The multinational salmon farming industry has been pushing behind the scenes for environmental limits on a toxic pesticide to be 100 times weaker than government regulators recommend.
The fish farming industry had to throw away up to ten million salmon last year because of diseases, lice and other problems.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is under angry attack from the fish farming industry over new controls on toxic pesticide.
The Scottish Government allowed a US drug company to secretly rubbish a scientific study blaming one of its pesticides for killing wildlife.
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.