The Scottish Government commissioned an independent review of aquaculture regulation. We outlined the significant welfare concerns on salmon farms and the flaws in regulation that allow them to continue.
For the 2021 elections to the Scottish Parliament, OneKind is calling on all parties and candidates to prioritise animal welfare in the next session. We look forward to working together to make Scotland a better place for animals. OneKind is calling for: Education to improve understanding of companion animal needs, and regulation of how they… Read more
Parliamentary briefing produced for the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee’s 9th Report, 2018 (Session 5), Report on Salmon Farming in Scotland.
OneKind’s consultation response on proposed new control measures for the wild wrasse fishery (for use as cleaner fish on salmon farms). We largely support the introduction of regulation of this industry, but have raised several welfare concerns.
A review of the animal welfare concerns associated with the use of cleaner fish on Scottish salmon farms and recommendations to better protect their welfare.
This briefing was produced to help OneKind’s Animal Advocates writer letters in support of our campaign for a moratorium on plans to expand the salmon farming industry in Scotland.
A review of the animal welfare concerns associated with salmon farming in Scotland and recommendations to better protect salmon and other marine wildlife.
Animal welfare is a major concern on Scotland’s salmon farms. This report compiles all the publicly available data relating to the performance of every farm and salmon farming company operating in Scotland and ranks them, producing ‘league tables’.
OneKind’s submission to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on salmon farming in Scotland.
OneKind’s submission to the Environmental, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on the environmental impacts of salmon farming.
The sentient animals used in aquaculture are the industry’s primary resource – and good animal welfare standards should be absolutely fundamental. Animal welfare must occupy at least as high a priority in aquaculture as it does in the farming of terrestrial animals.
It is now widely recognised by scientists that fish have the capacity for suffering, although it may be different in degree and kind from the human experience.