Scottish Salmon now selling in vast quantities across Europe and beyond

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After investing more than £20 million in improving the health of Scotland’s farmed salmon stock (see ref below), the industry is now booming. In 2016, 75 000 tonnes, worth £451 million, were exported to 60 countries!

This has resulted in major investment in research and development and in new production facilities with new jobs including those requiring highly educated workers.

This is just another element in Scotland’s hugely successful food and drinks sector, outperforming rUK by tonnes and providing more evidence, were it necessary, of our ability to thrive as an independent nation. See:

SNP Government-funded agents in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan and Singapore, help Scotland increase exports of food and drink to Asia to more than £1 billion.

Please remember to share and to re-share all of this stuff from http://www.scoop.it/t/talking-up-scotland , especially to waverers you know, as we approach the General Election and Indyref2. Things can get forgotten.

 http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/29055/scots-seek-to-build-on-salmon-export-success/

https://www.fishupdate.com/scottish-fish-health-improving-massively/

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3 thoughts on “Scottish Salmon now selling in vast quantities across Europe and beyond

  1. broadbield April 27, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Yes, saw some for sale in Spain. B expensive it was (comparatively), so waited till we got home.

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  2. broadbield April 27, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    It was a bit dearer than the typical Spanish fish such as monkfish, sardines, squid, octopus and others we couldn’t translate, but anyway, seemed a bit daft to buy Scottish fish, however good, when we can get it at home. They also have good trout, and the fish counters are quite astonishing. I believe a lot of the shellfish in Spain also comes from Scotland, because we don’t eat it. Our tastes don’t seem to go much beyond whiting, haddock and sometimes cod.

    Even though I have some reservations about fish farming it’s good to see them being successful and providing employment in areas where there are limited opportunities.

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