We support Billy Quarry's views on the impact of fish farming on the Salmon & Sea Trout fisheries on the West Coast
Download a PDF version of the paper ' A Study of the Damage Caused by Salmon Farming to the Wild Fisheries on Scotland's West Coast' In three parts 15Mb total.
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The purpose of this study paper is to weigh up the cost and the gains of the salmon farming industry on the West Coast and Islands of Scotland, whether it is an efficient way to produce food and if it adds value to the economy.
Against this is compared the loss to the economy caused by salmon farming to the traditional wild fisheries. Claims of the sustainability of salmon farming made by the producers are challenged, as is the quality of the food produced for human consumption.
It covers issues of chemical pollution and damage to the marine environment, of the cruelty of the production processes and of the genetic interference caused to stocks of wild salmon.