Flying the Flag for Wild Salmon in Scotland & Ireland
- November Tour Itinerary Unveiled
From November 2nd to 30th, Don Staniford of GAAIA and Elena Edwards of Wild Salmon First will be touring salmon farms in Scotland and Ireland. The itinerary includes a public hearing on the Isle of Mull (5th) as well as public meetings in Armadale on Skye (8th), Ullapool (12th), Harris (15th) and Bantry Bay (23rd). Protests are planned in Edinburgh (21st) and Dublin (29th) - see below for the itinerary in full.
Watch a video report explaining more on the visit:
Watch online here!
Communities opposed to salmon farms will be asked to sign a ‘Declaration for Wild Salmon’ and a ‘Stop Norwegian Fish Farms Killing Wild Salmon’ flag which will be delivered next year to Norway. Over 70% of salmon farming production in both Ireland and Scotland are controlled by Norwegian multinationals led by the world’s #1 salmon farming company Marine Harvest.
Don Staniford of the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA) said: "Communities around the world are rising up against disease-ridden salmon farms. Salmon cages are spreading like a malignant cancer on our coasts. Put simply, there is no right way to do the wrong thing. The only way to save wild fish is to stop salmon farming and that means ripping out the cages choking the coasts of Scotland and Ireland. Say no way to Norway using Scottish and Irish waters as a toxic toilet!"
Elena Edwards, a campaigner for Wild Salmon First visiting from Canada, said: "May the global voices for wild salmon unite to deliver the message to Norway that Norwegian salmon farms are not welcome and must go!"
"The flag and declaration will be travelling to Scotland and Ireland to support efforts to stop Norwegian owned salmon farms from killing wild salmon," continued Edwards. "The more names on the flag the stronger the message which will be brought to Norway next year. Your voice matters!"
"It's now official – salmon farming makes people sick," said Staniford in an interview with The Sunday Herald (28 October). "I'd rather eat my own vomit than eat Scottish farmed salmon. The ugly truth is that consumers should avoid farmed salmon like the plague. Cheap and nasty farmed salmon leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Scottish farmed salmon, like cigarettes, should carry a government health warning."
Watch a video message from Don Staniford speaking before the visit to Scotland & Ireland online here
"The stench of Scottish salmon farming is nauseating," said Elena Edwards during a visit to a salmon farm on the Isle of Arran on Day 1 of the trip. "Lamlash Bay is our first stop in a three week tour of Scotland and could be the worst!"
"We're here at ground zero in Scotland's disease disaster," said GAAIA's Don Staniford. "They've had mass mortalities here dating back to 2007." Watch a video report from wind-swept Scotland - online here
Read more via "Ground Zero in Scotland's Salmon Wars"
Itinerary (2-30 November):
Scotland (2-21 November)
2nd & 3rd: Isle of Arran
5th: Isle of Mull
6th: Firth of Lorne
7th: Loch Fyne & Loch Linnhe
8th: Isle of Skye (public meeting at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Armadale - download the poster in full online here)
9th: Isle of Skye/Loch Hourn
10th & 11th: Loch Alsh, Loch Shieldaig and Loch Ewe
12th: Wester Ross & Loch Duart (public meeting in Ullapool - download poster online here)
13th: Loch Roag & Lewis
14th - 16th: Harris
17th & 18th: Loch Duart & Sutherland
20th & 21st: Edinburgh
Ireland (22-30 November)
22nd: Belfast to Limerick
23nd: Bantry Bay (download poster online here)
24th: Aran Islands/Galway Bay
26th: Clew Bay
27th: Clare Island & Donegal Bay
28th: Mulroy Bay & Lough Swilly
29th & 30th: Dublin
Watch video reports on our visit:
“Unnecessary Seal Deaths – Mark Carter Explains” (GAAIA, 6 November)
“Salmon Farming Kills Seals!” (GAAIA, 5 November)
“The Stench of Scottish Salmon Farming” (GAAIA, 4 November)
“Salmon Farm Disease Disaster in Lamlash Bay, Arran” (GAAIA, 3 November)
“GAAIA goes to Scotland’s diseased fish farms on Arran” (GAAIA, 3 November)
“Norwegian Fish Farms Get Out! Flying the flag for wild salmon” (GAAIA, 1 November)
For more details via Wild Salmon First web-site
For more photos visit Wild Salmon First's photo gallery online here
STOP NORWEGIAN FISH FARMS FROM KILLING WILD SALMON!
Declaration for Wild Salmon & Norwegian Flag Headed to Scotland & Ireland!
May the global voices for wild salmon unite to deliver the message to Norway; Norwegian fish farms are not welcome and must go!
This November the flag & declaration will be traveling to Scotland & Ireland to support efforts to stop Norwegian owned fish farms from occupying the marine environment.
The more names on the flag the stronger the message which will be brought to Norway next year.
Your voice matters!
Sign the online Salmon Declaration to get email updates on how you can participate in delivering the message to Norway that Norwegian owned salmon farms must stop killing wild salmon and get out of the oceans.
More details online via Wild Salmon First
Click here for more info on the campaign and photos of those speaking up for wild salmon.
Watch a video message from Don Staniford speaking before the visit to Scotland & Ireland - online here