The Salmon Farm Monitor
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, 15th October 2002

Catch the Salmon Farm Protest on the Net

Web site launched for protest on 26th October outside over 200 supermarkets in 80 towns, villages and cities across Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland

The Salmon Farm Protest Group (SFPG) today (Tuesday 15th October) unveiled a new web-site - 'The Salmon Farm Monitor' – providing public information (including photos, posters and articles) on factory
farmed salmon:
http://www.salmonfarmmonitor.org/

The launch follows a flood of public support for a farmed salmon protest on Saturday 26th October outside over 200 supermarkets (including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Marks and Spencer and Safeway) in over 80 towns and cities across Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland (see below for the latest list). Bruce Sandison (photo available on the web-site), chairman of the SFPG and organiser of the protest, said:

"Offers of support are still flooding in from across Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland and from as far away as Canada, Iceland, Germany and Chile. The Salmon Farm Protest on Saturday 26th October in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Oxford, London, Dublin and around 80 other towns, villages and cities is hopefully only the start of an international boycott of farmed salmon. Anglers, environmentalists and consumers have all had enough of supermarkets making vast profits out of
unsafe, unhealthy, unlabelled farmed salmon"

The Salmon Farm Monitor web-site (
http://www.salmonfarmmonitor.org) contains:

- A poster on "Why you shouldn't eat farmed salmon" (can be downloaded directly)

- A mission statement by Bruce Sandison (pictured outside Marks and Spencers in Inverness)

- Questions and answers on salmon farming problems (including: "Is it true that supermarket salmon can contain pesticide residues?", "How do fish farmers make farm salmon flesh pink?" and "What is the
difference between wild and farmed salmon?")

- Links including Ecotrust's new cartoon book "What's behind that farmed salmon steak?"

Forthcoming additions will include news links, press articles and exact details of supermarkets to be targeted on Saturday 26th October. The latest list includes:

Aberdeen, Aberfeldy, Aultbea, Aberwstyth, Avoch, Ayr, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Bishopbriggs, Blackburn, Boat of Garten, Bognar Regis, Bowling, Bristol, Broadford, Bury, Camborne, Castleton, Chelmsford, Chepstow, Clydebank, Colinsbugh, Colne, Darlington, Dover, Dublin, Dumfries, Dumbarton, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Elgin, Fort William, Gairloch, Glasgow, Grantown on Spey, Guisburn, Forfar,
Hamilton, Harrow, Inverness, Keighly, Kirkwall, Kirriemuir, Lerwick, Langholm, Leicester, London, Manningtree, Milngavie, Morcambe, Muir of Ord, Nelson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newport, Newton Stewart, Oxford, Peebles, Penicuik, Pershore, Pontefract, Portree, Plymouth, Reading, Runcorn, Rutherglen, St Asaph, Salisbury, Sheffield, Skipton, Sonning, Stirling, Stromness, Swindon, Telford, Tetsworth, Thurso, Troon, Ullapool, Waterville, Westerfield, Wick, Widnes, Woodbridge and York.

To register support (a message board will be posted later this week), to be put in touch with contacts in your local area (locations of protests so far are detailed above), or for further information please contact
the Salmon Farm Protest Group:
http://www.salmonfarmmonitor.org/contact.html