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COVID-19: Food and drink businesses asked to reduce staffing to ‘bare essentials'

Joint statement from industry bodies; Scotland Food & Drink, FDF Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS), National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS), Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Seafood Scotland, Scotch Whisky Association (SWA),…

Public safety and supply chains prioritised by Scottish salmon sector

In a move designed to prioritise both public safety and maintain important supplies of fresh food to the UK market, the SSPO has postponed a ground-breaking new public engagement initiative planned for this summer. In line with many other organisations, the SSPO has now moved to postpone all…

Coronavirus impacts Scottish salmon sector

As the UK's number one food export, restrictions imposed across the globe to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic are inevitably impacting on the Scottish salmon farming sector. Flight restrictions and the cancellation of routes means that the ability to supply Scottish salmon to some major markets…

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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…

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

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