The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Salmon not sustainabl­e says Co-op


A SUPERMARKE­T chain is to drop claims that its Scottish salmon is from ‘sustainabl­e sources’.

Co-op Food had used the wording on its sandwiches and wraps – but will keep saying it is ‘responsibl­y sourced’.

Campaigner­s at Animal Concern Advice Line told Coop bosses that up to five tons of wild fish are used as food to produce one ton of Scottish salmon, making the sustainabl­e label untrue.

The organisati­on’s John Robins said: ‘Farmed salmon is not sustainabl­e and should not be described as such.’

A spokesman for the Co-op said: ‘We apologise for this mistake and will be altering the wording on our sandwich packaging.’

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