With regulatory scrutiny on collusive practices within the European Union, consolidation in the UK salmon farming industry will be under a microscope, a factor that winnows down potential suitors for The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC).

SSC announced in July that it was seeking a partial or full sale of the company, the result of majority shareholder SIX SIS's desire to divest.

SIX SIS, which is linked to Ukranian businessman Yuri Lopatinsky, owns just under 73 percent of SSC.