Just a day after the Scottish salmon sector launched its Sustainability Charter - A Better Future For Us All, four companies operating in Scotland have been named in the top ten of the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Inde
Scottish Salmon Sustainability Charter
A major new blueprint setting out a long-term vision for Scotland’s successful farmed salmon sector has been published.
New figures published by Scottish Government on 19th October show record-breaking production of Scottish salmon in 2019. The Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey for 2019 showed that the sector farmed 203,881 tonnes of salmon last year, an increase of 30.7 per cent on 2018.
Tavish Scott, the former Scottish Government minister and Shetland MSP, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO).
The Scottish salmon farming sector is to review the use of acoustic devices deployed on farms to deter seals.
Farmers will conduct risk assessments on the use of acoustic deterrent devices (ADDs) which are currently used throughout the sector.
The Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) Chief Executive, Julie Hesketh-Laird, has announced her decision to leave the organisation in the autumn.
“Salmon farms and seals can co-exist quit happily but seals can also inflict vicious and widespread damage on salmon farms, killing hundreds of fish in each attack.
“Rebuilding markets after Covid-19 crisis needs a concerted effort.” says SSPO.
The Scottish salmon sector is calling on the UK and Scottish Governments to support market access following a significant downturn in export sales through the first quarter of this year.
After 18 months of deliberations, the first of a series of working groups to help protect wild salmonids has delivered its recommendations in a new report.