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Press Release: Aquaculture License Appeals Board demands further assessments as salmon farm may put protect bird species at risk

Press Release: Aquaculture License Appeals Board demands further assessments as salmon farm may put protect bird species at risk

The Aquaculture Licence Appeals Board (ALAB) has asked the developers behind the Shot Head salmon farm to undertake further Appropriate Assessments as required by EU habitats law to ensure endangered birds are not put at risk. These assessments are to be completed by 23 September 2019, meaning any decision on the development of the salmon … Continue reading

BBC: Salmon firm reveals impact of sea lice

Marine Harvest has revealed that more than two-thirds of its salmon farms in Scotland broke statutory sea lice limits last year. The figure of 69% was more than four times the average for the Norwegian group’s overall operations. Marine Harvest cited a number of factors for the difficulty in tackling the problem of sea lice … Continue reading

Inland Fisheries Ireland, 9 Jan 2017: New research finds salmon farming contributes to sea lice infestation on sea trout as valuable stocks decline

The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed new research by scientists from Inland Fisheries Ireland and Argyll Fisheries Trust (Scotland) which found that sea trout carry significantly higher levels of sea lice infestation closer to marine salmon farms. Researchers examined sea lice levels over 25 years from more than 20,000 sea trout. The sea … Continue reading