Salmon farm pollution rises 10 per cent
Seabed and pesticide pollution of Scottish lochs by the salmon farming industry increased by over ten per cent in a year.
April 19, 2022
Probe into claim rare reefs harmed by fish farm pollution
Video allegations that fish farm pollution has damaged rare and beautiful wildlife are under investigation by two Scottish Government watchdogs.
March 27, 2022
Over 40 fish farms ‘unsatisfactory’, says government watchdog
Over one in ten of Scotland’s fish farms have been rated as “unsatisfactory" by the Scottish Government’s environmental watchdog.
October 19, 2021
Revealed: 16 ‘toxic’ chemicals fish farmers are allowed to use
Fish farmers in Scotland are permitted to use 16 "toxic" chemicals to kill parasites and fungi, control infections and anaesthetise fish.
March 17, 2021
Government salmon farm research ‘excluded environmental impact’
Scottish Government research into pesticides used to control the lice that infest farmed salmon deliberately excluded impacts on the “wider marine environment”.
March 16, 2021
Fury as fish farm pesticide pollution rises 72% in a year
Pollution of Scotland’s lochs from a toxic fish farm pesticide has leapt 72 per cent in a year, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency
October 7, 2020
Salmon farm rapped for toxic pesticide breaches
A salmon farming company has been reprimanded for feeding a toxic pesticide to fish twice as often as permitted and breaching a safety limit.
August 13, 2020
Threat of legal action over farmed salmon ‘torture chamber’
Campaigners are contemplating legal action alleging animal cruelty after a video showed farmed salmon being deloused by a floating washing machine.
July 27, 2020
More toxic pesticides to be used by salmon farmers
Rules on the use of toxic pesticides by the fish farming industry have been relaxed because of the coronavirus emergency, prompting fears for marine wildlife.
April 12, 2020