Scots salmon boss accused of spying is key player in plan for ‘UK’s largest fish farm’
A former chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Company accused of spying on an activist is involved in plans for a major new fish farm in Grimsby.
Scottish Government under fire for overruling council decisions to reject new fish farms
Council decisions to reject new fish farms were overruled by the Scottish Government after appeals by multinationals, which critics claim ignores local democracy.
Row erupts between Marine Scotland and private firm over seal scarers
A row has erupted between Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government over controversial devices called seal scarers which have been used by fish farms.
Pollution data permanently lost because of cyber attack
Information on thousands of environmental checks and pollution breaches over 15 months has been permanently lost because of a cyber attack.
M&S salmon firm rapped for misreporting pesticide use
The company that supplies Scottish farmed salmon to the retail giant, Marks and Spencer, has been officially reprimanded for misreporting toxic pesticide use.
Salmon producer accused of ‘Big Brother corporate snooping’ on campaigner
A leading Scottish salmon producer hired a private investigator to snoop on a key critic of the fish farming industry, internal industry documents reveal.
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.
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”.
Fish farms: £10m handouts, £900m profits and 300,000 tonnes of pollution
Six fish farming companies in Scotland given government handouts of over £10 million have made profits of £926 million since 2010.