Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
Over 40 fish farms ‘unsatisfactory’, says government watchdog
Over one in ten of Scotland’s fish farms have been rated as “unsatisfactory" by the Scottish Government’s environmental watchdog.
RSPCA Assured food label scheme accused of protecting ‘salmon farmers and retailers’
Animal welfare campaigners have accused the RSPCA Assured food label scheme of “protecting the interests of salmon farmers and retailers”.
Investigation launched over use of “seal scarers” by fish farms
The Scottish Government has launched an investigation after receiving complaints from environmental conservationists over the use of “seal scarers” by a company which has fish farms in Argyll and Bute.
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.
Suffering ‘endemic’ at Scottish salmon farms
Salmon suffering at Scottish fish farms is “endemic” and in breach of animal cruelty law, according to an undercover investigation by animal welfare campaigners.
Millions of dead salmon dumped, burnt or destroyed
Nearly half of Scotland's salmon farms burn, dump or destroy millions of dead fish every year.
Revealed: 16 ‘toxic’ chemicals fish farmers are allowed to use
Fish farmers in Scotland are permitted to use 16 "toxic" chemicals to kill parasites and fungi, control infections and anaesthetise fish.
Fish farms: £10m handouts, £900m profits and 300,000 tonnes of pollution
Six fish farming companies in Scotland given government handouts of over £10 million have made profits of £926 million since 2010.