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Daily Mail, 8 March 2014: DDT found in salmon: Pesticide discovered in farmed fish on sale in five major British supermarkets

DDT found in salmon: Pesticide discovered in farmed fish on sale in five major British supermarkets Daily Mail, 8 March 2014. Trace levels found in Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland salmon Salmon production process involves dousing fish in chemicals to kill lice Fish also given protein feed which can contain DDT and other by-products … Continue reading

Scottish Government, 10 Dec 2013: Confirmed Designation Notice of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in Salmon Farms

Scottish Government, 10 Dec 2013: Confirmed Designation Notice of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in Salmon Farms

Scottish Government: Confirmed Designation Notice of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in Salmon Farms 10 Dec 2013 The presence of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (VHS) virus has been confirmed, in wrasse at six aquaculture sites in Shetland. One site is a land based aquaculture research unit at the North Atlantic Fisheries College, Scalloway, Shetland, where all the wrasse … Continue reading

Irish Examiner, 20 Nov 2013: Protestors urge farmed salmon boycott outside Good Food Ireland awards

Irish Examiner, 20 Nov 2013: Protestors urge farmed salmon boycott outside Good Food Ireland awards

Protestors urge farmed salmon boycott outside Good Food Ireland awards Wednesday, November 20, 2013 By Conall Ó Fátharta Irish Examiner Reporter Environmental groups protested outside the Good Food Ireland awards and called on the food and tourism sector to boycott farmed salmon this Christmas. Protesters at the launch of ‘Boycott Farmed Salmon For Christmas’ at … Continue reading

West Cork Times: Marine Harvest Irish third quarter loses of €4 million to “exceptional mortalities”

West Cork Times: Marine Harvest Irish third quarter loses of €4 million to “exceptional mortalities”

Marine Harvest Irish third quarter loses of €4 million to “exceptional mortalities” West Cork Times, 8 Nov 2013 Environmentalists claim losses show economic failure of open cage salmon farming. MARINE Harvest, the Norwegian company who produce 80% of Ireland’s farmed salmon, have reported production down by 36% with exceptional loses of €4 million for 2013 … Continue reading