How many salmon are farmed in Scotland?
Scottish salmon is big business. Every year, 24 to 56 million of these fish are shipped to over 50 countries – making Scotland the world’s third-largest exporter.
How much salmon does the UK produce?
By 2019, only 12 businesses were in operation at what was described as “226 active sites”. The tonnage of salmon production from Scotland in 2017 was 189,707 tonnes (209,116 tons), which makes Scotland the third largest producer behind Norway and Chile.
How much is the Scottish salmon industry worth?
The spokesperson added: “Scottish aquaculture, the vast majority of which is marine salmon farming, is annually worth £885 million to the Scottish economy. It contributes £94 million in taxes with 76 per cent of the money spent by companies, which was £1.4 billion in 2018 alone, staying in Scotland.”
Which country salmon is best?
One of the world’s leading seafood publications, Seafood International, asked 20 buyers from 10 countries to pick the best farmed salmon producing country based on superior taste, quality and appearance. Scottish salmon topped the poll with seven votes, Norway was second with six and Canada was third with two.
Which is better Scottish or Norwegian salmon?
Norwegian smoked salmon is distinguished by its peachy-pink color, leaner – since it has less fat, some attribute it less taste- and is has a more densely smoky flavor than the Scottish variety, with a more intense aroma. The texture is silky smooth, a little on the oily side, with a flavor that is subtly salty.