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Scottish Salmon sector welcomes UK-Japan Trade Deal

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation welcomes the announcement of the UK-Japan trade agreement. The certainty it brings will help further develop the relationship between the Scottish salmon sector and Japanese consumers. This agreement confirms that Scottish salmon producers will…

Scottish salmon farming vital to rural community viability

A new Scottish Government report concludes that the aquaculture sector contributes to the long-term viability of many communities. Commissioned by Marine Scotland, the report found that Scottish salmon farming provides year-round, well-paid jobs and supports economic growth in rural, coastal…

Government recovery plan highlights aquaculture

The Scottish Government's 'Economic Recovery Implementation Plan' (ERIP) has highlighted aquaculture as essential to the country's ability to recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan was published at the start of August in response to a report from the Advisory…

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Eating salmon helps protect brains from toxic air pollutants

New research published in the journal Neurology suggests that eating fish, like Scottish salmon, that are rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acids…

What is RSPCA Assured?

RSPCA Assured is the RSPCA’s ethical food label dedicated to farm animal welfare. It is a charity and operates totally independently from…

Scottish salmon: A healthy, responsible protein source

Scottish salmon is not only a fantastic healthy food, it is also a responsible way for people to get the high quality protein and Omega-3 oils…

Label Rouge Scottish salmon

In 1992, Scottish salmon was the first fish and first non-French product to be awarded the Label Rouge quality mark, the official…

Fish farming planning protocols

The Fish Farming Planning Protocol is a guide for fish farm developers on engagement with the planning process and on the procedures to follow…

Code of Good Practice for responsible salmon farming

Salmon farming is at the heart of Scottish food production and is one of Scotland’s most important rural sectors.

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What is formalin?

Formalin is a 37% aqueous (water) solution of formaldehyde and is an authorised medicine. Formaldehyde is the active…

Yes, Scottish salmon is indeed a natural 'functional food'. Functional foods are defined as those that go beyond providing basic nutrition.…

Omega-3 fats are polyunsaturated fats. Oil-rich fish such as Scottish salmon, mackerel and herring are naturally rich in long-chain omega-3 fats…

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