Know your Scottish Salmon

Posts Tagged ‘salmon farming’

 

Two years on from 2 Scottish Parliament inquiries, it’s time to increase transparency and compliance

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Fidra is concerned that many recommendations have had little or no action.

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Fidra survey reveals: UK consumers will pay more for ‘sustainably produced’ Scottish salmon & feel ill-informed

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Presenting the results of Fidra’s consumer survey that looks at factors which influence UK consumers in choosing Scottish salmon products.

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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?

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Acoustic Deterrent Devices: An environmentally sound option?

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Acoustic deterrent devices (ADDs) are intended to keep marine species, such as cetaceans and pinnipeds, away from marine structures such as salmon farms. But what impact are these deterrents really having on our marine species?

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Chemicals in salmon farming Part II: Is it time to pull the plug on bath treatments?

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Bath treatments are widely used to treat sea lice on Scottish salmon farms, but are we getting into hotwater with them?

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Chemicals in salmon farming Part I: Does SLICE® (emamectin benzoate) still make the cut?

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

SLICE®, a treatment for parasitic sea lice on salmon, is widely used by Scottish salmon farms in open net pens, despite documented impacts on neighbouring marine wildlife. If a farm has persistent problems with lice and is reliant on harmful treatments to manage infestations, it should be questioned whether that farm is viable and sustainable into the future.

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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.

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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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Scottish Parliament’s Resource Efficiency and Connectivity Committee report published

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

he Scottish Parliament’s REC Committee report on salmon farming in Scotland is out at last! No moratorium on expansion, but some good recommendations.

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