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Scottish Salmon Watch

Welcome to Scottish Salmon Watch

Secret Filming Inside Scottish Salmon Farms

The Camera Never Lies

Watch shocking footage shot inside Scottish salmon farms in July & August 2018 online via: "Secret Filming Inside Scottish Salmon Farms - Diseased & Deformed Farmed Salmon"

Read more  via Press Release: "Secret Filming Reveals Shocking Images of Unhealthy Scottish Salmon" 

Download high resolution photos online via "REVEALED: Photos Shot Inside Scottish Salmon Farms"

Watch video footage taken in Loch Shieldaig in June 2019 online here 

Download photos online here

Welfare Abuse of Scottish Salmon

Horror Photos of Unhealthy Scottish Salmon

Download photos of diseased and deformed Scottish salmon via "Horror photos of farmed salmon spark legal threat" (27 June 2018)   

Read Scottish Salmon Watch's "Legal Complaint Vs Breaches of Animal Health & Welfare (Scotland) Act" (July 2018)

Read more via "REVEALED: Legal Threats to Prevent Publication of Damning Photographs" (29 August 2018) and "The Ferret: Salmon firms bid to block diseased fish photos" (29 August 2018)

Photo Gallery

Follow the Ferret

Dirty Rotten Scottish Salmon: “Not for Animal Consumption”

The Horrors of Salmon Farming

Sick & Diseased


Read more about the welfare problems on salmon farms via Compassion in World Farming's reports: "In Too Deep: the welfare of intensively farmed fish" and "Closed Waters".  More details via Scottish Salmon Watch's "Legal Complaint Vs Breaches of Animal Health & Welfare (Scotland) Act". 

Thermoliced to Death


Mechanical lice treatments such as the Thermolicer and Hydrolicer (huge washing machines for lice-infested farmed salmon) have killed tens of thousands of Scottish salmon since 2016.  Read more via "Scottish intensive salmon farming plumbs new depths"; "Scottish Salmon's Mort Mountain Leaps Over 10 Million" and "Ban Water Torture on Scottish Salmon Farms"

Fish Farmageddon


Download photos of diseased and deformed Scottish salmon via "Horror photos of farmed salmon spark legal threat".  Read more about the terrible conditions on salmon farms via  "Farmageddon" and "Fish Farmageddon: The Infectious Salmon Aquacalypse"

Poisoned to Death!


Tens of thousands of farmed salmon have died on Scottish salmon farms due to overdosing and poisoning with toxic chemicals such as Hydrogen Peroxide and Azamethiphos (not to mention kills of shellfish).  Read more via "Scottish Salmon's Mort Mountain Leaps Over 10 Million"

Super-Liced Salmon!


Super-size your Happy Salmon meal with lice infestations and a large portion of infectious diseases?  Read more about Scotland's liciest salmon farms online here (note that ca. 70% of Scottish salmon is owned by Norwegian companies and investors).   

Eaten Alive!


Salmon crammed in cages are eating alive by sea lice parasites - and can spread lice to wild fish.  Read more via "Wild trout ‘eaten alive by sea lice from fish farms’"; "Fish farm lice are killing wild salmon" and "Supermarket salmon riddled with sea lice"  


Letter to Cross-Party Group on Animal Welfare

Video report: "Salmon Farming is Factory Farming"


What happens when Alexandra Morton gets 10 minutes on a salmon farm with a GoPro and a pole?   

Closed Containment - Panacea or Problem?

Low Tar - Salmon Farming Light


Closed containment operations are certainly not immune to disease and virus problems.  Read more via "Virus Alert at 'Cracked' Closed Containment Farm!".   

The Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil


CBC News reported in March 2018: "About 600,000 salmon smolts had to be killed following an outbreak in  February of infectious salmon anemia at two land-based fish farms in  Nova Scotia".   

There's No Right Way to do the Wrong Thing


Welfare Nightmare


If closed containment means cramming even more farmed salmon - a migratory species - in a confined space it will be even more of a welfare nightmare.  Read more via "Closed Waters: the welfare of farmed fish". 

Open to Closed Containment


Salmon & Trout Conservation "has been calling for closed containment farming for years".  Read more via "BBC’s ‘Fish Farms of the Future’ – Our Comments on Closed Containment".