The Scottish Salmon Company is the leading Scottish-based producer of Scottish salmon, providing superior quality Scottish salmon to local and international markets. It currently produces more than 20,000 tonnes per year, over 20% of the total Scottish production.
The company is engaged in all stages of the value chain of farming Scottish salmon, from smolt production to harvesting, processing and sales, in Scotland. It owns 40 sites on the Hebrides and West Coast of Scotland including two processing plants.
The head office is located in Edinburgh and the company currently employs over 350 people, many of whom live in remote rural communities.
The Company was named Best Marine Aquaculture Company 2011 at the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards, sponsored by the Crown Estates.
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Bottom trawling environmental effects on the seabed quantified United Kingdom
An international collaboration of scientists that conducted a global meta-analysis of 70 comparative and experimental studies on the effects of bottom trawling were able to quantify the relationship between the reduction of seabed animals and penetration of the fishing equipment into the seabed.
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