Back in February we worked with The Scottish Salmon Producer’s Organisation to make a short film showing the day-to-day life of Scottish salmon farmers.
The SSPO is at the centre of salmon farming’s industry-wide initiatives and public communication, acting as a trusted source of information on the processes and product. Scottish farmed salmon is worth £400 million to Scotland in exports alone, however the Scottish Government is trying to introduce even more regulation which could put the industry’s future at risk and make workers personally liable if anything goes wrong.
We visited the Wester Ross Salmon Farm and Ullapool Smokehouse in North-West Scotland to talk to workers in the industry (see video above). Part of the shoot involved us lying face down on the off-shore farm gangway with our camera waiting for the fish to jump clear of the water. I really was amazed at the quality of the fish, and it was great to see how passionate the workers were about caring for their product.
Marc @ KF