An investigation has been launched into conditions at an Argyll fish farm after footage emerged of dead and dying salmon floating in cages on a freshwater loch.
Ten lochs across Scotland have been polluted by a toxic pesticide used by fish farms to control fungus, parasites and disease.
The Scottish Government defied concerted pleas by salmon farming multinationals to keep photos of diseased and damaged fish secret, according to internal emails.
Government investigations of alleged animal cruelty after lice-infested salmon were filmed at a fish farm on the island of Lewis have been branded a “whitewash”.
Scottish Government inspectors have launched an investigation into video evidence of alleged animal cruelty at a salmon farm on the north west coast.
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.