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Cabinet Secretary praises Scottish salmon sector and supply chain

Fergus Ewing MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, has issued a letter (8th April) thanking Scotland's aquaculture sector for the part it is playing in maintaining supplies of fresh, healthy produce to consumers through the coronavirus crisis. Mr Ewing writes: I am acutely…

SSPO welcomes latest SEPA regulatory position on medicines

As the focus to protect public health and keep fresh food in UK supermarkets continues, the salmon farming sector has welcomed the steps taken by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to create a temporary protocol which protects farmers’ health while maintaining fish welfare and…

Five easy Scottish salmon recipes

Fresh Scottish salmon is an incredibly easy ingredient to cook with. Available in all supermarkets and fishmongers it is also suitable for home-freezing. Used in cooking in more than 50 countries around the world salmon, with its subtle flavours and firm texture, is also an extremely versatile…

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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…

Salmon survival rates for 2018

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…

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…

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…

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…

Eating your way to a healthier menopause

Making Scottish salmon part of a regular, balanced diet offers a number of well-known health benefits. Not only is it packed with nutritious…


Ever wondered why the flesh of Salmon is pink or how many are exported to Japan each year?

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…

In 2018 the Scottish salmon farming sector directly employed more than 2,300 people.

In the Highlands and Islands 904 people were…

Scottish salmon are not genetically modified (GM) and the Scottish salmon sector remains opposed to the introduction of any such GM stocks.…

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