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How much of the toxic neonicotinoid Imidacloprid (BMK08/Ectosan) has been used in Scottish salmon farming (either legally or illegally) since @WeAreBenchmark registered a patent in 2011? @SSPOsays @MowiScotlandLtd @marinescotland @vmdgovuk @scotseafarms https://t.co/CdAEYD4QzO pic.twitter.com/GY8uP0Us1v — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 26, 2020 How much of the toxic neonicotinoid Imidacloprid (BMK08/Ectosan) has been... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Green Around the Gills
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"The science is already in - escapes from farms kill wild salmon" @ardrossanherald "Mowi should be fined & have their licence to operate rescinded" @MowiScotlandLtd @FergusEwingMSP @fms_scotland @SalmonTroutCons @strathearnrose @marinescotland pic.twitter.com/5dJIpmNp7t — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 23, 2020 Read more via: Decades of Science Escape Mowi's 'Merchant of Doubt' BBC... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Around the Gills
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Noise pollution from salmon farms tortures porpoises @MailOnline https://t.co/le3EHiS4pj "Salmon farmers use underwater high-pitched noise devices to protect stock...But the underwater equipment has been branded ‘sonic torture’ by campaigners" @ClydePorpoise @SealifeA @ScotLINK pic.twitter.com/lhxYrRuUDQ — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 25, 2020 Salmon farmers are 'torturing' porpoises & dolphins with high-pitched noises... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Around the Gills
"I will f***ing murder the f**k out of you," screams salmon farm worker Gregor Maclellan @kamesfishfarm as he assaults a local resident for filming the use of carcinogenic chemicals in Loch Tralaig https://t.co/lLezwuMAtZ Why did @policescotland let him off with only a warning? pic.twitter.com/EV4nfWJvbY — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 23,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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The letter to Police Scotland includes: Read letter in full as a PDF online here Scottish Sea Farms "sent a barge around seemingly to ram us" @Ecohustler "Then they called the police" @policescotland "tormenting sentient animals is okay but snorkeling over to witness the carnage is not" @scotseafarms https://t.co/8enYytYDRV @LeroySeafood... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Kames Rated "Poor" for Non-Compliance of Carcinogenic Chemicals https://t.co/Db40LAgAnk @kamesfishfarm @ScottishEPA "Recording issues identified with the use of Formaldehyde including quantities & dates of use, no chemical log maintained" @SaveOurLochs @obantimes #Kames #Toxic pic.twitter.com/fg4GxkzbrJ — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 20, 2020 The controversial salmon farm in Loch Tralaig operated by... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Mr Staniford, an award-winning campaigner & author, hailed it as ‘watershed victory’. "Police Scotland has effectively reinforced the legality of filming at salmon farms. Salmon farms cannot keep the public out of public waters" https://t.co/Uenouv8FBV @obantimes @policescotland — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 19, 2020 The Oban Times reported (19 October... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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New Scottish Government survey reveals that 89.7% of 'Scottish' salmon are derived from foreign sources (Norway, Iceland & Ireland) https://t.co/LX57bm5nfV @marinescotland @GreenerScotland @SSPOsays @WeAreBenchmark @HGSalmonUK @FergusEwingMSP pic.twitter.com/NH9CrYu1JK — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 19, 2020 The 'Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2019' has been published by the Scottish Government (19 October... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Ongoing Welfare Abuse on RSPCA Assured Salmon Farms - Why No Prosecutions? https://t.co/MJPgaijAAy @MairiGougeon @APHAgovuk @rspcaassured @kamesfishfarm @MowiScotlandLtd @scotseafarms @salmon_scottish @GriegShetland @Animallawyersuk @onekindtweet @ProfCMDwyer @LynneUSneddon pic.twitter.com/AIQHyRkb0q — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 19, 2020 Last week (15 October 2020), the Scottish Government's Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment (Mairi... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Police apologise to anti-fish farm campaigner over access https://t.co/sRCoXI4ylj @FerretScot @policescotland @scotseafarms @SSPOsays @Ecohustler @andrholder @ewangkennedy @HamishMacdonell @obantimes @argyllshiread "Salmon farms cannot keep the public out of public waters" — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 15, 2020 The Ferret reported (15 October 2020): Read article in full online here NEW -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Landmark Victory for Surveillance of Salmon Farms - Police Scotland apologises for wrongly protecting @scotseafarms from public access for filming & diving https://t.co/FJN8LmAX2w @policescotland pic.twitter.com/kU4IKfmGA5 — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 15, 2020 Download press release and media backgrounder in full as a PDF online here Download letter from Police Scotland... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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@waitrose would you mind explaining what you mean by a native Hebridean salmon....@PaddyCGalbraith pic.twitter.com/Sdj0r76Qyu — Will Martin (@wjhm93) October 12, 2020 Hi Will. Native Hebridean Salmon is bred from wild Hebridean Salmon and farmed only in Hebridean waters. It has complete traceability to the Scottish Hebridean Islands. - Mark —... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Surely someone on inside track at @marinescotland & @nature_scot has the bottle to affirm to @GreenerScotland @NicolaSturgeon @strathearnrose that unlicensed use of ADDs in aquaculture is contrary to European Protected Species legislation and completely immoral? pic.twitter.com/yfQQZhjaI8 — david nairn (@ClydePorpoise) October 12, 2020 Read more via: Daily Record: "Whales and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Mowi's Director of Communications @BBCTheOneShow: "We've entered into a 2-year comprehensive study to make sure that we understand if there are any long term impacts....we're talking about a potential risk but we just don't know. What we need is science" https://t.co/YxeLot9XGc pic.twitter.com/5L4cDUsf1X — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 12, 2020 Watching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Watch the BBC's One Show on Mowi's great deformed salmon escape https://t.co/QP2G9dMLtr @MowiScotlandLtd @fms_scotland @BBCTheOneShow @joe_crowley @marinescotland pic.twitter.com/gXYwr5Uh7U — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 12, 2020 Watch the BBC One Show reporting (12 October 2020) on the fallout from Mowi's mass escape in the Kilbrannan Sound in August: BBC presenter Joe... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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"If it's less than 5k, Mowi can handle it" says @MowiScotlandLtd Director of Comms offering to buy off Ness District Salmon Fishery Board for £3,800 plus VAT. "Just request a Mowi logo on the side in the shape of a red hot flame (kidding)". "Looks schnazzy" says Ian Roberts pic.twitter.com/H2JxBxYYtB... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Official Scottish Government figures show Mowi has recovered zero out of 48,834 escapees (i.e. 0%!) @MowiScotlandLtd https://t.co/3hMTYTQb9V How much will @GreenerScotland fine Mowi for failing to recapture escapees? @fms_scotland @FergusEwingMSP @strathearnrose £0.00? #Mowi pic.twitter.com/hzHpfYKhX7 — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 9, 2020 As news emerges that escapees from Mowi's salmon farm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Discharges from fish farms of two sea lice pesticides known to harm marine wildlife rose in 2019, reversing declines in earlier years.https://t.co/O9ujdzd5lw — The Ferret (@FerretScot) October 7, 2020 The Ferret reported (7 October 2020): Read article in full online here Thanks to @robedwards53 & @FerretScot for continuing to expose... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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What testing of Landcatch's Ormsary Hatchery @HGSalmonUK has @ScottishEPA & @marinescotland carried out for chemical pollutants, infectious diseases, viruses, pathogens & bacteria discharged into Loch Caolisport? https://t.co/zI94s0VXCm @Feorlean @FergusEwingMSP @strathearnrose pic.twitter.com/WgKALrJhL4 — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 5, 2020 Last week (1 October 2020), I asked in a blog: "Lithgow Baron... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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"Norwegian interests risk bringing the whole rotten edifice of 'Scottish Salmon' crashing down" warns @HGSalmonUK to @Feorlean & @FergusEwingMSP https://t.co/7leCLZarz1 @GAA_Advocate @salmonfarming1 @IntraFishNorge @thefishsite @Salmon_Business @GreenerScotland @fiskeridir pic.twitter.com/79CBueZzXB — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 1, 2020 Download press release and backgrounder in full as a PDF online here Download press release... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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This cowboy - James Lithgow (Chairman of Lithgows & heir to the Baronetcy of Ormsary - the son of Sir William) - was warned by @policescotland for harassment & intimidation https://t.co/9ffifnT4wz What does @HGSalmonUK have to hide? @BetterBreeding @FergusEwingMSP @Feorlean pic.twitter.com/MYDe3W4fut — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) October 1, 2020 What dirty... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Anyone for disease-ridden Scottish salmon fresh from Landcatch marinaded in antibiotic & cancer-causing Formalin? https://t.co/rSvO6Hz6V7 @HGSalmonUK @salmon_scottish New 'Case Information' published today @marinescotland The horror of #Scottish #Salmon @ciwf @PETAUK @APHAgovuk pic.twitter.com/NWDVRGdb4Y — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) April 6, 2020 Back in April 2020, I reported via "The Case Against Scottish... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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£38K to foster a "fruitful working relationship" between salmon farming & wild fish - more like a barrel of rotten apples! @MowiScotlandLtd @salmon_scottish @GriegShetland @scotseafarms @kamesfishfarm @fms_scotland @AST_Salmon @marinescotland @PollyRose91 https://t.co/1qBhZeKLnB pic.twitter.com/g3vpOd2v4i — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) September 30, 2020 Documents disclosed via Freedom of Information lay bare how the Scottish... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Judas sold out Jesus for thirty pieces of silver - it seems the Atlantic Salmon Trust are willing to sell the King of Fish down the river for £300,000 https://t.co/H5siw5DAlq @AST_Salmon @ScotlandMowi @MowiScotlandLtd @fms_scotland @marinescotland @HamishMacdonell @SSPOsays pic.twitter.com/NlLqvH9cCM — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) September 28, 2020 Judas sold out Jesus for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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X-Rated Video - Here’s What Mowi’s Lawyers (& RSPCA) Don’t Want the Public to See! https://t.co/GiQiEAKTq3 @ScotlandMowi @MowiScotlandLtd @AbdnConsidine @SSPOsays @rspcaassured @RSPCAChris @ChrisGPackham @brianblessed @BillOddie @philip_ciwf @onekindtweet @PETAUK @ciwf @scotgp — Don Staniford (@TheGAAIA) September 28, 2020 Mowi's lice and mortality reports for September 2020 make grim reading for shareholders:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at Green Around the Gills