Premium Scottish salmon driving the Japanese market

Salmon exports to Japan took a giant leap in 2016, as official figures show an increase of over 100%, pushing sales to £3 million in the first nine months of 2016.

Fish is a staple part of the Japanese diet, making it one of the healthiest in the world. Fish is typically served raw as sushi and sashimi, made only with premium quality products such as Scottish salmon.

Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of trade body Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation said:

“Scottish salmon has a well-established international reputation for quality and provenance.

“As more and more international consumers look for healthy, high quality fish, Scottish salmon can easily satisfy these needs.

“Farmers are making the most of growing global demand for superior products and their efforts are reflected in these latest export returns.”