Filed under fish stocks

21 March 2017: The Demise of Loch Maree

What has occurred across the west coast of Scotland over the last few decades is nothing short of a travesty. We have been responsible for the systematic demise of a great natural resource, decimating the wild populations of salmon and sea-trout in order to support big business in farmed salmon. In the case of the … Continue reading

Irish Examiner, Tuesday 10 JAn 2017: Today’s Stories Sea lice levels are higher near salmon farms

There have been calls for the Department of Agriculture to boost its monitoring of fish farms after new research showed sea trout carry significantly higher levels of sea lice infestation when closer to marine salmon farms.   For full article see http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/sea-lice-levels-are-higher-near-salmon-farms-438383.html   Inland Fisheries Ireland said it hoped any future applications for fish farms … Continue reading

Irish Times, 29 Feb 2016: Angling Notes – Concerns over fish farming raised at salmon conference in Norway

“Norway’s Wild Salmon Declares Bankruptcy – Fish Farms the Principal Cause” read the rather harrowing slogan which greeted 300 people in attendance at the recent wild salmon conference in the Alta Ice Hotel, Sorrisnivia, Norway. His Royal Highness King Harald, an ardent salmon fisher, was guest of honour accompanied by environment and fisheries ministers, top … Continue reading

EU Fish News, 21 Nov 2015: UK Salmon Decline

CALLS to ban salmon netting featured at a summit held last week, which discussed the failure of English salmon stocks, after it was revealed that 2014’s catches were the lowest on record. The summit, which took place at the Department for Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (Defra) and was attended by senior government officials, including … Continue reading