Ever wondered why the flesh of salmon is pink, how many fish are exported, or what medicines the sector use? This area of the site will hopefully give you the answer to most of your questions. If there’s anything you can’t find do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

In the scale of weird questions we get asked about Scottish salmon farming this has to be among the strangest.

On researching the…

All fish farmed by Scotland's salmon producers are humanely slaughtered at the point of harvest.

This means that 100% of Scottish…

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…

In 2018 the Scottish salmon farming sector directly employed more than 2,300 people.

In the Highlands and Islands 904 people were…