‘Location of fish farms that shoot seals kept secret’ plus other news

In the press this week, we have the shocking news that 87% of Scottish fish farms are NOT using seal exclusion nets.  Even less are actually using fully encompassing double skinned anti-predation netting! Read about this in the P & J.  In The Sunday Herald there is the disturbing news of cover ups as the locations of the Scottish salmon farms where seals are being shot to protect fish are being kept secret by the Holyrood government.  Location of fish farms that shoot seals kept secret

A third article was in The Underwater Times and finally A man who breached the terms of his firearms certificate after shooting seals was fined at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Further reading via The GAAIA and Save Our Seals Fund Scottish Salmon’s Lethal Seal of Disapproval
- 87% of farms fail to install predator exclusion nets

 

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3 Responses to ‘Location of fish farms that shoot seals kept secret’ plus other news

  1. Liz Wilson says:

    I HAD NO IDEA THAT SEALS WERE SHOT AT FISH FARMS, ALTHOUGH
    IF I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, I SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED, WE KILL ALL
    THREATS TO US ALBEIT A SEAL OR AS IN GAME KEEPERS BEAUTIFUL
    BIRDS OF PREY. I FOR ONE WILL NOT BE BUYING FARMED SALMON EVER
    AGAIN, UNLESS THEY CLEAN UP THEIR ACT.

  2. peter wakefield says:

    If anyone is sufficiently concerned then there is an e-petition to have this illegal action discussed in parliament…

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/42038

    It is suggested that legal action is taken against these fish farm companies killing seals.

  3. Patricia Betty says:

    Spare a thought for the salmon too. Think what is gong to happento them.

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