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Jobs boost as salmon producer buys mothballed Highland processing facility

SSPO member Loch Duart, has announced the creation of up to 40 new jobs for the Highland town of Dingwall. The jobs boost follows the Sutherland and Uists-based producers purchase of its own fish processing facility for the first time in the company’s 21-year history.  The Black Isle…

SSPO calls on wild catch sector to match transparency

After 18 months of deliberations, the first of a series of working groups to help protect wild salmonids has delivered its recommendations in a new report. The Salmon Interactions Working Group – a collaboration between the Scottish salmon farmers, the wild fish sector and governmental bodies…

Fisheries Minister writes letter thanking aquaculture sector

The Fisheries Minister Victoria Prentis MP has written an open letter to the UK's aquaculture, fishing and seafood sectors, thanking them for the role they are playing in keeping fresh produce flowing to UK consumers during the coronavirus pandemic. To all those who contribute to our fishing,…

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Why salmon is good for Seniors

The degeneration of cells and organs are part of the natural ageing process, but by taking careful dietary steps you can help to minimise the…

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…

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…

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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