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.
‘Illegal’ dumping of dead fish in Outer Hebrides continues despite ban vow
The “illegal” dumping of dead farmed fish at Whiteshore Cockles on North Uist has been allowed to continue despite authorities’ plans to ban the practice.
Bullet shell found at Western Isles fish farm
The Scottish Government has launched an investigation after a bullet shell was found during an inspection of a fish farm off North Uist.
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.
Salmon farm antibiotics leap 50 times
The use of drugs at fish farms in Scotland has risen more than 50 times over the last six years.
‘Illegal’ dumping of dead fish in Hebridean beauty spot set to end
The “illegal” dumping of masses of dead fish in sand dunes on a Hebridean beauty spot is finally set to end, The Ferret can reveal.
Watchdog helped pesticide firm avoid freedom of information
A Scottish Government watchdog has been caught advising a pesticide company on how to avoid disclosure under freedom of information law.
Bee-killing pesticide treatment for fish farms backed by Scottish Government
The Scottish Government is paving the way for the multinational salmon farming industry to start using a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees.
Millions of dead salmon dumped, burnt or destroyed
Nearly half of Scotland's salmon farms burn, dump or destroy millions of dead fish every year.