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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

The Scientist: Does Farming Drive Fish Disease?

Intensive aquaculture favors increasingly virulent forms of certain fish-infecting parasites and pathogens, studies show.   Fish farming is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world, but infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites cost the industry billions of dollars in worldwide losses each year. Now, emerging research suggests that diseases of … Continue reading

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: Fish farms indicted on sea trout – Debate is over

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/ourview/fish-farms-indicted-on-sea-trout–debate-is-over-438374.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=click&utm_campaign=nextandprev A GOVERNMENT scientific agency, Inland Fisheries Ireland, has just published the result of 25 years of research involving more than 20,000 sea trout taken from 94 river systems in Ireland or Scotland at varying distances from salmon farms. The research is objective and utterly credible. It once and for all confirms that salmon farms … 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