Hamish Macdonell, Director of Strategic Engagement for SSPO, said:
SSPO seeks clarification about key workers
The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) is seeking clarification on which workers are to be classified as ‘key workers’.
As the COVID-19 crisis escalates the Scottish salmon sector is working hard to mitigate impacts while ensuring the health and welfare of employees and their fish.
Hamish Macdonell, the Director of Strategic Engagement at the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation said:
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.
The Scottish Government has announced a consultation to seek views about whether mandatory measures to control the harvesting of live wrasse for the salmon farming sector should be introduced.
Annual figures published today (06.03.2020) by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) show that the sector had an average monthly survival rate of 98.60 per cent for 2019.
Salmon farming in Scotland has achieved its best environmental performance, according to statistics collected for SEPA’s Compliance Assessment Scheme.
Scottish salmon exports hit a record high in 2019 with a value of £618 million, according to new figures published today (11th February).
The Brexit deal being pursued by the UK Government is likely to place “huge unnecessary burdens” on the UK’s biggest food export – Scottish salmon, according to the trade body for the sector.