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How our SALSA plus Seafood Standard is bringing real benefits to members


At the SSA, we recognised a specific need to drive and improve standards within the Seafood Processing Industry. To meet this requirement we have developed our own technical standard that is bespoke for the seafood processing sector – the first of its kind in the UK. The SALSA plus Seafood standard delivers a minimum standard for the seafood processing sector, and our aim is for all SSA members to be accredited with this technical standard. …

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Scottish Seafood Association – Preparing to cut a new future


The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA) is spearheading a two-year pilot project to attract and prepare new entrants for a career in seafood processing and to train and upskill the existing workforce, an initiative which will be key to raising industry standards and delivering sectoral growth. The project approved by NE Scotland Fisheries Local Action Group (NESFLAG) includes funds for training equipment and a part-time (2 days per week) training post for the duration of the …

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Seafood processors unite to form federation


Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing MSP launches new “Scottish Seafood Processors Federation” initiative from the Scottish Pavilion at the Brussels Seafood Expo At a recent meeting of the Scottish Seafood Association, Scottish Pelagic Processors Association and significant large independent processors there was unanimous agreement that a Federation be formed with an extended invitation to other Scottish seafood processing associations to join with them to create an over-arching body that will create unity and strength across the …

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Jimmy Buchan takes on new role with SSA


The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA), national representative body for Scottish seafood processors, has appointed Jimmy Buchan as its new Business Manager. Jimmy, who is well known as the star of the BBC series Trawlermen, brings more than 40 years’ experience as a fisherman and skipper to the role which will see him support the association’s 70 members, representing them on policy issues and through partnership working with other industry bodies. Jimmy succeeds Michael Bates, Business …

Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2017


The 2017 Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen conference will be held at Aberdeen Conference and Exhibition Centre on May 26th and 27th. Full details will be available soon.

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MSC certified Scottish haddock supplies improve with new certification


Fish and chip shops and restaurants should find it much easier to source certified sustainable Scottish haddock following a move by the Scottish Seafood Association (SSA) earlier this year. Members of the SSA have worked together in a bid to increase the supply of MSC certified Scottish seafood throughout the UK supply chain and meet the growing demand for sustainable seafood. The first four members to gain certification under the MSC’s Group Chain of Custody …

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Congratulations Laeso Fish Ltd


We would like to congratulate the first group of staff from Laeso Fish Ltd on their successful completion of the Level 1 Food Hygeine Course. Michael Bates took great pleasure in presenting staff with their certificates.

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We are expanding our training courses!


Our training courses are proving particularly successful and processing companies are now increasingly drawing upon our expertise in this area. Food Hygiene courses have been especially well attended, and working in partnership with the Scottish Seafood Training Network, additional courses are now being rolled out. We will now soon offer courses for… Fish Smoking The Introductory Seafood Quality Assessment Course applying the QIM and TORRY raw schemes to Whitefish