The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation was quick to blast plans by the Salmon Farm Protest Group to hold a UK-wide Action Hour outside supermarkets on 14 October. SFPG supporters will distribute leaflets to shoppers highlighting the practices they dislike at Scottish fish farms. SSPO said this was nothing more than a "highly blinkered, disinformation campaign".
Trout disease probe
Scientists from the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science were this week investigating an outbreak of Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia at a trout farm along the River Ouse in Yorkshire. VHS mainly affects farmed rainbow trout and can cause up to 80% mortality.