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It also inevitably leads to the release of an infectious soup of disease organisms into our coastal waters.” He called for the industry to shift to a “closed containment system” that would protect the fish and the marine environment.
The same demand was made by the wild fish campaign group, Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland.
“Disease and mortalities on Scottish salmon farms continue at shocking levels,” said the group’s Guy Linley-Adams.
“What concerns us is that the Scottish Government has almost no idea what the effects are on wild salmon and wild sea trout in Scottish sea lochs.” Don Staniford from the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture warned that plans to double the salmon farming business by 2030 were “environmental lunacy”.
“We have a duty to protect Scotland’s marine environment and the health and welfare of farmed fish is of utmost importance,” said a spokesperson.
“The Scottish Government is committed to working with the aquaculture sector to develop a strategic health framework that ensures we make progress in tackling major problems, including emerging disease and sea lice.” Who is throwing away the dead salmon fish farm company / tonnes in 2013 / tonnes in 2016 Marine Harvest / 2,224 / 7,609 Scottish Salmon Company / 2,436 / 5,873 Wester Ross / 86 / 3,142 Kames / 51 / 2,854 Scottish Sea Farms / 1,897 / 1,678 Grieg / 0 / 611 Dawnfresh / 122 / 200 Loch Duart / 581 / 33 Others / 3,202 / 479 Totals / 10,599 / 22,479 Salmon farming 2016 in numbers 162,817 tonnes production 3,903 tonnes organic production 43m young salmon 10m mortalities 311,496 fish escaped 253 fish farm sites 10 companies 1,486 staff £1.8bn business £3.6bn target business for 2030 Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly.“But what is more positive is that the picture is changing.We are making strong progress in reducing the sea lice levels and tackling the challenge of AGD.” The Scottish Salmon Company agreed it had faced “biological challenges and unprecedented mortalities” in 2016.“Infectious diseases and lice infestation are crippling the Scottish salmon farming industry which is haemorrhaging cash,” he claimed.The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), which represents the industry, accepted that there had “unfortunately” been losses.“Self-regulation is simply not working,” said the group’s Lynn Schweisfurth.