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SSPO Backs Call For Export Brexit Paperwork Derogation

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has announced it is supporting calls by Seafood Scotland for a derogation of new exporting paperwork and administration in order to resolve the current problems getting seafood out of the UK and into EU markets. The derogation would allow time…

Scottish salmon sector calls on UK Government to help resolve Brexit disruption

The leaders of Scotland’s salmon sector – which produces the UK’s biggest food export – have come together with their seafood and food and drink counterparts to appeal for a ‘lighter touch’ approach to help exports get through to the main European markets more smoothly. They're calling on the…

Scottish salmon sector's caution over Brexit deal

The Brexit deal with the EU will mean increased costs and potential disruption to transport for the UK’s number 1 export industry says the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO). In a week of transport chaos with millions of pounds of losses caused by border disruption between the UK…

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Who are the Aquaculture Safety Group (ASG)?

The health and safety of all those working in Scottish Aquaculture is of paramount importance. That's why Scotland's salmon farmers are all…

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…

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.

Producing high…

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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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