Tag: Farms

Salmon farming issues and S&TC Scotland campaign aired on prime time TV

This week BBC One TV's the One Show broadcast two short films which starkly expose the dirty reality of intensive salmon farming in the West Highlands and Islands.

This week BBC One TV’s the One Show broadcast two short films which starkly expose the dirty reality of intensive salmon farming in the West Highlands and Islands. Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland features in the second film and their role in instigating the upcoming Parliamentary Inquiry is emphasised in the subsequent studio discussion. Incidentally […]

Scottish salmon farming’s ‘liciest’ farms named and shamed

Data reveals astonishingly high sea lice levels, Scottish Government regulation of salmon farms shown to be wholly inadequate.

Data reveals astonishingly high sea lice levels, Scottish Government regulation of salmon farms shown to be wholly inadequate. Following the formal decision by the Scottish Information Commissioner (See here) that Scottish Ministers unlawfully tried to withhold information naming fish farms that had breached Scottish Government trigger levels for the numbers of adult female sea lice on […]

Scottish Ministers ordered to disclose names of Scotland’s ‘liciest’ salmon farms to Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland

The Scottish Information Commissioner has last week published a formal Decision that Scottish Ministers unlawfully tried to withhold information naming fish farms that had breached Scottish Government trigger levels for the numbers of adult female sea lice on farmed salmon.

The Scottish Information Commissioner has last week published a formal Decision that Scottish Ministers unlawfully tried to withhold information naming fish farms that had breached Scottish Government trigger levels for the numbers of adult female sea lice on farmed salmon. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/uploadedFiles/Decision142-2017.pdf Late last year and this year, Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TC Scotland) made […]

Salmon farming has done ‘enormous harm’ to fish and environment, warns Jeremy Paxman

There are now 250 salmon farms on the western coast of Scotland, but the surge has coincided with a collapse in the number of wild salmon in the area.

  Salmon farming has done ‘enormous harm’ to fish stocks and the environment, Jeremy Paxman has warned, as he called for an overhaul of the industry to protect wildlife. The presenter, and keen angler, said many fisheries traded on the image that salmon arrived at the table ‘fresh from the wild seas’ when, in reality […]

Action against salmon farms

The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nations are a group of four Tribes. One third of the BC salmon farming exists in their territory (Broughton Archipelago) despite nearly 30 years of opposition. The salmon farming industry does not have permission to operate in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory. Last spring up to 40% of the young salmon leaving their […]