Showcasing our salmon farms

As the summer holidays get underway, Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott explains why we should encourage visits to farm sites, to see the reality of aquaculture rather than the version presented by its critics. Read his article, starting on page 24 of Fish Farmer’s July 2023 issue, which you can find here.

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Who is regulating the regulators?

There is a worrying lack of communication and trust in the way the fish farming sector is regulated, according to Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott. Read his article in the July issue of Fish Farmer, available here to view online or download.

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This year’s model

The example of the Lamlash Bay No Take zone shows that fish farm’s and biodiversity can co-exist happily, argues Dr Martin Jaffa, and it also provides one more reason to be sceptical about SEPA’s sea lice risk model. Read his article in the June issue of Fish Farmer, which you can view online or download…

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Will they buy this story?

Salmon farmers in Iceland are planning to market salmon grown on land-based farms, in water filtered through lava rocks and with minimal impact on the environment. It’s a great story but, Dr Martin Jaffa asks, is it one for which consumers are willing to pay a potentially hefty premium? Read the full article starting page…

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An opportunity and a warning

Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott argues that the sector’s contribution to the Scottish economy could be at risk unless the government is prepared to think again about its plans for Highly Protected Marine Areas. Read his article, starting on page 26, in the May issue of Fish Farmer magazine, available here to read online…

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Putting salmon on the government menu

Our sector is fortunate to have strong support from those in power at Holyrood and Westminster, but there is more that government can do to support us, argues Tavish Scott in the February issue of Fish Farmer, in the first of a series of monthly columns from the Chief Executive of Salmon Scotland. Read his…

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Negotiating in bad faith

Hopes that the fish farming industry is beginning to find common ground with its critics are overly optimistic, argues Nick Joy in the February issue of Fish Farmer, because the industry’s critics have never been interested in compromise. Read his column here, on page 66.

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Cooking up a storm

Protests over Mowi’s TV game show sponsorship have reheated old arguments about farmed fish mortality, as Dr Martin Jaffa reports in the February issue of Fish Farmer magazine. Read it online here, on page 24 of Fish Farmer’s February issue.

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Time for dialogue

Those who are dedicated to shutting down the aquaculture sector should take the time to hear the case for the industry’s defence, Dr Martin Jaffa argues in the January issue of Fish Farmer. Now that the Christmas tree has gone, the decorations put away for another year and all those empties have gone to recycling,…

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Winning the battle over wild fish

Anglers are beginning to realise that salmon farmers are not responsible for all their problems, Hamish Macdonell writes in the January issue of Fish Farmer “If salmon farms are responsible for the decline in wild salmon and there are only farms on the west coast, why are wild salmon numbers going down on the east…

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