A long road to equality

Just three years ago, men outnumbered women in Scotland’s aquaculture industry by almost ten to one. Is the gender imbalance improving? In 2018 women made up only 19% of the...

A hatchling industry

Salmon farming is a major sector for Scotland today, but the industry began with one harvest of just 14 tonnes, half a century ago on the shores of Loch Ailort,...
Scottish Sea Farms South Shian

Full steam ahead

In January of this year the biggest wellboat yet constructed was launched at the Sefine Shipyard, in Turkey. The Gåsø Høvding is 83.2 metres long and 30.9 metres wide, with...

Happy days

When it comes to climate, Florida and Norway are – it goes without saying – very different. Yet a fascinating experiment is taking place to find out if a king...

Real lives, inspiring stories

Looking for a way to mark International Women’s Day this week (Monday 8 March), I came across videos submitted for the fourth Women in Seafood annual competition, run by the...

Circle of life

Remote communities are learning to adopt an aquaculture method that is good for them and for the environment Give a person a fish, the proverb goes, and they can feed...

National kelp service

The majority of people strolling along a beach probably look on the slimy vegetation washed up by the tide with little more than mild curiosity. For centuries, however, it has...

Land ho!

The first salmon to be raised in Scottish Sea Farms’ smolt hatchery at Barcaldine, on the west coast of Scotland, were harvested in November last year from the company’s Loch...
Fish Farmer February 2024 cover, net pens in winter with snow

The February 2024 issue of Fish Farmer is out now online