Fish farms: £10m handouts, £900m profits and 300,000 tonnes of pollution
Six fish farming companies in Scotland given government handouts of over £10 million have made profits of £926 million since 2010.
Fish farm pollution rules relaxed for Brexit
Fish farming companies are being allowed to breach environmental limits and pollute lochs because of export problems caused by Brexit.
Fury as fish farm pesticide pollution rises 72% in a year
Pollution of Scotland’s lochs from a toxic fish farm pesticide has leapt 72 per cent in a year, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Salmon farm rapped for toxic pesticide breaches
A salmon farming company has been reprimanded for feeding a toxic pesticide to fish twice as often as permitted and breaching a safety limit.
Farmed salmon deaths from disease reach record high
The amount of salmon killed by diseases and other problems at fish farms has reached record levels, with death rates quadrupling over the last 18 years.
Fergus Ewing is ‘un-ministerial’, says civil service union
The rural economy secretary, Fergus Ewing, has been criticised for "an abdication of responsibility" and as "very un-ministerial" by a civil service trade union.
Fergus Ewing attacked over 25 meetings with fish farm firms
The rural economy secretary, Fergus Ewing, has been accused of breaching the ministerial code by failing to record 25 meetings with the fish farming industry.
Toxic fish farm pesticide polluted ten lochs across Scotland
Ten lochs across Scotland have been polluted by a toxic pesticide used by fish farms to control fungus, parasites and disease.
More toxic pesticides to be used by salmon farmers
Rules on the use of toxic pesticides by the fish farming industry have been relaxed because of the coronavirus emergency, prompting fears for marine wildlife.