7,670 tonnes of farmed salmon were exported from Orkney in 2022, 11% of the Scotland-wide share.
Threat to Scottish Salmon as Brexit Bites into Trade
Since the UK left the world’s largest free trade market, the EU, the industry has had to face the challenges of long queues at cross channel ports and increased paper work.
Scottish Salmon Exports Hit By Delays at Cross Channel Ports
Scottish salmon competes in the European marketplace with Norway, which has no disruption to its exports to EU countries. Norway is not in the EU but it is in the EEA (European Economic Area) giving it free access to the markets of the 27 EU countries.
Orkney Exported £70million Scottish Salmon in 2021
The Scottish salmon industry directly supports 180 local jobs in the islands.
Success of Scottish Salmon
Scottish Salmon is the UK’s biggest food export.
Total value of exports from Scotland (excluding oil and gas):£81.4billion
Scotland’s quality food and drink is 18% (£5.9billion) of all our international exports. Most of this – 74% – is from the Whisky sector (£4.4billion).
Scotland’s Successful Food and Drinks Industry
Exports were worth approximately £6 billion in 2017
Orkney Smoked Cheddar Sales Set for US Boost
“a deal with distributor partner Atalanta is forecasting returns over the next three years of £1.6 million.”