Posted by: Bob Payne | April 8, 2011

Wild Atlantic salmon ‘under threat’ from escaped farmed fish and sea lice

Fish farms are being frequently hit by parasite infestations and mass escapes that threaten the survival of the UK’s wild salmon stocks, a leading anglers’ group has said. Official inspections have revealed that scores of salmon farms around the Scottish coast have had infestations of the sea lice parasite that breached recommended levels or have led to fish suffering wounds or an early death.

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