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The phrase 'out of the frying pan and into the fire' springs to mind on reading the news that Marine Harvest Canada's Director of Public Affairs (Ian Roberts) is moving to Scotland and Marine Harvest Scotland's Environment Manager (Chris Read) is moving to Canada in an apparent job swap for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Download press release in full as a PDF online here (and as a Word version online here) Download press release in full as a PDF online here (and as a Word version online here) Read the latest news via: Reported Versus Reality - 'Inaccuracies' Rebutted by Scottish Salmon Watch Letter... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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The Scottish Daily Mail reported (21 May 2018): Michael Blackley Tweeted: Read more via: "The Terrible Cost of Scotland's Salmon Farms" (Financial Times, 12 August 2017) "Salmon farming has done ‘enormous harm’ to fish and environment, warns Jeremy Paxman" (Daily Telegraph, 12 August 2017) "Paxman: Fish farms 'battery hen sheds... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Download as a PDF online here For more information please see Scottish Salmon Watch and read: UK Government's 'Sustainable Seas Inquiry' Hard Evidence: Dossier of Data on Lice Diseases & Mortalities at Scottish Salmon Farms Scottish Salmon Farming 101 Loch Duart - The (Really Not Very) Sustainable Salmon Company Marine... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Download the letter in full as a PDF online here Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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The UK Government reported (23 April 2018): Including: Read more via "Guidance on giving evidence to a Select Committee of the House of Commons" Download the written submission from Scottish Salmon Watch and the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture online here (as a PDF) and online here (as a Word... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Photos from today's delivery of a 42,000-strong petition outside the Scottish Parliament (with Scottish Green MSP Mark Ruskell) and then to the Scottish Government's offices at St. Andrew's House in Edinburgh. Please credit John Need. High res images available (email dstaniford@gaaia.org) More details via: Video message outside the Scottish Parliament!... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Watch video message online here Read more via: The National: "42,000 sign petition for tougher Scottish salmon farm testing" Herald: "Salmon farms are turning Scotland's seas into an open sewer, claim campaigners" 42,000-strong petition heads to Scottish Parliament SumOfUs: "Campaigners at Scottish Parliament call for wastewater testing at salmon farming... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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The National reported (9 May 2018): Read more via: Herald: "Salmon farms are turning Scotland's seas into an open sewer, claim campaigners" 42,000-strong petition heads to Scottish Parliament SumOfUs: "Campaigners at Scottish Parliament call for wastewater testing at salmon farming operations to save wild fish" Supersized McSalmon - I'm Lovin'... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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The Herald reported (9 May 2018): Read more via: 42,000-strong petition heads to Scottish Parliament SumOfUs: "Campaigners at Scottish Parliament call for wastewater testing at salmon farming operations to save wild fish" Supersized McSalmon - I'm Lovin' It Sings Fergus! Big McSalmon, Large Lice & Toxic Chemicals - Supersized Salmon... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Read more via: SumOfUs: "Campaigners at Scottish Parliament call for wastewater testing at salmon farming operations to save wild fish" Letter to Scottish Government re. Infectious Diseases in Salmon Farming Effluents Petition: "Save Scotland's wild salmon!" BBC News: "Scottish salmon farming petition signed by 30,500" Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Press release online here View the petition online here (as of 6pm there were over 42,000 signatures) Read more via: Letter to Scottish Government re. Infectious Diseases in Salmon Farming Effluents Petition: "Save Scotland's wild salmon!" BBC News: "Scottish salmon farming petition signed by 30,500" Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Download in full as a PDF online here (and as a Word document online here). Read more on supersized salmon farming via: Big McSalmon, Large Lice & Toxic Chemicals - Supersized Salmon Goes Global! Sunday Times: "Supersizing salmon farms in Scotland 'will be a disaster’" SEPA proposes lifting biomass cap... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Download in full as a PDF online here (and as a Word document online here). Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Download the letter in full as a PDF online here The letter concludes: Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Please sign onto a petition to save Scotland's wild salmon online here! The BBC reported on 21 April 2018: Read more via "Scottish salmon farming petition signed by 30,500" Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday Times reported (6 May 2018): Here's the newspaper version: Download a PDF online here Also reported via: "SEPA proposes lifting biomass cap for Scottish salmon farms" (Undercurrent News, 7 May) And The Sun (7 May): Download PDF online here Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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A dossier of damning information circulated today to MSPs reveals stomach-churning facts about Marine Harvest's salmon farms in Scotland - including: 134 doses of the toxic organophosphate Azamethiphos during 2017 (with many more instances via well boats) 46 doses of the lobster-killing chemical Emamectin benzoate during 2017 26 doses of... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Scottish Salmon Watch, 2 May 2018 Scottish Parliament Inquiry Grills Salmon Farmers Marine Harvest, Scottish Salmon Company & Grieg Seafood in the firing line The Scottish Parliament's inquiry into salmon farming has Marine Harvest, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, the Scottish Salmon Company and Grieg Seafood in the cross-hairs later... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Scottish Salmon Watch, 1 May 2018 Freeloading Fish Farms: Tax Polluting Scottish Salmon Scotland should follow Norway's 'Polluter Pays Principle' Campaigners are calling on Scotland to follow the lead of Norway and tax the salmon farming sector for environmental pollution. Yesterday's Financial Times reported that the prospect of a resource... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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The BBC reported (21 April 2018): Sign the Sum Of Us petition online here One fish farm produces waste equivalent to 'all of Scotland's west coast towns' 15 March 2018. Shetland salmon packing factory leaks 'blood water' into sea BBC . 25 January 2018. Salmon farming controls "not fit for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Listen online here (UK users only via BBC iPlayer - starts at 13 mins 55 secs) and online here (for non-UK users via You Tube). The BBC show features Wester Ross ghillie Raymond Dingwall, Don Staniford of Scottish Salmon Watch and new SSPO Chief Executive Julie Hesketh-Laird. Fish Farming Expert... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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The BBC One Show featured Scottish salmon farming's environmental problems again in tonight's show - watch online here (for UK users via iPlayer - starts at 2 mins 56 secs) and online here (for non-UK users via You Tube) Watch previous episodes of the BBC One Show on salmon farming... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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The problems plaguing Scottish farmed salmon went from bad to worse today when Food Standards Scotland issued an alert for inadequate procedures to control Clostridium botulinum. The offending products were sold via the Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse (JC Morris & Sons) and pose a "possible health risk". The Herald reported... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Green Around the Gills
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Download as a PNG file online here Here's today's Daily Mail's Comment: More background on the Scottish Parliament's salmon farming inquiry via: Press Release: "Deafening Impact of Salmon Farms on Cetaceans" Press Release: "The Scottish Environment Pollution Agency" Scottish Parliament Inquiry - Evidence on 14 March The Herald: "Fish farm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Green Around the Gills