Fishy business

Uncovering the truth behind Scottish fish farming

Scottish salmon is marketed as a premium, high-quality product. The truth is Scottish fish farming is causing significant local environmental damage.

What's the problem?

Fish farming is on the rise. In the last 40 years it has gone from providing just 5% of the world’s fish to nearly 50% and that growth shows no signs of stopping. Yet the production of farmed Scottish salmon is based upon a dramatically unsustainable method. Scottish salmon requires 4-5 kilograms of fish meal to produce 1 kilogram of salmon – an inefficient and shameful waste of resources. On top of this the Scottish fish farming industry wasted 10 million fish in 2016.

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What's the solution?

We need to radically reform the Scottish salmon industry and put an end to its worst practices and pollution.

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