Know your Scottish Salmon

FAQs

Should I be buying Scottish salmon?

Our retailer table will give you information about how UK retailers are sourcing their salmon and the standards they require, helping you to make an informed decision.

Is any Scottish salmon being farmed responsibly?

Our certification guide will help to explain the standards used in the Scottish salmon industry. Guides produced by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) UK[1] and Monteray Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch[2] are also widely used to gauge whether Scottish salmon is responsibly produced.

[1] https://www.mcsuk.org/goodfishguide/search

[2] http://www.seafoodwatch.org/

Is salmon good for you?

All foods should be eaten in moderation and salmon is no exception.

See the Human Health section on our Impacts page.

Why is salmon so pink?

The colour comes from pigments in the salmon’s food called carotenoids, a group of pigments naturally occurring in plants and animals. Nature-identical synthesized pigments are used in salmon feeds.

See the Human Health section on our Impacts page.