Salmon Scotland is committed to offering transparent and open access to information about one of Scotland's most successful food sectors.

Salmon Scotland is committed to offering transparent and open access to information about one of Scotland's most successful food sectors. It publishes regular data on the opportunities and challenges faced by the county's salmon farmers but also provides additional insight regarding the sector's impacts including economic benefit and environmental sustainability.

Insight Reports

Salmon Scotland – Annual Update 2022
Published: January 1st, 2022
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Salmon Scotland – Annual Update 2021
Published: January 1st, 2021
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Sea Lice trends in Scottish salmon farming
Published: June 4th, 2020

The Scottish salmon farming sector is committed to transparency in its reporting of data. Sea lice averages for salmon farms are published every month with continuous data available since 2013.

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FAO 2020: The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture
Published: February 1st, 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations have issued their '2020 The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture: Sustainability in Action' report.

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Seals in Scotland
Published: December 5th, 2019

Over the last five years there has been a strong growth in Scotland's seal population with Marine Scotland estimating there is at least 132,000 living in the country's coastal waters.

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Summary data for 2019 wild catch of wrasse
Published: July 11th, 2019

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) remains committed to the sustainability of inshore wrasse fisheries, including the voluntary publication of wild catch data which started in 2018.

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Wider Economic Impacts of the Scottish Aquaculture Sector
Published: October 22nd, 2018

The aquaculture sector contributed approximately £885 million to the wider Scottish economy and supported 11,700 jobs in 2018, according to new research.

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Salmon Farming: Sustainable Communities and Feeding the World
Published: June 13th, 2018

Our salmon farming companies are growing even more healthy meals with a minimal environmental footprint, while increasing annual production and creating more jobs in coastal communities around Scotland.

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Lice & Survival Reports

The Scottish salmon farming sector takes a long-term view of ensuring that fish health and survival improve and that Scotland can lead in fish health status.

Monthly Mortality Rate: December 2023
Published: January 26th, 2024
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Monthly Mortality Rate: November 2023
Published: January 8th, 2024
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Monthly Mortality Rate: October 2023
Published: December 3rd, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: September 2023
Published: November 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: August 2023
Published: October 4th, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: July 2023
Published: September 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: June 2023
Published: August 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: May 2023
Published: July 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: April 2023
Published: June 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: March 2023
Published: May 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: February 2023
Published: April 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: January 2023
Published: March 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: December 2022
Published: February 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: November 2022
Published: January 1st, 2023
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Monthly Mortality Rate: October 2022
Published: December 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: September 2022
Published: November 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: August 2022
Published: October 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: July 2022
Published: September 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: June 2022
Published: August 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: May 2022
Published: July 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: April 2022
Published: June 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: March 2022
Published: May 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: February 2022
Published: April 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: January 2022
Published: March 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: December 2021
Published: February 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: November 2021
Published: January 1st, 2022
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Monthly Mortality Rate: October 2021
Published: December 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: September 2021
Published: November 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: August 2021
Published: October 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: July 2021
Published: September 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: June 2021
Published: August 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: May 2021
Published: July 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: April 2021
Published: June 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: March 2021
Published: May 1st, 2021
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting March 2021
Published: May 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: February 2021
Published: April 1st, 2021
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting February 2021
Published: April 1st, 2021
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting January 2021
Published: March 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: January 2021
Published: March 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: December 2020
Published: February 1st, 2021
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting December 2020
Published: February 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: November 2020
Published: January 1st, 2021
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting November 2020
Published: January 1st, 2021
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Monthly Mortality Rate: October 2020
Published: December 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting October 2020
Published: December 1st, 2020
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Monthly Mortality Rate: September 2020
Published: November 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting September 2020
Published: November 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting August 2020
Published: October 1st, 2020
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Monthly Mortality Rate: August 2020
Published: October 1st, 2020
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Monthly Mortality Rate: July 2020
Published: September 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting July 2020
Published: September 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting June 2020
Published: August 1st, 2020
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Monthly Mortality Rate: June 2020
Published: August 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting May 2020
Published: July 1st, 2020
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Monthly mortality rate: May 2020
Published: July 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting April 2020
Published: June 1st, 2020
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Monthly mortality rate: April 2020
Published: June 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting March 2020
Published: May 1st, 2020
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Monthly mortality rate: March 2020
Published: May 1st, 2020
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Monthly mortality rate: February 2020
Published: April 1st, 2020
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Monthly mortality rate: January 2020
Published: March 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting January 2019
Published: March 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting January 2020
Published: March 1st, 2020
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Monthly mortality rate: January 2019
Published: March 1st, 2020
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Monthly mortality rate: December 2019
Published: February 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting February 2020
Published: February 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting December 2019
Published: February 1st, 2020
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Monthly mortality rate: November 2019
Published: January 1st, 2020
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting November 2019
Published: January 1st, 2020
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Monthly mortality rate: October 2019
Published: December 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting October 2019
Published: December 1st, 2019
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Monthly mortality rate: September 2019
Published: November 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting September 2019
Published: November 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting August 2019
Published: October 1st, 2019
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Monthly mortality rate: August 2019
Published: October 1st, 2019
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Monthly mortality rate: July 2019
Published: September 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting July 2019
Published: September 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting June 2019
Published: August 1st, 2019
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Monthly mortality rate: June 2019
Published: August 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting May 2019
Published: July 1st, 2019
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Monthly mortality rate: May 2019
Published: July 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting April 2019
Published: June 1st, 2019
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Monthly mortality rate: April 2019
Published: June 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting March 2019
Published: May 1st, 2019
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Monthly mortality rate: March 2019
Published: May 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting February 2019
Published: April 1st, 2019
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Monthly mortality rate: February 2019
Published: April 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting December 2018
Published: February 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon sea lice reporting November 2018
Published: January 1st, 2019
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Scottish salmon survival rates: 2018
Published: March 1st, 2018
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Economic Reports

Scottish Salmon Q4 Economic Quarterly Report 2021
Published: December 17th, 2021

The farmed salmon sector contributes over £640 million to the Scottish economy every year through direct, indirect and induced impacts. It turns over in excess of £1 billion worth of Scottish salmon at the farm gate providing direct employment for over 2,500 people in farming.

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Scottish salmon – economic impact and Scotland, new publication
Published: September 30th, 2021

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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Scottish Salmon: 2018 Economic Report
Published: October 26th, 2018

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has published the results of a study commissioned to explore the sector's contribution to the Scottish economy.

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Aquaculture in Scotland

Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 10 – Draft Agenda and Actions
Published: December 11th, 2019
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 10 – Agenda
Published: September 30th, 2019
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 9
Published: September 30th, 2019
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 8 – Updated
Published: May 2nd, 2019
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£914,000 Innovation Project to Enhance Aquaculture Industry
Published: January 21st, 2019
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 7
Published: December 17th, 2018
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 4
Published: July 14th, 2018
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 6
Published: June 14th, 2018
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Aquaculture supply chain firms urged to apply to innovation fund
Published: April 4th, 2018
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Making a Splash by Generating Innovative Partnerships In Aquaculture
Published: March 2nd, 2018
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Record Levels of Salmon and Whisky Exports
Published: February 14th, 2018
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 5
Published: February 14th, 2018
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 3
Published: February 8th, 2018
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 2
Published: February 7th, 2018
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Scottish Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group – Meeting 1
Published: February 6th, 2018
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