Everything you might need to know about farming techniques, fish health and welfare, investment and innovation 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…

COVID-19: Temporary relaxation of SEPA biomass rules

Scotland’s salmon farmers are working hard to ensure fresh food continues to reach retailers during the COVID-19 outbreak. In adherence to social…

FAQs

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…