The vital role of salmon farms

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Aquaculture plays a key part in the economy and the social fabric of coastal communities, writes Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott in his latest column for Fish Farmer.

Two recent high profile visits to farms – by the BBC Countryfile team and by the Shadow Scottish Secretary (pictured, right) – illustrate how important it is to make that case. The message was the same for both – the best way to address the issue of rural depopulation is to make sure that businesses do not just survive, but prosper.

You can read Tavish Scott’s column online here, starting page 26.

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