The Scottish salmon farming industry is struggling to meet a controversial target to rapidly increase production to help feed China’s growing appetite for fresh and smoked salmon. Scottish salmon producers have fallen way behind their goal of increasing production by 60,000 tons, or 50 per cent, by 2020 to help meet surging demand for the fish from China’s middle classes. Scottish ministers now admit that hitting the target is a “challenge”…Full-text article: South China Morning Post Nov 2013

Key point

  • In January 2011, China signed an agreement that would make Scotland its preferred salmon supplier. This came on the heels of China shutting down Norwegian salmon imports after the Oslo-based Nobel organization awarded the 2010 peace prize to a Chinese dissident.

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