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SSPO Chief Executive to step down later this year

The Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) Chief Executive, Julie Hesketh-Laird, has announced her decision to leave the organisation in the autumn. Julie Hesketh-Laird was appointed to her role in February 2018. She has led the organisation during a period of great change and success…

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…

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…

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Scottish salmon: World leading health, hygiene and biosecurity standards

The Scottish salmon sector operates to the very highest standards of health, biosecurity and hygiene. 

Such world leading…

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.

Producing high…


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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