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Disputing impact of salmon farms

Sir,

Given that Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) commissioned its report from the Norwegian Institute of Nature Research (NINA), it is not surprising that it confirms its claims that sea lice from salmon farms are killing wild salmon and sea trout. After all, that is exactly what it paid for. NINA conveniently failed to include anything that might contradict S&TC claims about the impact of salmon farming.

According to S&TC, the River Awe last year recorded the lowest number of fish since 1964. However, the rivers Tweed and Tay also recorded some of the worst fishing for decades. These rivers are located far from the nearest salmon farm.

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