Usan Salmon has been featured on BBC's Landward programme. You can catch up on the programme on BBC iPlayer at the link below:
Contractors have started construction on a new net and boat manufacturing and repair facility as well as three new power net washing beds. These new facilities will allow our staff to work under much improved conditions. We make and repair our own nets and also build our own boats. The new facility will mean that we can do the work indoors. Construction will be completed by the end of March.
We are pleased to fully acknowledge and thank Scottish Ministers, Marine Scotland staff and the European Union for their support of our traditional sustainable salmon netting business. In these unprecedented tough economic times, obtaining this grant is a massive boost to our operations.
This award follows a stringent application process and Usan Salmon Fisheries Ltd is proud to have secured this much-needed and highly prized support. It is expected that the new facilities will be completed and operational by the end of March 2011.
A company spokesman said "We are thrilled to have received this hugely significant award. These new facilities will enable us to optimise the efficiency of our operations and will allow our staff to carry out their work under much improved conditions. We are pleased to fully acknowledge and thank Scottish Ministers, Marine Scotland staff and the European Union for their support of our traditional sustainable salmon netting business. In these unprecedented tough economic times, obtaining this grant is a massive boost to our operations".
Scottish Wild Salmon Company was established in the 1960s and is now one of the largest salmon netting independent companies in Scotland. This family business continues to thrive today, despite a hostile angling lobby. Our discerning customers recognise the exceptional quality of our 100% natural product. The business continues to diversify, with its latest venture being the setup of an online shop, where our very own vacuum packed smoked salmon can be purchased at very competitive prices for delivery within 24 hours. Further details can be found here.
Buy up to 1.7kg of salmon online and we will deliver to your door the next day!
Usan Salmon Fisheries now offers a online store where you can buy this season's smoked salmon. We will contact you with dispatch and delivery details
The World's Largest Seafood Fair
The European Seafood Exposition is the world's largest seafood fair. Attracting buyers and sellers from over 140 countries around the world and featuring the stands of over 1600 exhibitors, the European Seafood Exposition is the global can't-miss fair for the seafood industry.
Every year the best new retail and foodservice seafood products are chosen. These companies win special awards for offerering health and nutrition, retail packaging, originality, convenience and seafood product line. The Seafood Prix d’Elite Award
The Seafood Prix d’Elite new product competition takes place alongside the European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe. Together, these events form the world’s largest seafood exposition.With buyers from over 140 countries in attendance, entrants in the Seafood Prix d’Elite competition present their product to the European and global marketplace.
As companies compete to win the esteemed first place awards they introduce their new products to the numerous visitors coming to the Seafood Prix d’Elite stand. This highly recognized and publicized competition leads to increased profits, recognition and sales for participants.
This competition recognizes the finest seafood products developed by seafood companies over the past year for the retail and foodservice markets in Europe. All finalists’ products are evaluated by a distinguished jury of seafood buyers, chefs and industry experts. Products will be prominently displayed in the Seafood Prix d’Elite stand.
Following one of the recommendations from the
recent Mixed Stock Fishery Working Group, in which we took part, we are
delighted to announce that Scottish Wild Salmon Company will be participating in a
voluntary Salmon Carcass Tagging Scheme in association with the Scottish
Government. As this scheme is unique to Scottish Wild Salmon, we believe it
represents a positive step forward in ensuring the very highest product quality
for our customer base. The tag will provide a further guarantee of the
genuineness of the product to customers and will ensure maximum traceability in
the supply chain. Watch out for our distinctive tag design as shown in the
Scottish Wild Salmon Company, in
association with the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland and the Scottish
Government has applied to have Scottish Wild Salmon registered as a Protected
Food Name under EU legislation. The application is currently out for
consultation and we are very hopeful of achieving this distinguished award in
the coming months. We warmly welcome the support of Scottish Government in that
Scottish Wild Salmon is being considered for this highly prized accreditation.
Achievement of this award would provide proper recognition for this unique
iconic Scottish product and the few remaining traditional salmon netters.
Scottish Wild Salmon represents the highest quality of indigenous Scottish
renewable produce, a fact recognised worldwide by both domestic customers and
top chefs and restaurants. It is a centuries old Scottish tradition, though
sadly, only a handful of Scottish salmon netting stations are still active.
Survival of salmon netting is essential, being the only legal method of
harvesting these fish for the enjoyment of consumers and very much a part of the
fabric of Scotland.
The fish themselves
are captured in a sustainable manner, using environmentally friendly methods,
before reaching the customer in pristine condition. As a completely natural
product, they are highly nutritious and represent the very best in healthy
eating for the people of Scotland and our consumers abroad. Salmon netting is
firmly established as part of Scotland's rich heritage and as such we are
justifiably proud to be a part of it. We have the fourth generation of our
family active in the business now and are very hopeful for a positive future.
Small traditional industries like ours constitute the lifeblood of rural
To find out more
follow the Scottish government web link below: