Farming Today This Week: Salmon farm
Rounding up a week of programmes focussing on salmon, Farming Today This Week visits a salmon farm at Loch Leven near Glencoe. Salmon farming in Scotland is only around 40 years old, but in that time the sector's grown from producing 14 tonnes of farmed salmon back in 1971, to around 170,000 tonnes today. But the industry is not without its critics: there are environmental concerns about the effect of sea lice, which can proliferate in densely stocked salmon cages, and the impact of pollution on sea lochs. Many opponents also question the sustainability of the industry, and want to see fish farmed in closed containers rather than open water. In this programme, David Gregory-Kumar puts some of those concerns to Steve Bracken from the UK's largest salmon-producing company, Marine Harvest.
Presented by David Gregory-Kumar.
Produced by Emma Campbell.