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In particular the continuing failure to have in place effective regulation to control numbers of sea lice parasites on salmon farms, in order to prevent deadly infestation of vulnerable wild salmon and sea trout.

Andrew Graham-Stewart, Director of Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TCS), said Norway, Canada, Ireland and the USA, were all ahead of Scotland when it came to protecting wild fish from the impacts of salmon aquaculture.

In contrast, the Faroese have almost zero tolerance of any build-up of sea lice and the Norwegians accept no more than 0.5 lice per farmed fish.

Yet the Scottish regime now allows up to an astonishing eight lice per farmed fish before any serious remedial action must be considered.” He said it was very noticeable amongst the NGOs present that, although none of them thought their respective Governments were doing enough to protect salmon from aquaculture, they were all astonished at just how lax Scotland was "and how the Scottish officials appear deluded that their latest plans for supposedly tougher regulation will provide any meaningful protection to wild salmon and sea trout.” Hughie Campbell Adamson, Chairman of S&TCS, added: “It is a sad state of affairs when Scotland has considerably weaker regulation than even the Faroes.

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is a global leader in sustainable seafood thanks to a rigorous science-based fisheries management process.

“The contrast between the strict statutory controls elsewhere and the paucity of regulation in Scotland is extreme.

“When it comes to the most serious threat to wild salmonids, sea lice produced by the billion on salmon farms, Scotland essentially relies on what are little more than gentleman’s agreements and unenforceable codes of good practice with the industry which have no status in law.

The British dogger was an early type of sailing trawler from the 17th century, but the modern fishing trawler was developed in the 19th century, at the English fishing port of Brixham.

By the early 19th century, the fishermen at Brixham needed to expand their fishing area further than ever before due to the ongoing depletion of stocks that was occurring in the overfished waters of South Devon.

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