Tag: Lice

New scientific study underlines damage to wild salmon and sea trout populations from salmon farm parasites – in Scotland, Norway and Ireland

We do after all have the same sea lice, which all too often Scottish salmon farm operators are incapable of keeping under control, and the same wild fish!

Salmon & Trout Conservation is kicking off the year squashing the ‘no evidence of sea lice from salmon farming damaging wild salmon and sea trout populations’ excuse used frequently by Scottish Government. In the second week of January a report by experts in the field (Prof Eva B. Thorstad and Dr Bengt Finstad) and commissioned […]

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 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 […]

S&TC Scotland’s campaign and petition leads to parliamentary inquiry into Scottish salmon farming

A formal petition, lodged in the Scottish Parliament in February 2016 by Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, seeking protection for wild salmonids from sea lice from Scottish salmon farms, has resulted in MSPs launching an Inquiry into the salmon farming industry in Scotland.

A formal petition, lodged in the Scottish Parliament in February 2016 by Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, seeking protection for wild salmonids from sea lice from Scottish salmon farms, has resulted in MSPs launching an Inquiry into the salmon farming industry in Scotland. Read more: http://www.salmon-trout.org/stcs-campaign-and-petition-leads-to-parliamentary-inquiry-into-scottish-salmon-farming/news/440. National survey identifies lethal problems below the surface of […]

New report from salmon farming’s biggest company confirms that Scotland is the “dirty man of global aquaculture”

Newly published data in the 2016 Annual Report from Marine Harvest, the world’s largest salmon farming company, shows that its Scottish salmon farms are very far behind its operations elsewhere in the world in controlling the devastating sea lice parasite.

Marine Harvest’s performance on sea lice control in Scotland is drastically worse than any of its other worldwide operations. Newly published data in the 2016 Annual Report from Marine Harvest, the world’s largest salmon farming company, shows that its Scottish salmon farms are very far behind its operations elsewhere in the world in controlling the […]

Formal complaint to European Commission on failure to address the impacts of sea lice parasites

Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland makes a formal complaint to European Commission on Scottish Government’s failure to address the impacts of sea lice parasites produced by Scottish salmon farms threatening west coast wild salmon and sea trout. The Scottish Government is called upon to improve dramatically the protection of wild salmon and sea trout from […]