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Guardian, 18 April 2018: Skye salmon farms approved despite warnings of ‘irrecoverable damage’

Guardian, 18 April 2018: Skye salmon farms approved despite warnings of ‘irrecoverable damage’

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/skye-salmon-farms-approved-despite-warnings-of-irrecoverable-damage Two new island fish farms given the go-ahead in spite of Scottish parliamentary report warning of possible environmental impacts Alexandra Heal and Ellie O’Donnell Two new salmon farms are to be built off the Scottish island of Skye after receiving permission from the Highland council, despite opposition from residents over the possible … 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