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.
Scottish Sea Farms, one of Scotland's seven salmon producers, is hoping to trial the country's first open ocean farm.
Salmon farming in Scotland has achieved its best environmental performance, according to statistics collected for SEPA’s Compliance Assessment Scheme.
The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation has made a major step towards improved sustainability of inshore wrasse fisheries with the voluntary publication of wild catch data for 2018.
Walk into the control room of the feed barge on a Scottish salmon farm today and what will greet you is more space race than farming.
There will be an array of screens, some showing ever-changing figures and charts but many with live video footage from inside the pens.
The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has welcomed the report published by the Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee and noted that the Committee has recognised the opportunities for well-regulated, sustainable growth so that the industry can continue to offer economi
The Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) has welcomed the launch of SEPA’s Finfish Aquaculture Sector Plan and revised regulatory regime, describing it as “rigorous” but “enabling”.
The global salmon farming industry continues to evolve responsibly and in 2018, according to an International Salmon Farmers Association report, it produced 17.5 billion meals and created 132,600 jobs in coastal communities around the world.
Populations of wild wrasse, a fish widely used in Scotland’s salmon farms, will now be better protected under new voluntary measures agreed with the industry.
Wrasse act as cleaner fish and remove sea lice from farmed Atlantic salmon, reducing the need to use chemicals.