RSPCA welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon

Farmed salmon welfare standards © RSPCAOur detailed RSPCA welfare standards have been developed to represent good practice in the care and welfare of commercially farmed Atlantic salmon at all stages of their lives.

Download the RSPCA welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon.

RSPCA farmed salmon standards technical advisory groups

Members of the RSPCA Salmon (Freshwater) Standards Technical Advisory Group (FW) and RSPCA Salmon (Seawater) Standards Technical Advisory Group (SW) are selected on the basis of the specific expertise they bring to the groups in different areas of farmed salmon care.

Members include:

  • Professor James Turnbull, University of Stirling. Chair of Advisory Group (FW and SW)
  • Ralph Bickerdike, Scottish Sea Farms (FW and SW)
  • Anna Price, Scottish Sea Farms (SW)
  • Paul Armstrong-Wilson, Solway Transport (FW and SW)
  • Ola Wands, Cooke Aquaculture (FW and SW)
  • Michelle Johnson, Cooke Aquaculture (FW and SW)
  • Ian Armstrong, Nevis Marine (FW and SW)
  • Jarl van den Berg, Hendrix Genetics (FW and SW)
  • Simon Reynolds, Hendrix Genetics (FW)
  • Lewis Bennett, Loch Duart (SW)
  • David Catto, Migdale Smolt (FW)
  • Iain Berrill, Salmon Scotland (FW and SW)
  • Helen Conlon, Loch Duart (SW)
  • Grace Charlton, Bakkafrost Scotland (FW and SW)
  • Alex MacInnes, Organic Sea Harvest (SW)
  • Chris Matthews, Pharmaq Analytiq (FW and SW)
  • Dougie Hunter, Mowi Scotland (FW and SW)
  • A technical/field operations representative of RSPCA Assured (FW and SW)

Find out more about the consultation process for the development of the RSPCA welfare standards for farm animals.

For information on the group's discussions download:

Summary notes of meetings held in April 2022

Summary notes of the meeting held in June 2023