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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…

New guidance: Eat more seafood for brain health

New guidance to the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Human and Health Services (HHS) from 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) recommends that mothers and children eat more seafood to promote better brain health. Among the recommendations are that women should…

From Farm to Plate: Take a 360° tour of Scottish salmon farming

Have you ever wondered how the Scottish salmon you buy and eat is grown? Why not take a 360° tour from hatchery to farm and on to the processing plant, courtesy of our friends at Mowi Scotland. Just use your mouse to move around inside the video as it plays and immerse yourself in the world of…

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

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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