Sjókvíaeldi á laxi er óboðleg aðferð við matvælaframleiðslu. Skaðar umhverfið og lífríkið og aðstæður eldisdýranna eru ömurlegar eins og þessi frétt skosku fréttaveitunnar stv minnir okkur óþyrmilega á:
Thousands of salmon have been killed in a mass mortality event at a fish farm off the west coast of Kintyre.
The Scottish Salmon Company farm off the shore of the Isle of Gigha has suffered a major loss of life after a “sudden and unforeseeable bloom of micro-jellyfish”.
Jellyfish can sting fish leading to gill and skin injuries and eventually killing them.
Residents of Tayinloan, which sits on the coast of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll and Bute opposite Gigha, said their village was “stinking” with lorries “spilling rotten fish fluid as they come up the hill”. …
Images of dead salmon being removed from the farm nets were and then inside open-topped trailers were captured by Corin Smith, founder of Inside Scottish Salmon Feedlots.
He said: “Hundreds of thousands of dead and rotting fish, many more suffering a long lingering death, and tonnes of rotting fish dispersed into the sea.