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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

BBC News, 19 Nov 2015: US regulators have given the go-ahead to genetically modified salmon, making it the first GM animal destined for human consumption

  The Food and Drug Administration said it had given approval on the grounds that “food from the fish is safe to eat”. The biotech company behind the fish, AquaBounty, first submitted its application almost 20 years ago. Opponents say consumers do not want to eat genetically engineered seafood. They have also expressed concern that … Continue reading

Salmon and Trout Conservation UK, 5 Oct 2015: Wild salmon populations have fallen below ‘safe’ conservation limits in all rivers in the Scottish west Highland salmon-farming zone

 THE Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TCS) has today called upon the Scottish Government to halt any further expansion of the salmon farming industry, following new analysis showing the very poor status of salmon stocks in the West Highlands. Marine Scotland’s newly published classification puts all the rivers in the West Highlands and Inner Hebrides, … Continue reading

Inland Fisheries Ireland, 10 Sept 2015: Salmon farms can have a significant impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks

Inland Fisheries Ireland, 10 Sept 2015: Salmon farms can have a significant impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks

A definitive scientific paper, reviewing over 300 scientific publications, has just been published in the prestigious journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions on the effects of sea lice on sea trout stocks. A team of top international scientists from Norway, Scotland and Ireland reviewed all available published studies on the effects of sea lice and have concluded … Continue reading