Bullet shell found at Western Isles fish farm
The Scottish Government has launched an investigation after a bullet shell was found during an inspection of a fish farm off North Uist.
Row erupts between Marine Scotland and private firm over seal scarers
A row has erupted between Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government over controversial devices called seal scarers which have been used by fish farms.
Critics claim “landmark victory” after curbs on seal scarers
Marine conservationists are claiming a “landmark victory” after Environmental Standards Scotland published a report on the use of acoustic deterrent devices in salmon farming.
Microplastics found in 80 per cent of Scottish coastal waters in last two years
Data released under freedom of information law shows the results of sampling for microplastics in Scottish seas in 2021 and 2022.
‘Fiasco’ over missing Clyde cod study
A study relied upon by Scottish ministers to help protect devastated cod populations in the Clyde has gone missing, prompting accusations of a “fiasco”.
Greens ‘sold out to the devil’ on fishing in pact with SNP
The Scottish Greens have “sold out to the devil” by failing to prevent fishing trawlers from damaging the seabed around Scotland, creel fishermen have claimed.
Bee-killing pesticide treatment for fish farms backed by Scottish Government
The Scottish Government is paving the way for the multinational salmon farming industry to start using a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees.
£10,000 reward for information on illegal seal killing after police asked to investigate deaths
A £10,000 reward has been offered for information on the illegal shooting of seals after it emerged Police Scotland and the National Wildlife Crime Unit were passed intelligence reports over killings near Scottish salmon farms.
Revealed: protected waters at centre of illegal scallop dredging allegations
The locations of protected waters around Scotland where illegal scallop dredging allegedly took place during lockdown have been obtained by The Ferret following a freedom of information request.