Scottish salmon brought in £500 million in overseas sales for the first time in 2014, as it leapt to the top of the UK food export league. Figures released by industry body the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) showed the total value of exports of the fish jumped by 11%, or £50million last year.
Scottish salmon was once again Scotland’s No 1 food export and for the first time also became the UK’s biggest food export, SSPO said, confirming a top ranking for the fish revealed by the Food and Drink Federation in March. The fish is exported to more than 65 countries.
News of the record-breaking sales coincided with the start of Seafood Global Expo, the world’s largest seafood showcase, in Brussels.