The Long Read: Despite Millstone Point, our campaigning is not yet done!

DESPITE MILLSTONE POINT, OUR CAMPAIGNING IS NOT YET DONE! From Deep Sea to Inshore Scottish Waters By Sally Campbell Featured image shows Deep sea life in the Azores – Spiral Tube Worm. Photo credit: Greenpeace Gavin Newman Deep Sea Issues Greenpeace’s report In Deep Water provides a comprehensive overview of the environmental risks posed by deep …

Friends of Millstone Point continue campaign against north Arran salmon farm

Members of the community of Arran have been holding a peaceful protest over the last few weeks at Millstone Point, to oppose the (revised) application for a salmon farm by the Scottish Salmon Co. Each weekend supporters of the Friends of Millstone Point campaign have spent a night camping at the spot and will continue …

Loch, Stock and Salmon

With the ongoing campaign against salmon farm expansion in the north of Arran, this article by diver and activist, Matt Mellen helps contextualise the issue we face here and gives further voice to the opposition to the Millstone Point proposals. Matt joined forces to dive and film with people well known to the campaign community …

On Fish Farms by Mowi

The Reality of Salmon Farm Fish Escapes Marine Harvest, now renamed Mowi Some Data and some Thoughts! By Sally Campbell What is wrong with caged farmed salmon escaping into the wild? Surely this is a good thing? No more cruelty – they will help supplement the progressive loss of wild salmon populations and recreational fishermen …

Salmon Aquaculture and Acoustic Deterrent Devices

Salmon Aquaculture and Acoustic Deterrent Devices By Sally Campbell On Wednesday 17 June 2020 the Scottish Government Parliament and MSPs completed the final stage of Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill. One area where the Scottish government has been convinced of the need to act was in recognition of US animal welfare …

An update on the Arran Salmon Farm Campaign

Here is an update on developments concerning the status of the north Arran Salmon Farm proposal in the application process with North Ayrshire Council. The North Ayrshire Planning Committee were due to meet in January to discuss the North Arran Salmon Farm proposal. However, this has been postponed until Wednesday 19th February at the earliest …

Responding to the North Arran Salmon Farm Planning Application

With the news last week that the Danish government are halting any further expansion of open cage salmon farming in their oceans, we hope that the Scottish government (and before that NAC) will follow their example and consider the recent application to the for the proposed farm in the north Arran as ecologically unfit for …

So what do YOU think of Scottish Salmon Company’s North Arran Proposal?

By Sally Campbell, marine scientist and environmental campaigner. We all make choices, sometimes in a very logical process and sometimes emotionally, and even sometimes both. But however we come to a decision about a brand, a product, our evening meal, we make a judgement, and usually, I hope, that includes that it has been produced …

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 …