Informative discussion follows up screening of ‘Artifishal’

The view of a member of the audience A screening of the powerful film ‘ARTIFISHAL’ took place on Arran on July 9th, hosted by trustees and staff members from the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST). Described by promoters as an “illuminating 75-minute documentary film which explores the high costs – ecological, financial and cultural …

The ‘Stop Fish Farm Expansion’ campaign gains momentum

On Saturday, 29th June, Georgina Lepley-Maclean swam the last five hour leg of her circumnavigation of Arran, returning to the point in North Sannox from where she started at the beginning of June. This amazing effort was to highlight the danger to this unspoiled piece of coastline from the Scottish Salmon Company’s (SSC) proposal to …

Screening of ‘Artifishal’ – 9th July in Lamlash

ARTIFISHAL will be screening at Arran Community Theatre in Lamlash, Isle of Arran. Tuesday 9th July @ 19:00. Admission by donation. Open to all. Produced by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and directed by Josh “Bones” Murphy, ARTIFISHAL “brings into sharp focus the plight of wild fish due to hatcheries and fish farms. The film takes …

COAST call for a Marine Rebellion

Having fought off the expansion of the fish farm in Lamlash Bay last year, the proposal for a new one off the north east of Arran was never going to be met with much community support. The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) who are proposing the new mega farm, are trying to make contact with the …

Public Relations in the Salmon aquaculture industry

Sally Campbell contemplates the irony of the PR machine in the aquaculture industry, with prizes and awards for ‘the best’ salmon, when disease, pollution, and morts, characterise the reality of this industry, highlighted no more clearly than in the last few days with reports of total loss of stock due to contaminated water at the …

Join COAST’s North Arran Salmon Farm Campaign – meeting 2nd April

An update from COAST on the recent news that the Scottish Salmon Company are now proposing a new salmon farm in the north east of Arran. The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) continue to target the seas around Arran and the wider Clyde Region. Their current target is beautiful north east Arran with a plan to …

Scottish Salmon Company proposals for the NE of Arran

SCOTTISH SALMON COMPANY FISH FARM PROPOSAL AT NORTH SANNOX: SCOPING 19/00182/EIA AND OTHER ISSUES IN THE CLYDE I consider this proposed development as totally unsuitable for North Arran, and indeed the Clyde. This is a particularly important area of Arran, from archaeology, with old Clachans, geology with the coastline, both significant for studies. But much …

Farming Salmon – A Good Idea ? Part Two

A TIME OF REFLECTION ON HOW LONG MEANINGFUL CHANGE TAKES IN THE REAL WORLD A RECENT CASE STUDY, PART 2 In Part two of her article, Sally Campbell turns the focus from Chile to the developments of Marine Harvest and the salmon farming industry in British Colombia and the concerns that were raised by local …

Farming Salmon – A Good Idea?

A TIME OF REFLECTION ON HOW LONG MEANINGFUL CHANGE TAKES IN THE REAL WORLD A RECENT CASE STUDY.  PART ONE By Sally Campbell Ten years ago, in June 2008, I was invited by the Pure Salmon Campaign to the AGM of Marine Harvest (MH) in Oslo. At the time Arran had been fighting a huge …

As cheap as mince for Christmas. How come?

Local marine scientist, activist, and writer Sally Campbell, considers how the price of Scottish salmon can be so low and urges us as consumers to say no to these unrealistic prices that cover a multitude of environmentally damaging and unsustainable fish farming practices. I was somewhat surprised to see an advert for ASDA on 22 …