Scottish Salmon Watch launched on 28 February 2018 - read more via Press Release: "Scrutiny for Scottish Salmon" and "Failing Fish Farms: Scotland's Worst Salmon Farms Named & Shamed".
Please help put Scottish salmon under the microscope - if you find any problems on salmon farms, examples of illegal labeling in supermarkets, tip-offs of pollution and disease problems or have suggestions for future investigations please contact Don Staniford (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Find out more about Scottish salmon's problems including lice, diseases, mortalities, wastes, escapes, chemicals, contaminants and the killing of seals. Track the news online here; access FOI data online here and read a report on the environmental impacts of salmon farming by the Scottish Parliament (5 March 2018) online here.
In December 2017, the BBC's 'The One Show' broadcast shocking footage of leaking fluid wastes from haulage trucks on 'The Dead Salmon Run'. That's only half the sordid story of how Scottish salmon ends up on supermarket shelves. Keep track of Scottish salmon online here and via Hard Evidence: Dossier of Data on Lice, Diseases & Mortalities at Scottish Salmon Farms
Send the message that Scottish salmon is cheap and nasty - stop buying toxic Scottish salmon. Make the pledge today and tell your family & friends. Friends don't let friends buy farmed salmon! To register support please email Don Staniford via email@example.com
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The list of diseases reported on Scottish salmon farms includes Amoebic Gill Disease, Anaemia, Cardiomyopathy Syndrome, Pasteurella skyensis, Salmon Gill Poxvirus and Pancreas Disease. Mmmm. Read more online here
Over a quarter (26.7%) of Scottish salmon die each year on farms in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. That present a huge problem for the disposal of morts (dead salmon) which exceeded 20,000 tonnes in 2017 and are estimated at well over 10 million (perhaps as high as 20 million). More details online here
You may be shocked to discover that dozens of seals are killed each year by Scottish salmon farms (even those certified by the RSPCA). The seal killers are headed by Marine Harvest, Loch Duart, Scottish Sea Farms & the Scottish Salmon Company (all members of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation and RSPCA certified). Read more online here and download the latest 2017 data online here and 2011-2016 data online here
Parasites called sea lice have exploded on Scottish salmon farms - as lice have become resistant to toxic chemicals (read the latest data online here). New mechanical treatments such as the Thermolicer (a washing machine for lice-ridden farmed salmon) are being used but tens of thousands of salmon are dying each year (read more online here).
Thanks to Scotland's powerful Freedom of Information laws we have been able to access damning data on toxic chemicals, seals killed, lice levels, diseases, mortalities and other problems. Read more online here (warning: have the sick bag handy)!
Your support and contributions are much appreciated and will help fuel the fight against salmon farms - big thanks!
The Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into salmon farming during 2018 - with a call for written evidence by the Rural Economy & Connectivity Committee (deadline of 27 April) and a report from the Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Committee in March
Report misleading labeling now! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more via "Scottish Salmon's Mort Mountain Leaps Over 10 Million"
Read an introduction to Scottish salmon farming's problems online here
Watch the BBC's 'The One Show' with Joe Crowley reporting on "The Dead Salmon Run" - watch more videos online here
Read about the Global Salmon Initiative's sustainability scam via "EXPOSED: Scottish Salmon's Sustainability Scam"
Read how the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation's 'Label Rouge' scheme is a rogue label via "Red Alert for Label Rouge - Lousy Label Goes Rogue"
Read about M&S's fake label via "M&S fakes loch to launch salmon" and "M&S Lochmuir salmon... only Lochmuir doesn't exist"
Read more via "Farmed salmon are deaf – and now we know why"
Read more via "Humpback Whale Post Mortem Suggests Entanglement in Salmon Farm" and "Salmon Farming Kills Whales!"
25 Reasons to Boycott Scottish Salmon (pdf)Download
25 Years of Scottish Salmon Shame (pdf)Download
Scottish Salmon Farming 101 (pdf)Download
Slicegate: Anatomy & Chronology of an Environmental Lobotomy (pdf)Download
Farmed & Dangerous Salmon: the most contaminated food on the supermarket shelf (pdf)Download
Ugly in Pink: cosmetically challenged farmed salmon (pdf)Download
Silent Spring of the Sea (pdf)Download
Big Fish in a Small Pond (pdf)Download
Five Fundamental Flaws of Sea Cage Fish Farming (pdf)Download
Sea Cage Fish Farming: an evaluation of environmental and public health impacts (pdf)Download
Organic Scamon: the greenwashing of toxic farmed salmon (pdf)Download
Abominable Salmon Council - Buyer Beware! (pdf)Download
Watch David Ainsley explain how salmon farms pollute the sea-bed
Watch Howard Wood of COAST explain how salmon farming off the Isle of Arran is a "smelly mess"
Watch John Robins of Save Our Seals Fund explain how salmon farming kills seals
Don Staniford explains the hidden extras lurking in farmed salmon
Don Staniford explains why Scottish salmon belongs in the bin!