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Homegrown success for the Scottish salmon sector

UK sales for salmon are up more than 3% year on year, and that is just one indicator of the importance of the industry to the national economy. So says...
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From egg to plate

The value of Scotland's salmon industry - which creates an estimated £766m in gross value added for the economy - benefits not only the fish farmers but also the many...
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An unholy alliance

Over the last decade, it has become clear that our country is developing a worse and worse climate for business. Government is populated by people who simply don’t understand that...
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Dye hard

No, farmed salmon is not pink because it's dyed that way with chemicals after slaughter, as Dr Martin Jaffa explains in his latest column for Fish Farmer, but it's a...
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Common Purpose – or hidden purpose?

There is a great deal of coordination in the “anti” groups that exist all over the world to campaign against a range of industries, argues Nick Joy in his latest...
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Warning signs

Changes in the body fat of mackerel may give a clue to a factor in the decline of wild salmon. So argues Dr Martin Jaffa in his latest column for...
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The vital role of salmon farms

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...
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Politicians galore

While it's easy to blame elected politicians when regulations appear to place excessive burdens on the aquaculture sector, perhaps we should give them a break and consider that the problem...
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One down…

Now that the Scottish Government has rowed back on its plans to introduce HPMAs (highly protected marine areas), it could also be time for a rethink on other areas of...
Fish Farmer February 2024 cover, net pens in winter with snow

The February 2024 issue of Fish Farmer is out now online