Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
The Scottish Government has reprimanded salmon farming companies for breaking the rules on shooting seals - but has not taken any further action.
The Scottish salmon farming industry has incurred “hidden” costs of £3.3 billion since 2013 because of deaths, pollution, parasites and poor animal welfare.
Fish farming companies are being allowed to breach environmental limits and pollute lochs because of export problems caused by Brexit.
A £5,000 reward has been offered by an animal welfare charity concerned that fish farms may continue to shoot seals despite a new ban.
Police have apologised to an anti-fish-farming campaigner after he complained of being wrongly warned off filming salmon cages in lochs.
Pollution of Scotland’s lochs from a toxic fish farm pesticide has leapt 72 per cent in a year, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Most lobbying of Scottish ministers has been carried out by big businesses and farmers, according to an analysis of Holyrood’s lobbying register by The Ferret.
The amount of salmon killed by diseases and other problems at fish farms has reached record levels, with death rates quadrupling over the last 18 years.
Landowners will be prevented from mass shooting of mountain hares and salmon farmers face controls on sonic seal scarers - but beavers will still be killed.