Welcome to the Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture (CoGP).

Aquaculture is at the heart of Scottish food production and is one of Scotland’s most important industries.  It provides not just internationally renowned food, but also a vitally important contribution to the rural and national Scottish economy.

Scottish finfish aquaculture has world-class standards in line with this Code of Good Practice. It was introduced in 2006 and Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation, the British Trout Association and marine flatfish producers all subscribe to it. It is independently audited to ensure that its high standards underpin this successful industry.

Click on the images below to find out more.  The Code is presented in easily downloadable chapters.  There is also a handy booklet highlighting some of the key aspects of the Code, focusing on farmed Atlantic salmon. Also see the Code in practice on a Scottish salmon farm in our short videos.