Something’s rotten in the Scottish Isles.
As you read this, salmon corporations are trying to persuade local governments to let them build megafarms off the country’s wildest, most unspoiled coastlines.
The farms would fill the crystal-clear ocean water with faeces, uneaten fishmeal and dead salmon. These farms even threaten the porpoises, sea birds, and seals who call these isles home.
Local residents have been fighting to defend their beautiful islands from the salmon industry’s greed. You can help them by demanding the Scottish government block all new salmon farms off the country’s coasts and in its seas!
On their farms, multi-million pound companies like Mowi and the Scottish Salmon Company cram thousands of tonnes of fish into cages, creating the perfect conditions for disease and sea lice to spread.
The Scottish Salmon Company is so notorious for this it’s been called the ‘liciest’ of its kind in Scotland. Meanwhile, Mowi was put under investigation for possibly misreporting the amount of chemicals -- like hydrogen peroxide and pesticides -- it uses to control those outbreaks.
That’s not all. To keep hungry seals out of their fish pens, many salmon farms install sonic devices that could harm nearby whales and porpoises. And if these don’t work, they can apply for a licence to shoot the seals. 49 seals were shot by Scottish salmon farmers in 2017 alone.
Salmon corporations clearly have a long way to go until their farms are truly clean, safe and healthy enough for Scotland’s seas and the creatures that call it home. And until that happens, we can’t let them off the hook.
Together, we’ve already forced change in this industry. Just last year, over 33,000 members like you demanded better hygiene on salmon farms, making headlines and pressuring the authorities into championing stricter standards for waste pollution and sea lice control.
So we’re asking you to join us again. And that starts with demanding the Scottish government halt salmon farm expansion right now -- and keep this industry from steamrolling the country’s delicate coasts and seas.
Tell the Scottish government: No new salmon farms!