Times, 4 July 2013: Wild trout ‘eaten alive by sea lice from fish farms’

Wild trout ‘eaten alive by sea lice from fish farms’

The Times, 4 July 2013.

Nick Drainey

Wild trout are being “eaten alive” by large numbers of sea lice coming from salmon farms off Scotland’s West Coast, environmentalists have claimed.

In the latest war of words between the wild fisheries sector and the fish farming industry, the Salmon and Trout Association (S&TA) said levels of infestation were out of control.

The association said the numbers of sea lice were growing in salmon farms owing to high concentrations of fish, which could allow the lice to build up a resistance to chemicals used to control them. The Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation, which represents many salmon farmers, dismissed the

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