Scottish Government under fire for overruling council decisions to reject new fish farms
Council decisions to reject new fish farms were overruled by the Scottish Government after appeals by multinationals, which critics claim ignores local democracy.
Alarm over scheme allowing more lice at salmon farms
A food labelling scheme is to allow five times more lice at salmon farms, prompting Scotland’s fisheries management body to withdraw its support.
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.
Salmon firms accused of hiding lice levels
Salmon farming companies in Scotland have been accused of exploiting “loopholes” to hide infestations of lice that cause suffering and harm wild fish.
Killing krill: supermarkets and salmon farms under fire
Leading supermarkets and salmon farming companies have been accused of “plundering” the Antarctic for krill and depriving whales, seals and penguins of food.
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.
Adverts attacking salmon farming ‘censored’
Five local newspapers in Scotland have refused to publish an advert backed by 26 environmental and community groups criticising the salmon farming industry.
Fish farm pesticide ‘risk’ for swimmers, says industry report
Wild swimmers face “a risk” to their health from a toxic pesticide used by salmon farming companies, says a report for the industry.
Salmon farm pollution rises 10 per cent
Seabed and pesticide pollution of Scottish lochs by the salmon farming industry increased by over ten per cent in a year.