Scottish salmon is not just UK shoppers’ number one fish of choice, it is also Britain's top food export, enjoyed by consumers in more than 50 countries.
The SSPO represent every company farming salmon in Scotland, championing the sector’s interests. We also work with our members, the UK and Scottish governments and regulators to help shape the regulatory environment so both Scotland and our members can thrive.
The SSPO is governed by a board drawn from leaders within our membership with an independent chair. Their top priorities are to:
- Support work to transform the regulatory framework for salmon farming in Scotland to one that is highly regarded, trusted by stakeholders and unlocks the sustainable growth of the sector.
- Develop a sector vision to ensure Scottish salmon is at the forefront of sustainability
- Improve understanding of the Scottish salmon farming sector and offer open and transparent insight into how it operates.
Salmon is an outstanding example of a ‘good food’, both in terms of its exceptional nutritional value and its standards of production. It has been awarded EU PGI status, marking its quality and distinctive origins. It was also one of the earliest international food products to be awarded the coveted French Label Rouge designation.