One of Scotland’s most senior fish farm watchdogs has quit to join the fish farming industry, prompting concerns about the effectiveness of environmental regulation.
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is facing criticism after it decided not to punish a fish farming company caught on film with lice-infested salmon.
Two fish farming companies tried to block publication of graphic images of their damaged salmon, according to emails released by the Scottish Government.
Supermarkets are selling farmed salmon from companies accused of poor animal welfare, The Ferret can reveal.
The diseases, damage and infestations suffered by hundreds of thousands of caged salmon in Scotland have been exposed by more than 300 photos released by the Scottish Government.
Bid by Scottish Government to end arguments over fish farms harming wild salmon dismissed as public relations stunt by campaigners.
The Scottish Government has been secretly trying to wriggle out of a proposed US ban on imports of salmon from fish farms that shoot seals, according to documents published by The Ferret.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has been repeatedly wined and dined by the fish farming, whisky and power industries.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency ditched a toxic pesticide report after fears it could attract freedom of information requests.