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Organic jobs growth for Orkney

Salmon farmer Cooke Aquaculture Scotland have provided another jobs boost for Orkney. Five full-time, permanent roles have been created with the opening of a new organic farm in the waters off Stronsay. A second site is expected to be operational in 2021 and will provide a further four jobs on…

Scottish salmon farms achieve best environmental performance

Salmon farming in Scotland has achieved its best environmental performance, according to statistics collected for SEPA’s Compliance Assessment Scheme. Figures recently collated for 2018 and published today (19.02.20) showed 87 per cent of farms achieving “excellent” or “good” status. The…

Record year for Scottish salmon exports

Scottish salmon exports hit a record high in 2019, according to new figures released by the UK Government HMRC. With a value of £618 million, sales of salmon overseas increased by 22 per cent in 2019 over the year before. The tonnage exported also increased by 26 per…

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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…

No genetically modified salmon in Scotland

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

The…

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…

Label Rouge Scottish salmon

In 1992, Scottish salmon was the first fish and first non-French product to be awarded 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…

FAQs

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

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.…

The colour of a salmon’s flesh, whether wild or farmed, is determined by its diet. Ranging from orange to ivory-pink, flesh coloration is a…

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Farm Technician

Location:
Harris
Field:
Aquaculture
End Date: 07/03/2020

Farm Technician

Location:
Ardnish
Field:
Aquaculture
End Date: 07/03/2020

Skipper

Location:
Argyll
Field:
Aquaculture
End Date: 07/03/2020

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