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Farmed salmon from Scotland is ranked as the world's worst - according to recent assessments by Seafood Watch which recommends avoiding farmed salmon from Scotland, Norway, Chile and Atlantic Canada [1]. The red ranking for Scottish farmed salmon - which scored a woeful 2.65 out of 10 - was attributed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Here's two letters published in The Sunday Herald (12 November 2017): Read more via: Pesticide report suppressed after freedom of information warning How the Scottish Government ‘nuanced’ away fish farm pesticide ban Editorial: "Independent scrutiny is a cornerstone of democracy" Sunday Herald: "Report ditched after FOI fears" Sunday Herald: "Revealed:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Here's a letter published in The West Highland Free Press (10 November 2017): The Scottish Salmon Think Tank also Tweeted: Here's another Tweet from the Scottish Salmon Think Tank: Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Times reported (12 November 2017): Read more via: "Red Alert for Label Rouge - Lousy Label Goes Rogue" 25 Reasons to Boycott Scottish Salmon 25 Years of Scottish Salmon Shame Press & Journal: "Demo as salmon industry alliance marked" SSPO admit Label Rouge "is not a standard designed... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Herald reported (5 November 2017): Download as a PDF online here Also reported by The Ferret (8 November 2017): Download emails via Pesticide report suppressed after freedom of information warning Read more via: Editorial: "Independent scrutiny is a cornerstone of democracy" Sunday Herald: "Revealed: Scottish Government put pressure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Download press release in full with Notes to Editors online here Read more on the slaughter of seals by Scottish salmon farming companies via: The Scotsman: "Fish farms kill more seals as industry tries to save salmon" Sunday Times: "Fish farms under fire for seal death toll" UK seal population... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's an Editorial in The Sunday Herald (5 November 2017): Read more via: Sunday Herald: "Revealed: Scottish Government put pressure on Sepa to drop ban on toxic pesticide" Editorial: "Welcome move in pesticide scandal" Sunday Herald: "Fish farms industry now at war with SEPA over toxic-loch pesticide" The Ferret: "Scottish... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Download PDF of Sunday Herald article online here The Sunday Herald reported (5 November 2017): Also reported via The Ferret (7 November 2017): How the Scottish Government ‘nuanced’ away fish farm pesticide ban Read more via: Editorial: "Welcome move in pesticide scandal" Sunday Herald: "Fish farms industry now at war... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Scotsman reported (22 October 2017): Read more via: Sunday Times: "Fish farms under fire for seal death toll" Press Release: "Marine Harvest: Scotland's #1 Seal Killer" Sunday Times: "Seals shot to save Waitrose salmon" Herald: "US warning over continued killing of seals by Scots fish farms" Seal-killing salmon farms... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Times reported (22 October 2017): Read more via: Press Release: "Marine Harvest: Scotland's #1 Seal Killer" Sunday Times: "Seals shot to save Waitrose salmon" Herald: "US warning over continued killing of seals by Scots fish farms" Seal-killing salmon farms caught in cross-hairs of Scottish Parliament Take Scotland's Seals... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Herald reported (21 October 2017): Read more via: Letter: "More disease in Scottish salmon farms" Letter: "The future, for salmon, is wild not farmed" Editorial: "Fish farms in the dock" Sunday Herald: "A disgrace: ten million salmon thrown away by fish farm industry in last year alone" Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's a letter published by The Sunday Herald (15 October 2017): Read more via: Letter: "The future, for salmon, is wild not farmed" Editorial: "Fish farms in the dock" Sunday Herald: "A disgrace: ten million salmon thrown away by fish farm industry in last year alone" Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's a letter published in The Sunday Herald (15 October 2017): Read more via: Editorial: "Fish farms in the dock" Sunday Herald: "A disgrace: ten million salmon thrown away by fish farm industry in last year alone" Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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NDP Government's reputation at stake over salmon The Premier of British Columbia, John Horgan, has a big decision on his hands today (Tuesday 10 October) in Alert Bay when he meets with First Nations leaders. Will he pin his colors to the mast of wild Pacific salmon or farmed Atlantic... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's an Editorial in today's Sunday Herald newspaper (8 October 2017): Read more in today's Sunday Herald via: "A disgrace: ten million salmon thrown away by fish farm industry in last year alone" Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Herald reported (8 October 2017): Read more on Scottish salmon's mort mountain via: Oops: fish farm firm kills 175,000 of its salmon by accident European Commission complaint over dead fish dumping forces rule change Farmed salmon killed by disease leaps to 8.5 million Where have all the dead... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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If the BC New Democratic Party dilly-dally and dither any longer they should seriously consider changing their name to the BC Never Deliver Party. As time ebbs away, the chances of the NDP actually delivering on their pre-election pledge to protect wild salmon and remove salmon farms appears more and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's the Sunday Herald's Editorial Comment (1 July 2017): Read more via: Sunday Herald: "Fish farms industry now at war with SEPA over toxic-loch pesticide" The Ferret: "Scottish Government under fire for helping block pesticide ban" Editorial: "Holyrood must investigate pesticide claims" Sunday Herald: "Scottish government accused of intervening to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Herald reported (1 July 2017): Read more via: The Ferret: "Scottish Government under fire for helping block pesticide ban" Editorial: "Holyrood must investigate pesticide claims" Sunday Herald: "Scottish government accused of intervening to block ban on toxic pesticide" The Ferret: "Revealed: secret role of US drug company in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Sainsbury's & Waitrose In Firing Line Over Seal Shooting Download press release in full with Notes to Editors online here Data published by the Scottish Government reveals that Marine Harvest killed over a quarter of the seals shot in Scotland in 2016. Since 2011 (from when official figures are publicly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Times reported (25 June 2017): Read more on the slaughter of seals by Scottish salmon farming companies via: Herald: "US warning over continued killing of seals by Scots fish farms" Seal-killing salmon farms caught in cross-hairs of Scottish Parliament Take Scotland's Seals Out of the Cross Hairs! "All... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Ferret reported (19 June 2017): Read more via: Editorial: "Holyrood must investigate pesticide claims" Press Release: "Scottish Government Overdoses on Toxic Scottish Salmon" Sunday Herald: "Scottish government accused of intervening to block ban on toxic pesticide" Sunday Herald: "Scottish government accused of colluding with drug giant over pesticides scandal"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's an Editorial Comment in The Sunday Herald (18 June 2017): Read more via: Press Release: "Scottish Government Overdoses on Toxic Scottish Salmon" Sunday Herald: "Scottish government accused of intervening to block ban on toxic pesticide" Sunday Herald: "Scottish government accused of colluding with drug giant over pesticides scandal" Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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SEPA's proposed chemical ban (along with Scotland's lobsters) is Sliced to death Download press release in full with Notes to Editors online here Documents disclosed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) via Freedom of Information (FOI) expose yet more damning details of how the Scottish Government intervened at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Herald reported (18 June 2017): Read more background via: Sunday Herald: "Scottish government accused of colluding with drug giant over pesticides scandal" Sunday Herald: "Toxic pesticide ban scrapped after fish farm industry pressure" Press Release: "Scottish Salmon Overdoses on Toxic Chemical" Daily Mail: "The toxic chemicals in farmed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at Green Around the Gills