Underwater film footage revealing the damage allegedly caused by illegal scallop dredging is being published by The Ferret in the wake of claims that protected wildlife areas are being “pulverised”.
The fish farm caught on film with lice-infested salmon has been reprimanded by the Scottish Government - but the move has been damned as “truly pathetic” by critics.
Scarred, frayed and lice-infested salmon caught on film at a fish farm off the island of Lewis have prompted animal cruelty investigations.
Two fish farming companies tried to block publication of graphic images of their damaged salmon, according to emails released by the Scottish Government.
Evidence that thousands of offences by Scottish fishing boats have gone unpunished has prompted accusations that the industry is being “let off the hook” by the Scottish Government.
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.
The Scottish Government has been secretly trying to wriggle out of a proposed US ban on imports of salmon from fish farms that shoot seals, according to documents published by The Ferret.
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are being put at risk by noise alarms used by fish farms to scare off seals.
An intelligence network aimed at helping hundreds of fishermen avoid getting caught fishing illegally has been condemned as “blatant piracy”.