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One modern salmon farm: 1,000 tonnes of fish excrement per year into the sea (data: Marine Harvest)
250-plus salmon farms active around the Scottish coast (data: The Scottish Government)
1,000 x 250 = 250,000 tonnes tonnes of fish excrement per year (data: simple arithmetic)
Salmon production, 2015: 179,022 tonnes (data: Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation)
Yes, 250,000 tonnes of untreated salmon sewage every year dumped in Scottish seas by the
aquaculture industry, SEPA approved and completely free of cost or responsibility to polluter.
Weight for weight, fish farm waste greatly exceeds end product: 250,000 vs 179,000 tonnes.
Waste includes toxic pesticide residues (data: Scottish Environment Protection Agency - SEPA)
PDF document: NET-CAGE SALMON FARMS: Q&A with reasons & References
PDF document: THE THREE MAIN PROBLEMS WITH NET-CAGE SALMON FARMS
PDF document: WHO SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FARMING SALMON SAFELY?
PDF document: SEA LICE - INTERACTIONS WITH WILD SALMONIDS with references
PDF document: IMPACTS OF FISH FARM WASTE ON RARE MAERL BEDS & SEA GRASS with references
PDF table: CLOSED CONTAINMENT ELIMINATES ALL OF THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH NET-CAGE SALMON FARMING Two more problems to eliminate (not a fault of the nets) are: 1. the fish component of salmon feed and 2. the incredible hijacking by the industry of the 'Scottish Salmon' brand. Champagne wouldn't allow that, neither would Melton Mowbray (pork pies), Parma (ham/cheese) or Jersey (Royals).
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