Wild Atlantic salmon ‘under threat’ from escaped farmed fish and sea lice

Guardian: Young wild Atlantic salmon are being killed by sea lice before they breed, leading to a slump in their numbers, the Salmon and Trout Association claims. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Fish farms are being frequently hit by parasite infestations and mass escapes that threaten the survival of the UK's wild salmon stocks, a leading anglers' group has said. Official inspections have revealed that scores of salmon farms around the Scottish coast have had infestations of the sea lice parasite that breached......

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