A row has erupted between Marine Scotland and the Scottish Government over controversial devices called seal scarers which have been used by fish farms.
Salmon farming companies in Scotland have been accused of exploiting “loopholes” to hide infestations of lice that cause suffering and harm wild fish.
Leading supermarkets and salmon farming companies have been accused of “plundering” the Antarctic for krill and depriving whales, seals and penguins of food.
Marine conservationists are claiming a “landmark victory” after Environmental Standards Scotland published a report on the use of acoustic deterrent devices in salmon farming.
Five local newspapers in Scotland have refused to publish an advert backed by 26 environmental and community groups criticising the salmon farming industry.
Wild swimmers face “a risk” to their health from a toxic pesticide used by salmon farming companies, says a report for the industry.
Seabed and pesticide pollution of Scottish lochs by the salmon farming industry increased by over ten per cent in a year.
Scottish salmon firms slaughtering fish be monitored by Government agency.
Scientists and academics have called for CCTV to be installed in fish slaughterhouses following the emergence of footage showing alleged animal welfare breaches at a Scots-based company supplying Waitrose with salmon.