Coastal Communities Network
A food labelling scheme is to allow five times more lice at salmon farms, prompting Scotland’s fisheries management body to withdraw its support.
A row has erupted between Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government over controversial devices called seal scarers which have been used by fish farms.
Marine conservationists are claiming a “landmark victory” after Environmental Standards Scotland published a report on the use of acoustic deterrent devices in salmon farming.
Five local newspapers in Scotland have refused to publish an advert backed by 26 environmental and community groups criticising the salmon farming industry.
Wild swimmers face “a risk” to their health from a toxic pesticide used by salmon farming companies, says a report for the industry.
Seabed and pesticide pollution of Scottish lochs by the salmon farming industry increased by over ten per cent in a year.
Video allegations that fish farm pollution has damaged rare and beautiful wildlife are under investigation by two Scottish Government watchdogs.
The company that supplies Scottish farmed salmon to the retail giant, Marks and Spencer, has been officially reprimanded for misreporting toxic pesticide use.
Over one in ten of Scotland’s fish farms have been rated as “unsatisfactory" by the Scottish Government’s environmental watchdog.