Seal attacks costing Scottish salmon farmers millions each year

Published on
November 29, 2021
Seals predation is costing Scottish salmon farms millions every year.

More than 1 million salmon being farmed in Scotland will have been killed by seals in two years as of 2021, new industry figures estimate.

Statistics published by trade body Salmon Scotland reveal the extent of seal predation on salmon farms, with attacks costing salmon farmers an average of GBP 12 million (USD 16 million, EUR 14.2 million) a year in lost fish …

Photo courtesy of Liz Miller

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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