Record output for Scotland’s salmon sector

Tavish Scott on the water

Salmon farmers in Scotland harvested 205,393 metric tons (MT) of fish in 2021, a new record, representing a 7 percent increase on the previous year, according to a new report from the Scottish Government.

Marine Scotland Science’s “Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2021" found that, in addition to producing 13,264 MT more Atlantic salmon in 2021 than the prior year, the total number of smolts produced increased 1 percent to 51.2 million, and the tonnage of rainbow trout produced increased by 8 percent to 8,156 MT. However ... 

Photo courtesy of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organization

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