The Scottish Government has been accused of intervening to block a ban on a toxic pesticide after pressure from the fish farming industry.
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are being put at risk by noise alarms used by fish farms to scare off seals.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency secretly ditched a plan to ban a toxic pesticide after pressure from the fish farming industry.
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog suppressed a critical report on pollution after private lobbying by the fish farming industry.
At least 45 lochs around Scotland’s coast have been contaminated by toxic pesticides from fish farms that can harm wildlife and human health.
Lucrative plans for the world’s biggest salmon farm around Orkney or Shetland would “abjectly” fail pollution limits and make “fools” of Scotland’s environmental watchdog.
Plans to scrap limits on the amount of salmon kept at fish farms would increase disease and worsen pollution, campaign groups are warning.
Faslane, Ineos and BP are among hundreds of industrial sites across Scotland rated as “poor” or “very poor” on pollution.
A major fish farming company has killed more than 175,000 of its caged salmon in Scotland while trying to treat them.