THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has been awarded Friend of the Sea (FOS) certification.

The prestigious endorsement from the independent sustainability certification body is widely recognised across international markets with stringent controls over environmental, economic and social responsibility.

With 60 sites across the west coast of Scotland and Hebrides, SSC has been recognised for its commitment to areas such as habitat management, water quality and social responsibility of the communities in which it operates.

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Welcoming the announcement, Craig Anderson, SSC’s chief executive officer, said: “We are committed to environmental sustainability and animal husbandry and proud to be recognised by this international mark of quality.

“A Friend of the Sea mark of quality on our Scottish salmon provides our customers with the guarantee that they are buying salmon produced sustainably in Scotland and to the highest quality standards.”