Open Cage Salmon Feedlots
are destroying Scotland's
PARASITES FROM FEEDLOTS ARE KILLING OUR WILD SALMON
SALMON FARM SEWAGE IS DUMPED DIRECTLY INTO OUR SEA LOCHS
PLASTIC AND CHEMICALS ARE POLLUTING OUR COASTLINE
Join issf.org.uk to action against salmon feedlots in Scotland.
Whether you are concerned about pollution, wild salmon or animal welfare, REGISTER with us to stand against open cage salmon feedlots.
WHY TAKE ACTION?
'The Scottish Government has failed to honour its commitments, making clear it prioritises big business over the environment and rural voices in Scotland. A government that is not committed to environmental stewardship, or democratic processes, is a cause for concern far greater than that of open cage salmon farming alone."
In March 2018 a cross party committee of the Scottish parliament delivered its findings following an Inquiry into "The environmental impacts of salmon farming". A second cross party committee upheld those findings in November 2018 following another Inquiry. They also made a series of sixty five recommendations. Both were clear, that open cage salmon farming in Scotland was harming the environment and was not adequately regulated. The Scottish Government stated that it would take action and that it would bring forward regulation. But it has failed to honour those commitments. Hundreds of individuals, charities and industry bodies committed to the process in good faith.
They have told us that the time has come to send the Scottish Government and the open cage salmon feedlot industry a clear message
issf.org.uk recognises that many people rely on salmon farming for their income. The global seafood corporations that own the salmon farming industry throughout Scotland should have a bright future here. But the interests of their shareholders must come second to the people of Scotland, and our future generations. We will not stand for the ongoing, and severe, degradation of our marine ecosystems, nor continuing damage to local industries who rely on the abundance of nature.
issf.org.uk calls for:
1. The Scottish Government to deliver a regulatory framework in 2020 which will ensure an immediate and continued reduction of total emissions of sewage, chemicals, plastics, parasites and disease by the open cage salmon farming industry
2. The Scottish Government to commit to a closed containment and emission free salmon farming industry by 2030
3. The Scottish Government to make transformational investments in communications, transport and facilities throughout the salmon farming zone to ensure these regions can compete globally in the production of closed containment farmed salmon
The open cage salmon farming industry must now: