The Scottish Government is going to ban the fish farming industry from shooting seals to save a £180 million export business to the US, The Ferret can reveal.
The Scottish Government has been secretly trying to wriggle out of a proposed US ban on imports of salmon from fish farms that shoot seals, according to documents published by The Ferret.
New evidence of the dramatic impact of carbon pollution on polar regions has prompted calls for the Scottish Government to toughen its climate targets.
Scotland’s salmon farming industry will lose its biggest £200 million export market to the US if it persists in shooting seals.
Hundreds of seals shot around Scotland’s coasts were pregnant, feeding their young or failed to die instantly, according to a new study.