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An rud bhios na do bhròin, cha bhi e na do thiomhnadh
That which you have wasted will not be there for future generations


SALMON FARM PROTEST GROUP

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE (Tuesday 1st April)

'SUPERMARKET SALMON WATCH' CAMPAIGN STARTS HERE

Farmed fish labeling laws now in force.

As of 28 March supermarkets in Scotland, England and Wales that fail to differentiate between 'farm' salmon and 'wild' salmon and to clearly identify the country of origin of the product will be breaking the law.

The Salmon Farm Protest Group today calls upon its supporters to check supermarket shelves and fish counters over the Easter period to note how salmon products are labelled.

Supporters are being asked to send details of improper labelling to 'The Salmon Farm Protest Group', Hysbackie, Tongue, by Lairg, Sutherland 1V27 4XJ, Scotland, along with the product wrapping, date and place of purchase and a purchase receipt to make it easier for the Group to take action against the supermarket concerned.

As an example of improper labelling, last Christmas Waitrose's London Gloucester Road branch sold salmon (smoked) they claimed was "caught from the famous River Tweed". The fish were in fact caught at sea in the North East Drift Net Fishery. Some of these fish may have been going to the River Tweed, but none came from that river. The Salmon Farm Protest Group is pursuing this case.

Bruce Sandison, Salmon Farm Protest Group Chairman said, "We have a right to know exactly what it is that we are eating. Supermarkets and others who sell salmon products have a legal and moral obligation to tell us the whole truth about what they ask us to buy. Let's make sure that they do so."

For more information, contact Don Staniford on 07880 716082 for further information

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