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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
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The Sunday Herald reported (4 June 2017): Read more via: Sunday Herald: "Toxic pesticide ban scrapped after fish farm industry pressure" Press Release: "Damning Report on Toxic Salmon Farms Buried - SEPA finally acts on lobster-killing chemical" "Crackdown on fish farm pesticides after Sunday Herald investigation" Press Release: "Toxic Toilets:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's two motions filed by Members of the Scottish Parliament - one by Claudia Beamish MSP: And a second filed by Maurice Golden MSP: Read more via: Press Release: "Cetaceans Sound Alarm On Salmon Farms - new research sparks EC complaint & call to ban Acoustic Deterrent Devices" Sunday Herald:... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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[Download press release with Notes to Editors as a PDF online here] New research - "Large-scale underwater noise pollution from Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) on the west coast of Scotland" - presented earlier this week at the European Cetacean Society conference in Denmark sounds the alarm on the use of... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Herald reported (7 May 2017): Here's the newspaper version - download as a PDF online here Read more via: Press Release: "Cetaceans Sound Alarm On Salmon Farms - new research sparks EC complaint & call to ban Acoustic Deterrent Devices" Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Herald reported (24 April 2017): Read more via: Seal-killing salmon farms caught in cross-hairs of Scottish Parliament Take Scotland's Seals Out of the Cross Hairs! "All At Sea: Seal-Killing Salmon Farms" "The Two Billion Dollar Salmon Ban" "Concern as crucial forum for protection of seals abandoned" "Scottish salmon exports... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The issue of salmon farms killing seals and the prospect of a US import ban on Scottish farmed salmon was raised by the Scottish Green Party in the Scottish Parliament earlier today (19 April 2017): Here's a press release issued by the Scottish Green Party (19 April 2017): Read more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture, 16 April 2017 Viking Invasion Taints 'Scottish' Salmon - 90% of Eggs Now Imported Exclusive data obtained via Freedom of Information reveals that 90% of 'Scottish' salmon is now imported as eggs from overseas with Norway accounting for 86% of egg imports [1]. Campaigners... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Times reported (16 April 2017): Download the FOI data from the Scottish Government as an Excel spreadsheet online here Download a covering letter from the Scottish Government online here Read more via: Press Release: "Viking Invasion Taints 'Scottish' Salmon" Intrafish reported (17 April 2017): Undercurrent News reported (17... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Herald reported (19 March 2017): Download SEPA's unpublished statement on banning Emamectin online here Read the documents obtained by GAAIA from SEPA on 1 March 2017: SSPO lobbying of SEPA in August 2016 SSPO proposal to SEPA on an agreed media position SEPA dinner in Nov 2015 with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Download the article as a PDF version online here The online version of the Press & Journal reported (17 March 2017): Read more via: Videos of Press Conference & Protest Photos of Scottish Salmon Protest in Edinburgh Press Release: "Red Alert for Scottish Salmon - Protest Against Label Rouge in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's video reports from the press conference and protest in Edinburgh yesterday (16 March 2017) - click on the photo and the video should play. Read more via: Photos of Scottish Salmon Protest in Edinburgh Press Release: "Red Alert for Scottish Salmon - Protest Against Label Rouge in Edinburgh" Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's photos of today's protest in Edinburgh (Photo credits: John Need: http://www.JohnNeed.co.uk): [Left to right: John Robins, Allan Berry, Roderick O'Sullivan, Don Staniford, Elseanne Staniford and Ewan Kennedy] Download high res image online here [Left to right: Elena Edwards, Elseanne Staniford, Don Staniford, John Robins] Download high res image online... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Protestors gather today in Edinburgh (Noon at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel) outside a conference promoting "high quality, sustainable salmon". Photos of today's protest will be available from ca. 3pm this afternoon online here The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) are 'celebrating' 25 years of holding "the French Government's prestigious food... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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The Courier reported (15 March 2017): Here's more photos: Watch videos via: Video: "Call the Lice Police!" For more background read: Parliamentary Motion: "Concerns Over Label Rouge Salmon Certification" "Red Alert for Label Rouge - Lousy Label Goes Rogue" Letter to French Government: "Label Rouge Saumon Ecossais - Quelle Horreur!"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Watch video online here Watch video online here Watch video online here Watch video online here Watch more video reports via: Video: "Loch Duart's Rogue Label" Video: "Red Alert: Scottish Salmon's Lousy Label Goes Rogue" Watch another video message from Don Staniford online here And find out about the toxic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Green Around the Gills
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Emamectin contamination at the Scottish Salmon Company in Loch Roag Download press release and media backgrounder as a PDF online here Documents obtained from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) via Freedom of Information (FOI) reveal that the Scottish Salmon Company breached safety levels for Emamectin in the flesh of Scottish... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Green Around the Gills