Know your Scottish Salmon

Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

 

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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Make ditching polystyrene fish boxes a New Year resolution for 2020, the Year of Coasts and Waters

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

With the issues of polystyrene in the environment well known, it’s time to look at alternatives for fish boxes.

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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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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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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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