Aquaculture Stewardship Council
Animal welfare investigators have filmed buckets of dead fish being lifted from the waters of a fish farm, run by leding farmed salmon producer Mowi.
Video footage shows salmon apparently suffering from deformity and disease at a Highland fish farm certified by leading animal welfare and environmental bodies.
A food labelling scheme is to allow five times more lice at salmon farms, prompting Scotland’s fisheries management body to withdraw its support.
Salmon farming companies in Scotland have been accused of exploiting “loopholes” to hide infestations of lice that cause suffering and harm wild fish.