Know your Scottish Salmon

Posts Tagged ‘salmon’

 

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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A leap into the unknown: How climate change will impact Scottish salmon farming

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

With around 1.5 million children striking from school on Friday 15th March 2019, conversations about climate change have been brought firmly into the home and around the dinner table.  But how does climate change affect what is on our dinner tables in Scotland?  We explore how climate change will impact Scotland salmon farming.

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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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Closed Containment – a silver bullet for both opponents and supporters of salmon farming?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Current methods of Scottish salmon farming traditionally use an open net method, yet companies are now looking into closed containment, or land-based, farming to limit environmental impacts.

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Getting to know your Scottish salmon: how will sustainability dashboards help?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

When buying Scottish farmed salmon fillets for your dinner, do you know where the fish has come from? The quality of the farm? Which chemicals the fish have consumed, how much and why?

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