Poll position

Despite the critics, the salmon industry is supported by people in local communities, says Hamish Macdonell. Ask anyone who has ever put an opinion poll in the field, and they […] Continue Reading

Barriers to growth

Scottish salmon is booming – that was certainly the message from the annual export figures last month. Production is up, exports are up and prices are starting to get back […] Continue Reading

Turning a blind eye

Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS) recently posted a news story from the Guardian newspaper about restoring Finland’s river ecosystems, although it doesn’t mention salmon. Earlier in January, FMS posted the news […] Continue Reading

After the split

It was one of my Salmon Scotland colleagues who put it best: “We have no greater access to Europe than a tilapia farmer from Zimbabwe. We are a third country […] Continue Reading

The message

It has been three years now since the Scottish salmon sector last held a Christmas reception at Holyrood. In December 2018, dozens of MSPs were there. There were at least […] Continue Reading

Festive feasts

Christmas is coming and I have noticed that my local fishmonger is already displaying some whole carp on his fish counter. Traditionally, carp are grown in Europe during the summer […] Continue Reading