THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is set to make a big splash across the pond as it introduces a new premium export brand at this year’s Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston.

Lochlander Salmon has been tailored for the North American market, where demand for quality, traceability and Scottish provenance continues to grow.

Specifically, the new brand has been developed with premium restaurateurs, up-market hotels and top quality chefs in mind.

SSC, which became the first salmon producer in Scotland to be awarded Best Aquaculture Practice certification for all its marine sites, is emphasising the new brand’s Scottish sea loch provenance as well as the company’s sustainable farming and excellence in animal care.

Ahead of the launch, SSC commissioned Ipsos Mori to conduct interviews with leading chefs in New York City who confirmed that quality, freshness and authenticity were of crucial importance when importing food.

The research also highlighted that chefs wanted to know more about how their food is farmed, to be proud of the food they serve and to have a brand name associated with Scottish quality.

The campaign is hoping to build on a record-breaking year for the Scottish salmon industry as a whole. Exports grew by 35 per cent to £600 million with sales to the US totalling £193m, followed by France (£188m) and China (£69m).

Since 2011, SSC’s exports have more than doubled and currently account for more than half of sales.

Craig Anderson, chief executive of SSC, said: “We are delighted to unveil our new premium export brand to the North American market at SENA Boston.

“We are passionate about our Scottish provenance and bringing the finest quality Scottish salmon to worldwide markets.

“We are extremely proud of Lochlander Salmon, which offers our export customers a premium quality Scottish salmon.

“It has been raised for approximately three years on a rich marine diet with zero GMOs, hormones, steroids or chemical colorants in the feed.”

SSC is showcasing its Lochlander Salmon at its stand #2253 on the Scottish Pavilion at the SENA Boston, or for more information, visit

Stuart Young

The Scottish Salmon Company is the leading producer of premium salmon with operations only in Scotland. The company is engaged in all stages of the value chain from smolt production through freshwater and marine farming to harvesting and processing, as well as sales and marketing activity. It is dedicated to producing the highest quality Scottish salmon.

All of the Scottish Salmon Company’s Farms and processing facilities are audited and approved by the internationally acclaimed GLOBALGAP accreditation scheme, which includes excellence in fish husbandry and animal welfare.

The main office is in Edinburgh, and The Scottish Salmon Company Limited is a subsidiary of The Scottish Salmon Company PLC, which is listed on the Oslo Bors stock exchange.