Salmon farmers face huge unnecessary burdens and a loss of market share under UK government plans for Brexit. The chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) said firms were being told to prepare for trade barriers with the EU. The industry is also warning that added red tape could see £9m on costs and delays to the departure of fresh fish.
A high-end Scottish salmon producer is taking on the illegal food fraud trade with forensic science, ahead of a big push into the United States. Loch Duart has used the technology to launch sting operations on outlets suspected of selling inferior fish, falsely bearing the company's brand.