SALMON FARMS EX­POSED

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Fishing Reports -

Se­cret film­ing of dis­eased and de­formed salmon on a Scot­tish salmon farm has brought the ap­palling farm­ing prac­tices of Scot­tish aqua­cul­ture to the at­ten­tion of the wider pub­lic. Footage of suf­fer­ing farmed salmon taken by T&S con­trib­u­tor Corin Smith at Loch Roag off the Isle of Lewis was aired on BBC1’S The One Show on Septem­ber 10 and widely shared in the na­tional press and on so­cial me­dia. The film also re­vealed how more than 80 wild salmon, in­fested by up to 700 lice each, had been found dead at the mouth of the nearby Black­wa­ter river. Their mi­gra­tory path passes by the farm. Corin also filmed the shock­ing dis­posal of thou­sands of dead farmed fish in landfill on Uist. A pe­ti­tion urg­ing Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to take ur­gent ac­tion to im­prove the wel­fare of Scot­tish salmon has been posted at: ac­tions.sumo­fus.org

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