Video footage shows salmon apparently suffering from deformity and disease at a Highland fish farm certified by leading animal welfare and environmental bodies.
The Coastal Communities Network has criticised the Scottish Government’s new fish farming strategy for lacking green targets or decision making powers for local residents.
Proposed safety limits for a toxic pesticide used on salmon farms have been made 23 times weaker after behind-the-scenes pressure from the industry.
Council decisions to reject new fish farms were overruled by the Scottish Government after appeals by multinationals, which critics claim ignores local democracy.
A food labelling scheme is to allow five times more lice at salmon farms, prompting Scotland’s fisheries management body to withdraw its support.
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.
China and Russia are expected to block plans for protecting the seas around the Antarctic from over-fishing.
Fishing companies are hoping to "double" their catches of krill — tiny animals that sustain the Antarctic Ocean — to feed the fish farming industry.
Salmon farming companies in Scotland have been accused of exploiting “loopholes” to hide infestations of lice that cause suffering and harm wild fish.