland and France and to consider ways in which we can support exports of salmon to the EU and France, in particular.
"France is the largest export destination for Scottish salmon and accounts for just over 80 per cent of all Scottish salmon exports to the EU.
"Together with our French counterparts, we marked the 30th anniversary of Scottish salmon having Label Rouge certification - the first non-French product to be awarded Label Rouge accreditation.
"This is testament to the quality of Scottish salmon as a product, which is why we are committed to our ongoing work to encourage investment in research, development and innovation in Scotland's aquaculture sector alongside robust management measures, so that consumers can continue to have confidence in the sustainability of Scottish seafood."