Conservationists call for an end to all open-net salmon farming, ‘given the Scottish Government’s continuing refusal to regulate’
Scotland’s largest salmon fish farmer has started proceedings seeking orders to prevent Don Staniford from entering onto, attaching vessels to or approaching within 15 metres of all structures, docks, walkways, buildings, floats or pens at its sites.
Scotland’s salmon farmers have set up a £1.5 million fund for projects tackling the fall of wild salmon and sea trout stocks in Scottish rivers
Lochaber Fisheries Trust will spend its £19,600 on funding the implementation of juvenile surveys, which will assess fish densities and genetic diversity in eight local rivers.
Scottish Sea Farm’s fish health expert says the long-term health and welfare benefits of thermalicing outweigh any potential short-term discomfort for the salmon