Farmers bring added value
Scottish salmon swim in cold, clear seas, cared for by farmers who instinctively know and understand their fish.
The dedication of our salmon farmers is aided by leading-edge research, innovation and technology. It’s this blend of expertise, innovative farming methods, and a stunning, natural environment that makes Scottish salmon one of the world’s true delicacies.
Sharing the benefits
Our fish farmers put as much care into maintaining the country’s pristine marine environment as they do into producing the perfect fish. They don’t just farm the sea - they are the custodians of our waters for future generations.
That care also brings social and financial benefits to their communities, often remote places where fish farming provides secure careers and training.
Location, location, location
Scotland’s unique geography offers perfect conditions for salmon farming. Our crystal-clear sea lochs, with their high-quality, highly oxygenated, fast-flowing waters, provide the perfect marine environment to produce the best quality salmon.
It’s all about our water
The rapid flow of water in our sea lochs provides fish with the required conditions to grow well and produce the highest quality flesh.
The tides and strong currents in our sea lochs mean fish are continually swimming, helping them to lay down good muscle bulk.
With seasonal water temperatures fluctuating between 5 and 15 degrees, Scottish farmed salmon experience similar sea conditions to their wild cousins, helping farmers to produce high quality fish.