Opinion

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

It’s a wrap!

Nick Joy muses on the links between Christmas, smoked salmon – and packaging. Just lately I have been buying rather a lot of smoked salmon. Having received a lot of […] Continue Reading

What’s in a word

In last month’s edition the definition of sustainable investment for the blue economy was discussed (“A question of definition”, Fish Farmer October 2021). As sustainability is one of my favourite […] Continue Reading

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Chain reaction

The SSPO’s rebrand is more than just a change of name, as Hamish Macdonell reports. “You have to make it relevant to them: how does it affect them in their […] Continue Reading

Meal deals

The ‘value added’ packaged salmon meal was an idea that came and went, as Dr Martin Jaffa reports. I’m in the process of moving office and the move offers the […] Continue Reading

Common purpose

Anglers and farmers are united in a desire to help wild salmon survive, writes Hamish Macdonell It was the angler who first introduced me to the Tweed who came up […] Continue Reading

Home thoughts

Nick Joy is not against regulation but, he argues, it would be good to have a clear timetable for any reforms. Here I am, sitting on a big ferry, returning […] Continue Reading

Shades of green

The platform thrashed out by the SNP and the Scottish Greens is dangerously vague, argues Hamish Macdonell It’s all in the detail. Or, rather, in the case of the SNP-Green […] Continue Reading

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