Þetta er raunveruleikinn í sjókvíaeldi alls staðar þar sem það er stundað, undantekningarlaust.
The salmon farming analyst and critic, Corin Smith, accused the industry of “a pile ’em deep, treat ’em cheap” mentality. Between 2002 and 2017 the mortality rate on Scottish salmon farms had risen fourfold while the tonnages of dead fish had increased fivefold, he said.
“If we saw fields of sheep, cattle or pigs with 50 per cent of the stock dead people would be going to jail. Instead our government ministers hail open cage salmon farming as the most sustainable industry,” he told The Ferret.