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Posts Tagged ‘aquaculture’


Have your say on how planning permission is given in Scotland for aquaculture sites and more.

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Fidra’s position on the present planning process for aquaculture sites, and how it should be improved.


Can embracing alternatives and the reuse revolution put paid to polystyrene fish boxes?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

We take a look at the increasing options to replace polystyrene in seafood packaging.


Calling foul on formaldehyde use in Scottish fish farms – it’s time for greater clarity and stronger controls on chemical use.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Formaldehyde continues to be used as a chemical treatment for fungal diseases in Scottish aquaculture, despite concerns.


A taste of aquaculture’s role in the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

Monday, February 8th, 2021

To ensure sustainable food production, food producers including those in aquaculture need to transform their production methods.


SOFIA so good? The FAO’s State of the World Fisheries 2020 report looks at aquaculture and wild capture fisheries.

Monday, November 30th, 2020

FAO report is titled Sustainability in Action but what does that mean?


Is the future of Scottish salmon farming on land?

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Concerns about the impact of salmon farms on our lochs and seas are increasing, especially with regulations relaxed due to Covid-19. Alongside this is ambition from the Scottish Government and salmon producers to grow the industry. Is closed containment the answer to sustainable growth, with salmon pens built inside specialist facilities?


Information, investment and influence in Scottish salmon farming

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Without information on environmental impacts, could investors be getting out of their depth with Scottish salmon farming or are investors the key to sustainable salmon?


MSPs call for ‘urgent and meaningful action to address regulatory deficiencies’ in Scottish salmon farming.

Monday, February 11th, 2019

It’s apparent that a period of sea change in Scottish salmon farming is approaching, with several Scottish Government working groups examining it in close detail and a recent debate in the Scottish Parliament.


Fidra responds to SEPA Finfish Aquaculture Sector Plan

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

SEPA released their draft Finfish Aquaculture Sector Plan for consultation at the end of 2018. Our response insisted that SEPA, as the regulating body, make a greater commitment to transparency throughout the industry with an emphasis on publicly reporting the use of chemicals, detailing the enforcement actions and repercussions and cumulative impacts on specific locations.


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