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Fish Farming Expert reported (27 May 2020) that the RSPCA suspended in-person assessments of salmon farms on 23 March with contactless assessments available by mutual agreement on Monday (1 June): So instead of on-farm inspections (for which the RSPCA rake in over £500,000 per year for certifying ca. 60% of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Around the Gills
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Here's a petition calling on the Scottish Government to ban the use of Formaldehyde on salmon farms. Please sign and share online here Read more via: Sunday National: "Revealed: The 10 Scottish lochs polluted by fish farm chemicals" The Ferret: "Toxic fish farm pesticide polluted ten lochs across Scotland" REVEALED:... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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The latest 'Case Information' on diseases at salmon farms published earlier this month by the Scottish Government's Fish Health Inspectorate makes for grim reading for Norwegian giant Mowi (formerly called Marine Harvest - they changed their name in 2019 due to "negative consumer perception"). Mmmmm, any takers for yummy RSPCA... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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The Sunday National reported (24 May 2020): Read article in full online here Here's the newspaper version: ENDS Report reported (27 May 2020): Read more via: The Ferret: "Toxic fish farm pesticide polluted ten lochs across Scotland" REVEALED: Carcinogenic Chemical Formaldehyde Flooding Scottish Lochs FOI letter to Scottish Ministers re.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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The Ferret reported (24 May 2020): Read more via: REVEALED: Carcinogenic Chemical Formaldehyde Flooding Scottish Lochs FOI letter to Scottish Ministers re. Formaldehyde/Formalin use on salmon farms since 2013 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Download press release in full with notes to editors online here Read more via: FOI review of SEPA's refusal to provide information on Formaldehyde/Formalin use in Loch Tralaig FOI letter to Scottish Ministers & VMD on Formaldehyde/Formalin use on salmon farms since 2013 Read more via: More toxic pesticides to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Read FOI letter in full online here Read more via: REVEALED: Carcinogenic Chemical Formaldehyde Flooding Scottish Lochs FOI review of SEPA's refusal to provide information on Formaldehyde/Formalin use in Loch Tralaig Video Nasty: Chemically Embalmed Scottish Salmon at Kames in Loch Tralaig Sunday Times: "Chemical fears at Scots fish farms"... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Green Around the Gills
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Hakai magazine reported (4 May 2020): Here's the Ocean Sciences paper cited above: Scottish Salmon Watch reported on other scientific research on the environmental impacts of Imidacloprid in March 2020: A scientific paper published in Marine Environmental Research in October 2019 reported: [If any scientists have any other references or... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Fish Farming Expert reported (22 May 2020): Fish Farming Expert reported in March 2020: Read more via: Scottish Greens "Deeply Concerned" at Mowi's Field Trial of Neonicotinoid Imidacloprid in Loch Ailort Letter to the Prince of Wales re. bee-killing Imidacloprid use at royal warrant holder Mowi Secret Trials: 'Royal' Salmon... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Mark Ruskell MSP of the Scottish Greens has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform raising concerns about the use of neonicotinoid insecticide Imidacloprid in salmon farming: Download letter as a PDF online here Read more via: Secret Trials: 'Royal' Salmon Doused with Bee-Killing Insecticide... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Read Scottish Salmon Watch's letter to the Prince of Wales in full online here Read more details via: Secret Trials: 'Royal' Salmon Doused with Bee-Killing Insecticide Imidacloprid? Follow the Salmoney - the Norwegian tobacco billionaire behind the Neonicotinoid Imidacloprid ENDS Report: "Calls for greater transparency over ‘toxic’ new fish farm... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Read press release with notes to editors and media backgrounder in full online here More documents via: FOI Letter to Scottish Ministers SEPA & VMD re Imidacloprid Field Trials 20 May 2020 SEPA review of Imidacloprid refusal F0191802 18 May 2020 SEPA review of Imidacloprid refusal F0191802 findings in full... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Download Scottish Salmon Watch's letter of complaint to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (1 May 2020) in full online here Download Scottish Salmon Watch's letter of complaint to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (1 May 2020) in full online here Read more via: Deadly Mowi - the Horror Story Continues!... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Download letter from APHA to Mowi in full online here Download the press release, media backgrounder and notes to editors in full as a PDF online here Scottish Salmon Watch today (23 April 2020) filed a formal request for a review of APHA's refusal via ATIC1896 to disclose detailed information... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Under the guise of the Coronavirus crisis, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has opened the floodgates to the use of toxic chemicals (including the lobster-killing pesticide Emamectin benzoate which SEPA proposed to be banned back in 2016 before lobbying by the Scottish Government, salmon farmers and the chemical company... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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The Ferret reported (7 April 2020): Read Ferret article in full online here Read more via: SEPA relax environmental controls during Coronavirus crisis The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reported (25 March 2020): "SEPA are permitting salmon farmers to pollute with impunity," said Don Staniford, Director of Scottish Salmon Watch.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Shocking photos slipped out recently by the Scottish Government's Fish Health Inspectorate reveal welfare abuse and disease-ridden operations at Norwegian-owned Mowi's RSPCA Assured salmon farm at North Shore in Loch Erisort on the Isle of Lewis. The damning inspection report details infectious diseases, viruses and pathogens such as Complex Gill... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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A Freedom of Information reply from the Scottish Government earlier this month (2 April 2020) reveals an abject lack of testing of viruses, pathogens and infectious diseases. Scottish Salmon Watch's FOI request of 28 February 2020 also asked for: The Scottish Government refused the FOI request on 2 April 2020... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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'Case Information' published today (6 April 2020) reveals mass mortalities, infectious diseases, fungus and use of the carcinogenic chemical Formalin and the antibiotic Florfenicol on Scottish salmon farms inspected by the Scottish Government during January 2020 (2019 'Case Information' including photos is available online here). Facebook deemed the photos too... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Watch online here The 'Investigation Service' TV show is mostly in Dutch but there are parts in English - including an interview with the 'organic' salmon farmer in Norway and a phone interview with Scottish Salmon Watch. Read more about 'Organic Scamon' via: 'Organic' Sea Harvest Challenged by Advertising Standards... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reported (25 March 2020): "SEPA are permitting salmon farmers to pollute with impunity," said Don Staniford, Director of Scottish Salmon Watch. "Turning a blind eye to breaches of environmental rules is one thing but giving the salmon sector a special exemption is beyond the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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ENDS Report reported (25 March 2020): Read article in full online here Read more via: Letter to SEPA: Please Come Clean on Imidacloprid! Follow the Salmoney - the Norwegian tobacco billionaire behind the Neonicotinoid Imidacloprid The Ferret: "Fish farm companies ‘bidding to use bee-harming pesticide’" Revealed: Toxic Neonicotinoid Insecticide Used... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Here's a letter to SEPA's Chief Executive Terry A'Hearn: Including: Read letter in full online here Read more via: Letter to Scottish Ministers, SEPA & the VMD re. Imidacloprid (17 March 2020) FOI requests on Imidacloprid to SEPA, VMD & the Scottish Government (17 March 2020) FOI request on Imidacloprid... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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Forbes reported in May 2020: Follow Johan Andresen on Twitter: Here's the largest shareholders in Benchmark: Johan Andresen of Ferd in Norway (mis-spelled as Andersen) is listed by Companies House as the one person with significant control in Benchmark: Wikipedia reports: Maybe Mr Andresen should divest from Benchmark - a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Green Around the Gills
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The Ferret reported (17 March 2020): Read more via: Revealed: Toxic Neonicotinoid Insecticide Used to 'CleanTreat' Lousy Salmon Read more via: Letter to Scottish Ministers, SEPA & the VMD re. Imidacloprid (17 March 2020) FOI requests on Imidacloprid to SEPA, VMD, the Scottish Government & the Norwegian Government (17 March... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Green Around the Gills