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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…

Coronavirus

We appreciate some of you may have questions about how the Scottish salmon sector is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result we are hosting all of our news articles, fact sheets, comments and press releases relating to the crisis together in one section of this website. CLICK…

New jobs partnership to help food service workers

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced a new 16-week partnership with job recruitment app, Syft. The COVID-19 crisis has had a disastrous effect on the hospitality and food service sectors with thousands of workers suddenly at risk of being made redundant or placed on furlough. To…

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Facts

All you need to know about farming techniques, fish health, medicines and community initiatives.

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…

FAQs

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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Farm Technician

Location:
Loch Linnhe
Field:
Aquaculture
End Date: 04/04/2020

Harvest Operatives

Location:
Arnish
Field:
Aquaculture

Processing Operatives

Location:
Cairndow
Field:
Processing
End Date: 30/04/2020

Reports

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