Panorama on Salmon Farming

Last night’s Panorama (BBC 1, 20 May 2019) considered some of the environmental impacts from salmon farming. Many of the issues raised in the programme were addressed in a report to Scottish Government by its own Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee (REC), in November 2018, available here

Sadly, this report (and the Panorama programme) greatly underplayed the potential impact on sea trout populations from salmon aquaculture, highlighted by many scientists, including in WTT’s 2019 Salmo Trutta by Paddy Gargan:A PDF of that article is available here.

Sea trout with sea lice
A sea trout infested with sea lice