Welcome to the website of Shetland Aquaculture.
We have renamed Shetland Salmon Farmers' Association 'Shetland Aquaculture.'
Our new name reflects the significant developments that the aquaculture industry in Shetland has experienced over the last few years. The industry has diversified into new species such as cod and halibut and we now represent farmers of various species not just salmon. In addition, our membership has expanded beyond fish farmers to encompass all aspects of the industry including feed companies, hatcheries and sales companies.
|Wildwaters Salmon features in Tartan Day Parade - 10th April 2013|
Grieg Seafood Hjaltland’s WildWaters Smoked Salmon has featured in this year’s Tartan Day parade - a celebration of all things Scottish - which took place in New York on Saturday (6 April 2013). A squad of Shetland Vikings travelled across the Atlantic to take part in the event where they promoted the islands culture and heritage as well as Shetland’s award-winning salmon range.
Michael Stark, Managing Director of Grieg Seafood Hjaltland, commented: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to have our very own Vikings wave the flag for Shetland salmon at such a high profile event. America is the largest export market for Scottish salmon so this was an excellent opportunity to support our ongoing initiatives in the country.”
|Marine Amoeba - 28th September 2012|
There are many types of marine amoeba which live in the waters around Scotland. As a
result of the unusually good weather in parts of Scotland this summer the seawater is a
much higher temperature than normal and there are higher levels of salinity. This has led to
an increase in an amoeba that irritates the salmon gills, but is completely harmless for
This condition affects many types of marine fish across the world, but is more commonly
found in warmer climates like Tasmania and Chile. Farmers look after the affected fish by
washing the gills with either fresh water or highly diluted Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), which
transforms to water and oxygen in the water and is entirely safe for both fish and the marine
Fish that have been subject to AGD may display some outward discolouration of the gills.
This has no impact on the freshness, texture or quality of the salmon.
Following the recent ISA incident in Shetland the Scottish Government are regularly updating their website with new information. The Scottish Government has appointed Mr Paul Haddon as ISA Liaison Officer and he can be contacted at the Shetland Aquaculture office on 01595 695579. Visit the website here
|Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum - Call For Proposals|
The Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (SARF) is pleased to announce a new call for proposals for research and development projects.
In tune with these changes, we will also be improving a number of the pages within this site. Realising that the site forms an important online presence for our members, the site will remain online until the improvement process is finalised. Our members are open for business as usual and fresh Shetland produce can still be sourced from the sales companies listed on this site.
By keeping our site active we hope the improvement process will cause as little inconvenience as possible. Thank you for visiting our site.