Fish welfare

RSPCA Assured

100%
farms operating to RSPCA standards

We’re proud to farm to RSPCA welfare standards; standards that set out best practice in the rearing and care of farmed salmon: from freshwater and marine, to harvest and processing.

Fish welfare

Fish survival

90%
average annual fish survival

By pursuing a fish health approach of prevention over cure, our average end of crop survival for the last full farming year (2021) was 90%.

Fish welfare

Fish quality

91%
superior grade

91% of all fish harvested in 2021 were graded superior quality, giving a strong indication of the high health and welfare status of our fish.

Fish welfare

Responsible medicine use

0%
medicinal residue in our harvested fish

Our strict veterinary protocols have helped ensure the continued absence of medicinal residues with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate surveillance programme detecting no residues in our salmon destined for market.

Fish welfare

Minimal antibiotics

0 mg/kg
antibiotic use

We haven't administered antibiotics at seawater stage since 2012 and have steadily reduced usage at freshwater stage, resulting in zero antibiotic use on all salmon sold in 2020 and 2021.

Fish welfare

Increasing knowledge

£10M+
investment in applied research

Since 2013, we've invested £10.3M+ in collaborative and in-house research worth over £19.4M to help increase understanding of key fish health issues including gill disorders, sea lice and Saprolegnia.