Salmon farmers in Scotland harvested a combined 162,817 metric tons (MT) of fish last year, a decrease of 5.2 percent or 8,905 MT compared with 2015, but this year’s total is expected to bounce back to a level of 177,202 MT.

According to figures compiled by Marine Scotland Science for the Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2016, marine salmon production was undertaken by 15 businesses farming 253 active sites, which represented a decrease of one business and one active site com…