Scottish Wild Salmon seeks protected name status

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Scottish Wild Salmon’s final application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status under the EU protected food names scheme has been...

Scottish Wild Salmon’s final application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status under the EU protected food names scheme has been issued for consultation.
Scottish government officials have been working with the applicant - the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland​ - on the bid, which covers Scottish Wild Salmon caught across the whole of Scotland. It does not cover processed or smoked wild salmon.
Rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead said: “Moves to replicate the success of the likes of Scotch Beef and Scottish Farmed Salmon - which both enjoy protected status - are to be welcomed.”
He added: “Scotland is already home to some of the highest selling protected foods in Europe, but we are still only scratching the surface and can make even more of the fantastic produce on our doorstep.“
A number of other protected food name applications are currently being considered by producers in Scotland, including Stornoway Black Pudding, Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheese and Lorne Sausage.

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