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Reading through the Scottish Government's Fish Health Inspectorate's 'Case Information' is a real eye-opener. Photos of an inspection at the North Papa salmon farm operated by Norwegian-owned Grieg Seafood in March 2019 are scarier than bug-eyed Momo. The physical damage is "attributed to a recent Optilicer treatment" and the farmed... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Photographs taken by the Scottish Government's Fish Health Inspectorate - slipped out unnoticed in April 2019 - reveal severely damaged farmed salmon at The Scottish Salmon Company's Strondoir Bay salmon farm in Loch Fyne in February 2019. And here's photos from a Fish Health Inspectorate visit to The Scottish Salmon... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Ever wondered what Scottish salmon looks like fresh from the loch? Well look no further than these tasty specimens from Mowi's salmon farm at Kingairloch in Loch a Choire (Loch Linnhe) tested by the Scottish Government for various infectious diseases, pathogens, bacteria and viruses (only five fish are sampled by... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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If further evidence of Scottish salmon's burgeoning 'mort mountain' was needed, video footage of diseased salmon spilled all over the A86 main road between Fort William and Dalwhinnie was posted on Facebook yesterday - featuring cars and camper vans driving through a slick of virus-laden Scottish salmon and what appears... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Gruesome photos of welfare abuse and disease problems at Mowi's farm off the Isle of Rum (published online by the Scottish Government on 10 September 2019) blow out the water the company's claims that their salmon are "healthy"! Do these lice-infested, "blind", "physically damaged" and "anorexic" salmon look the picture... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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The weight of evidence recording widespread welfare abuse on Scottish salmon farms is surely now so overwhelming to bring legal action for systematic breaches of the Animal Health & Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006? The latest damning photographic evidence was slipped out earlier this week (10 September 2019) via the Scottish... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Here's a letter sent to the Chief Executive of the Maritime Coastguard Agency (12 September 2019): Read letter in full online here More details via: The Fish Pharm Menace - Mowi is Like a Bad Movie (& Dick Dastardly)! Photos of Salmon Farm Protests Citizen Science - if the Scottish... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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When Scottish Salmon Watch visited salmon farms operated by Mowi (formerly called Marine Harvest) around the Island of Shuna earlier this month (1 September) we were shadowed so closely that we've written a letter to the Chief Executive of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency regarding Mowi's intimidation, harassment and reckless... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Here's a selection of photos from our recent protests - starting on 31 August 2019 with photos taken by photographer Lauren Fair: Watch a video report from SumOfUs: And a video report from Andrew Holder: Here's more photos from 31 August 2019: Here's photos from 1 September 2019: Read more... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
Citizen Science from Andrew Holder on Vimeo. Read more via: Sewage Samples from Mowi Salmon Farms a "Biosecurity Risk" say Scottish Parliament! The Oban Times: "Salmon farm water samples delivered to Scottish Parliament" Press Release: "Testing Times for Scottish Salmon" Media Backgrounder & Schedule for Swim for Salmon (31 Aug... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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Read The Oban Times article in full online here View this photo Read more via: Sewage Samples from Mowi Salmon Farms a "Biosecurity Risk" say Scottish Parliament! Press Release: "Testing Times for Scottish Salmon" Media Backgrounder & Schedule for Swim for Salmon (31 Aug & 1 Sept) Swim for Salmon,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
Samples of untreated sewage effluent taken by Scottish Salmon Watch at Mowi salmon farms at Port Na Cro and Poll Na Gille around the Island of Shuna near Craobh Haven were denied entry to the Scottish Parliament who deemed it a "biosecurity risk". Scottish Salmon Watch sent the samples to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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Download press release as a PDF online here Read more via: Press Release: "Swim protest against salmon farming pollution on Scotland’s west coast" Swim for Salmon, Cetaceans, Lobsters & Seals! The Herald: "Citizen science activists target salmon farms" The Times: "Campaigners test health at salmon farms" The Oban Times: "Protestors... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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Read more via: Media Backgrounder & Schedule for Swim for Salmon (31 Aug & 1 Sept) Swim for Salmon, Cetaceans, Lobsters & Seals! Oban Times: "Protestors make waves for salmon farms" Intrafish: "Protestors to test water around salmon farms" The National: "Salmon chiefs issue warning to swimmers ahead of protest"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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Download in full as a PDF online here Download in full as a PDF online here Read more via: Swim for Salmon, Cetaceans, Lobsters & Seals! Oban Times: "Protestors make waves for salmon farms" Intrafish: "Protestors to test water around salmon farms" The National: "Salmon chiefs issue warning to swimmers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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The Oban Times reported (30 August 2019): Read more news via: Intrafish: "Protestors to test water around salmon farms" The National: "Salmon chiefs issue warning to swimmers ahead of protest" The Herald: "Citizen science activists target salmon farms" The Times: "Campaigners test health at salmon farms" Press & Journal: "Claims... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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The trade newspaper and online media service Intrafish reported (28 August 2019): Read more via: Intrafish: "Protestors to test water around salmon farms" The National: "Salmon chiefs issue warning to swimmers ahead of protest" The Herald: "Citizen science activists target salmon farms" The Times: "Campaigners test health at salmon farms"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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The National reported (28 August 2019): Read more via: The Herald: "Citizen science activists target salmon farms" The Times: "Campaigners test health at salmon farms" Press & Journal: "Claims fish farm protest must be halted on health and safety grounds" The Scotsman: "Protestors set to target west coast fish farms"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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The Herald reported (28 August 2019): Here's the newspaper version (download Jpeg online here): Read more via: The Times: "Campaigners test health at salmon farms" Press & Journal: "Claims fish farm protest must be halted on health and safety grounds" The Scotsman: "Protestors set to target west coast fish farms"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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The Times reported (28 August 2019): Hamish Macdonell knows The Times newspaper all too well - he was Scottish political editor at The Times before leaving to join the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation in September 2018. In March 2018, Hamish reported for The Times on the "huge risk to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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The Press & Journal reported (27 August 2019): Read more via: The Scotsman: "Protestors set to target west coast fish farms" "Don’t stress our fish, campaigners told" Press Release: "Swim protest against salmon farming pollution on Scotland’s west coast" "Mowi are talking rubbish" says National Trust in the Financial Times... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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The Scotsman reported (27 August 2019): Read more via: "Don’t stress our fish, campaigners told" Press Release: "Swim protest against salmon farming pollution on Scotland’s west coast" "Mowi are talking rubbish" says National Trust in the Financial Times Swim for Salmon, Cetaceans, Lobsters & Seals! Ministers Gorge on Scottish Salmon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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Photo: Truly stressed and skinless Scottish salmon - battered and flayed alive at a Mowi salmon farm in Kilbrannan Sound in March 2018 (Mowi admitted to The Sunday Mail that 300,000 farmed salmon died) Pity those poor (sorry, I mean obscenely rich billionaire) salmon farmers at Mowi and Scottish Sea... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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Download press release as a PDF online here High res photo of Andrew Holder of Extinction Rebellion Oban online here High res photos of the flags to be used on the protest: Download this photo Download this photo Download this photo Download this photo More details via Swim for Salmon,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Green Around the Gills
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The Financial Times reported (27 August 2019): Read article in full online here Mowi Scotland's MD Ben Hadfield may not remember but readers of The Guardian may remember a report of the chemical pollution left by Marine Harvest (re-named Mowi in January 2019 due to negative consumer perceptions over the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Green Around the Gills