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New podcast series focused on salmon production launched for UK

Supporting fish farmers and professionals within the aquaculture industry, MSD Animal Health UK, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new podcast series.

The Producing Healthy Salmon podcast series has been established to give both fish farmers and professionals a new way to share interesting news and information, featuring interviews with experts across the industry.

“Currently there are a very limited number of podcasts available to fish farmers and those who work in the aquaculture industry,” says Liam Doherty, technical and account manager at MSD Animal Health UK.

“However, in the last five years the number of people listening to podcasts has doubled and around 7.1 million people in the UK now listen to podcasts each week1. As a result, we feel this is a real opportunity for the aquaculture industry to explore, helping share knowledge and best practice to continue driving the industry forward.”

In the first episode, the podcast explores how retailers are prioritising the sourcing of sustainable salmon and are working with supply chains to drive change and support farmers.

“As supermarkets have reported an increase in salmon consumption over the past few months due to a greater number of people eating at home, we were delighted to be joined by Aisla Jones, fisheries and aquaculture manager at Coop, to hear how this retailer has been supporting UK farmers,” adds Liam.

“Looking ahead to next year’s vaccination season, the podcast also features  independent vet Marian Mcloughlin discussing common challenges fish farmers face when vaccinating, and hints and tips to improve fish health and welfare and biosecurity.”

This year has presented many challenges for UK fish farmers, with farm visits and usual face-to-face support being limited. Creating resources like this podcast series provides farmers and industry professionals with another channel to access information.

The podcast series can be downloaded from a variety of apps, including Spotify, iTunes and online, meaning you can keep up to date with industry information at any time during the day or night! Click here to listen: https://anchor.fm/producing-healthy-salmon/episodes/Driving-change-in-UK-salmon-eo2n83



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