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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

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Embargoed Until 00.01hrs Friday 30th May

Scotland Flouts International Law – Salmon Farm Protest Group to Lodge Complaint with Europe

Responding to today’s damning report - "Protecting Wild Salmon from the Impacts of Aquaculture" - by WWF and the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Bruce Sandison, Chairman of the Salmon Farm Protest Group, said:

“The Scottish Executive's failure to protect salmo salar, Scotland's King of Fish, is disgraceful. The SE are 'top of the class' only when it comes to licencing fish farm pollution. We propose to lodge a formal complaint with the European Commission and we call upon the Scottish Executive to act now to save Scotland's wild salmon from extinction. This requires the immediate relocation of fish farms away from wild salmon rivers, and the introduction of closed-containment systems to prevent the spread of fish farm parasites and disease to wild fish."

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