An expanded trade association for the Scottish salmon farming industry was created in 2006. The enhanced Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation (SSPO) is responsible for representing the industry in political, regulatory, technical and media issues.
The expanded organisation has been created following an extensive period of discussion between the Boards of the then SSPO and Scottish Quality Salmon, as well as consultation within the industry.
The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation (SSPO) is the trade association for the salmon farming industry. With 95% of the tonnage of Scottish salmon production in its membership, SSPO represents the industry in political, regulatory and technical issues.
Snow crab fishery closes to protect right whales Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided the closure of snow crab season in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence with the aim of protecting North Atlantic right whales from risks posed by the crustacean fishing gear in the area.
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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