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    Angry 4,000 farmed salmon escape in Loch Laxford

    Another appalling environmentally damaging incident has taken place in an extremely sensitive area. Sea pens are disasters waiting to happen. This must stop!

    Jane Candlish for the Press and Journal reported:

    Around 4,000 fish worth £80,000 escaped from a fish farm in north-west Sutherland this week after the net containing them was damaged.

    Owners Loch Duart Ltd said yesterday that the damage was discovered on Tuesday, adding that the loss of the salmon was a “big blow” to the company.

    Managing director Nick Joy said that 4,000 of the 10,000 salmon in their Loch Laxford pen escaped.

    It is believed that the damage may have been caused by the propeller of a workboat which was alongside the pen.

    Read more: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Art...#ixzz159CmMYTp

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    The Loch duart salmon is touted by the London catering fish mongers as premium and sustainable "fish".
    Might rattle a cage or two on tuesday when Billingsgate reopens !

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    Just out of curiousity, how do the genetics of the farm fish compare to the native fish? Where did the original farm fish come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Just out of curiousity, how do the genetics of the farm fish compare to the native fish? Where did the original farm fish come from?
    They are not much like the real thing Dan - a poor approximation - probably derived from fast growing Norwegian stock - but really unmistakably different to a thoroughbred!

    We certainly DO NOT want them breeding with wild fish.

    Colin

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