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Scottish Salmon Watch

Welcome to Scottish Salmon Watch

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Sick Salmon - Are Farms Spreading Infectious Diseases?

Disease-ridden Scottish salmon farms

Read a press release (30 September 2019) online here 

Read letter to Scottish Ministers

Download letter dated 30 September 2019 online here

Lifting the Lid on Diseased Scottish Salmon

WARNING - do not watch on a full stomach!

Sick Scottish Salmon

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Scottish Salmon's 'Mort Mountain' now stands as high as 20 million dead salmon

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Infectious Disease are killing farmed salmon - with a mortality rate of 26.7%

That's over a quarter of all Scottish salmon dying each that - over 22,000 tonnes (that's a lot of lorries hauling dead salmon to incinerators).  Read more via "Scottish Salmon's Mort Mountain Leaps Over 10 Million - FOI reveals 2.3 million dead salmon at Marine Harvest farms in 2017" and "Media Advisory: Aquacalypse Now - Scottish Parliament TV features Scottish salmon horror show"

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Scottish Salmon Stinks!

Diseases reported on Scottish salmon farms in 2017 include  Salmon Gill poxvirus, Paranucleospora theridion, gill pathology, complex gill issues, Vibrio anguillarum, Proliferative Gill Disease, Amoebic Gill Disease, Pancreas Disease, fungus, cardiomyopathy syndrome, Haemorrhagic smolt syndrome, HSMI, Enteric redmouth disease and  anaemia.   Read award-winning food writer Joanna Blytham via The Grocer: ‘Scotland’s Farmed Salmon Industry Stinks’ 

Diseases, Viruses, Lice & other things not nice

Listeria

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Listeria contamination of Scottish salmon - including at Loch Duart in 2013 - has caused headaches for the salmon farming industry (and can induce vomiting and illness in people unknowingly eating listeria contaminated salmon).  Read more via "Listeria Contamination in Farmed Salmon"

Amoebic Gill Disease

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Amoebic Gill Disease (including Epitheliocystis, Chlamydia and Proliferative Gill Disease) has hit Scottish salmon farms hard over the last decade. Read more via "Gill Diseases: Scottish Salmon's Dirty Big Secret"

Poxvirus & Pasteurella

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Diseases reported on Scottish salmon farms include Salmonid alphavirus, Epitheliocystis (Chlamydia), Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis, Infectious Salmon Anaemia, Salmon Gill Poxvirus and Pasteurella skyensis.  Read more via "Fish Farmageddon: the Infectious Salmon Aquacalypse"

Cardiomyopathy Syndrome

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Scottish farmed salmon have experienced problems with Cardiomyopathy Syndrome (broken heart disease) since it was first reported in 2000.  Read more via "Scottish Salmon's Mort Mountain Leaps Over 10 Million"

Pancreas Disease, Anaemia etc

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Scottish salmon farms in 2017 reported the following:  Salmon Gill poxvirus, Paranucleospora theridion, gill pathology, complex gill issues, Vibrio anguillarum, Proliferative Gill Disease, Amoebic Gill Disease, Pancreas Disease, fungus, cardiomyopathy syndrome, Haemorrhagic smolt syndrome, HSMI, Enteric redmouth disease &  anaemia.  Read more via "Scottish Salmon's Mort Mountain Leaps Over 10 Million"

Videos

Global News on virus-laden blood water

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Watch Global TV reporting on a virus found in blood water pouring into BC waters online here

STV News on Amoebic Gill Disease

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BBC Radio Shetland on Cooke's untreated blood water

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Listen to BBC Radio reporting on Cooke Aquaculture's untreated blood water effluent pollution incident in Shetland online here

BBC 'One Show' on leaking wastes from diseased morts

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Watch the BBC's 'One Show' reporting on 'The Dead Salmon Run' online here

Loch Duart's Chlamydia problem

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Virus Tracking in Canada

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Alexandra Morton's "Racing A Virus"

Read more background via "Racing A Virus" and "Virus Tracking".  

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Letter to Scottish Government re. Infectious Diseases in Salmon Farming Effluents

Letter to Scottish Government (May 2018)

Read the letter to the Scottish Government online here

Read and sign the petition calling for the testing of effluents from salmon farming operations for infectious disease, pathogens and viruses - online here